The island of st Lucia has long been revered by sun seekers as the epitome of island paradises.Luscious beaches,opulent hotels,food and drink beyond description.what better location could there be for a jazz festival.For 22 years music lovers the world over have made the trip to this yearly celebration of musical excellence.
April 30th will see the launch of a festival featuring over 50 artist from the Caribbean north and Latin America.If you visit expect the best in jazz music with a backdrop beyond description.Expect also to be met by the amazing talents of Grammy award winning r Kelly.
Things are changing though and this year the festival will be rebranded the st Lucia jazz and arts festival.what changes can visitors to the festival expect?Firstly the venue the return of jazz on the square a music spectacle in Castries the capital of the island.You can also listen to the height of jazz music at the breath takingly beautiful balenbouche estate.
Other great additions playing at these locations include inclusion of drama and dance from some top caribbean and other groups as well as one of the trade marks of the caribbean steel pan.Spoken word will also be featured as well as some stunning fashion shows highlighting the best in fashion..
Rotterdam carnival 11-16th June
Rotterdam hosts a new festival called Rotterdam unlimited a festival of Rotterdam.Rotterdam offers alot of fantastic happenings in the world of art and culture and its all being presented in this great event.Sample a unique mix of delicious food and drink,theatre,dance and more in the heart of a truly exciting city.Needless to say we will be covering happenings on carnivallifeitv.com.
Nearly forgot there will be a carnival parade.
It's still not to late to decide to visit.the festival takes place June 11-16 If you would rather stay at home and watch all of the events buy an event pass that will also give you 6 months membership to premium events.
Friday June 7th soca saga boys in association with frontline radio
2013 band launch terrains at the urban bar 176 white chapel road London E1 1BJ
Live acts scrappy
Music by Rj remstar,DJ talents,DJ flex,ninja an Lloyd
Price £5 £8 on door 9-3am contact 07871010165
Sat 8th June Dominica meets st Lucia
Heritage inn,301 cricklewood
Broadway London NW2 6PG
Music by manna sound DJ smiley variety the specialist,Lycian vibes
Price £10 £12 on door
Sat 22nd June forefeet
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