BASSETERRE (7th May, 2014): Machel Montana HD will climax a magnificent night of Soca and Calypso music on the first night of the 18th Annual St. Kitts Music Festival, which takes places on Thursday, June 26th to Saturday June 28th, 2014.
Themed as the ‘Jump Up’ night, Thursday night will also feature Destra, Explainer, Skinny Fabulous and Elvis Crespo.
St. Kitts Minister of Tourism & International Transport, Senator Ricky Skerritt, described the Thursday lineup as extraordinary.
“I have no doubt that these enigmatic Caribbean artists will electrify the crowd and make an indelible mark on the event,” Minister Skerritt said. “Machel and Destra are no strangers to the St. Kitts Music Festival, and it is not by accident that we keep inviting them back.”
Legendary calypsonian, Explainer, is known for his hits ‘Lorraine,’ ‘Not Me’ and ‘The Monarchy and Heroes.’ Skinny Fabulous is an unmistakably energetic soca artiste from St. Vincent & the Grenadines, well appreciated for ‘Summer Body,’ ‘Badder Than Everybody’ and a collaboration with Machel Montano called ‘Fetting On.’
Elvis Crespo is an American-born Puerto Rican Grammy and Latin Grammy Award-winning Merengue singer. Crespo’s popular songs include ‘Suavemente,’ ‘Pintame’ and ‘Sopa De Caracol – Yupi’ which features Pitbull. The Thursday night line-up will also feature the local Small Axe Band which has excited St. Kitts Music Festival opening night crowds on numerous occasions in the past.
St. Kitts Music Festival features a wide range of musical styles on the popular market, including R&B, Jazz, Hip-Hop, Reggae, Soca, Calypso, Gospel and Contemporary music. Past artists have included such prominent acts as John Legend, Lionel Richie, T-Pain, Michael Bolton, K.C. and the Sunshine Band.