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The Jacksons,Ginuwine,R Kelly and Akon to Headline Saint Lucia Jazz Festival

Writer : Caribbean E-Magazine on Thursday, February 28, 2013 | 10:10 AM

The Saint Lucia Jazz & Arts Festival will be held this year from April 30 to May 12, where over 50 world-acclaimed entertainers will woo audience.

The 13-day festival will be held at various scenic locations such as Pigeon Island National Landmark, quaint and rustic village settings like Fond d’Or Heritage Park in Dennery; Rudy John Beach Park in Laborie; and the tranquil Port Castries waterfront, showcasing an innovative infusion of Music and Arts designed to highlight the island's rich historic and cultural legacy.

Revamped, redesigned and with a broadened artistic direction, the Caribbean's premier cultural event – the SaintLucia Jazz & Arts Festival – will attract thousands to Simply Beautiful Saint Lucia.

Headliners of this year event include; The Jacksons, R&B multi-platinum singer Ginuwine, multiple Grammy-winner R&B singer-songwriter, and record producer R Kelly and hip-hop recording artist, songwriter and record producer Akon.

Other performers includes: Trinidadian born Trumpet player Etienne Charles; Cuban jazz pianist Roberto Fonseca; contemporary jazz bands from the French Antilles Fal Frett , electric guitarist The John Scofield Uberjam Band, the legendary Ojays; acclaimed Caribbean maestro David Rudder, bandleader and mambo musician Tito Puente Jr.; celebrated guitarist and singer Ronald ‘Boo’ Hinkson.

Past performers include Kenny G, Air Supply, John Legend, Rihanna, Santana, UB40, Kassav and many, many more.

The 2013 festival is presented by the Saint Lucia Tourist Board and is supported by Platinum sponsor Digicel along with other Gold, Bronze and Collateral sponsors.

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