The festival formerly known as Caribbean Jazz Safari has rebranded as Naniki Music Festival to include a more diverse musical lineup. This year the Barbados festival will feature three shows spanning the genres of jazz, reggae and calypso.
On Thursday, January 15th Dutch jazz singer and composer, Denise Jannah who has received numerous accolades worldwide for her show “Ella”, a tribute to Ella Fitzgerald, will take the stage at The Frank Collymore Hall, along with local singer Debbie Reifer for a night of “Jazz in the City”.
Reggae will echo through Holders on Saturday January 17th when super star Maxi Priest and Bajan reggae artist Albert Olton rock the stage for “Echoes of the Caribbean”.
The weekend ends on Sunday, January 18th, with “Cooler Fusion In The Hills” at the Nainiki Amphitheatre featuring kaiso master David Rudder, Biggie Irie and the talented Nikita backed by the band C4.
Executive Producer of the show, Tom Hinds, said he is proud of the move to evolve and include other musical genres. “Patrons can expect the same high quality series of shows with fantastic featured artistes and musicians, along with a showcase of emerging local talent,” he added. “As always you can look forward to a VIP experience and exotic venues”.
About Naniki Music Festival The beauty of the free spirit is its ever changing nature. Naniki is Amerindian for “free spirit” and the Naniki Team has certainly exercised its freedom to change and evolve in 2015. Tom Hinds, Executive Producer of the festival, promises a re-imagined festival jam-packed with musical talent that is worth every penny. Naniki has rebranded itself as the Naniki Barbados Music Festival and expanded its musical genres to include reggae and calypso artistes in the Festival package. Tickets are available on Ticketpal.com or at any TicketPal locations.