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Saint Lucia Roots & Soul Festival 2019

Saint Lucia Roots & Soul 2019

Held at the famed Pigeon Island National Landmark, Roots & Soul is part of the Soleil Saint Lucia Summer Festival. This is a series of five events launched to celebrate the island’s rich cultural, ethnic and artistic heritage. The Roots & Soul festival is dedicated to musicians who are setting new trends in reggae, conscious hip-hop, Afro-punk and R&B. This event will bring together musicians, record labels, online music stores and platforms, specialized journalists and other actors in order to enhance market access for Saint Lucian and other musicians and producers.

The Festival Line Up

UK mega band UB40 is headlining the three-day event, which takes place on August 23-25. The festival will also feature UK Grammy Award winning artist Estelle, US megastars Ginuwine and Mya and Jamaican reggae sensation Tarrus Riley. Other artists include Zamani, Leee John, Timaya and a selection of local favorites like Sherwin “Dupes” Brice, Skip Monday, Curmiah and Naomi.

The festival  includes  events in several parts of the country. This includes a  mix of free and paying concerts and educational activities, targeted towards Saint Lucian and visiting musicians. It all culminates on August 25, 2019, with the major concert at the Pigeon Island National Landmark.

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