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Lovers of music and authentic Caribbean fun invited to St. Kitts

Basseterre – Tourism Authority in St Kitts invites “all lovers of music and authentic Caribbean fun to mark their calendars to attend the 17th Annual St. Kitts Music Festival, which will be held June 27-29, 2013.

“Each year, the St. Kitts Music Festival combines music, Caribbean island culture and elements of carnival-type block parties with world class performances from a wide variety of internationally popular music genres,” said Senator Ricky Skerritt, Minister of Tourism & International Transport.

“What results is an authentic,  festive atmosphere and sense of connection to the music and to our destination. Plus, this year’s Festival will incorporate special elements in celebration of the twin-island Federation’s 30th Anniversary of Independence in 2013″ Skerrit added.

Each year, the 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, while reflecting a uniquely Caribbean flavor.

Past artists have included such prominent acts as John Legend, Toni Braxton, T-Pain, Michael Bolton, K.C. and the Sunshine Band, UB40’s Ali Campbell, Wyclef Jean, Ne-Yo, Air Supply, Kenny “Babyface” Edmonds, The Commodores, Dionne Warwick, Billy Ocean, Sean Paul, Boyz II Men, King Konris, Stephen Marley, Regina Belle, Maxi Priest, Chris Brown, Biggie Irie, Bunny Wailer and Lord Nelson.