Mr. Allister Williams, Executive Director of the St. Kitts Music Festival, has announced that Grammy Award Winning R&B artists Boyz II Men and popular Hip-Hop artist Wyclef Jean will be two of the top acts performing at the St. Kitts Music Festival 2005.Ê
ÊThis year, the St. Kitts Music Festival will be held June 23-26, 2005.ÊIn addition to Boyz II Men and Wyclef Jean, the sensational line-up also includes Lonnie Liston Smith, Ronnie Laws, Pieces of a Dream, Rupee, David Rudder, Black Stalin, The Grandmasters, Kenrick Georges & The Sugar Mill Bits & Pieces and the Roy Cape All Stars.ÊAdditional musical acts will be added in the coming weeks.
Now in its 9th consecutive year, the festival attracts both locals and visitors alike and features various musical styles on the popular market, including R&B, Jazz, Hip-Hop, Reggae, Soca, Calypso, Gospel and Contemporary music.
Past artists have included such top artists as Brian McKnight, Shaggy, Bobby Caldwell, DMX, Hugh Masekala, Xtatik, the Temptations, Chaka Khan, Maxi Priest, Ronald “Boo” Hinkson, Eve, Ashanti and Busta Rhymes.Ê
“The St. Kitts Music Festival has grown into something of a phenomenon, drawing visitors from across the Caribbean as well as from North America and across the globe,” said Hon. Richard “Ricky” O. Skerritt, Minister of State in the Ministry of Tourism, Sports and Culture for St. Kitts.
“Not only is it a wonderful cultural event, it also has a significant positive impact on the tourism sector of our economy as hotels, restaurants, taxis and other business entities see increased business as a direct result of the Music Festival.”