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Reggae Goes To Grenada For New Calendar Event

Published:Wednesday | January 20, 2016 | 12:00 AM
Robert Christopher Riley, star of VH1's popular drama series, 'Hit The Floor', will co-host 'Sounds of the Caribbean'.

The spice Island of Grenada is now officially the home of a new pre-Valentine's calendar event called 'Sounds of the Caribbean: The Unveiling'.

The reggae, soca and jab event takes place on Saturday, February 13 at the 10,000-capacity Grenada National Stadium, and among the acts billed to perform are Luciano,

I-Octane and Dexta Daps.

Also joining the line-up is a galaxy of Grenadian soca and jab stars: Kingman Edson Mitchel 'Ajamu', Wilt 'Tallpree' Cambridge, Hollice 'Mr Killa' Mapp, Marcus 'Lavaman' James, Jarvis 'Muddy' Cuffie, and the quartet responsible for the biggest soca song of 2015, Shell Down - Cloud5. Jab is an Afrocentric, hybrid form of soca.

"This is the first year of what we are projecting to be an annual event, and we are going to great lengths to ensure that we deliver a first-class experience for attendees, particularly in the areas of sound, stage and lighting," Knajume Mark, executive director of the event, told The Gleaner. "The talent line-up has been carefully crafted, and our intention is to create a spectacular event that will appeal to all regional demographics," she added.

The executive producer and co-founder of 'Sounds of the Caribbean' also pointed out that the concert is expected to attract tourists visiting the region who are interested in live entertainment, and the island's prime minister, Dr Keith Mitchell, has fully endorsed the event, as has the Grenada Tourism Authority.

'Sounds of the Caribbean' will be co-hosted by Robert Christopher Riley, a Trinidadian-American film, television and stage actor, and the star of VH1's popular drama series Hit The Floor. Gates open at 7 p.m., and showtime is 9 p.m. sharp.