In 2019 the Roots & Soul Festival is showcasing an eclectic mix of musical entertainment, delivered by an A-list of Reggae, Hip Hop, RnB and Afro-punk artistes.
On Friday August 23rd at the Ramp on Rodney Bay at 8:30 pm, the festival kicks off with the soulful spoken-word of UK based Saint Lucian poet Curmiah Lisette, followed by Canadian Based Saint Lucian Hip-Hop, Rap and R&B singer, Asher “Smallz” Small backed by other Saint Lucian artistes.
The rootsy and soulful Naomie “N-gozi” Grandison will keep the heightened blend of entertaining, stimulating and world class compositions with her brand of inspirational music. Day one of Roots & Soul closes off with the philosophical, ever conscious Rapso band out of T&T, 3Canal. Tickets for this event are XCD 75 or USD30.
Roots & Soul moves to the Pigeon Island National Landmark on Saturday August 24th and Sunday 25th.
On Saturday 24th, starting at 6 pm, homegrown folk-rock band Skip Monday leads the cast, followed by award winning song writer, producer, and performer Nigerian Super Star Timaya.
Flamboyant British pop superstar Lee John and his band Imagination. The ever provocative Reggae legend Tarrus Riley featuring Estelle will bring the curtainss down.
Roots & Soul turns up the volume on Sunday August 25th from 4pm, with St. Lucian Canadian Jazz and R&B balladeer, the young, refreshingly pure yet soulful ZAMANI. Saint Lucian Sherwinn Dupes Brice will then take the stage. followed by a super R&B duo – trailblazer, sultry crooner Ginuwine and Grammy award winning recording Artist and Actress Mya.
The Roots and Soul Festival hits an all-time high note, transcending generations, origins, and time, with showstopper, the most successful reggae group in the world – UB40 featuring Ali Campbell and Astro.
For more information about the Saint Lucia Summer of Festivals and Saint Lucia Roots & Soul go to eventssaintlucia.com.