Familiar faces back at Holders
As Virgin Atlantic Holders Season celebrates its 20th anniversary this year, organizers have brought back some much requested old favourites along with new performers.
The season will run to March 23 and will welcome the huge success known as Russell The Voice Watson, who has broken the mould with his versatility as a classical and contemporary singer.
Back by popular demand is Cameroonian genius Muntu Valdo, who brings with him the best of West African music. Stringfever, another major hit from the 2011 season, will also perform.
These acts will be back to share the stage with new performers, most of whom will be from Britain, including the London Jazz Allstars Band, The London Community Choir and famous London comedian Paul Merton.
During a Press conference Wednesday, at Holders House, Holders, St James, public relations consultant Adisa AJA Andwele said the season’s achievement was a tremendous landmark not only for the festival, but also the cultural landscape of Barbados as it had made its contribution in putting the island on the map through reviews in international magazines and media networks.
Executive producer Stewart Collins said the festival continued to showcase a range of the best local and international performances over the years, whether music, comedy or theatre.
“Every single night there is this extraordinary experience of a different style of performance performed by real international stars. It is really important for tourism and it is really important as a cultural exercise on the island,” said Collins. (AH)