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St Vincent final stop for Jazz Safari

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St Vincent final stop for Jazz Safari

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Naniki Caribbean Jazz Safari makes its fourth and final stop this year, at Calliaqua Courts, St Vincent and the Grenadines, on November 29.
The St Vincent concert follows on from a successful “take-off” in Barbados in January and has thrilled music lovers in Antigua and Barbuda and Grenada.
The star attraction is the talented Barbadian singer and Grammy nominee Shontelle.
Also on the bill is the dazzling Guy Marc Vadeleux Trio from Martinque, guitarist Derek McKeith and his jazz funk band from the United States, and also from Barbados, The Original Unit jazz trio with special guest, St Vincent’s own international recording artiste Frankie McIntosh.
“We are thrilled that The Ministry of Tourism is a principal partner with Naniki Caribbean Jazz Safari. The jazz safari is the first of its kind on the island and it is a highlight of Tourism Week on the St Vincent festival calendar in the lead-up to the Christmas season,” said Tom Hinds, organizer of the event.
He said that the safari concept was based on moving quality jazz performances to idyllic venues across the Caribbean and thereby enhancing both the local cultural landscape and the tourism product.
Hinds noted that the safari would allow local and regional artistes to perform with their international counterparts at home and provide educational opportunities for local music students through a workshop and guitar donations that will take place in partnership with the Travelling Guitar Foundation. (NS/PR)