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Talented locals for Holders

NATASHA BECKLES, [email protected]

Talented locals for Holders

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MANY?BARBADIAN entertainers have graced the stage of the Virgin Atlantic Holders Season and organisers welcome the development.
Wendy Kidd producer and founder of the festival told guests at the official launch of the season last Friday that she was “especially proud” of having local performers on the production and used the National Independence Festival Of Creative Arts as a source for tapping talent.
In his introduction, Aja, public relations director for the festival, said it had attracted some of the best talent from Barbados.
He also said the festival made tremendous contribution to the musicscape locally and regionally with interest coming from overseas to see if it could duplicated.
Nick Parker, Virgin Atlantic’s Caribbean regional manager, described the season as “magical” and noted the hard work put into it to make it a success.
Alvin Jemmott, a board member of the Barbados Tourism Authority, said the festival was a tourism attraction and thanked the organisers for their committment to the tourism industry.
Some of the acts appearing on the festival which runs from March 19 to April 5 include One Night with Joan Collins; Indian Night – Bollywood Mix and the Sinatra Jukebox. (JS)