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St. Kitts Music Festival 2012
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Two starring performers for the 2012 St. Kitts Music Festival are authentic heavy-weights: Internationally-known, four Grammy Award winner Roberta Flack and Damian “Junior Gong” Marley--youngest son of music legend Bob Marley. The 16th annual St. Kitts Music Festival is from June 28 to 30, 2012.

One of the Caribbean’s top music festivals, performers cover a wide range of musical styles including R&B, Jazz, Hip-Hop, Reggae, Soca, Calypso, Gospel and Contemporary music.
 
They claim Roberta Flack has been recording music for more than four decades, which is impossible because I refuse to beleive either one of us has grown that old.

In any case, Robert Flack can claim some of North America’s best songs, ever. Such as “Where is the Love” (with Donny Hathaway), “Killing Me Softly With His Song,” “The Closer I Get To You” (with Donny Hathaway), “Tonight I Celebrate My Love” (with Peabo Bryson), “Set The Night To Music” (with Maxi Priest) and “The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face.”  

With a “STAR” on the Hollywood Walk of Fame since 1999, her latest album--“Let It Be Roberta: Roberta Flack Sings the Beatles”-- appeared just this year.

Damian “Junior Gong” Marley, who has been performing since he was 13, starting at Jamaica's 1992 Reggae Sunsplash Festival.  

His debut album, “Mr. Marley,” was released in 1996 and followed in 2001 by his second album, “Halfway Tree,” which earned him a Grammy Award for Best Reggae Album that year. 

In 2005, he released his third album, “Welcome to Jamrock,” titled after his hit song of the same name, which earned Grammy Awards for Best Reggae Album and for Best Urban/Alternative Performance.  Damian Marley’s newest single, “Affairs of the Heart,” was just released in February 2012.   

Started in 1996, the Annual St. Kitts Music Festival attracts both locals and visitors alike. It features various musical styles on the popular market, including R&B, Jazz, Hip-Hop, Reggae, Soca, Calypso, Gospel and Contemporary music. 

Click on St. Kitts Music Festival for all of this year's featured performers.

The St. Kitts Music Festival attracts both residents and visitors alike and is known for featuring rising local talent alongside internationally-renowned acts. Past artists have included such prominent acts as John Legend, T-Pain, Michael Bolton, KC & the Sunshine Band, Wyclef Jean, Ne-Yo, Air Supply, Dionne Warwick, Billy Ocean, Sean Paul, Boyz II Men, King Konris, Stephen Marley, Regina Belle, Maxi Priest, Biggie Irie and Lord Nelson. 

At first the St. Kitts Music Festival was called "The Shak Shak Festival" after the shak shaks that blossom on the Poinciana (Cock and Hen Tree) during summer.

But some were afraid the name might "become tiresome," and the current name was adopted the second year.

St. Kitts’ Warner Park stadium is the concert venue. Gates open at 5 pm and performances begin at 8 pm. Tickets can be purchased for individual nights. They're quite reasonable, in the US$40-US$50 range.   

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