The first ever Unity Music Festival will be held in Dominica this year.
The Unity Music Festival will commence on Thursday 29th December with a media launch and the festival will come to a close on Sunday January 1st, 2012.
Friday 30th December will feature the Martinique artiste Perle Lama in concert performing a mix of zouk and Caribbean music alongside ‘Be Wokaz Band’, Natral Vybz International, and WCK Band. The festival also provides the opportunity for local artistes and bands to perform in other countries through a program of cross border musical and cultural exchange.
Unity Music Festival is a new and unique event in Dominica simply because it represents a lot more than just a staged event. Unity Music Festival represents a ‘cross border musical and cultural exchange’. It includes a program to export Dominican artistes and bands to engage in events in other countries. This year Martinique meets Dominica meets Martinique. Unity Music Festival is also collaborating with the Dominica Festivals Committee (DFC).
A media presentation will be held on Thursday 29th December, 2011, featuring zouk artiste ‘Perle Lama’ of Martinique. Unity music festival 2k11 is hosted by Unity entertainment and is expected to be an annual event.
Unity Music Festival main events program:
Event 1: Friday 30th December, 2011 9:00 pm at Krazy Kokonuts: cross border musical concert featuring ‘Perle Lama’ from Martinique; local reggae artistes and ‘Natral Vybz International’; and old year’s jam down with ‘Sugar Fire’ and ‘WCK Band’.
Event 2: Sunday 1st January, 2012 4:00 pm jazz on the Dame Eugenia Boulevard (Bayfront): a free showcase of Caribbean jazz fusion featuring ‘Be Wokaz Band’ from Martinique; Claudia Edwards from St. Lucia; Ashanti, Gelina, Nelly Stharre, Marie Claire, Arthie & Friends, ‘Breve’, ‘Shades of Green’ and Sweet Reggae Sounds of Natral Vybz International and more.