Dominica well-represented at Jamaica Jazz and Blues 2010

Marie Claire/photo taken from: 1.bp.blogspot.com

Dominicans Marie Claire and Nelly Stharre will both be performing on the final night of the  annual Jamaica Jazz and Blues Festival in Trewlany this Saturday January 30th.

Dominican-born, Bronx-bred Marie Claire is an Italian-trained opera singer who has performed at Carnegie Hall. Her songs have been featured in films such as Lovin Jezebel and The Roommate.

She spent time in front of the camera as a cast member on the second season of Chapelle’s Show on Comedy Central. Since Marie Claire’s return to Dominica she has, through her girlfullofgold productions ltd, produced and hosted local music programmes, while still making time to perform at events such as LIME Creole in the Park and various private functions.

Marie Claire has performed throughout the region, and Jamaica is a favorite stop for her, as venues such as Weekenz, Christopher’s Jazz Café and Red Bones Blues Café are like second homes. This year’s performance will be Marie Claire’s second consecutive at Jamaica Jazz and Blues. Fans can look forward to her performing jazz standards as well as the singles “Jah Guide (Happy)” and “Care for You” which will be on her eagerly anticipated album The Evolution Continues. Marie Claire has been in Jamaica working on the album which is being produced by Garsha Blacks.

If you look up the words ‘Reggae Revolutionary’ you may just see a picture of Nelly Stharre. She is captivating mix of confidence, humility, honesty and passion. A fixture on the Jamaican musical landscape for the past 15 years, Nelly is no stranger to performing on the big stages in the land of Reggae.

Nelly Stharre, who has resided in Kingston for the past 15 years, makes frequent sojourns to the Nature Isle to refresh, reconnect and share with her Jamaican husband and children the Caribbean’s ‘Garden of Eden.’  She even produced (through her company Calabash Heights) a DVD called Dominica The Secret Garden to share its natural treasures and culture with the world.

Both Nelly Stharre and Marie Claire contributed to the staging of the first in a series of charity concerts in her homeland commemorating the Year Of The Child.  At Jamaica Jazz and Blues Nelly Stharre will perform songs from her album Soul Country.

Both Marie Claire and Nelly Stharre will be backed by local Jamaican musicians and without a doubt will do Dominica proud.

PRESS RELEASE

Local Reggae artiste Nelly Stharre during her performance at the Year of the Child concert in Dominica

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8 Comments

  1. ''BOE''
    January 30, 2010

    marie claire,nuf nuff respect to you,..may god bless you both in your ,journey for yourself and dominica,,my daughter is creeping into your footsteps of the music,and you have been a major role in her upcoming,,thanks..you got my fullest support..bless..
    ” BOE”

  2. BRENTON HENRY
    January 30, 2010

    Excellent MC…Love ya!

  3. SPIRIT
    January 30, 2010

    Thats something to be very proud of as a Dominican. go girls

  4. grandbayrian
    January 29, 2010

    I know that we are a very talented people and when we know and have found our God-given talents and skills we must persue them. In doing so we feel fulfilled and we truly are a blessing to others. I would like to say to these two sisters continue to let your talents shine and continue to uplift others with your gifts.

  5. Amy
    January 29, 2010

    Way to go!

  6. POPPERS
    January 29, 2010

    OH THESE WOMEN ARE SOOOOO GIFTED AND SOO TALENTED…..THEY WON’T DO DOMINICA PROUD ONLY IN JAMIACA BUT ALL OVER THE WORLD….I CAN MOST DEFINATELY SAY THAT I AM PROUD TO BE A DOMINICAN WOMAN AND ITS BECAUSE OF PEOPLE LIKE THIS….. MARIE CLAIRE HAS THE VOICE OF AN ANGEL AND SHE IS SOOOO SWEET…JAH BLESSINGS TO BOTH MARIE CLAIRE AND NELLY…KEEP MAKING US PROUD….

  7. d/can in j/a
    January 29, 2010

    dat’s a good look!! too bad i’m too broke to go lol.

  8. GARFORD GEORGE
    January 29, 2010

    THAT”S GREAT. BIG UP YOUR SELF MARIE CLAIRE & NELLY STHARRE
    ONE LOVE,
    GARFORD.

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