Another Legendary act for Basseterre’s Music Festival [SKN]

Grammy award winner and sultry soul singer John Legend will grace the stage of the St Kitts Music Festival this June. Known for its eclectic mix of music the St Kitts Music Festival has embedded itself into the hearts of many music-loving patrons. Now in its 12th year the festival has welcomed on stage the likes of: Hugh Masekela; Dennis Brown; Culture; Dionne Warwick; Machel Montano HD; Alison Hinds; Destra Garcia; Kenny Rogers; Michael Bolton; Chris Brown; Akon; Busta Rhymes; Percy Sledge; Lady Saw; Beenie Man; Sizzla; Arturo Tappin; Earl Klugh; David Rudder; Kool & The Gang; Freddie Jackson; Chaka Khan; Maxi Priest; Cece Winans; and many other stars and musical icons.

An experience like no other, this year the St Kitts Music Festival takes place over three unforgettable nights from June 21-23 a week before the 2008 Digicel Home Series Cricket match. This year the Festival moves from the Warner Park Cricket Stadium to the Warner Park Football Field to make way for the cricket match.

The island is a wonderland of beauty offering a myriad of activities to visitors, yet not many things can compare to the opportunity to see John Legend in spectacular performance. No stranger to the Caribbean, Legend has performed in Jamaica many times including his recent show stopping performance at the recent Africa Unite/Smile Jamaica concert.

Known for seducing his female fans with the mere sound of his voice, Legend has become an International star known also for his heart touching lyrics. With Get Lifted his major label album debut, Legend introduced to the world his rare ability to fuse the “feel” and vibe of classic old school soul music with the edgy flavour of 21st century hip-hop.

While the romantic themes of traditional R&B permeate John’s Get Lifted, there’s also a street-worthy hipness and confidence: the sensuality of Marvin Gaye and the sincerity of Stevie Wonder merging with the directness of Snoop Dogg and the wit of Kanye West. Yet, John Legend is very much his own artist, gifted with singular talents and a unique sensibility. His songs such as Ordinary People, Used to Love You, Save Room and Stay With You have cemented his popularity in the Caribbean.

One listen to the soulful yet edgy Get Lifted and there’s no question that John Legend indeed delivers the real deal, living up to his name and beginning the next chapter in a career filled with promise and possibility.

The St Kitts Music Festival takes place over three nights from June 21-23 at the Warner Park Football Field with likes such as Billy Ocean, John Legend and others.

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