Regina Belle to perform at the St Kitts Music Festival

Popular entertainer and Grammy Award Winning artiste Regina Belle will be among the premier acts at the 13th Annual St. Kitts Music Festival, which will take place on the island from June 25-27, 2009.

Best known for the Disney hit, A Whole New World with Peabo Bryson, which was part of the soundtrack from the Disney movie Aladdin and earned her a Grammy Award, Regina Belle has been delighting fans with her luxurious voice since her debut album All By Myself debuted in 1987. Her hit singles also include such recognized songs as Please Be Mine, Show Me the Way, Dream In Color, Ooh Boy and the 1991 duet with superstar Johnny Mathis entitled, Better Together.

She has appeared in concert with many other top performers including Ray Charles, Boney James, Paul Taylor and Al Jarreau and has performed in the White House for a former President and First Lady. Born in Englewood, NJ and first attracting attention as a child singing in a local Baptist church, Regina Belle?s most recent release is her debut gospel album Love Forever Shines in 2008, a tribute to her musical beginnings.

?I hope to see you there when I come to the beautiful island of St. Kitts for the 2009 Music Festival,? says the singer. ?We have a date? and I promise to Make It Like It Was.?

?Ms. Belle is an experienced, respected talent in the music industry and we are extremely pleased that she will be performing at the St. Kitts Music Festival,? said Senator Ricky Skerritt, Minister responsible for Tourism, Sports & Culture.

?Her appeal to fans both young and old makes her an excellent addition to the line-up, which will showcase a mix of musical styles for all ages in a family friendly street festival ambience. Each night, performances from top-selling international musicians as well as local and Caribbean acts showcasing our culture combine to make the St. Kitts Music Festival an experience like no other.?

Now in its 13th consecutive year, the 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. Past artists have included such prominent acts as John Legend, Michael Bolton, Mario, Wyclef Jean, Ne-Yo, Air Supply, Dionne Warwick, Kenny Rogers, Boyz II Men, Brian McKnight, Ashanti, Shaggy, Eve, Bobby Caldwell, DMX, Hugh Masekala, Xtatik, the Temptations, Chaka Khan, Maxi Priest, Ronald ?Boo? Hinkson and Busta Rhymes.

Located in the northern Leeward Islands of the Caribbean, St. Kitts offers a diverse tourism product developed from the destination?s natural beauty, cultural heritage and rich history.

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