Maxi Priest, David Rudder and Denise Jannah to Headline Naniki Music Festival

Reggae icon Maxi Priest, calypso legend David Rudder and world renowned Jazz vocalist Denise Jannah will be in Barbados for the recently renamed Naniki Music Festival taking place on January 15th, 17th and 18th, 2015.

The festival formerly known as Caribbean Jazz Safari has rebranded as Naniki Music Festival to include a more diverse musical lineup. This year the Barbados festival will feature three shows spanning the genres of jazz, reggae and calypso.

Kaiso master David Rudder will be at the Naniki Amphitheatre

Kaiso master David Rudder will be at the Naniki Amphitheatre

On Thursday, January 15th Dutch jazz singer and composer, Denise Jannah who has received numerous accolades worldwide for her show “Ella“, a tribute to Ella Fitzgerald, will take the stage at The Frank Collymore Hall, along with local singer Debbie Reifer for a night of “Jazz in the City”.

Reggae will echo through Holders on Saturday January 17th when super star Maxi Priest and Bajan reggae artist Albert Olton rock the stage for "Echoes of the Caribbean".

Reggae will echo through Holders on Saturday January 17th when super star Maxi Priest and Bajan reggae artist Albert Olton rock the stage for “Echoes of the Caribbean“.

The weekend ends on Sunday, January 18th, with “Cooler Fusion In The Hills” at the Naniki Amphitheatre featuring kaiso master David Rudder, Biggie Irie and the talented Nikita backed by the band C4.

Denise Jannah who received numerous accolades worldwide for her show "Ella", a tribute to Ella Fitzgerald, will take place at Frank Collymore Hall

Denise Jannah who received numerous accolades worldwide for her show “Ella“, a tribute to Ella Fitzgerald, will take place at Frank Collymore Hall

Executive Producer of the show, Tom Hinds, said he is proud of the move to evolve and include other musical genres.

“Patrons can expect the same high quality series of shows with fantastic featured artistes and musicians, along with a showcase of emerging local talent,” he added. “As always you can look forward to a VIP experience and exotic venues”.

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