News on St. Kitts Fest, Parton/Rambo, Johnnie Johnson
The Isley Brothers, Sister Sledge, and Joe will be the star attractions at the 6th annual St. Kitts International Music Festival, slated for June 27-30 on the Carribean island of St. Kitts. The festival, which will take place at the island's Fort Thomas Hotel, will also feature performances by jazz, blues, soca, and calypso artists from around the world.
Other artists set to perform include the Manhattans, Morgan Heritage, Small Axe, Pung-Wa, Gruvy Band, Square One featuring Alison Hinds, Meko, Tony Rebel featuring Swade Queen Ifrica, Crucial Bankie, Nu Vybes, Coronets Steelband, Kevin Lyttle, Super P., Bond of Love, Freddie McGregor, and St. Kitts native Pat Ross.
"We have had such resounding success through the years and have hosted music's elite at our festival. It really is an exciting time to be in St. Kitts -- wonderful weather, music, and people join forces for a fabulous festival," the island's Minister of Culture Jacinth Henry Martin said in a statement. Past performers have included James Ingram, Take Six, Hugh Masekela, and Chaka Khan.
-- Troy Carpenter, N.Y.