Having recognized the opportunity to contribute to community development and also further develop capacity within the communities, Digicel has strategically partnered with a number of community-based organizations in their presentation and offering of their very own unique extraordinary jazz experience.
Digicel Jazz Calendar commences on Saturday April 9th at the National Cultural Centre in partnership with Sisterhood in the hosting of the annual ‘Jazz Sampler’. The event will be held under the theme “The Master and the Apprentice” commencing from 8pm and hosted by Errol Fabian. Digicel’s support for one of St. Lucia’s most rapidly developing community Jazz products, the Soufriere Creole Jazz, continues as proud platinum sponsors. Soufriere Creole Jazz line up boasts of two of the world’s most sensational performers, Maxi Priest from Jamaica and Wycliffe Jean along with many other stellar acts.
The event has also further blossomed into a two-day celebration with a street festival element being introduced on Saturday April 30th which will feature local artisans and a wide variety of artistic display. The Soufriere Mini Stadium will then come alive on Sunday May 1st as patrons’ party under The Pitons to pulsating Caribbean rhythms.
Digicel also continues its support for the uniquely distinctive Monchy Mizik en Kweyol for 2016, a jazz event which has grown in popularity and indigenous cultural celebration year by year held by members of the community themselves. A free event scheduled for May 3rd promises extraordinary performances from Secret band, DYP, the St Lucia Royal Police band and many more.
The Vieux Fort Community, Marigot Community and Choiseul Community are also major beneficiaries of Digicel’s Jazz investment. The Marigot Development Committee is all set to host Marigot Jazz 2016 scheduled for April 30th. Jazz En Choiseul, new to the Jazz calendar promises much entertainment with a fusion of local artistes and different genres of music on May 14th at the Piaye Waterfront. The community of Vieux Fort will once again be host to the 2016 Jazz Finale with the annual Vieux Fort Mouveman Ansanm on May 15th Patrons are invited to come enjoy the rich tasting local cuisine, music and southern hospitality.
Digicel is also proud to support a myriad of Jazz VIP Parties including Rapture 6 Celebrity VIP Party, Different Shades- Show Me Your Colours VIP Party, Atmosphere VIP Party and Salsa Latin Jazz Party. Other Jazz activities supported by Digicel include Rainforest Hideaway Jazz, JQ Jazzy Mall Rhythms, Tea Time Jazz and Jazz on the Docks in the Rodney Bay Marina.
Digicel’s Country Manager Mrs. Siobhan James- Alexander who commented on Digicel’s support to jazz Events island wide said “We at Digicel are incredibly elated and anticipate an exciting community Jazz season this year as it is in keeping with our mantra of enriching lives through investment in our communities.
We continue to see community Jazz evolve over the years, with patrons displaying an even greater interest and appreciation for these activities. Our involvement as a company is beyond merely financial and technical support, we believe in fostering partnerships with the community organizations to ensure that they deliver an event or product that is of the highest standard and one which becomes a house hold name when you speak of jazz. We believe each event is well poised to provide an authentic extraordinary experience to patrons and we are proud to contribute to their successes in that regard.”
Digicel encourages all St Lucians to take in a bit of the jazz action and support the various initiatives around the different communities.