PRESS RELEASE – Monchy Mizik En Kweyol was conceptualized in 2012 with an aim to promote local artistes and facilitate the participation of indigenous musical ensembles during the very popular Saint Lucia Jazz Festival (now re-branded the Saint Lucia Jazz and Arts Festival).
In addition, the organizers endeavored to stimulate local economic development in the community of Monchy by encouraging vendors to capitalize on the event by offering their goods and services to the public.
All in all, the objective of the event was to share in the spirit of the Saint Lucia Jazz & Arts Festival, promote ethno-musicality and contribute to the overall diversity of the Festival through greater local community participation.
The event has been branded a cultural showcase of traditional music, dance, art and food.
From inception, members of the community have been involved in the vision for the event and were asked to participate in and contribute to the development and implementation of the show. This year the event will showcase the arts with a display area dedicated to exhibition and sale of art and craft. The inaugural event took place on 8th May, 2012 at the Monchy Square and will be held this year on Tuesday 3rd May, 2016 in the centre of Monchy from 7:00 pm.
There will be all the local dishes available from Green Figs & Saltfish, Lambie, Crab Callaloo, Grilled Fish, Fried Fish, Breadfruit, smoked herring, Bouillon, Octopus, Stew Pork, Manicou, Bakes, Accras, and the list goes on. Come experience the true creole flavor.
This year we celebrate our 5th anniversary with the following amazing line-up: DYP, the Royal Saint Lucia Police Band, Gregory Sinaise & Mist en Locale, the Secret Band, Dynamics Band, Pantime Steel Orchestra and Chocolate Berthier.”
Come celebrate with us. Come celebrate our Culture. Come Enjoy one the Best Fringe Events put on for the St. Lucia Jazz & Arts Festival.
This Free Event is made possible by
DIGICEL & ST. LUCIA TOURIST BOARD,
1ST NATIONAL BANK, DU BOULAY’S BOTTLING LTD.& ST. LUCIA DISTILLERS,
PITON BEER, CAMPARI & PCL,
COURTS (ST. LUCIA) LTD, POWER PLUS SOUND & STAGE & TOMTY TOOL RENTAL.