The Office of the Prime Minister along with the Department of Culture held a Press Conference to announce the Government of Saint Lucia’s endorsement and support for the Dennery Segment tour of the United States of America.
This 6 states promotional tour to the United States coincides with the 2018 West Indian American Day Parade celebrations (Labour Day) and 2018 Miami Carnival. The aim is to showcase our high quality Saint Lucian culture and music to international audiences with the hope of attracting major investments. The following artists supported by their managers will be embarking on the tour:
– Keenan, Krome & Nasis
– Lance Montoute (Mac 11)
– Mighty & Surbance
– Kurd Leonce (Blackboy)
– Brendon Thourille (Umpa)
– Big C, Migos & Mata
– Shemmy J
The Saint Lucia Tourism Authority (SLTA) Is also Supporting The Artistes who Left Saint Lucia On August 30th for The Inaugural Dennery Segment Us Summer Promotional Tour.
Authority Officials Say They Want To Ensure That The Artistes were prepared For The upcoming Gig. The SLTA’s Acting CEO Tiffany Howard Says:
"From A Public Relations Standpoint, The Dennery Segment Tour Is An Excellent Opportunity To Showcase Saint Lucian Talent".
The Tour’s Project Co-Ordinator Shannon Lebourne Says Organizers And Artistes Welcome The Support Of The Tourism Authority. The Dennery Segment Us Summer Promotional Tour Will Run From August 30th To October 7th, 2018. So Far, Organizers Have Booked Performances In New York, Connecticut, Texas And Atlanta.
The Dennery Segment Team has been busy preparing for their first tour of the United States of America, which will run from August 30th to October 10th.
The artistes and entertainers were all involved in a two day workshop on August 27th and 28th, which focused primarily on the fundamentals of the music industry, public speaking, stage performance and presence, professionalism, copyright and music publishing ahead of their inaugural U.S tour.
Speaking at Monday's session, acting Marketing Manager at Digicel St. Lucia, Jamisha Wright, congratulated the young men on taking their music and career to the next level and emphasised the importance of trust, loyalty and professionalism in the music industry.
Wright said, "Digicel is always happy to give back to the people it serves and, in particular, support young talent". The acting Marketing Manager added that, 'With image being a very important component of the group's brand and success abroad, Digicel is pleased to provide two sets of branded shirts and polos for the tour. Additionally, Digicel will waive all roaming charges incurred by the group for the duration of the tour, provide new handsets to members without Digicel phones and also make a cash contribution of USD $2,000 to help cover any incidentals while in the U.S."
The acting Marketing Manager challenged the young men to fly the St. Lucian flag high as they make their way towards joining the circle of elite entertainers who continue to put their respective countries and the Caribbean on the world stage.
Wright said this is just the start of what promises to be an exciting and rewarding relationship between Digicel and The Dennery Segment and urged persons to look forward to exciting collaborations in the not too distant future.