PHILIPSBURG:— WhereTheFlex.com and RiddimBox Entertainment, promoters of some the biggest Carnival concerts on the Dutch side of St. Maarten have once again teamed up and have created an impressive line-up for the French “Carnaval De Saint Martin” entitled R.A.W. 2017, Reggae ALLWAYS.
The much-anticipated announcement of the artists for The French Reggae night came on Saturday, December 10th at The Biggest Party of The Year 2016 and as expected, the buzz for the show is extremely high.
On Sunday, December 11th, 2017, WhereTheFlex.com and RiddimBox released the R.A.W. 2017 video teaser on the WhereTheFlex Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/wheretheflex). The video has since been viewed over 44,000 times.
R.A.W. 2017 will be held on Saturday, February 25th, 2017 at the French Saint Martin Carnival Village in Galis Bay. R.A.W.2017 is anticipated to be the biggest international concert for the French Carnival 2017 whereby WhereTheFlex.com and RiddimBox aim to maintain their high level of quality and entertainment as with the “Fully Loaded” and “Main Event” concert series.
As far as the artist’s line-up goes, we present to you the Red Eye Crew. The “Red Eye Crew” (R.E.C) is a group made up of four young artists originating from Saint Martin. Their music is characterized by an original style with English texts, spiced with patois, of Creole and French. Many hits from the R.E.C. include “Kalala”, “Thing Deh”, “Ouvéé” and “Back It Up”.
Charly Black – Charly Black is a Jamaican dancehall recording and performing artist known internationally for his hit songs and engaging performances. Charly started out in the music business as a DJ/MC on the famed Bass Odyssey Sound System. In 2009 Charly recorded “Rich This Year”, his first international hit. Many other hits would follow including “Buddy”, “Wine and Kotch” and his mega-hit “Party Animal”.
Third World – Third World is a Jamaican reggae band formed in the seventies. Their sound is influenced by soul, funk, and disco. Most well known for their hits “Now That We Found Love”, “96 Degrees in the Shade” and “Reggae Ambassador”. Third World has served in their capacity as Reggae Ambassadors performing in virtually every continent.
Capleton – Capleton is a Jamaican reggae and dancehall artist. He is also referred to as King Shango, King David, The Fireman and The Prophet. Capleton has had a string of hit songs from Dis The Trinity, Tour, Slew Dem, Jah Jah City, That Day Will Come, Who Dem, Cooyah Cooyah, Acres, Raggy Road and his collaboration with Steven Marley and Sizzla “Rock Stone”.
R.A.W. 2017 is sponsored by United Telecommunications Services (UTS) Chippie, Desperados and Magnum Tonic Wine.
Tickets for R.A.W. 2017 cost $30 or €30 in advance (and $40 or €40 at the gate) and are available at UTS/Chippie (Philipsburg, Simpson Bay and Marigot), Van Dorp (Madame Estate and Simpson Bay), Levi’s (Marigot), ABU G (Madame Estate), Happy Shop (Marigot) and Ticketpal.com
Source: St. Martin News Network
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