Oualichi Festival promises high-calibre entertainment | THE DAILY HERALD

St. Maarten performer Kenyo Baly will be performing for this year’s Oualichi Festival.

International dancehall star Mr. Vegas plans to represent dancehall in the seventh annual Dancehall vs. Soca event.

PHILIPSBURG–Xtratight Entertainment and Kalaboom Events have partnered to host Oualichi Festival “SXM Best Weekend” July 26-29. The weekend is designed to promote and showcase the island’s culture, heritage and music while creating a top-quality experience that attracts locals and tourist alike.

The aim is to be one of the leading festivals such as the Jazz Festival in St. Lucia, Summer Fest in Jamaica, and Creole Festival in Dominica. The festival kicks off on Thursday, July 26 with an all-white welcome party on Captain Hodge Wharf. The soirée will be hosted by Gee Money and Sarolia Ada with performances by artistes such as Christian Amor (live jazz), Malaika Maxwell, Shawn J, Gunslingers Steel Pan and more. The Festival Village will come to life on Friday, July 27.

This year marks the seventh edition of the fun and energetic friendly rivalry “Soca vs Dancehall.” The event will be hosted by Kevin “Suppa Kid” Petrona and Youth Radio disc jockey Dutty Sham. Persons are encouraged to wear yellow if they love soca and green if they love dancehall.

International acts such as dancehall sensation Mr. Vegas and the king of bacchanal Kerwin du Bois will be performing live with the island’s best deejays, including DeejBlaize, DJ Lil R, Mixmaster Pauly and DJ Fabulous.

Soca vs. Dancehall is followed by the Mélange Concert on Saturday, July 28, with Youth Waves, Kes the Band and the legendary Barrington Lévy as some of its headliners performing their hits such as Follow The Leader, Hello, and Everyone Falls in Love.

The festival comes to a close on Happy Bay Beach on July 29 with the Oualichi “Love” Beach Party and will include performances by Red Eye Crew, Oswald, and Kenyo Baly who will be sharing the stage with Shal Marshall and the Big Band, just to name a few.

Early-bird weekend passes are available for US $50 and regular weekend passes are $55. Weekend passes provide savings of US $20-25.

With more than 30 entertainment acts from around the region highlighting St. Maarten’s best over a period of four days, the Oualichi Festival “SXM Best Weekend” is poised to set a new standard in Caribbean festivals.

Both Xtratight Entertainment and Kalaboom Events have experience in coordinating the most talked about and successful events on the island and understand the power entertainment. This collaboration has facilitated partnerships with Heineken, Air Caraïbes, the French-side Tourist Office and Genesis Music Group.

Tickets are available at Abu G in Madame Estate, Tech Hub, The Mailbox (Simpson Bay) Domino’s Pizza (both locations), Picture This Studio (Ms. Lalie Center), SOS Radio, Carl and Son (Cole Bay), Adolphus Building and Promo Car.

For more information call +1-721-559-3513/+1-721-522-7841 or email

info@oualichifestival.com . To join this movement and for regular updates, connect with Oualichi Festival “SXM Best Weekend” at

https://www.facebook.com/oualichifestival . For online ticket sales go to

www.oualichifestival.com .

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