The second edition of the Grande Riviere Roadside Jazz has been described as a big success by the organisers, both in terms of the attendance for the event and the musical performances.
The 2016 show took place on Sunday 15th May 2016 at the Grande Riviere, Gros Islet playing Field, under the theme a Home Grown experience, and the artistes, the majority of whom were from the Gros Islet district did not disappoint the large crowd who attended.
The show kicked off with appearances by a number of youthful groups- the Corinth Secondary School Band, the Gros Islet Secondary School Band and The Amy Whinehouse BTC (Boys Training Centre) Band; these were followed by stirring acts by Jesse Leonce, Yanick James and Friends and DEE SAX and Friends.
The musical offerings were varied with the Pantime Steel Orchestra, Chil Nessy and the Fourth World Band and Addicion Band and Ump and Totti adding to the menu. Umpa & Totti with a Kweyol rap were a big hit. This year’s Grand Riviere Roadside Jazz ended with fantastic performances from the DYP Band along with Ezra Defunmachine and Invader.
During the show, the initiator of the event, the Parliamentary Representative for Gros Islet, Emma Hippolyte, in brief remarks thanked the organisers, the sponsors and all those who had turned up for the show.
The Gros Islet Constituency Management Committee wishes to extend its gratitude to all the Sponsors for the contributions to the event- namely Flow- Platinum Sponsor, St. Lucia Tourist Board – Gold Sponsor, Rubis – Silver Sponsor, RCI – Silver Sponsor, St. Lucia Distillers – Silver Sponsor, Landings Hotel – Silver Sponsor, Barron Foods, JE Larcher and all other Sponsors.
The Management Committee would also like to extend its appreciation to the Police and Red Cross for their Service on the Evening.