PRESS RELEASE:-Castries, August 25, 2016 – This coming Sunday August 28, the “Artistes for Leebo” movement will host the “Leeboration” concert at the Daren Sammy Cricket Ground from 2PM.
A showcase of the works of Francis “Leebo” De Lima, the show will feature three live bands and a stellar cast of close to fifty (50) Saint Lucian artistes performing calypso, jazz, R&B, reggae and soca music.
Leeboration will open with a performance from jazz artiste Rob “Zi” Taylor who, along with Adam Gilmour and Leebo was one of the founding members of the band Kronic Heights. It will end with an all-star performance of Leebo’s hit song “Unconditional love”.
Artistes including Teddyson John, Superman HD, Sedale, Ezra d’Funmachine, Mongstar, Invader, Mysterio and Nerdy will be backed up by DYP while others like Shayne Ross, Claudia Edward, Linda “Chocolate” Berthia, Ken Hardy and Stacy Charles will be accompanied by Ronald “Boo” Hinkson and his band. The EvaLucian band will also back up Arthur, Menell, Trevor Dornelly and Michael Robinson.
In addition, Meshach, Ashanti, Black Pearl, Mighty and Subance will perform as well as Barbara Cadet and Sir Lancelot. The sets have been so designed to also showcase the skills of DJ HP and the Kronic Heights crew who will take the audience on a trip down memory lane with songs like “Samsung Blue”, “One Kiss” and “I Deh”.
The “Leeboration” concert will also feature dance company the Silver Shadow Dancers, modeling and Aimran Simmons of the famed Diamond Steel Orchestra on pan.
Billed as a family affair, all children under 12 will enter free into the event that will include face painting, bouncing castle and a raffle of donated items from Anthony’s Jewelry, Diamonds International, St Lucia Distillers and Sandals.
There will also be a live telethon aspect of the show that will begin at 4PM.
Tickets for Leeboration cost $20 and can be purchased at The Cell Castries, Baywalk and Vieux-Fort as well as Steve’s Barbershop.