PRESS RELEASE:-Saint Lucian Soca artiste Lance Montoute, popularly known as Mac 11, is currently in Barbados attending the thirteenth edition of the Caribbean Festival of Arts, commonly known as Carifesta. This is an international multicultural event which brings together artistes, musicians and authors, to exhibit the folkloric and artistic manifestations of the Caribbean and Latin-American region.
On Thursday August 24th, 2017, Mac 11 visited the Carifesta grande market at the Lloyd Erskin Sandiford Center in St. Michael to get a first-hand experience of the unique Caribbean culture on showcase.
According to Saint Lucia`s cultural ambassador, the Carifesta event continues to live up to expectations and provides artistes with an excellent platform for exposure, networking and sales generation. He was also extremely pleased with the high quality of performances.
Mac 11 said “Caribbean artistes continue to produce remarkable products of the highest quality”. He added “the displays at Carifesta x111 are second to none and as an artiste myself I was pleased to witness and gain a greater appreciation for a lot of these items being produced right here in our region”.
Mr. Montoute also had high commendations for the Saint Lucian delegation attending Carifesta. He said from all reports Team “758” put on a great show and represented Saint Lucia with distinction.
Carifesta x111 ends on Sunday August 27th in Barbados.
Mac 11 looks forward to the development of this remarkable event and calls for more support from Caribbean governments towards the development of the arts in the region, through such initiatives. Mac 11 is scheduled to perform on the “Carifesta Big Stage” tonight, Thursday, August 25th.