PRESS RELEASE: Castries, February 7, 2018 – The Mayor of Castries, His Worship Peterson D. Francis has pledged support to a team of St. Lucian soca artistes, on a mission to promote their music in Trinidad and Tobago.
The team includes 2016 Road March King “Mac 11” and Dennery Segment Artiste “Freezy”, who for the past six months, have enjoyed global acclaim for his popular song “Split in D Middle”.
Saint Lucia`s “Dennery Segment” continues to generate a lot excitement and interests, as the annual Trinidad Carnival festivities rushes to a grand climax.
Mayor Francis says his support for the artistes is aimed at ensuring their music receives due recognition during the carnival, while providing an avenue to showcase Saint Lucia`s rich culture.
For the next week, the eyes and ears of the global entertainment industry will be focused on Trinidad and Tobago – the carnival mecca of the world.
Representing the team of artistes, Mr. Lance Montoute popularly known as Mac 11 lauded the Mayor Francis and his office for its support. He said, “what the Mayor has done is not merely supporting us artistes, but we see it as a vital investment in the youth and in our careers as young artistes and we thank him immensely”.
The team of St. Lucian soca artistes are schedule to leave the island on Thursday February 8 and return on February 15, 2018.
They will make appearances at several major carnival events and be part of the presentation by a number of leading bands during the parade.