“HE could be anywhere in the world, but he has chosen to come to St. Kitts,” says Executive Member of the St. Kitts Music Festival, Saju N’galla on the recently announced first act for this year’s Festival – Damian Jr. Gong Marley.
“Damian Marley is the type of artiste, the Music Festival goes after, because they have that worldwide appeal that will bring people to the island,” said N’galla who is in charge of Marketing on the Committee and is also the Marketing, Communications and Support Manager at the St. Kitts Tourism Authority in the ministry that is responsible for the Festival.
When told that Marley had been a request by many for several years now, and asked what took the Committee so long to bring the youngest son of the legendary reggae singer Bob Marley, he said that everything comes with time.
“Everything has its own time; he is an artiste that is in demand. The fact that we’re able to not only negotiate a contract he would agree to, but that he would want to perform in St. Kitts is significant because he is an artiste that can go anywhere in the world. If you look at his Facebook fan page you’ll see people from Switzerland, Paris, all over Europe and Africa are demanding that he goes there, but he chose us,” he said.
The announcement was made on Tuesday, March 6, via the St. Kitts Music Festival Fan Page, that Damian Jr. Gong Marley, will be gracing the stage at the annual St. Kitts Music Festival.
Organizers have hinted at other performers which may include Nas and Pitbll
Via [SKN Vibes]