Philanthropist and Soca music pioneer, Alison Hinds, is set to deliver another high energy live performance at the 26th annual JazzReggae Festival on Monday, May 28th, in Los Angeles, California. The JazzReggae Festival has evolved into the largest student run music festival on the campus of University of California , Los Angeles (UCLA).
Bearing the moniker Soca Queen, Hinds, the original Bajan Bombshell is known for her curvaceous figure as much as her catchy and empowering lyrics. She has sought to translate those words into action via her Wonderland Foundation which she launched in March 2012. The mission of the Barbados-based foundation is to help improve the quality of life for girls, women and families worldwide. Alison has amassed fans from around the globe with hits such as the female anthem “Roll it Gal”, the high energy “Faluma” and”Togetherness” which promotes Caribbean unity and is sure to please the fans at this year’s Jazz Reggae Fest with her soca flavorings. Hinds has done several collaborations including “Can’t Let my Luv Go,” featuring Shaggy who is also performing at the Memorial Day weekend event.
This year’s lineup of entertainers is set to feature soulful jazz, original hip-hop, vibrant soca, and jammin’ reggae. Live performances include The Roots, Booker T. Jones, Gary Clark Jr., Thundercat, Seluh Sue, Sonnymoon on Jam Day, May 27th and Shaggy, Tarrus Riley, Collie Buddz, Alison Hinds, Don Carlos, Cris Cab on Reggae Day, May 28th. The JazzReggae Fest will also host vendors who will supply a variety food, drinks, art and clothing that highlight the jazz and reggae culture.
“I am very happy to have been chosen to be one of the acts for JazzReggae Festival. It’s a honor to be apart of this prestigious show. I’m looking forward to this experience & also meeting some of the other acts. This performance is special to me because gives me the chance to expose my music & culture to a new audience” says Hinds who will perform on the last day of the festival.
This is the first time Hinds performs on the Jazz Fest stage. The two day concert will be held May 27th and 28th at the Intramural field at UCLA. For ticketing and other info please visit www.jazzreggaefest.com .