Multi-genre show starts today

Hold onto your seats, because the Naniki Music Festival begins today! And, it is expected to be bigger and better than ever. This year the festival, formerly the Naniki Jazz Safari, will feature Denise Janna, Maxi Priest and David Rudder.

Show producer Tom Hinds said the decision to include more genres was to attract a wider audience.

“We took that decision to appeal to more of the markets and music lovers. We are now offering a good mix of jazz and calypso, and that is not to limit us because now we can get in to all genres. This model will serve us well.

“We think there is a lot of potential in having all genres of music in the Naniki brand and we are looking forward to great things in 2015 and beyond,” Hinds said.

He told Bajan Vibes during a site visit to the Holders location that he was looking forward to the eagerly anticipated event.

From left, QSI director James Morgan, producer Tom Hinds, workshop coordinator Damien Hinds and technical director Adisa Andweli during the site visit.
From left, QSI director James Morgan, producer Tom Hinds, workshop coordinator Damien Hinds and technical director Adisa Andweli during the site visit.

“I am very excited about next weekend. We are really hoping to share a musical experience that only we here in Barbados can produce.”

Apart from the musical aspect, the festival will also host workshops on the day of each show for students.

“We thought that in order to broaden the opportunities and share this knowledge with students, we thought we should include music production workshops so they can see what putting together an entire production is like,” Hinds said.

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