The Cable: Quality Television, Unlimited Calls to the US & Canada, 2MB High Speed Internet

Connect with WINN FM

Unit C24, The Sands Complex
Newtown Bay Road, Basseterre, St. Kitts, W.I.

Shaggy encourages young artists to believe in their work

mfest presser J28

St. Kitts and Nevis (WINN):  Caribbean music icon Shaggy had some words of encouragement for some of the younger artistes performing on the St. Kitts Music Festival on Friday night.

“Everybody up here is special, and there’s a reason why they special.  If they weren't special then everybody would have the gift that they have,” he said, speaking at the artiste’s press conference on Friday morning.

“Not many people have the ability to spot a diamond in the rough, so anything that you all are doing, do it and believe in it, because you are the artist.  You can have managers, you can have all bunch of people around who’s gonna sit down there and tell you what they think, but one of them are the artist and none of them have that special gift, to see something before it happens.”

Shaggy called for greater international recognition of reggae.

 “When you look at major stations that are Arbitron rating stations they are zero reggae stations. You have maybe a reggae programme for maybe an hour or two on Sunday, so think about it, that a reggae artist has to do music ten times better than the average genre and work ten times harder than the average artist because the playing field is not level.”

The artist’s lineup for the second night of the Music Festival will see up and coming teen star Dejour, followed by Dagah, Charles Emmanuel, Christopher Martin, Konshens, and Shaggy with reggae icon Beres Hammond brining the curtains down on the show.

Click below to hear full item

Audio clip: Adobe Flash Player (version 9 or above) is required to play this audio clip. Download the latest version here. You also need to have JavaScript enabled in your browser.

Add comment


Security code
Refresh


Top Local Stories

Most Read - August 2014

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
Prev Next

Dis n' Dat Breaks Record, Wins 10th Crown And C40 Title

Monday 4th August, 2014 Hits:2366

Toni Frederick

Harris: Stop The Subterfuge, Call the Election Now

Wednesday 6th August, 2014 Hits:1978

Toni Frederick

Richards Challenges Government's Authority To Change Boundaries

Friday 1st August, 2014 Hits:1931

Clive Bacchus

Liburd: Boundaries Commission Not Obliged To Consult On Changes

Friday 1st August, 2014 Hits:1801

Clive Bacchus

Prime Minister Pleased With Ruling In Boundaries Change Case

Friday 1st August, 2014 Hits:1732

Clive Bacchus

Akesia Fergus Crowned Miss Culture

Sunday 3rd August, 2014 Hits:1705

Toni Frederick

Sir Probyn: Are We Truly Emancipated?

Friday 1st August, 2014 Hits:1633

Clive Bacchus

Risk Of Ebola In Caribbean Low, Says CARPHA

Wednesday 6th August, 2014 Hits:1594

Toni Frederick

Sir Hilary Calls On UK Parliament To Right The Wrongs Of Slavery

Sunday 3rd August, 2014 Hits:1569

Clive Bacchus

Challenges continue for Phoenix Airways

Sunday 17th August, 2014 Hits:1480

Clive Bacchus

Brantley: CPL good for St. Kitts

Friday 15th August, 2014 Hits:1424

Clive Bacchus





Parliament Report

LISTEN AGAIN

 - WINN FM Evening News - 20th August, 2014

Click below to hear full item

Audio clip: Adobe Flash Player (version 9 or above) is required to play this audio clip. Download the latest version here. You also need to have JavaScript enabled in your browser.

- Inside the News Saturday 16th August, 2014

Audio clip: Adobe Flash Player (version 9 or above) is required to play this audio clip. Download the latest version here. You also need to have JavaScript enabled in your browser.

- The Bigger Picture with Ken Richards 17th August, 2014

Audio clip: Adobe Flash Player (version 9 or above) is required to play this audio clip. Download the latest version here. You also need to have JavaScript enabled in your browser.

-The Operating Room 19th August, 2014

Audio clip: Adobe Flash Player (version 9 or above) is required to play this audio clip. Download the latest version here. You also need to have JavaScript enabled in your browser.