By the Caribbean Journal staff
Music legend Smokey Robinson has signed on for this year’s 23rd edition of the St Kitts Music Festival.
Robinson will be joining a lineup that already includes artists French Montana, Popcaan and Davido.
“It is gratifying to see these top musical artists join the roster for the 2019 St. Kitts Music Festival,” said St Kitts Tourism Minister Lindsay Grant. “Each year, this event features top international acts along with a mix of local and regional talent showcasing a broad range of musical genres. It is one of the reasons that our Music Festival is a unique event and appeals to such a wide audience.”
In recent years, the festival has become one of the premier music gatherings in the Caribbean, and provided a significant summertime boost for the destination.
Indeed, last year, air arrivals were up 28.1 percent in June 2018 compared to the same month in 2017, according to Racquel Brown, CEO of the St Kitts Tourism Authority.
That was the biggest June increase for the island in several years.
Robinson has been making (and breaking) records since the 1960s, when his group, the Miracles, produced 26 top-40 hits.