“I come from a place that likes grandeur; it likes large gestures; it is not inhibited by flourish; it is a rhetorical society; it is a society of physical performance; it is a society of style.” – Sir Derek Walcott – Saint Lucian Poet and Nobel Laureate –
Saint Lucian musical artists are distinguishing themselves in reggae, R&B, calypso, soca, jazz, blues, folk, hip-hop, zouk, country and western and world music – as well as a fusion of several of these genres. The injection of some of these influences into Saint Lucia music enhances its regional and international appeal. In recent times Saint Lucia has given the world a unique party sound – Saint Lucian Kuduro. The undeniable craft and accomplishment of many recorded artists has catapulted them unto the world stage via airplay and festival stages in Europe, North America and the Caribbean region. Notable among them are Grammy nominated (This Is My Life, 2013) Ronald “Boo” Hinkson, a string virtuoso of contemporary jazz, lyricist, composer and producer, Teddyson “TJ” John, who continues to break ground in major entertain centres of the world and Sherwin “Dupes” Brice, one of the most prolific singer/ songwriter/ producer of R&B from the Caribbean.