An exotic trip for the Barth invaders
Clackmannanshire music-lovers looking for a long-haul adventure could find just what they're after if they fly out to St Barts, writes Jenness Mitchell.
Following on from last week's promotion of S.S. Coachella, a spanking new music festival set on the Caribbean high seas, St Barth Summer Sessions is in the same vein.
For those that braved the torrential downpour at T in the Mud and are fed up with bad weather and the same-old-onstage-faces, this tropical trip across the Atlantic Ocean will not only double as a holiday abroad - incorporating music and travel - but also give you a taste of life away from the Wee County amidst a backdrop of blue waters.
The annual event, now in its fourth year, welcomes musicians from all over the world with different styles and cultures to St Barthélémy's island.
Over 11 nights there will be 36 concerts hosted in more than 15 hotels, restaurants and bars.
This year's invited artists include Berlin's Jazzanova, Spain's El Cuerpo del Ritmo and Brazil's Aberto Pra Balanco alongside Nashville's Among Savages, Texas' Emily Elbert and Carlos Santana's nephew Adam Lasher.
Los Angeles DJ Alex Merrell, who has been mixing all over Europe with our very own Taio Cruz, will be spinning some tunes while Project K-Paz from New York deliver a slither of rockin' blues.
Expect dance, jazz, soul, folk, funk, rock and pop as the festival aims to liven up the island and attract visitors to its shores from all walks of life.
This article appeared in Alloa & Hillfoots Advertiser 01 Aug 12
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