Vogue features Saint Lucia’s “growing” Soleil as one of the Caribbean carnivals you don’t want to miss this summer
One of the most interesting parts of St. Lucia’s growing Soleil carnival is its take on soca music. An increasingly popular (and addictive) sub-genre of the music, called Dennery Segment, is rooted in St. Lucian percussion and Kreyòl lyrics. Its sounds can be heard far beyond St. Lucia in every Caribbean carnival. On the island, Soleil is celebrated over 26 days in July and includes beach fetes, street parties, and Calypso concerts. A night at Sugar Beach, with the mighty Piton mountains nearby, is the best way to close out days of nonstop action.
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The Eastern Caribbean Collective for Music Rights [ECCO] has given the nod to the Prime Minister who has signalled his intention to draft new legislation to make it mandatory for music from Saint Lucia and the OECS to get airplay on local radio stations. ECCO boss David Joseph tells MBC Prime however, further consultation is needed before the potentially game changing legislation is made into law.
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