Published On: Tue, Feb 13th, 2018


We Showdown 2

Marigot — Not even the prevailing weather conditions could have prevented revellers from turning up to witness the third night of entertainment as part of the festivities to celebrate Carnival on the French side of the island last evening.

The overwhelming turn-out may be attributed to the location of the new venue on the Marigot Waterfront which was more accessible to the residents in and around the City, especially those without personal transportation as well as those from the outlying areas.

With the staging of the ‘We Showdown’ concert, the Festivites Carnalalesque De Saint Martin (FCDSM), was able to put an end to the mindset of a few that not only concerts with a mixture of international artistes could attract a large attendance.

After hurricane Irma’s wrath, residents from both sides of the island needed a break and the FCSDM did not accomplish the shows all by themselves, they collaborated with the St Maarten Carnival Development Foundation (SCDF).

That meant that the extremely large gathering had the pleasure of gyrating while listening to music by entertainers from both sides of the island and there was never a dull moment.

In no particular order, those that had the opportunity to share the stage were Red Eye Crew, King Vers, KIng Rumer, King Kenyo Bailey, Ebony Empress, King Kembe, Oswald, Odd brothers, Musicologie, Deejay Vybz and Magic.

Everybody did their part as was expected and the crowd loved them, but almost six months after hurricane, King Rumer and King Kembe had to remind the audience of what transpired during the post Irma period with the ‘Looter Wine’, and they nailed it.

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