Widely known as The Prophet, Capleton is expected to unleash some of his most memorable hits at the Festival, including Alms House, Music is a
Capleton was born Clifton George Bailey III, but is also referred to as King Shango, King David and The Fireman. His lyrics are deep, precise, and thoughtful, while his stage shows are nothing less than dynamic and explosive performances.
“Capleton is indeed one of the hottest entertainers in the worldwide reggae fraternity,” said Faron Lawrence, Chairman of the Executive Committee of the St Kitts Music Festival. “We are certainly expecting a memorable show from one of reggae’s most reliable hitmakers.”
Capleton first burst on the scene in the late 1980s with a string of hit songs from Bumbo Red to Number One on the Look Good Chart and Lotion Man. Everything he touched hit the sound-good charts, and the youthful artiste with the nimble vocabulary and hardcore voice quickly established himself as one of dancehall’s greatest.
He has won numerous reggae awards and has been honoured for many of his charity works in
“I think the people dem see say me really deserve that because of the amount of years me put in,” Capleton said, “And, we never really bow and we still hold the faith. We stand up for whatever we a say. Yeah, and we really work for it. And them say by your works, a so you get your pay. The people them see the amount of fight me face and the whole heap of accusation. And me still never give up.”
Now in its 14th consecutive year, the festival attracts both residents and visitors alike and is known for featuring rising local talent alongside internationally renowned acts. It features a mix of musical styles on the popular market, including R&B, Jazz, Hip-Hop, Reggae, Soca, Calypso, Gospel and Contemporary, to name a few. Past artistes have included such prominent acts as John Legend, T-Pain, Michael Bolton, KC & the Sunshine Band, Wyclef Jean, Ne-Yo, Air Supply, Dionne Warwick, Billy Ocean, Sean Paul, Boyz II Men, King Konris, Stephen Marley, Regina Belle, Maxi Priest, Biggie Irie and Lord Nelson. Tickets to the 14th Annual St. Kitts Music Festival are US $40 per person, per night.
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