Samanth J to perform at tonight’s Music Fest

| 06/12/2013

(CNS): After weeks of anticipation, the Cayman Islands International Music Fest (CIIMF) will light the skies over Grand Harbour tonight, Friday 6 December (gates open at 7 pm). Comparable to the Department of Tourism’s Jazz Fest, CIIMF has created a massive buzz with its line-up of artists such as Percy Sledge, Ginuwine, Verse Simmonds, Omi and a host of well-known local acts. Fulfilling its promise of having a surprise artist, Mogul Entertainment has invited 17-year-old Jamaican singer-songwriter Samantha J to be part of the event. A combination of youth, beauty and talent has made Samantha J an overnight ‘hot ticket’.

In just a few weeks, Samantha J has erupted onto the Jamaican music scene with her still unreleased first single "Tight Skirt," her debut song that has gone from the pages of her notebook to the airwaves of Jamaica and beyond in lightning speed.

As part of CIIMF, the event’s promoters held the Xposure talent show at Beaches restaurant. The winner Terry Williams, and runner-up, Dexter Ebanks, will both perform at the main event on Friday night.

People who purchased early bird tickets and early concertgoers can enjoy the concert from a special area, courtesy of Cayman Airways, which they can access between 7 pm to 10 pm.

With a theme of “celestial decadence", there will also be a luxury VIP lounge with a posh cigar and cognac retreat, décor by Celebrations and food by Mise en Place, ‘top-shelf’ wines and spirits by Cayman Distributors, as well as divas clad in magnificent costumes by Caymanian designer, Reba Dilbert.

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  1. Anonymous says:

    Well, youth and beauty at least. The general music consumer has lost interest in talent quite some time ago. 

  2. Anonymous says:

    She should take notes from the Caymanian young lady who was only 15 but had a beautiful voice and sang to no music.  Why do women always think that dressing half naked and vulgar dancing is talent?

    • Anonymous says:

      First of all she was not half naked or dancing vulgar, the 15 year old did a tremendous job but seriously, you need to get a life!

      • Anonymous says:

        Guess you liked the "tightee skirt" or whatever that piece if cloth was called.

    • Anonymous says:

      With a skirt over leggings and a top on she was hardly half-naked.

  3. Anonymous says:

    Who were the best? The has beens or the people I have never heard of?  I was cutting my toenails.

  4. anonymous says:

    I didn't even know Percy Sledge was still alive……


  5. Anonymous says:

    Its a shame they couldn't have included more local talent like Jeffery Wilson for example…….

    • Anonymous says:

      They had five or six local acts. The CMA has that locked up – in order to bring in international artists you have to use local acts to open.

      • Anonymous says:

        Agreed, but do we have to put up with that awful noise for quite so many hours before we get to see the main acts?  Many went home – compalining and sick of waiting – before the main acts came on.

    • Anonymous says:

      With his talents enhanced by $60,000  from the Nation Building Fund he was probably too expensive for them.

  6. Anonymous says:

    Hmm.. interesting choice considering she is a child talkinga about something children probably want to immulate.  

  7. Anonymous says:

    What about all the locals in Grand Harbor who will be subject to this noise until 3am ??

    • Anonymous says:

      Trying staying up until 3am to listen to the artists – turn off your tv and maybe, just maybe, your sorry life might take a positive turn. SMH!

      • Anonymous says:

        Try growing up and having some respect for the people around you. 

        • Anonymous says:

          Precisely, trying growing up and let others have fun a couple times each year in "more than your neighbourhood" …. SMH!

    • Anon says:

      🙂 I heard them talking of doing it over two days next year… seriously, no lies – overheard this in the VIP section on the night of the show.  Although the turnout completely did not justify the idea!

  8. Anonymous says:

    With that line up, what's on at the movies?

  9. Anonymous says:

    It's those "top-shelf" ironic wines I'll be goin' for!