Jazz is in its 21st year and rep after rep have not. Had the gonads to bring some form of the festival to the district. One may argue that there has been jazz at Balembouche, but they need to know that it. has been a paid event.
The blog finds it hard to conceptualize the reasons for shutting Choiseul out when over the years you have had free shows in Vieux Fort, Laborie, Soufriere and Canaries. (Mondesir made sure he brought jazz to his constituents) Frogy, who never cared twoo hoots about Choiseul during his tenure as rep showed little or no interest in bringing the festival to his people. Mind you, he is a musician. (Played alongside him in a band) As for Tucker his interest was no where else but filling his bottomless pockets. Your humble servant discussed the matter with him at length. Just promises and promises. ( He however funded Choiseul carnival extensively)
Now we are here with Lorne, who incidentally is the Minister of Tourism, the weight behind the festival. Will he out do the past reps and bring jazz to Choiseul? (Sab we sha Park). Heard him on tv beating his chest about jazz is back at Balembouche, as if to give the impression that Choiseul is in the loop. Also heard him covering up for the friction that is presently dogging Kenny's cabinet. And to make an excuse for his prolonged absence in the district he blames it on "nuff work". My community have not seen Lorne for exactly 434 days as of today. Impressive, isn't it!
At a press conference, when pressed aboyt the budget for this years festival, now dubbed, "St Lucia Jazz and Arts Festival", behind a sly grin he told the press when the time is right they will know. Maybe he's addind a little something for a Choiseul leg, hence the delay.
Angel Brouet, is a facebook post, had this to say.
"IT IS A FACT...THAT THE ST. LUCIA JAZZ FESTIVAL CREATED 21 YEARS AGO...HAS NEVER RECORDED ANY PROFITS...THE FESTIVAL HAS BEEN USED MAINLY AS A MARKETING TOOL 4 THE ISLAND...AND I GUESS THAT HAS BEEN OK 4 ALL THOSE YEARS...GOVERNMENT AFTER GOVERNMENT...THIS YEAR THE FESTIVAL HAS BEEN RE- BRANDED...THE LINEUP IS A MASSIVE ONE...WITH SOME GOOD ARTIST...WE ARE IN 2013...YET...WHEN ASKED ABOUT THE COST OF THE FESTIVAL THIS YEAR...THE MINISTER LIES THROUGH HIS EYES...I CAN TELL U THAT THE FESTIVAL IS NOT AS COSTLY A IT HAS BEEN 4 THE PASS YEARS...LIAR...IN 2013...THAT'S LIKE TELLING ME THAT WE NOW HAVE PENNY BREAD."
Source for Angel's post: http://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=10200544678839260&id=1227106846&refid=7&_ft_=qid.5841738947126062855%3Amf_story_key.5201285241849412153
So in Choiseul we await to see what "jazz" comes to 4ab we Sha Park? Will it be another "Espoire mal papai"
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