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The legendary Beres Hammond, Lionel Richie and Shaggy among the names to perform at the popular event *Click to enlarge images*
Posted: 29/06/2013 05:38 PM
Copyright: The Voice newspaper

NAMES INCLUDING reggae great Beres Hammond and soul crooner Lionel Richie were among the names to make up the line-up for this year's St Kitts Music Festival.

The event, now in it's 17th year, is split over three nights and plays host to genres from dancehall, soca, soul, Calypso and R&B.

On Friday night (June 28), locally dubbed reggae and dancehall night, the legendary Beres Hammond brought proceedings to a close in great style performing hits from his illustrious back catalogue. Songs Rockaway, They Gonna Talk and I Feel Good.

Reggae star Shaggy took the crowd back with 1993 hit Oh Carolina and the hugely successful Boombastic.

Dancehall stars Christopher Martin, who won Jamaica's version of American Idol and flamed-haired Konshens also performed on the night to a crowd of approximately 10,000 people.

Lionel Richie, due to perform in the UK at the British Summer Time event, closed the St Kitts Music Festival last night (June 29) singing hits from The Commodores and his own solo career.

Performing to a pumped up crowd, said to be approximately 10,000 people, Lionel worked the stage like the professional he is. Even when his 'commodores afro' returned due to a mixture of the St Kitts heat and sweat from his energetic performance, Lionel embraced the puff and joked with the audience.

He closed the show with hit single All Night Long.