Mega Musical Experience Weekend on Statia Starts February 22

The main act on Saturday evening will see a concert of reggae star Ky-mani Marley, son of the legendary Bob Marley. Photo:

Oranjestad- Lovers of Reggae and Latin music will be able to enjoy themselves to the full in the weekend of February 22 on st. Eustatius during the yearly “Mega Musical Experience Weekend”.

That 4-day event marks the continuation of the “Dare2Care” island-wide campaign against domestic violence. This campaign is organized by the Public Entity St. Eustatius in cooperation with the Mega D Youth Foundation. The concert on the Saturday evening will be the main act, with a concert of reggae star Ky-mani Marley, son of the legendary Bob Marley.

“This is the second year in a row that we are organizing the Dare 2 care campaign together with the Public Entity of  St. Eustatius”, says director Dion Humphries (alias Mega D) from the Mega D Youth Foundation. “Domestic violence is a phenomenon that demands a lot of time and attention.”

Policy Co-coordinator domestic violence and child rights Dirkje de Jong (Public Entity St. Eustatius) explains: “That is why we are continuously looking for creative ways to bring this theme forward”, “Last year we organised a Film Festival about Child Rights, during which children themselves made films about child rights in a broad sense. The winning film was shown during last year’s edition of the Curaçao International Film Festival Rotterdam.” 

Stream of activities

The event will kick off on the Thursday night with an informative meet & greet dining and lounging evening at Restaurant Whale Tails on the domestic violence theme with key note speaker name from Jamaica.

On Friday evening there will be the Latin & Caribbean Soul train party, on the Board walk. The choice for an evening with Latin music is a conscious one, in order to involve the growing “Latino” community on the island. Admission to this event will be free. There will also be a dance contest. To reinforce the theme of the campaign, the audience will be requested to show up dressed completely in white.

Deejays mr. RunnThings, dj Sense (Statia) and Zander Zone (Saba) will complement the music with popular Caribbean Soul songs. Each participant will receive a free purple token (purple being the colour against domestic violence) to complete their outfit.

The concert with Ky-mani Marley will be on the Saturday evening, at the Nustar Community Ground in the Golden Rock quarter. Surrounding the performance of the reggae star there will be live acts of the local Latin Sugar Band, T-Time and the Turbulanzz Band. Entry tickets will be $30,-

Sunday will be for parents to enjoy themselves together with their kids during the Family fun day at/in …. with a jumping jack and lots of games more info?. This event will be free, thanks to the donators and sponsors of the event.

People interested in the event can check the Facebook page The Mega Musical Experience-St. Eustatius, which is continuously refreshed with news about the events and the ticket sale.

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