London, UK -- (SBWIRE) -- 07/29/2014 -- Most visitors to St Lucia probably enjoy soaking up the sun on the white sandy beaches of the Island with one of a kind cocktails or the island’s local rum and a little bit of Caribbean music including soca/calypso or reggae, but very few venture out into the wider part of the island to truly experience the culture and the loving and friendly people that Figaro sings about in this song.
Preview here; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wZ5YpzZVr08
What is a holiday in St Lucia without really enjoying every possible attraction which may include touring various exotic sites like the Pitons or simply going through the villages and meeting the people, and one such village in St Lucia is Dennery.
This village is both a quarter and a town on the east windward coast of the island and the main economic activities are fishing, and the cultivation of lima beans, bananas, and other tropical fruits.
The Dennery village hosts a weekly event every Saturday from 4:00pm to 2:00am known as the Dennery Fish Fiesta which is a great place for both tourists and locals to sample various local cuisine based primarily on seafood especially fish.
Why is Dennery so special that it needs to have its own artist singing its praises? Well, we met up with Figaro in London and ask him the exact question and here is what he had to say and we quote.
My father was born in Dennery and migrated to the UK in the 1950’s there he met my mother who is from another beautiful island called Dominica, in 1972 my father decided to move back to St Lucia with his family including myself and two other sisters.
Dennery is special to me, because who I am today was formulated in Dennery. I played music for 6 years as a member of the Royal St Lucia Police Band and I started my singing in the Local calypso competitions on the island.
Well there you have it, the music and the singing all started in Dennery, we also ask him about moving from Calypso to reggae and the response was simply that reggae gave him more freedom vocally and the resources are plentiful.
So for visitors planning on visiting the island of St Lucia, you can take Figaro’s word that the village of Dennery is beautiful and the people are loving, caring and friendly.
About Jim Mcafer
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