CHARLESTOWN, Nevis –- Renowned Grammy Award-winning British soul artist and actress Joss Stone will perform free of charge when she performs on Nov. 30 at 8 p.m. at the Michael Herald Sutton Auditorium at the Nevis Performing Arts Centre (NEPAC).
Abonaty Liburd, Executive Director of the Culturama Secretariat on Nevis, told the Department of Information that the singer’s visit to the island was materialised after she reached out to the administration to include Nevis in her tour.
“Ms. Stone’s performance here on Nevis forms part of a Total World Tour that she is presently undertaking,” Liburd said. “She intends to cover [perform in] some 200 countries and thus far she has covered 150 countries. She reached out to the Nevis Island Administration to collaborate with her to make Nevis one of her stops.
“Ms. Stone arrives on Nevis Wednesday will be here three days. While here she will visit a local charity. She will also shoot a music video with a local artist and on Friday will give a live acoustic performance at NEPAC.”
Members of the public planning to attend the show will not be allowed entry without a ticket to avoid an overflow of patrons at the auditorium. Liburd noted that a total of 400 tickets will be available at the Cultural Secretariat or at the Box Office at NEPAC.
Patrons should be seated by 7:45 p.m. and the doors to the auditorium will be closed at 8:05 p.m. Filming and photography of the event will not be allowed.
Liburd registered the administration’s satisfaction with partnering with Ms. Stone since her visit will bring more awareness of the island, as a tourist destination of choice.
“We feel that it would bring some awareness to Nevis and the tourism product that we offer here,” Liburd said. “Joss has some 1.3 million Facebook followers as well as 219,000 followers on Instagram. By posting clips of the collaboration with the local artist, the concert, the island tour and the charity we are confident her visit to Nevis will promote the island and the genre of music here. It will promote the island as a tourist destination, especially to persons in the United Kingdom.”
The Total World Tour began in 2014, after years of dreaming and planning. The aim of Ms. Stone’s tour is to perform in every country on the planet, collaborating with local indigenous musicians.
Among the places she has visited so far are Morocco, Dubai, South Africa, Lesotho, Swaziland, Australia and New Zealand. This year the tour includes South America with planned visits to North Africa and Eastern Europe.
The singer’s performances range from stadium concerts to club shows and acoustic jamming sessions.