A Great Collaboration

In collaboration with the Alliance Française the Pure Grenada Music Festival is very happy to present Erik Pédurand from Guadeloupe.

Érik Pédurand grew up a precocious child in Pointe-à-Pitre, Guadeloupe, captivated by his father’s CD collection. Born into a creole childhood with a family of musicians, his ears were nurtured by the music of Kassav, the rhythms of Gwo Ka, and the texts of Jacques Brel.

In 2003, at the age of 17, he made his début on National TV as a contestant on the show STARDOM, broadcast on the channel Guadeloupe Première. With his diploma in hand, Pédu- rand moved to Paris to study foreign languages at the University. While immersing himself
in his studies, he found himself increasingly drawn to the Paris underground music scene, where he would meet the musicians who would co-author his first songs and help launch his first album.

The artist’s first album “Chayé Kow” was released in 2009 under the label AWI Music. As the singles “Si ou pa la” and “On bel jouné” enjoyed significant radio play and TV rotation, the artist started to attract the attention of the industry. In 2009, Pédurand won the award for Best New Artist at the Afro-Caribbean Art Awards Ceremony in Paris (Trophées des arts afro- caribéens). In 2010 he finished the year with the best-selling album in the French West Indies. After a sold-out show at the prestigious Parisian venue La Cigale, Pédurand embarked on a whirlwind tour with the legendary group Kassav, world-renowned pioneers of Zouk. He per- formed for audiences throughout Europe, North America, and the Caribbean.

In 2013, Pédurand released his second album “Ecole Créole,” a sonorous voyage between the Caribbean and Africa. The album, an impressive demonstration of his unique influences, was meticulously crafted in his Parisian home-studio. Upon its release École Créole won immediate critical acclaim, capturing the “2013 Judges Choice” (Coup de Coeur) award in the category “Caribbean Music” at the Ceremony Elwa D’or en Guadeloupe in 2013.

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Music on the Road

The Pure Grenada Music Festival says: “GET READY GRENADA!”

St. George’s Grenada, November 16, 2015: The Pure Grenada Music Festival (PGMF) team will be taking to the streets and all the parishes in an island wide motorcade on Saturday 21 November. The motorcade will showcase performances from some of the local bands as well as music from the artistes that will be performing during the Festival from April 5 to 10, 2016. Information on specials, ticket prices and the activities leading up to this FANTASTIC event will also be given.

The action begins at Le Phare Bleu (Calivigny) and moves through the east coast stopping at La Tante Junction, Grenville (Opposite Courts Gda Ltd.), Sauteurs Bus Terminal, St. Marks’s, Gouyave, Melville Street Bus Terminal, St. George’s and culminates at Wall Street, Grand Anse.

Look out for the PGMF team in your parish and join in the action, excitement and entertainment that is the Pure Grenada Music Festival.

All are welcome to join us on the road!

Estelle

Estelle truly conquerors it all. She first burst onto the scene in 2008 with her double-platinum, international chart-topping hit song “American Boy” featuring Kanye West, transforming her into a pop and R&B sweetheart and earning her a Grammy. Bringing her career full circle Estelle has released her latest album, True Romance, via her own imprint Established 1980 Inc./BMG. The album features the inspirational anthem “Conqueror,” which skyrocketed even further after her special duet version aired on FOX’s Empire. Performed by Estelle and Jussie Smollett, “Conqueror” became the highest-charting song from Empire. The album has garnered her praise from the likes of New York Times, Rolling Stone, People, NPR, Elle, Oprah Magazine, Cosmo, InStyle and Entertainment Weekly. In addition to her music, she has also ventured into the world of animation, voicing a lead character, Garnet, on Cartoon Network’s hit show Steven Universe. In the world of fashion, her Scarves by Swaray line is yet another outlet for Estelle’s endless creativity. Made from the finest quality silk and inspired by Estelle’s heritage and global travels, these versatile pieces can be worn in many ways. However, out of all of her accomplishments Estelle is most proud of her foundation All of Me. The foundation focuses on educating and expanding the horizons of young people through college scholarships and volunteer opportunities abroad. Estelle, through music or whatever form she chooses, is determined inspire and uplift the world.

Estelle Swaray was born and raised in West London, England. Her mother's family came from the West African nation of Senegal, and her father is from the Caribbean island of Grenada. Estelle now resides in Los Angeles, California.

Get ready...The British Collective are here!

The British Collective bring together five of the United Kingdom’s finest ever male R&B artists, Junior Giscombe, Lee John, Omar, Don-E and Noel McKoy. Having sold millions of records worldwide over a period spanning 3 decades as artists, songwriters and musicians, there coming together as ‘The British Collective’ will raise the bar of british R&B to new levels and set the trend for a new era of quality soulful music on a global scale.

The first single and video release was ‘Romantic’, an easy going and uplifting soulful song with an extremely catchy hook. It is the first time, the collective are seen coming together and captures both their individualism and ease of working together, with a promise of the things to come.

That’s just the beginning, there is an album on the way, which will be completed in the next few weeks, where audiences will have plenty of opportunity to enjoy contributions from all the artists and some very special guests. The album is full of firsts, with an emphasis on smooth, warm and familiar vocals combined with killer musical arrangements, evoking the memories of bands like Earth, Wind & Fire in a contemporary fashion. As the members of The British Collective State:

“All of our contributions to music are well documented in history for all to see, but it’s all about where we go next. And we’re all really excited about that.”

This is coupled with intended tour dates of Africa, Europe and the Americas in which the ‘British Collective’ will collaborate with international and local artists.

Don-e

Love makes the world go round - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ETUlktmWhH0

Junior

Mama used to say - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gAWnb1yxr5M

Lee John

Imagination - Just an illusion - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=21VbKgOM0gg

Noel Mckoy

Family - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kjvAlyy7EGA

Omar

There's nothing like this - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mFnclBOlr6o

GLENELG Sponsors Pure Grenada Music Festival

Local bottler of spring water named major sponsor for music festival

St. George’s Grenada, October 19, 2015: The Pure Grenada Musical Festival is proud to announce yet another Grenadian business entity - Glenelg Spring Water - as a major sponsor.

The agreement comes just six months shy of the scheduled dates for what is being billed as “the-first-of-its-kind, one-of-a-kind” activity to be held in Grenada from April 5th to 10th, 2016. A distinguished line up of artistes – international and local – including soul singer Joss Stone (UK) and international reggae band Steel Pulse (UK) will be part of a magical, musical experience over 6 days in distinctly picturesque locations across the island.

Bottlers of local spring water via Managing Director, Mrs. Afia Joseph, proudly presented the cheque to Chair of Steering Committee Jana Caniga. Mrs. Joseph confirmed her company’s early interest in the event saying, “Pure Grenada, Pure Glenelg goes hand in hand”. Mrs. Joseph further commended the organizing team and pledged her organisation’s continued support to guarantee the event’s success.

As the first major initiative of Music and Beyond – the non profit organisation created with the objective of developing musical talent in Grenada – festival organisers continue to appeal to music lovers everywhere and especially Grenadians at home and abroad to get involved not only to ensure the success of the event, but, also the future of Grenadian musicians.

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Pure Grenada Music Festival

Music and Beyond

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