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India.Arie and Dionne Warwick Headline Fifth Annual Tobago Jazz Experience
February 06, 2013




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India.Arie and Dionne Warwick Headline Fifth Annual Tobago Jazz Experience
Nine-day music festival brings international artists to the island of Tobago


SCARBOROUGH, Tobago – February 6, 2013– Pristine beaches, magical sunsets and world-class music come together for a winning combination and an ideal Caribbean getaway during the fifth annual Tobago Jazz Experience. Featuring performances by India.Arie, Melanie Fiona, Lianne La Havas and the legendary Dionne Warwick and hosted by the Tobago House of Assembly Division of Tourism and Transportation, this musical and cultural event includes an eclectic mix of local, regional and international performances at various venues throughout the Caribbean island and expects to keep visitors singing and dancing from April 20 to April 28, 2013.

The nine-day event will include concerts in Speyside, Signal Hill, Scarborough, Castara and the world-renowned Pigeon Point Heritage Park.  Other events in this year's Tobago Jazz Experience line up include:  Edu-Jazz workshops on April 22 and 23, an education component of the festival that gives budding musicians the opportunity to interact with seasoned performers; and Pan Trinbago's Pazzazz on April 27.

Two-time Grammy winner Melanie Fiona headlines World Music Night on April 26, where she will sing chart-toppers such as last year's "Wrong Side of a Love Song" and "This Time."  Also performing during World Music Night is Lianne La Havas, the London-based songstress whose album Is Your Love Big Enough was named iTunes' 2012 U.K. Album of the Year.

Headlining at the Beach Jazz Fiesta, held on April 28, are four-time Grammy Award winner India.Arie and five-time Grammy Award winner Dionne Warwick.  Warwick's appearance will be a part of her anniversary tour as she celebrates 50 years in the music industry since her break-out hit "Don't Make Me Over;" while India.Arie will be supporting her recent track "6th Avenue" as well as singing classics such as "While My Guitar Gently Weeps" and "The Truth."
As the island prepares to shake, rattle and roll the night away, many hotels are offering promotions throughout the festival and beyond, giving travelers even more reasons to add the Tobago Jazz Festival to their calendars.
At both Bacolet Beach Club  and Half Moon Blue, guests staying a minimum of six nights receive a complimentary Daihatsu or Suzuki jeep for a day to be able to drive to a concert venue or explore the island. Bacolet Beach Club room rates start at $240 per night, based on double occupancy, and include a full American breakfast. Half Moon Blue room rates start at $140 per night, based on double occupancy, and include breakfast. For more information, please visit www.bacoletbeachclub.com or www.halfmoonblue.com.
Plantation Beach Villas, located next to Mt. Irvine Beach and just 15 minutes from the concert venue in Pigeon Point and Scarborough, is offering guests a 20 percent discount throughout the month of April so that visitors can extend their trips beyond the Jazz Festival and experience Tobago's many sites. For more information, please visit www.plantationbeachvillas.com.

Footprints Eco Resort & Spa is offering a special from April 19 to April 30, 2013. Guests who book a minimum of two nights receive special rates such as the Garden Studio for $220 per night or the Oceanfront Suite for $240, based on double occupancy. Room rates include three meals per day and one complimentary round-trip transfer per person, per day to Jazz Festival sites. For more information, please visit www.footprints-resort.com

Magdalena Grand Beach Resort is offering a "GRAND" sale with 30 percent off resort rates.  Reservations must be made by April 30, 2013, for travel through December 18, 2013. In addition, Magdalena Grand will offer "Jazzy Sundays," a weekly Jazz entertainment event in its Tavaco Piano Lounge on Sunday evenings between 8:00 p.m. and 11:00 p.m.  For more information, please visit www.magdalenagrand.com.

Along with beautiful beaches and breathtaking sunsets throughout the island, the Tobago Jazz Experience offers visitors a dynamic mix of musical acts as well as a wide variety of mouthwatering cuisine and cultural activities that, together, make this festival one of the premier international events on the island. For more information on ticket sales and event details, visit www.visittobago.gov.tt.

About Tobago
Tobago, sister island to Trinidad, is the quintessential Caribbean island with secluded beaches, quaint villages, private villas and award-winning eco-attractions that include the Main Ridge Rainforest, the oldest protected reserve in the western hemisphere and the six-time award winner for World's Leading Ecotourism Destination by the World Travel Awards from 2003 to 2007 and 2009. For more information on Tobago, visit www.visittobago.gov.tt. 
 
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