Next month it’s time for the first edition of F.A.M.E. Festival, the new project gather two main people: Margit who is living in Barbados and Bady who felt in love with the island and its culture after she had the occasion to travel there several times for business. “More people are helping to make it possible, some locals and foreigners professionals”, the humble main promoter Badraine Lejeune said to our michrophones…
“At the beginning all started because of our love for the island, for the culture” – she continued – “Also for the international melting pot we found there and the love for art. We decided for the first edition to do one entire day and night, looking for the next editions to be longer.”
FAME is a movement of Food, Art and Music lovers that want to get people together to enjoy life with respect for the Environment. The Fame team organises Festivals middle term focus is the Caribbean and South America where local artists get a podium next to international names. Part of the festival is creation of awareness for environmental local issues, education to healthiness through the discovery of necessities : healthy food & activities.
FAME team invites you to an event where you can relax and enjoy a gathering using all your senses.
FAME stands for FOOD, ART, MUSIC and ENVIRONMENT, the main topics of our event.
Savour healthy, fresh and local food and drinks with respect for the environment.
Participate in art workshops, enjoy sports activities and art displayed alongside joyful music performances.
The line up joins Caribbean with International known acts as Lee Scratch Perry, godfather of this first edition.
Enjoy both the inner and outer environment, with time slots where yoga sessions, lectures on nature and health practitioners doing mini consults (massages…) will happen!
FOOD is an essential part of everyone’s lives. It gives us the energy and nutrients to grow and develop, in a way to be healthy and active, but also to move, work, play, think and learn… The world produces enough food for everyone but the spread is not fair. Yet every 5 seconds a child dies of hunger or malnutrition and over 800 million people still go to bed hungry. This is why FAME Team is standing for a conscious alimentation. All food specialist & stands will have to provide local, fresh and quality products.
ART is infinitely adaptable, and necessary to each culture. Art is something that reveals the hidden truth. Art is something that is the essential part of human life, it plays an immense role in our society. In each one’s life we need new innovative ideas, we need some creative ways to express our feelings, to approach others with understanding feelings. This is why FAME Team is welcoming Bajan local artistes to come and show their arts and crafts to a mix public made of locals and foreigners. Promoting Bajan culture, educating children to different way to express their feelings, point of view. Art is a storyteller.
MUSIC is in everything around us, nature, movement… we are surrounded by sounds and we live with them in harmony. Music is the expression of the soul and it brings people together, to enjoy moments as Festivals. FAME Team is aware that music is the best way to gather people and stir up emotions as joy, excitement… This is why we selected many talented artistes to perform at our festival, headliners joining forces to local artistes in a way to promote Bajan music. We want to push Bajan culture and its artistes and create an atmosphere where local artists get a podium next to international names. Fame Festival line up is eclectic passing from gospel, to reggae, to soca without forgetting some sunny house music. Open to all kind of music lovers
ENVIRONMENT is an important issue, we have to start living sustainably, it’s our new challenge with great opportunities for all. We are responsible for the future of our children and we have to learn to fully protect our environment. Humanity’s entire life support system depends on the well-being of all the species living on earth (plants, animals…). This is why FAME Team dedicated one of its topic to environment, and to its protection. Some conferences will take place in the morning & during the day, and some videos will be projected on the stages during the intermissions in a way to educate and give opportunities to the people, children coming to have more ideas to how live life better through the conscious of their own sensibilities and the world around. Our philosophy : Protect your environment to better yourself !
Create F.A.M.E MICROCOSM : Eco-friendly / Ethic / Democratic / Open to ALL ( Free for Children under 14).
Stimulate Caribbean music industry
Support Caribbean Economy
Make discover international and local artistes
Make customers enjoying a unique experience through meeting and sharing
Spotlights on important topics : Environment / Health)
Make F.A.M.E Festival a brand internationally known & export the concept in other countries of the word.
Organizing and set up different areas dedicated to art, music, food & environment gather in a place (bellow more details reg each category).
Developing awareness, consciousness about the environment.
Educate & Share vital informations to people and children.
Partnerships/Supports by different locals & internationals actors (brands, media, universities, doctors…).
Inviting international headliners to support local artist
- Culture Yard, Ocean Stables, Newcastle, St John, Barbados. The choice of taking this venue came with our interest to find a place in Barbados surrounded by nature, where the environment is visible. We want to create a microcosm where people can make a real connection with each other, and the Culture Yard atmosphere allow it. Following the eco-friendly and family friendly values we assure that the venue will provide all needed to keep a festival in a different vibe. Nothing to compare with the events going on in Barbados Island. Something completely organic & natural. s, push local creations.
LINE UP :
Lee Scratch Perry (JA)
Mad Professor (UK)
Dennis Bovell from Matumbi (BB)
Macky Banton (UK)
Red Star Lion (BB)
Angela Patrice (BB)
Sista Mary (UK)
Dub Conductor (UK)
DB Step (BB)
Day Dream (JA)
Albert & the Culture Yard house band (BB)
Check the plane tickets, don’t lose the chance to explore the culture of Barbados and enjoy great music at the same time.