See culture firsthand in at the St Kitts and Nevis Investment Gateway Summit

St Kitts and Nevis is known for its natural beauty and welcoming locals, but the twin-island nation is not only a beauty hotspot.

Tourist girl on St Kitts island cruise travel destination visiting Brimstone Hill Fortress National Park on vacation. Caribbean cruise ship woman walking on cannon lookout on summer holidays.

The twin-island’s rich, vibrant culture shows that prospective citizens need not choose style over substance; St Kitts and Nevis offers plenty of both.

Ahead of the Federation’s pioneering Investment Gateway Summit (IGS), held from 10 July to 14 July at the St. Kitts Marriott Resort & The Royal Beach Casino, we are taking a look at the Federation’s sparkling, lively culture.

The IGS will showcase the best of Kittian and Nevisian culture, from music to art to cuisine.

The sound of the Federation: music and beyond

The rhythms of the Caribbean are distinctive and influential, with musicians within genres such as R&B, pop, rock and rap all incorporating Carib elements into their music.

The IGS features Caribbean music in a multitude of mediums: from drumming to dancing to singing.

The IGS will open with steelpan music. The steelpan is a Caribbean musical instrument, a drum with different pans which, when hit, create different pitches of tone.

The Royd Phipps Drummers, led by drumming specialist Royd Phillips, will set a strong tone later on during the Summit.

Caribbean dance is also a uniquely beautiful expression of culture. The Okolo Dancers bring history, precision and emotion to their performances, using motion to express the Kittian and Nevisian way of life.

Most classically, culture can be transmitted through song. Songs, passed down through generations of oral traditions, are maps of meaning and cultural understanding.

Gairy Knight also provides a distinguished performance at the Summit.

A flourishing art scene

St Kitts and Nevis is the place to be for art lovers and artists alike. Boasting multiple galleries and craft markets, the Federation is a haven for the arts.

The IGS showcases Vaughn Ansyln, a Nevisian painter famous across the globe for his murals, street art, portraits and event decor.

The Government of St Kitts and Nevis aids the flourishing art scene through keeping a Creative Industry Registry. This allows interested patrons, artists and observers to look up key creatives around the island, supporting artists and those who appreciate their work.

The St. Kitts Tourism Authority also provides information on artists and craftspeople for interested patrons.

Galleries on the island are plentiful. Gallery Café and Art Gallery, Mango Land Gallery, and Basseterre Art Gallery & Restaurant are located in St. Kitts. In Nevis, art lovers can visit Charlestown Gallery.

Immerse yourself in culture: register for the IGS today!

Envelop yourself in the unique culture of St Kitts and Nevis. Experience the melodies of the twin-island; fill your eyes with art soulfully wrought by the island’s best painters and sculptors; taste the simmering flavours of Kittian and Nevisian cuisine.

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