Sound Citizens bring their “swunk” to Lagoonies April 30



COLE BAY – Lagoonies Bistro and Bar will host Antiguan band Sound Citizens for a fantastic night of free live music on Saturday, April 30, beginning at 8:30pm.

Sound Citizens bring together Brazilian, Caribbean, British and Spanish musical influences to create “swunk,” their unique, irresistibly danceable fusion of soul-drenched swing, funk, reggae and Brazilian roots music. Their triumphant first album MIA [Made in Antigua] was recorded by renowned sound engineer Stevie Jackson, who previously worked with Elton John, Stevie Wonder and Paul McCartney. Sound Citizens will be releasing their second album “Swunk” soon. The free April 30 concert gives island residents and visitors the opportunity to experience the swunk for themselves.

“Our mission at Lagoonies is to bring new music and musicians to the public, as well as great bistro-style food,” explained Director of Lagoonies Bistro and Bar Olivia Roudon, “so we’re really psyched to welcome Sound Citizens to the island for this show.” Roudon and her partner Stephen Winkel are keen supporters of both international and local musicians, and can proudly say that some of St. Maarten’s outstanding home-grown talent got their start at Lagoonies. They regularly host artists from this island and around the globe, kicking into high gear after last year’s hugely successful Orange Grove concert. “It’s going to be an unforgettable evening so get ready to dance!” said Roudon.

The concert starts at 8:30pm, and is free and open to the public. Reservations are recommended for dinner, and can be booked at +1(721) 544-3703. This event is made possible by Lagoonies’ media partner Island 92, and the generous sponsorship of Amstel Bright and Mount Gay.

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Lagoonies Bistro and Bar is accessible by land or by sea. By land, it’s located at Wellington Road 33-35 between ELECTEC and FKG in Cole Bay. By sea, it’s located at the Lagoon Marina, on Simpson Bay Lagoon between Budget Marine and Island Water World.