5th anniversary of TelCell Night Of The Hit Makers brings back the best Hit Makers



PHILIPSBURG – TelCell Night Of The Hit Makers, St. Maarten’s carnival flagship show and premier dance experience will be hitting a milestone this year with its 5-year anniversary celebration.

For the past 4 years Xtratight™ Entertainment has brought a blend of artists together that brings the carnival village alive, and sets the dance floor on “fyah.” For their 5th anniversary dubbed “Fusion,” Xtratight has gone into their archives and selected the best artists of the past 5 years and placed them on one stage for one night, giving St. Maarten the Ultimate Dance Party.

This year Xtratight is guaranteeing yet another Xtatic experience for St. Maarten Carnival 2017. Xtratight™ Entertainment presents its 5th edition of TelCell Night Of The Hit Makers featuring Impakt Band, Kai formerly known as Carimi, Jean Marc Ferdinand, Claudius Philips, Farmer Nappy and the queen of bacchanal Destra.

Impakt Band, one of St. Maarten’s longest standing bands who know how to rock a party, with a brass section like no other.

Kai formerly known as Carimi are kompa kings that are no strangers to St. Maarten. In 2016 the band separated, but not long after that came the birth of Kai, which is Carimi in a new Jacket. With the addition of kompa star Mika Ben on the front line, the band has excelled to another level.

Every time Carimi plays, Carnival Village will be transformed into one big dance floor when Kai lets go of their latest hit “Malad” and other big hits such as “Are You Ready,” “Baby Cool,” “Haiti Bang Bang,” and more. This will be the first time that Kai will perform on St. Maarten.

Jean Marc Ferdinand is back by popular demand. St. Maarten did not get enough of this party rocker last year. His mega-hit “Tiki Tak” is guaranteed to rock the dance floor for both young and old. Jean Marc Ferdinand delivers an energetic performance.

Claudius Philips is undoubtedly the biggest hit maker out of Aruba to date. Claudius Philips and his band Oreo have been around for over 20 years. Like no other, Claudius Philips knows how to keep the dance-floor blazing playing hit after hit. St. Maarten did not get enough of Claudius Philips in 2014, so this Hit Maker has some unfinished business on the island.

Farmer Nappy, this soca phenomenon is celebrating over 30 years in the soca music industry. His hits such has “Chippin,” “Big People Party,” “My House” and more have made its way around the Caribbean taking Farmer Nappy to the top of the soca music chain. His latest mega hit with Destra called “Technically” is taking the Caribbean by storm.

Destra is an artist who needs no introduction as her slogan says it all: “Queen Of Bacchanal.” She is known for her high energy performances, which drive fans insane. In 2015 Destra unleashed this energy in the Carnival village taking the Hit Makers to the next level. Hits such as “Jumping,” “Carnival,” “I Dare You,” “Max It Up,” “Lucy” and her latest hit with Farmer Nappy “Technically” makes Destra the #1 soca diva in the Caribbean. Destra promises nothing less with her performance at the 5th anniversary as she plans to Mash It Up again!

Xtratight’s CEO Bertaux “Mr. Rude” Fleming said: “There is no better feeling than setting your goals and achieving them. In 2013 we came into the arena with a 5-year vision, with the help of the entire St. Maarten community we saw this vision materialize. I must express continuous gratitude to our main partner TelCell for sticking there with us all the way. I sincerely thank the SCDF and Michael Granger for giving us the opportunity and support that was needed to achieve this milestone. Big up all our sponsors and enormous list of supporters.”

“We did not build Night Of The Hit Makers on our own, it was the people of St. Maarten who did that, I only created the platform, they did the rest. Without them the village would be a big empty shell. This is why the 5th edition of TelCell Night Of The Hit Makers is dedicated to the people of St. Maarten. This will be the Ultimate Dance Party and one can expect a production out of this world, once again making St. Maarten proud. We always offer great prices and promotions for our fans and patrons but this year get ready for the ‘Hit Maker Madness.’ Everybody must be a part of St. Maarten’s biggest cultural event Carnival,” concluded Fleming.

SCDF Director Michael Granger stated: “It’s hard to believe its five years of Hit Makers already. When we started this journey together the intention was clear; create a signature event for Carnival with unique aspects never before seen in Carnival. Not just a concert, an unforgettable annual event. Mr. Rude and the Xtratight team have met that goal and then some. Hit Makers is a major attraction of St. Maarten Carnival and Mr. Rude continues to be innovative in concert production. Hit Makers bears the title as Carnival’s flagship show for a reason. We are proud that Rude recognizes the importance of that distinction by producing a spectacular, ever growing product, every year.”

The 5th anniversary production of TelCell Night Of The Hit Makers is planned to guarantee each patron a memorable and Xtatic experience. The signature dance-floor is back, so be a part of the biggest outdoor disco setting on the island. The production will be Xtratight™ with the show starting on time.

TelCell Night Of The Hit Makers will be held Friday, April 28, at the Carnival Village.