Grammy Award winning artist to perform in Samoa
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A Grammy Award winning Soul sensation, Joscelyn Eve Stoker, better known by her stage name Joss Stone is expected to perform live in Samoa on May 7 for the first time.
Ms. Stone is an English singer, songwriter and actress and she rose to fame in late 2003 with her multi-platinum debut album, The Soul Sessions, which made the 2004 Mercury Prize shortlist.
Samoa is confirmed as one of the destinations in the Oceania region and concert promoter, Michael Schalkuchen Hickey said the goal is to market Samoa as one of the worthwhile venues Joss Stones has ever performed in, making it a perfect alternative venue to perform as appose to the usual stadium setting which they’re used to.
Joss Stone plans to visit a charity in Samoa and collaborate with a Samoan artist during her time in the country.
Her vision behind this world tour is to highlight the importance of protecting Indigenous music, culture and the environment.
Her second goal is to be the first ever artist to tour all 193 UN affiliated countries in the world, so far Ms. Stone has done 55 countries and currently touring other destinations before making her way to the Pacific in May.
This performance will be an intimate, unplugged acoustic performance for lovers of soul music and the entire family to enjoy, in a career spanning over a decade, Joss Stone has released 7 studio albums and sold over 14 million records making her one of the bestselling artist of her time.
She has recorded and performed songs with many of the world’s most revered artists including Stevie Wonder, James Brown, Mick Jagger, Jeff Beck, Damian Marley, Annie Lennox, Gladys Knight, Smokey Robinson, Lauryn Hill, AR Rahman.