So Nice! Pressure Busspipe Headlines Summer Music Festival
CHARLOTTE AMALIE – Pressure Busspipe will headline the America’s Paradise USVI Music Festival in St. Thomas next month, according to organizers of the event.
Busspipe, whose real name is Delyno Brown, is the reggae recording artist son of WSTA-1340 “Lucky 13” radio personality Irvin “Brownie” Brown. Busspipe’s hit “Virgin Islands Nice” of 2014 is the theme song of the Virgin Islands advertising campaign as seen in frequent rotatation on CNN.
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In addition to Busspipe, the festival features top flight reggae performers Barrington Levy and Third World and comedian/television actor Cedric The Entertainer. It runs from July 16 to 19.
“Special events such as Music Fest help to drive business throughout the summer months,” said Beverly Nicholson-Doty, the V.I. Tourism Commissioner. “We are looking forward to, not only enjoying some great music and entertainment, but also welcoming many visitors and festival goers to Charlotte Amalie next month.”
Puerto Rico’s reggaeton recording star Don Omar highlights one of the festival’s nights, along with dancehall artists Destra and Future.
Pressure Busspipe organized a peace concert in St. Thomas in August 2013, after being a victim of gun crime and in response to the rise in violent crime in the islands. He gained his early musical experience working on the Star Lion sound system in the late 1990s.
Brown, whose father is also a drummer and taxi driver, had a hit in Jamaica in 2007 with a remixed version of “Love and Affection,” a song he originally recorded for producer Dean Pond, but was updated by producer Don Corleon.
Busspipe’s fourth album “Africa Redemption” was released in December 2012. He worked on the album with producer Trevor “Baby G” James in Jamaica and Damian and Stephen Marley in Miami. His fifth album “The Sound” was released in 2014.
Special event packages are available at Bolongo Bay Beach Resort, Pavilions & Pools Hotel, and Sapphire Beach Condominium Resort. Room rates start at $160 per night, plus applicable tax and service charges; bookings require a 3-night minimum stay.
The package includes $300 in certificates for shopping, dining and activities, a festival T-shirt and backpack. Visitors must use booking code “FEST-15” to secure the special promotional package.
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