By Melora McInnis
Jan. 15, 2014
This year’s ECMA music week will be great for the Island’s tourism industry, said Charlottetown’s mayor at a news conference Jan. 14 to announce the list of performers.
Meaghan Blanchard, Kayo and Christine Campbell are among the many artists that will perform for its award week April 2-6 in Charlottetown.
Mayor Clifford Lee said he wants local artists to be recognized and this is an opportunity to make it happen,
“I think it’s a tremendous opportunity to further the arts and culture.”
Tourism Minister Robert Henderson said the ECMA event will have a significant impact on tourism in 2014.
“I’m a very big supporter of the music industry.”
Music is a way of life on the island, Henderson said.
“Music is part of our culture. It promises to be a week to remember.”
For performer Kayo, the ECMA music week is a good time to see his favourite artists and he is excited to be part of the experience,
Kayo is known for working closely with Nova Scotia rapper Classified. He said it is Classified that furthered him into the music industry.
“I’m looking forward to the ECMA. I want people to listen to my words, they have meaning.”