OECS Competitive Business Unit presents the launch of “YOU”

A song written, produced and performed by OECS Nationals

The launch of “YOU” on YouTube, a song written, performed and produced by OECS nationals, is a continuation of music development work by the OECS Commission through its Competitive Business Unit (CBU). Performed by Dominican Marsha Augustine, “YOU” was co-written by Augustine in collaboration with fellow Dominican Derek “Rah” Peters, Grenadian Nekoyan Bain and Kittitian Grace Richardson, with music production done by Vincentian Mark Cyrus.

The track, taken from a compilation of songs developed during the OECS Regional Song-Writers Camp in April 2014, is the first to be released as organisers prepare to promote the album and help to create a platform for the artistes. The camp, and the subsequent recording of a ten song album, was part of the work programme of the CBU under the 10th EDF Regional Integration for Trade in the OECS.

The Song-Writers Camp brought together over 15 singers and performers from across OECS Member States with four well-known music producers, three of whom came from the OECS and one from Trinidad. The camp was coordinated by artist management firm Island Network of St. Vincent and the Grenadines and provided an opportunity for collaboration in song-writing and music production. Artistes were exposed to an environment of teamwork and combining their various artistic talents to create a body of work which is now part of the legacy of the 10th EDF programme.

“YOU” and the other tracks from the album will be launched in March 2017 as the OECS Commission brings closure to the 10th EDF and this phase of its development work in the creative industries sector programme. In the months leading up to the launch, organisers plan to release additional videos of top tracks so that the public, and especially consumers of music in the region and internationally, can have a full appreciation of the range of the talent and skills of OECS musicians.  

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Ramon Peachey OECS Communications, Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States
Sobers Esprit Business Development Officer, Creative Industries , Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States
Tahira Carter OECS Communications, Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States
Ramon Peachey OECS Communications, Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States
Sobers Esprit Business Development Officer, Creative Industries , Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States
Tahira Carter OECS Communications, Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States
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The Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) is an International Organisation dedicated to economic harmonisation and integration, protection of human and legal rights, and the encouragement of good governance among independent and non-independent countries in the Eastern Caribbean. The OECS came into being on June 18th 1981, when seven Eastern Caribbean countries signed a treaty agreeing to cooperate with each other while promoting unity and solidarity among its Members. The Treaty became known as the Treaty of Basseterre, so named in honour of the capital city of St. Kitts and Nevis where it was signed. The OECS today, currently has ten members, spread across the Eastern Caribbean comprising Antigua and Barbuda, Commonwealth of Dominica, Grenada, Montserrat, St. Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, St Vincent and The Grenadines, British Virgin Islands, Anguilla and Martinique.

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