The English born Hinds relocated to Barbados at the age of 11. She joined the Soca band, Square One right out of high school. Their first hit Ragamuffin gave the group and Alison much deserved recognition. Over time she became widely known for her energetic performances, robust vocals and unqualified musical talent. She would record 11 studio albums with the group and produce another number one single Faluma.
Hinds eventually launched her own solo career with her first album Soca Queen which produced the well-received international hit Roll it Gal. The potent song imparted a clear message: “When I heard the demo I said this is it. It was meant to be; I recorded it in one take! It connected like no other song I’d done before.” The message? “I’m telling women to take pride in themselves, don’t take any abuse, look after your kids, do your studies, believe in yourself and look to God. So many women have told me that the song lifts them up.”
Her independent endeavour created new markets for her music which included Europe, North America and the Far East. She has conducted several worldwide tours and most recently recorded two songs with other famous Caribbean artistes as a dedication to the rescue and rebuilding efforts in the earthquake ravaged Republic of Haiti.
Audience members at this year's Jazz Festival can expect a fiery and compelling musical performance from the undisputed Queen of Soca.
The event is sponsored by The Jamaica Tourist Board, Johnny Walker, Heineken, Iberostar, Flow, Baileys, CVM TV, Gleaner, Fame FM, Nationwide, Ocean Spray, Courts, RIU and many more.
For further details about ticket pricing and the line-up for each night go to the official website.
Tickets can be purchased both online and at various tickets outlets. The official website is where users are the given the option to get tickets for each night, season passes or weekend passes. Prices vary depending on the type of ticket being bought.
Tickets for the events are as follows: Thursday Night Silver is US$80.00; Thursday Night Gold is US$110.00. Thursday Night Platinum is US$160.00. Friday Night Silver is US$85.00 while Friday Night Gold is US$120.00. Friday Platinum tickets will be going for US$170.00.
Saturday Night Silver tickets are US$85.00 while Saturday Night Gold Tickets fetch US$120.00. Platinum Saturday tickets are US$180.00. Weekend (Fri & Sat) Silver tickets are US$170.00 while Weekend (Fri & Sat) Gold tickets are US$240.00. Weekend Platinum tickets are US$340.00.
Season Silver Tickets (Thu-Sat) are US$250.00 with Season Gold tickets going for US$350.00. Platinum season tickets will run for US$500.00.