St. Maarten artist  – Leroy L. Brooks, better known as King Beau Beau, will be featured as the cultural icon on the St. Maarten Hospitality & Trade Association (SHTA) Event Calendar 2023 edition. This news was announced today by the association.

King Beau Beau is St Maarten’s reigning Senior Calypso Monarch. Mr. Brooks, a former music major at Hofstra University, New York continues to display his artistic talents since first gracing the stage. Having claimed the title of Calypso and Road March over 14 times, King Beau Beau released 16 albums that have sold throughout the Caribbean region, Europe and the United States.

Being the natural showman that he is, the famous King Beau Beau had his own show named “Bacchanal” – a carnival style mixture of song and dance that kept you grooving from start to finish. Due to his passion and versatility he is able to sway all types of crowds by effortlessly switching between different genres and providing an enjoyable experience for his fans.

King Beau Beau is honored to be this year’s cultural icon of choice and is grateful for the nomination by the SHTA. Since the inception of the project in 2017, the calendar has become a recognizable visual sighted on St. Maarten and beyond, with its distinctive “Lego Block Look” designed by local artist Loic Bryan. The calendar is often used by foreign representatives, influencers and Caribbean organizations to promote St. Maarten’s liveliness and diversity it offers. As of 2019, the calendar also is added to the SHTA’s in-room hotel Magazine VISIT.

Previously Roland Richardson the “Father of Caribbean Impressionism”, renowned steelpan musician Isidore “Dow” York and all-round cultural Clara Reyes were the St. Maarten cultural professionals featured on the 2022, 2021 and 2020 editions respectively.

ILTT hopes the 2022 calendar serves once again as a symbol to the community and visitors that Sint Maarten is a dynamic destination. Commercial Manager Roel Kokkelmans (ILTT): “ILTT looks forward to continue to this now 6 year cooperation with the SHTA to jointly show the vast variety of things to do on island – a feature that makes people returning visitors!”.

SHTA calls on companies and NGO’s looking to highlight their 2023 events to send their events to before the end of this week. St. Maarten residents can order their free copy via the same e-mail address. In addition to ILTT’S world famous brands Captain Morgan, Smirnoff Vodka and Johnnie Walker Scotch, SHTA thanks Grant Thornton, Telem Group, Amasterdam, as well as the St. Maarten Tourism Bureau and the Office de Tourisme de St Martin for making the 2023 St. Maarten Event Calendar possible.

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