Internation Reggae-Rocker and former athletic superstar, Omari Banks to Guest Judge in St. Maarten’s talent show.
A Xtratight Entertainment Production powered by TelCell, The St. Maarten’s top talent event which features such various categories as dancing, singing, rapping, instrument playing and special talent will take place Saturday October 1st at The Casino Royale Maho Theater.
In 2015 International reggae artist, Omari Banks, was as a guest speaker and on hand to offer words of wisdom and encouragement to the young stars in the making, having been on that side of the stage himself many years ago when he won many talent shows as a young budding hopeful.
The 2016 staging of the TelCell Breakthrough Talent Finals will see Omari serving as a judge, and give his input to crown a winner amind the 20 finalists. Speaking of the task at hand, Omari stated “Its always great to see the next generation of aspiring artiste/commentators of our society. This is a great initiative by Telcel and its sponsors.”
Banks continues, “Judging a competition like this is always going to be a challenge because i believe art is subjective, ultimately for me i believe it is about how you communicate in your performance and that is what i will be looking for, how it translates on a emotional level to the me and the audience, and also the level of skill and talent is necessary to accomplish their act.. I had the opportunity to be a guest Artiste/ motivational speaker for the Competition last year and i’m happy to be back in the capacity of judge this year.. Good luck to all the contestants.”
According to the New York Times, “Omari Banks sounds like a cross between Bob Marley and Bob Dylan”.
It’s not just reggae music and entertainment outlets, like The Island Sound that are consistently drawn to Omari Banks, many mainstream media outlets have been witnesses to the talent and visual entertainment of Omari Banks.
The Huffington Post states: “At six foot five, dark and handsome, with long dreadlocks and a cool Caribbean style, you can’t help but be drawn to Omari Banks, His music is dynamic and has many influences.”
BET reports: “Omari Banks, who commanded the stage with a Jimi Hendrix-reminiscent presence. Rocking a multicolored “Rolling Stones” cut-off tee, a bandana, leather pants and his signature dreads, Omari showed, in the revered words of Big Freedia, “He did not come to play — He came to slay.”
And, even Forbes reports: “… Omari Banks. With his dashing good looks, rockstar stage presence and impressive #singer #songwriter skills, the younger Banks is well poised to carry on his father’s legacy and take Anguillan reggae international.”
For more information on Omari Banks, follow the links below.
Video: Omari Banks – “No Point To Prove” (feat. Peetah Morgan)