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A St Lucian Musician and Song Writer has lamented that seasonal appetite of the public for local music.

The sentiment was expressed as cultural groups around the island celebrated the La Rose Festival on Tuesday.

Ronald Boo Hinkson says while he has made attempts to preserve several iconic tunes, by cultural icon Sesenne Descartes and others, there is the lack of effort to create an appetite for the material. He observes that there appears to be more appreciation for St Lucian music overseas, than at home.

Hinkson also remarked that the failure of the public to embrace local music has far reaching effects that impacts heavily on the industry.

He cites as one example the work of Francis Leebo De Lima whom Hinkson describes as a prolific artiste and composer of over five hundred songs. He laments that it is not reflected in his earnings.

The Eastern Caribbean Collective Organization for Music Rights ECCO continues to bemoan the plight of local musicians who fail to get the lions’ share of copyright profits.

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