3 New Artists Coming To The “Grammy Experience” Aboard Norwegian Getaway
Written by: Cruise News
April 15, 2014 – Norwegian today announced the next three exciting artists that will perform on board Norwegian Getaway’s GRAMMY® Experience at Sea: Sugar Blue, a GRAMMY-Award-winning harmonica dynamo; Carolyn Malachi, a GRAMMY-nominated soul-fusion artist; and Roddie Romero, a GRAMMY®-nominated Louisiana artist.
When Sugar Blue joins Norwegian Getaway on April 12, 2014, he will dazzle guests with his incredible harmonica mastery. Known as the Jimi Hendrix and Charlie Parker of the harmonica, his style is melodically fluid and instantly recognizable. Born in Harlem, New York, Blue grew up listening to performances by some of the world’s most renowned artists at the legendary Apollo Theater. His fate was sealed when he received a harmonica for his 10th birthday and since then he has been performing worldwide; he has recorded and appeared with Willie Dixon, the Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan, Prince, Stan Getz, Ray Charles and many others. Blue won a GRAMMY in 1985 for Best Traditional Blues Recording as a featured performer on the album “Blues Explosion,” which was recorded live at the Montreux Jazz Festival. Blue feels music deeply, as part of the human experience, and he is excited to share his gift with guests sailing on board Norwegian Getaway through June 14, 2014.
Carolyn Malachi, famous for her popular brand of soul music, emerged as a star following the release of her GRAMMY-nominated single, “Orion,” in 2011. Her unique spoken-word meets hip-hop, R&B and jazz-fusion style of music intoxicates listeners and takes them on an inspiring musical journey. In addition to her musical success, Carolyn is a philanthropic social activist who has used her music to become a force for good by supporting international non-profit organizations such as The School Fund, which has already funded over 10,000 classroom hours for students in Tanzania and East Africa. Guests will be delighted and inspired by Malachi’s incredible sound and inspirational lyrics while cruising on Norwegian Getaway from June 15 through August 1, 2014.
Following Carolyn Malachi, Roddie Romero, a renowned, GRAMMY-nominated Louisiana artist who has been performing internationally at many of the world’s most prestigious venues and festivals for over 20 years, will join Norwegian Getaway. Known for his authentic, traditional Cajun and zydeco music, this Louisiana-roots rocker puts on an energetic show that is guaranteed to make guests in Norwegian Getaway’s GRAMMY Experience at Sea get up and dance. Romero is also no stranger to cruising; he has recently performed on board Norwegian Pearl during Cayamo, one of the line’s music festival series events in partnership with Sixthman. Romero will perform on Norwegian Getaway from August 2 through August 30, 2014.