From August 31 to September 2, 2018 St Lucia hosted their second annual Roots and Soul Festival. The festival is dedicated to musicians who are setting new trends in reggae, conscious hip-hop, Afro-punk and R&B, with performances, master classes and encounters between artists and other actors in the music business. Shows took place at The Royalton St Lucia and Pigeon Island and this year the festival featured artists such as Beenie Man, Ashanti and Ja Rule, Morning Sunshine & The Essentials, Deva Mahal, Krys, Romain Virgo, Shayne Ross, Taj Weekes, Yemi Alade, Stacey Charles and Werner 'Semi' Francis.

Photographer ANDREA DE SILVA attended this years festival and captured these images.