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Kool and The Gang Performing at Saint Lucia Jazz and Arts Festival 25th Anniversary 2016


Kool & the Gang has sold over 70 million albums worldwide and influenced the music of three generations. Thanks to songs like “Celebration,” “Cherish,” “Jungle Boogie”, “Summer Madness” and “Open Sesame”, they’ve earned two Grammy Awards, seven American Music Awards, 25 Top Ten R&B hits, nine Top Ten Pop hits and 31 gold and platinum albums. Kool & the Gang has performed continuously for the past 43 years, longer than any R&B group in history. Their bulletproof funk and jazzy arrangements have also made them the most sampled band of all time.  In 2009, Kool & the Gang made history when they became one of only a handful of American acts to perform in Cuba in recent years. In February 2014, Kool & the Gang received the Lifetime Achievement Award in music at the Golden Camera Awards in Berlin, Germany, and in 2015 the group received a STAR on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.  Kool & the Gang continues to perform to packed audiences of new and old fans around the world.