Mr Dale taking the stage in London
He’s not participating in the 2012 London Olympics but soca star Mr Dale is set for a golden experience in London on Friday.
The two-time People’s Monarch and former Tune-of-the-Crop king takes to the stage at the Soul Fusion concert.
Organised by the Caribbean Export Development Agency as part of the London Engage initiative, Soul Fusion is set to showcase the best emerging Caribbean artistes with recognisable global potential and appeal to new markets and business opportunities. In addition to the Soul Fusion concert performance artistes will also participate in the EU Business Forum.
The Caribbean Soca Award winner and three-time BMA Songwriter of the Year said he was looking forward to “the opportunity to engage with investors and major industry players to hopefully unlock new markets” for his brand of music. In particular, the popular soca star expressed optimism for the future prospects of his song-writing career.
While in London, Mr. Dale has also been scheduled to participate in the CARIFEST London 2012 Culture Village Concert, sharing the stage with the likes of celebrated International musical icons Toni Braxton, Maxi Priest, Beres Hammond and Shaggy, to name a few.
He noted that beyond his most recent successful collaborations with Spragga Benz and Allison Hinds, he would be “focussing heavily on more collaborations with major international artistes as well as new artiste development”.
“It’s truly an honour to be involved with something of this magnitude and it speaks volumes about our brand of music and its overall appeal. I’ll definitely represent the Caribbean and my dear Barbados to the fullest,” the artiste said before leaving the island yesterday.
This is a great opportunity for Mr Dale and VIP Pass salutes the original Soka Junkie, who is one the hardest-working and most creative artistes out there. Fly the Bajan flag high, bro!