OLD SOCA VIBE FOR THE DADS
On Sunday, June 21, fathers will be celebrated worldwide; and right here in Barbados dads will be in for a special treat –– the Soca Heroes Concert in their name.
The Father’s Day show at Hilton Barbados, starting at 4 p.m., and featuring krosfyah, Rupee and Kirk Brown of Barbados, Tobagonian socca artist Blaxx and the Dominican band WCK (Windward Caribbean Kulture), is not to be missed.
Organizer Andy John told the media at a Press conference yesterday that every effort was being made to bring back that old soca vibe.
“We are trying to relive the days of the congaline; trying to bring back all the wonderful memories of partying. In order for soca music to keep going forward, all hands have to be on deck. Let’s get together for this big event,” John urged Edwin Yearwood, one of the frontline singers in krosfyah, said he was looking forward to the show, especially since it would be a big way for the band to celebrate its 25 years in the business.
“We have never really been able to celebrate our anniversary here in Barbados, which is really where it all started. So we are going to use this event to make that mark.
“We believe that the group of artistes who are going to be on this show, all of them would have made a significant contribution to what soca is today; and I believe it’s going to be a great event once the entire cast showcases what they have been showcasing for so long,” Edwin said Rupee, via phone, told those gathered he was excited to be a part of the show after not performing in Barbados since 2011.
“It’s an honour to be a part of this show. This year, I am making an extra effort to make my contribution to Crop Over.” Richard Haynes, marketing manager at SLAM 101. FM, the official media sponsor of the show, said he was also proud to be a part of the show.
“We are very happy to embrace soca music, but even more happy to embrace local soca music. It’s a great thing to have someone do something for fathers finally,” Haynes said. (DB)