Regional soca artistes commend Vincies’ feting skills
Local Vibes
July 5, 2013

Regional soca artistes commend Vincies’ feting skills

Barbados’ Queen of Soca Allison Hinds and Trinidad’s rising soca diva Nadia Batson have commended Vincentian revellers for their feting skills.{{more}}

“Vincy people are some of the best feters I know,” said Hinds, who, along with Batson and Destra Garcia, headlined last Sunday’s Soca on the Beach event.

Held at Rawacou Recreation Park, the event attracted hundreds of revellers who partied on the grass from midday to just after midnight.

LIME Soca Dans “DJ Que” led the hype into the evening session with his selection of soca hits, from yesteryear to the most recent, and a blend from local and regional songs.

Backed by the Kinnetix band, former ragga soca monarch Raeon “Maddzart” Primus and current soca monarch Gamal “Skinny Fabulous” Doyle picked up from where Dj Que left off.

Patrons got a short preview of what is to come at tomorrow evening’s soca monarch show, as both artistes performed their new hits.

No one was standing as the bass from the speakers and the instructions from the artists had patrons jamming from left to right.

Couples were seen partying together, while the single men in the crowd sought unaccompanied women for a quick jam.

Even those without dancing partners seemed to be having a good time, dancing wildly by themselves.

“Vincies are real feters,” said Batson, who was the first of the three female acts to perform.

“I love the fact that they know how to have fun without the war and violence.

“Vincy people could fete!” she added.

Batson, Hinds and Garcia performed for an estimated 45 minutes each and throughout their performances, revellers crowded the front stage to have a close-up view of the artistes who interacted with the crowd while on stage.

Random males and females were called on stage to show their feting skills and without a doubt, they did not disappoint the foreign acts.

“Wow… my gosh. I loved it,” said Hinds after the show.

Soca on the Beach climaxed with performances from defending ragga soca monarch Fya Empress, who was followed by the LIME Soca Dans – Luta, Fireman Hooper, Shaunelle McKenzie and Hance John, who closed out the show at about 12:35 a.m.

Heric Horne, organizer of the event, which is into its third year, expressed special appreciation to patrons who supported the event.

“The event was held for another successful year thanks to the support we’ve gotten.

“This type of support makes us as the organizers feel more motivated to continue organizing a quality event with a difference,” Horne said.