Association of Vincentian Soca Artistes (AVSA) officially launched
Press Release
May 7, 2024

Association of Vincentian Soca Artistes (AVSA) officially launched

The Association of Vincentian Soca Artistes (AVSA) is thrilled to announce its official  launch to the media and public.

A press conference was held last Tuesday, April 30 at Peace Memorial Hall saw the invitation extended for members of the media and soca artistes to attend.

The organization, which has been in development for some time, is led by  President Chewalee Johnson. He has assembled a competent and enthusiastic executive team  that has been working together since August 2023.

The Executive comprises President – Chewalee Johnson, Vice President – Utamu Rose,  Treasurer – Andrew James, General Secretary – Crystel Huggins, Committee Member – Elrico Hunte and Chief Marketing & Communications Officer – Tyrique Thomas.

AVSA has meticulously followed the necessary steps to establish itself as an official  organization. With a comprehensive strategic plan and draft constitution, the executive first  held a private meeting inviting Soca artistes and enthusiasts to become members, receiving a  positive response.

AVSA’s mission is to unify all Vincentian soca artistes for the overall development of soca music in St. Vincent and the Grenadines.

Vice President Utamu Rose highlighted the importance of increased collaboration, stating,  “This is just the first step, and we are in preparation to meet with key stakeholders in the  industry as we chart the way forward together for the benefit of all artistes in St. Vincent and the  Grenadines.”

President Chewalee Johnson added, “AVSA is all about educating and unifying. We are  launching initiatives such as workshops and seminars to help our members acquire  comprehensive knowledge, training and enhance their abilities & profile as artistes, ultimately  improving the quality of music in St. Vincent and the Grenadines.

AVSA is committed to empowering Vincentian Soca artistes through unified representation,  skill development, and robust industry advocacy. As we move forward, we are excited to foster  a vibrant and cohesive community that enhances the professional landscape of soca music in  SVG.

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● Facebook: @TheAssociationofVincentianSocaArtists

● Instagram: @AVSAINCSVG

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