Last year, Just4Fun Carnival band held the first ever Soca Switch Competition which was intended to become an annual event. Based on the success of last year’s event and recognizing the potential for growth, the band has decided to indeed make it a part of their calendar again this year. Soca Switch 2016 will be held on Saturday April 20.
According to Just4Fun Carnival Band there are two main reasons for this venture. First, to incentivize Saint Lucian artistes to release their music early in the Saint Lucia Carnival season. To that end, the event will be held on the last Saturday in April each year ahead of the island’s carnival season, which peaks in June and ends in July.
Secondly, the event is seen as a platform to provide a professionally televised production featuring Saint Lucian Soca Music with the aim of getting it broadcast not just locally but across the region.
The organizers truly believe that the issue of the traditional late release of music for Carnival will be addressed by the event, which will afford artiste a new platform for their music.
By its very design organizers say, artistes will have to release new music to qualify for the cash and prices as well as bragging rights that come with winning the competition.
For 2016 registration for the Soca Switch Competition is free to all Saint Lucian’s locally and internationally.
All Power and Groovy songs released before 10th April, 2016 will automatically receive entry into the competition for the St. Lucia 2016 carnival season. There will be no distinction between Groovy and Power Soca in The SOCA SWITCH competition. There will be One Champion, the best overall performer will be crowned the reigning Soca Switch champion. The reigning Soca Switch champion is Mongstar.
Mongstar! Switch winner The 2016 Soca NB: All releases should be sent to email@example.com to the 10th April, 2016.