The Icons are Com­ing!

The Star (St. Lucia) - - ENTERTAINMENT -

On July 2, 2016 Saint Lu­cia will view a spe­cial mo­ment of mu­si­cal his­tory when the Gai­ety Gar­dens comes alive with Soca Ex­plo­sion!

Hav­ing made its de­but on July 11, 2015, Soca Ex­plo­sion – Ricky T & Friends left an in­deli­ble mark on the en­ter­tain­ment cal­en­dar of Lu­cian Car­ni­val. The brain­child of Strato­sphere Muzic, the event sought to high­light the undis­putable tal­ent of the is­land’s most dec­o­rated soca star, Ricky T. With seven­teen ti­tles to his name, rang­ing from Party Soca Monach, Groovy Soca Monarch and Road March King, Ricky T’s name is syn­ony­mous with not only qual­ity soca mu­sic, but tunes which are mem­o­rable and evoke an im­me­di­ate re­sponse in the rev­eller’s mind and be­hav­iour.

The suc­cess of 2015 has made Strato­sphere Muzic want to en­sure that it of­fers its 2016 pa­trons an even bet­ter prod­uct. With the tagline of “4 Icons; 4 Kings! One Night; One Stage!” 2016 prom­ises an iconic line-up in­deed. This mu­si­cal jour­ney will trace the mu­sic that most in­flu­enced soca mu­sic high­light­ing those who have gone be­fore and paved the way, and helped fash­ion the mem­o­rable mu­sic per­formed by Ricky T and his peers over the years.

Led by the in­com­pa­ra­ble Ca­lypso King of the World, the Mighty Spar­row, the stage will be set to in­clude the Baron, Becket, and our very own Papa Vader, icons who have in­flu­enced mu­sic not only in Saint Lu­cia but across the Caribbean and the world, pay­ing trib­ute to those who have gone be­fore and set the stage for the mu­sic we now en­joy.

Hosted by seven­teen times crowned Monarch Ricky T, the Kings will also fea­ture Shur­wayne Winch­ester from Trinidad & Tobago (five times Monarch), Mr Killa from Gre­nada (six times Monarch) and the Peo­ple’s King, Ashanti, all backed by the big band DYP with Brass.

Soca Ex­plo­sion 2016 prom­ises to be the mu­si­cal event for the year!

Ricky T will be joined by a host of Soca icons and celebri­ties for the July 2nd event.

The Mighty Spar­row for Soca Ex­plo­sion.

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