Soca in Da City satisfies musical cravings

May 28, 2019
From left: Andreanna Seaton, Terari Pessoa, and Chrissan Edwards were all dolled up for a night of partying.
From left: Andreanna Seaton, Terari Pessoa, and Chrissan Edwards were all dolled up for a night of partying.
Sharlene Barkley and Latoya Malcolm came out combat style for Soca in Da City.
Sharlene Barkley and Latoya Malcolm came out combat style for Soca in Da City.
Sisters and best friends Kemoy Russell (left) and Christine Benjamin made the soca event a girls’ night out.
Sisters and best friends Kemoy Russell (left) and Christine Benjamin made the soca event a girls’ night out.
Caught while screaming the lyrics to her favourite soca song, this Soca in Da City patron barely noticed our cameras.
Caught while screaming the lyrics to her favourite soca song, this Soca in Da City patron barely noticed our cameras.
La Toya Campbell (left) and Tina turner were all smiles.
La Toya Campbell (left) and Tina turner were all smiles.
From left: Tricia Wong, Rushelle Bennett, and Tiffany Waugh give their daintiest poses.
From left: Tricia Wong, Rushelle Bennett, and Tiffany Waugh give their daintiest poses.
This is her idea of warming up: a cup of rum and slow wine.
This is her idea of warming up: a cup of rum and slow wine.
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'Soca versus Dancehall' was the theme for Soca in Da City, and the booked disc jockeys - ZJ Chrome, DJ Smoke, Bloodline Franco, Bishop Escobar and Witty Blacks - did not joke around with it.

From the warm-up to the finale, the selectors lived up to the musical expectations of patrons.

What started as a small gathering soon turned into a nicely filled location as an equal amount of soca and dancehall movers and shakers trickled in, the majority being the prettier sex. One could argue that it was a girls' night out, and the promoters seemed to predict this, too as many female patrons commended the tastefully decorated bathroom area that was also fitted with a lounge chair for those who had to wait their turn to use the toilets.

Overall, the venue was satisfactory, sticking to its city feel. The soca event, which was held at the St Lucia car park for its first staging, had a slight change of scene for the second time around as Barbados Avenue was the road of choice.

Initially, patrons lined the perimeter of the venue, but that changed when soca tracks like Mr Killa's Run Wid It, Preedy's Lost and Found, and Shal Marshall's Splinters came through the speakers. The dancehall songs of the 2000s like Everybody Dance by RDX and the earlier tunes of Ding Dong were repeated without fail as almost every individual present attempted to demonstrate their best dancing skills. The night ended with all musical cravings satisfied.

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