SVG representing at T&T Fam Jam
VINCY ARTISTES, in the thick of the Trinidad and Tobago carnival, are said to have represented well at the Fam Jam extravaganza last week Thursday, February 13, as the steam continues to rise down south.
A contingent from the Carnival Development Corporation-CDC- who is in the two-island Republic to promote Vincy Mas 2020, mounted a booth at the extravangaza that was held at Estate 101 in Port-Of-Spain.
The C.D.C. said patrons were able to interact with the representatives and learn more about the dynamic series of events carded for Vincymas 2020 to run from June 26- July 7.
But, the excitement mounted at the full concert event by Soca Star, Gamal ‘Skinny Fabulous’ Doyle, when he “took centre stage to deliver his diverse musical catalogue for all in attendance”.
Skinny was joined by his Soca ‘Famalay’ Machel Montano, and Iwer George, to officially shell down Fam Jam and usher in T& T’s Carnival Week in fine style.
Dynamic performances were also delivered by SVG Soca dynamos L Pank and Hance John-who made a major impact at the 2020 International Soca Monarch semi-finals.
The CDC said the event gave the Vincy talent an opportunity to share the stage with other top local and regional acts such as Nadia Batson, Teddyson John and Lyrikal.
Additionally, guests also had the opportunity to pose for photos with the Vincy Mas brand ambassadors and receive various Vincymas branded bandanas and fete-related paraphernalia.
CDC chairman, Ricardo Adams, was on hand at Fam Jam and declared “we are very pleased to be here during this very exciting time.
“We all know that T& T’s Carnival is considered the Mecca, but Vincymas brings its own unique cultural attributes to the regional Carnival calendar. We take pleasure in introducing potential visitors to these one of a kind facets, and are happy to welcome them to our upcoming festival”.
And, CDC Marketing Officer, Esworth Roberts, echoing similar sentiments, added that “St. Vincent has always had a footprint in T& T’s Carnival, previously with Becket & Kevin Lyttle and currently with Skinny & Problem Child.
“We are excited to be here to expose the Soca fans to home-grown talents such as Hance John, L Pank and many others which they can all experience this coming June/ July”.
The Vincy rags and flags are expected to fly high tonight when Problem Child represents at the International Soca Monarch finals.