Barbadian soca legends Allison Hinds, Edwin Yearwood and Lil Rick along with Lead Pipe and Saddis of the newer generation of Bajan soca stars got a rousing reception as they performed before thousands in Trinidad and Tobago last night.
Backed by the Darien Bailey session band, comprising some of Barbados’ top musicians, the soca stars performed at Ignite, an event hosted by Trinidad and Tobago’s largest carnival band company, Tribe, a conglomerate which owns multiple mass bands.
The session was emceed by Barbadian music producer Jus Jay who hyped up the crowd about Barbados as images of the Barbados flag repeatedly flashed on a jumbotron screen.
The Barbadians are on a promotional carnival tour sponsored by the National Cultural Foundation and the Barbados Tourism Marketing Incorporated.
Speaking backstage after his performance, Soca star Edwin Yearwood described the response of the crowd as awesome.
Edwin noted the tremendous reaction to some of the Bajan soca classics.
Barbadian soca star Edwin Yearwood speaking after a performance at the Trinidad Carnival