Soca artists roll into East End

Musical artists Alison Hinds, Rupee, Edwin Yearwood of Soca band Krosfyah and Biggie Irie are in town and ready to rock – soca style – East End’s Pirate Week Heritage Day, Friday, Nov. 15.

Bajan soca artist Hinds, often referred to as the Queen of Soca, is perhaps best known for her debut solo album, “Soca Queen,” featuring the standout hit “Roll It Gal.” Her latest hits include “Born Wit It,” “A Ladies Anthem” and “Brace and Wine.”

Rupee kicked off his illustrious career with popular Bajan band Coalishun in 1997. He went on to release a string of solo albums, which included popular hits such as “Jump” and “Tempted to Touch.” “Jump” won Rupee repeated Road March titles at carnivals worldwide.

Edwin Yearwood has soca hits “Road Jam,” “Pump Me Up” and “Sak Passe.” His band, Krosfyah, was formed in 1989, and remains among the most popular soca bands in the Caribbean.

Biggie Irie started his musical career in 1986 as the lead vocalist with the Barbadian reggae band Exodus and has since gone on to perform and record with The Splashband. The concert, at the East End Heritage Field, will also include a performance by local band CayNRG, as well as DJs Sly and Vicious spinning the latest hits.

Part proceeds from tickets, priced at $25, will be donated to the dialysis unit at the Cayman Islands Hospital. Tickets are available from Funky Tangs, Reflections and Atlantic. Doors open at 8 p.m. For more details, visit the Fantastic Friday Facebook page.

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