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BUNJI AND FAY ANN for Great Fete in Tobago

Friday, July 17 2009

Starting July 29 and continuing till August 2, bmobile will host its annual Great Fete in Tobago.

the venues marked for these shows include, Store Bay Pigeon Point Beach Resort and Mount Irvine Beach Resort. The soca royal couple of TT Bunji Garlin (Ian Alvarez) and Fay Ann Lyons will be among the top acts carded to perform at Pigeon Point Beach Resort on July 31 at 9 pm.

Born to Soca legend, Soca Monarch King and eight-time Road March winner Super Blue, Fay Ann entered the Soca industry in 2002 with “It’s My Turn Now”, a fitting title to a legacy continued.

Just like her husband Bunji Garlin, Fay-Ann composes her own lyrics and melodies and has gone on to make her mark as a sultry, talented, young lady with hits as “Display” (Road March 2003), “Freedom” and “Get On” (Road March 2008).

Before becoming a solo artiste in 2005 Fay-Ann released many hits while front lining for Soca band Invasion. She also delved in the Ragga Soca field with hits such as “Breakaway,” “Most Wanted,” “That is Carnival,” “John Quickie” and many others and has shown her melodious side with groovy hits as “Wave,” “The Lyrics King and The Lyon Empress” and “One Day.”

Fay-Ann created history in Trinidad and Tobago Carnival 2009 by becoming the first woman to win the Power Soca title as well as going on to take the Groovy Soca Monarch and the bmobile People’s Choice titles with her 2009 Carnival contributions “Heavy T Bumper” and “Meet Super Blue”. She then went on to win the 2009 Road March title with her tune “Meet Super Blue” becoming the first woman to take four major titles in a carnival season.

Bunji Garlin is a Ragga Soca artiste from TT. Bunji has won Trinidad’s Soca Monarch competition on several occasions: 2002 (tied with Iwer George) with “Down in the Ghetto”, 2004 with “Warrior Cry,” 2005 with “Blaze the Fire,” both songs were produced by then band member Shawn Noel (Da Ma$tamind) and 2008 with “Fiery.” He placed second in the International Soca Monarch 2009 with “Clear De Road,” while his pregnant wife placed first with “Meet Super Blue.”

On the starting night of July 29, the fete goes to Crown Point where Pstar 20, Redy Mix and Dancin God Syd will entertain the crowds. On July 30 the fete goes to Pigeon Point Beach where for “Retro Thursday”, Cutty Ranks Howee Tee, Third Bass and Ishmael plus Sel Construction will provide the best in entertainment Caribbean style. Come August 1, Wet Fete is staged in Pigeon Point Beach and will feature the acts of Busy Signal, Shal Marshal, Devona and Shot Master J, Hans and Gonzo, Squeezy Rankin and Renegades Steel Orchestra. Sunday August 2 marks the end of Great Fete Weekend with Mighty Krush, Clyde and the Outlaw, Simple C, Akile and Associate Degree.

Dubbed the Caribbean beach party, the Great Fete Weekend remains a big attraction for those who love to party at the seaside.

This five-night beach party super jam showcases the hottest DJs, sound systems, soca and celebrities from TT. It is described as a veritable melting pot of local pop culture and extreme party vibes.

This promising party was born out of the celebrations surrounding the annual power boat racing event. The best parties were to be found at Pigeon Point Beach and they came to overshadow the race itself. Now an event in its own right with a separate date, the Great Fete Weekend stands alone as the number one beach party in the southern Caribbean.

bmobile is now offering five couples a trip to this fete with airfare, accommodation, and season tickets. Customers will be required to top-up their phone with $20 or more from July 10 to 22. Winners will be randomly chosen at the end of the promotion.

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