Sando awaits its soca monarch
Tuesday, February 25 2014
SAN FERNANDO will for the first time crown their own Soca Monarch at the “Night of Sando Monarchs Pre-Dimanche Gras” show which comes off tomorrow at 7 pm at Skinner Park, San Fernando.
Convenor of the San Fernando Carnival Committee anticipates the show tomorrow which will also crown a King and Queen of the Bands, a San Fernando Calypso Monarch and an extempo champion. The 2014 theme for carnival is “The Rhythm of Sando”
Regrello told Newsday the show has all the ingredients for culture lovers.
He said, “All we ask now of the people is to come out and support us it so that we can earn some revenue.”. The committee, he said, is especially excited about the soca monarch competition which is a new feature to the show. Regrello also announced a route change to bands using Coffee Street and Carib Street for the parade on Carnival Monday and Tuesday.
“One new change in reference to the route Coffee Street. It becomes a one-way going east-to-west on Monday night and Tuesday night. Any band going up will have to use Carib Street as it becomes west-to-east.”
On Thursday, at 4 am, burgesses will also have the opportunity to view the re-enactment of the Camboulay Riots at Skiffle Bunch Pan Theatre, Coffee Street San Fernando and later at 7 pm at Skinner Park, San Fernando, pan lovers are promised a treat when steelbands in the traditional and small category of the National Panorama finals compete for top honours. On Sunday there will be the Junior Parade of the Bands with J’ouvert at 4 am.
The names of the eight finalists for tomorrow nights show have been released. They are: McKivin Foster singing “Madness”; Clint Davis, “Return of Superblue”; Godfrey Benjamin, “Scam Dem”; McMorrris Edwards, “Sucker Bag”; Steve Pascall, “Ah want some ah dat”; Tricia Hamilton, “Leave Mih” and Wayne Modeste, singing “Band Meh.”