Soca stars set to ignite Jamaica Carnival Road March
With less than a week to their historic return to the streets of the Corporate Area for Road March 2017, Wray and Nephew Jamaica Carnival has announced a slew of soca headliners who will be performing on their trucks in the colourful parade on Sunday, April 23.
The soca heavy hitters who will be performing at the road march are Alison Hinds, Bunji Garlin and Fay-Ann Lyons, Patrice Roberts and Iwer George.
The queen of soca, Alison Hinds, who will be performing for the first time ever during a Jamaican road march, is expected to bring the fireworks when rolling out her multitude of hits.
Wray and Nephew Jamaica Carnival revellers will also have the much-touted soca pair, Bunji Garlin and Fay-Ann Lyons. Trinidadian Lyons is on a high from her recently released album, Break The World, debuting at number three on the Billboard Reggae Chart last month.
George, whose single Take A Bathe was a major hit during Trinidad's carnival, is expected to pick up where he left off since his performance at Wray and Nephew Jamaica Carnival's Soca In The City Blowout in March, where fans were left wet and energised after his engaging set on the stage.
The Big Girl Now hitmaker Patrice Roberts will be bringing a lot of heat to the road march for patrons, whose favourites from the Trinidadian star also include Ah Feeling Mehself and Old and Grey.
Marketing manager at J Wray & Nephew Limited, Pietro Gramegna, described the soca performers as the dynamic combination for a perfect road march experience.
"The spirit of these entertainers is the perfect fit with Jamaica Carnival as they symbolise the energy that soca generates," he said. "We're excited to bring our spirit back on the road for a premier carnival experience for patrons."
Wray and Nephew Jamaica Carnival will have five road-wear options for the highly anticipated event, and will begin their journey at Hope Gardens and make their final stop at the Half-Way Tree Transport Centre.