|Soca surprises at Eyeslam concert |
Thursday, January 12 2017
THE 2017 instalment of the popular Eyeslam Concert Series got off to a pulsating start with a star-studded live cast in Tobago.
The weekly concert, now in its fifth consecutive year, was launched on January 6, and featured riveting performances from some of the biggest names in soca, including Sekon Sta, 5Star Akil, Jaiga, Preedy and Salty, who delivered their 2017 soca offerings at the packed Shade Nightclub, Bon Accord.
The Eyeslam Concert Series is a collaborative effort between TSTT and Slam 100.5fm and provides a forum for soca fans to witness their favourite soca acts in a more intimate setting.
Camille Campbell, VP marketing, TSTT , said in a media release that sponsoring the event is in keeping with the company’s mandate to promote and support local culture.
“We have always been consistent with contributing to the prosperity of TT ’s indigenous arts and culture. At TSTT , we believe that it’s extremely important to support our indigenous music, as well as our Soca ambassadors, who continue to catapult soca on the world’s stage. Eyeslam continues to be tremendously successful and we are very happy to play a part in making the event possible again this year.” Slam representative, Lisa Guichard, said the Slam team has pulled out all the stops to ensure that the concert series is bigger and better this time around.
“We now have a total of seven free events - with two new inclusions.
We have also seen the introduction of a Tobago event, along with the newest inclusion, ‘Eyeslam Ultra’ to be held at the Radisson Hotel on February 8.
The concert series will end in our recent tradition of the Slam street party ‘Must Meet At Rust Street’ on February 15.” Guichard also praised bmobile for its continued support and commitment.
“The support of bmobile from the inception of the Concert Series, five years ago, has been invaluable to the growth of the campaign.” Throughout the Carnival season, “socaholics” will have the chance to be a part of the bmobile Eyeslam Concert Series which hits venues across the country, including, Woodford Cafe, Chaguanas, VAS Lounge, Port-of-Spain and Hutt Shuts, Tacarigua.
Some of the artistes carded to hit the Eyeslam stages are Blaxx, Ricardo Drue, Third Bass, Impulse, KI, Rupee, Teddyson John and reigning Soca Monarch, Voice.