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Wednesday 19 June 2019
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Hundreds at Socaparang

Los Alumnos de San Juan local version of Despacito was a hit
Los Alumnos de San Juan local version of Despacito was a hit

HUNDREDS of patrons turned up at Estate 101 in Maraval last Saturday night for Yorke’s Socaparang Food Fest.

Immediately on arrival, patrons headed for the food stalls for wild meat, creole and curry dishes, roast pork, ham, pastelles and an array of desserts.

International fashion designer Heather Jones at right, with hubby Nigel and Zion’s manager Kezel Cruickshank.

They dined to parang music from Los Alumnos de San Juan. It was only when the band struck up its "Trini" version of Luis Fonsi’s Despacito featuring Daddy Yankee that the crowd felt compelled to work out the food on the dance floor. And that they did, to more live performances by Kenny J, Myron B, Zion, Olatunji and Lujoe and the Gifted, and music from DJs Sensational Sammy, Duane, Howie Tee and Kabuki.

Ola (Olatunji Yearwood) arrives for the event

Kenny J sang many of his soca parang hits and included some country and western music in his repertoire. Olatunji electrified the crowd throughout his session, after which Lujoe and the Gifted kept them moving with their vast repertoire and Howie Tee had people dancing to the many hits of the 70s, 80s and 90s.

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