CHARLESTOWN, NEVIS (July 17, 2015) — The stage is set at the Culturama Village in Charlestown, for the reintroduction of the Soca Monarch Contest to the Nevis Culturama Festival calendar of activities.
According to the Nevis Culturama Committee, on Friday July 17, 2015, 15 artists will compete for a place in the Finals of the Groovy Soca Monarch Contest and 12 for a place in the Finals of the Power Soca Monarch Contest. The event begins at 8 p.m. and entry is free.
The artists competing in the Groovy segment are: X-man, iTebulous, Fantastic Tunda, Daddy Tuss Tee, Delly Ranks, NyNy, Speedy, Mr. Energy, Woodis, Jazzique, Rucas, Kjah, Jazzbo, BG’s and DC.
In the Power segment, the artist competing are: X-man, iTebulous, Fantastic Tunda, Daddy Tuss Tee, Delly Ranks, NyNy, Sekou, Young J, Adowah, Wingie, Heuj and Meeko.
For the Groovy segment, the artistes will be judged as follows: Lyrics 20 points, Music 50 points and Performance 30 points.
In the Power segment, the competitors will be judged on Lyrics 20 points, Music 30 points and Performance 50 points.
The Bacchanalist Crew will provide musical accompaniment for the contest.
The last time the Culturama Soca Monarch Contest was staged was in 2002, when Chris Ras Browne of the Wild Fire Band walked away with the winning prize. He defeated back-to-back Soca Monarch winner Carlisle Raba Maynard of the Kasanova Band.
The finals of the 2015 Culturama Soca Monarch contest will be held at the Culturama Village on Friday July 31st at 8:00 p.m. The six times back-to-back Road March Champions of St. Thomas, Spectrum Band featuring lead singer Lorna Freeman will be the guest performer at the event.