>> Sunday, January 29, 2006
Dr. Jay’s Rounds
January 29, 2006
Good Evening Soca lovers. I’m Nurse Karen and these are Dr. Jay’s Rounds.
When I was a kid, I used to love tongue twisters. Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled peppers , She sells sea shell by the sea shore. How about this one….Try saying soca monarch five times fast. Say it with me nah!
Twenty-six artistes advanced to the semi finals of the TSTT International Soca Monarch Competition in Trinidad. That big showdown is happening tonight at Soca Broadway….and is only sorta international. The twenty-six were selected from a list of one-hundred-twenty-five artistes. Naturally most of the competitors are from the twin island republic, but FIVE will bring a little spice from Grenada.
Yesterday was the semi-finals for the Chutney Soca Monarch. This competition was officially added to the carnival calendar eleven years back. and Trinidad and Tobago Culture Minister, Eddie Hart says, “it has been growing leaps and bounds.” The excitement is building as they approach the finals on Saturday, February 11th. Of course…I’ll have to wait till the next day for the results. Since I go be jumping up at Doh Cry Ah Leaving. I guess I’ll call up one of you waited too long to buy a ticket. Sorry fuh you!
By next weekend Mas Domnik will be in full swing. That’s Dominica’s national carnival. It’s said to be one of the most original festivals in the Caribbean, possibly because Bouyon is the main party music. But they does be jumping up to de soca too. Don’t be fooled. I’ll bring you more on that next week.
For now its all about how many times I could say Soca monarch with out getting me tongue tie. You still counting?
More than fifty students participated in the preliminary round of the Schools Soca Monarch competition in T and T last weekend. The children sang their hearts out about everything from reducing crime to winning the world cup in Germany come June. I hear some ah dem pickney sound so good…they put a few adult soca artistes to shame. (shame, shame, shame)
Well we all know Flow 9-3-5 only has one reigning soca monarch, and it’s about time I let him get back to making you move…
I’m nurse Karen and those are Doctor Jay’s Rounds. Send your comments to Soca at FLOW 935 DOT COM. Now back to de docta!