International Soca Queens, Fay-Ann Lyons-Alvarez and Alison Hinds, will take over the stage at the highly anticipated Soca concert ‘Carnival Mania’ scheduled on the second night of the ‘Caribbean Fever Irie Jamboree Music Festival on Saturday August 31st, at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn.
Alison Hinds, one of the most iconic female faces and voices in the Soca music genre is known for her women’s anthems, signature locks, and enviable waistline and stage antics, will bring the heat to "Carnival Mania" and has some hidden surprises for her fans.
Ms. Hinds also went on to say, she and her band will be performing her classics, as well as, newer songs. She promises to bring energy and form a connection with the crowd! As the fans say, "De place tun up loud!!!!"
The London-born former lead singer of Square One will represent for Barbados for the second time at the Barclays Center. She’ll be performing Soca favorites such as, “Ragamuffin," “Faluma,” "Togetherness,” “Thundah,” "Brace and Wine," "Explode," "Baddy." She will also be performing her 2013 Crop Over single “Born Wit It” and the internationally chart-topping female empowerment anthem, “Roll It Gal.”
As one of the most decorated female Soca singers and songwriters in the Caribbean, Fay-Ann Lyons-Alvarez is the epitome of a Soca Queen. In 2009, Fay-Ann created history when she won the International Soca Monarch's Power, Groovy Monarch and the Carnival Road March.
Alvarez became the first Soca artist to win all three titles in the same year. What's more, she accomplished all these accolades while pregnant with her first child.
Fay-Ann Lyons-Alvarez has been the Soca arena for over a decade, and is considered
one of the most formidable female forces in the Caribbean. Her fans can expect high-energy performances of her “Get On," "Display," and "Meet Super Blue." She will also be performing her groovy hits ‘Heavy T Bumper’ ‘Start Wining’ and ‘We Doin' Dis Owah.’
These Soca female powerhouses will headline on August 31st for a night titled “Carnival Mania,” the second consecutive night of the first ever 3-night Caribbean Music Festival, and will join Soca Kings of the World, the legendary Super Blue, along with Bunji Garlin, Iwer George (Trinidad), Edwin Yearwood (Barbados), Tallpree (Grenada) and Skinny Fabulous (St. Vincent).
The Caribbean Fever Irie Jamboree Music Festival commences on Friday August 30th as “International Night” featuring creole superstars Wyclef Jean, Tambou Combo, Kassav, DJakout#1; and ends with "Irie Jamboree" on Sunday September 1st with dancehall and reggae greats, Shabba Ranks, Lady Saw, Damian "Jr Gong" Marley, Capleton, I-Octane, Mr. Easy and more.
All festival shows starts at 8 p.m. Doors open at 7 p.m. For ticks, call Ticketmaster at (800) 745-300, visit them online at Ticketmaster.com