Barbados’ Alison “Queen Of Soca” Hinds and Trinidadian Soca Chutney band join forces for Miami Carnival 2K12
The energy and excitement of Caribbean vibrations invaded the South Florida city of Miami. Being the last major stop on the annual Carnival calendar, hundreds of partygoers, entertainers and event promoters enjoyed the Columbus weekend in fine style. Not to be left out of the action the original “Roll It” Queen Of Soca from Barbados along with Ravi B, Nisha B and their band Karma brought true Caribbean flavour to many of Miami’s main events.
Karma, which has been on a steady roll with several high profile regional and international appearances and recently copped the award for ‘Overall Soca Chutney Band of the Year’ at the 2012 International Soca Awards graced the stages of top Miami Carnival events such as Girl Power, R.A.V.E. and the W Fete.
Nisha B shined as she took centre stage at the Miami fete, ‘Girl Power’. Despite still recovering from leg surgery, the queen bee of Karma brought the bacchanal with her powerful renditions of Chutney, Soca, Hip-Hop and Dance music. As the event’s only Chutney-Soca entertainer, she gracefully held her own on a cast which included Barbados’ Alison Hinds and Machel Montano HD.
Karma’s Ravi B also made waves and excited audiences with his delivery of multiple music genres at the Saturday night staple, R.A.V.E. (Real Artist Vibe Experience) and ignited the popular South Beach strip as he took to the stage at the well known establishment Mangos alongside Patrice Roberts, Rupee, Skinny Fabulous, Swappi, TC and Shal Marshal.
Most notably, Nisha and Ravi alongside vocalist Gregory Ayuen and their dynamic musicians had an impressive showing at ‘The W Fete’ which was held at Solare Gardens. The new event which is destined to be a Miami Carnival favourite featured Karma in full force in an intimate venue complete with fan interaction and the full audience participation for which the band is renowned.
The members of Karma thoroughly enjoyed their 2012 Miami Carnival experience and they are always grateful to touch base and perform for their South Florida fans. As they continue to wrap up their remaining tours for this year which include trips to Guyana, Orlando and Toronto they hinted of new music to be released soon from the camp for T&T’s Carnival 2013.