Bajan Soca Stars Shine in Cayman in special concert to assist in getting a Dialysis Unit

Six of Barbados’ best Soca artistes performed to a capacity crowd in the Cayman Islands on November 15. Billed as ‘Fantastic Friday‘, the show was part of the Pirates Week festivities in Cayman.

Ladies with Barbados flags

Ladies with Barbados flags

Alison Hinds and Anderson ‘Blood’ Armstrong – two former members of the band Square One – came out in support of their former band mate, George Jones, to help raise funds for a new dialysis machine for the dialysis unit at the Cayman Islands Hospital.

Queen of Soca Alison Hinds, (4th from left) handed over concert tickets to Premier Hon. Alden McLaughlin. Others in the photograph are (l-r) Blood, Cayman Islands Deputy Premier Hon. Moses Kirkconnell, Culture Minister Hon. Osbourne Bodden,  Councillor Alva Suckoo, Rupee, Edwin Yearwood, Councillor Joey Hew, and Biggie Irie.

Queen of Soca Alison Hinds, (4th from left) handed over concert tickets to Premier Hon. Alden McLaughlin. Others in the photograph are (L to R) Blood, Cayman Islands Deputy Premier Hon. Moses Kirkconnell, Culture Minister Hon. Osbourne Bodden, Councillor Alva Suckoo, Rupee, Edwin Yearwood, Councillor Joey Hew, and Biggie Irie.

In a promotional appearance on Cayman 27 television station Alison explained, “He was diagnosed with colon cancer a few years ago. He beat the cancer, but then his kidneys failed. So now he’s on dialysis and needs to get a kidney transplant. And that surgery is extremely expensive. This is our way of being able to help him to help himself.

Alison Hinds proving why she is still Queen of Soca

Alison Hinds proving why she is still Queen of Soca

She and Blood brought with them Biggie Irie, Mikey, Rupee and Edwin Yearwood to perform for the people. The Super Six of Soca as they were dubbed, brought hit after hit to an appreciative crowd that danced and sang along to every line. And that wasn’t just the Bajans in the audience.

Biggie Irie as Barbados flags rep in the Caymans during the special concert

Biggie Irie as Barbados flags rep in the Caymans during the special concert

Barbadians resident in the Cayman Islands came out to support the event which featured so many of the best entertainers from home. For them, it was an early start to Independence celebrations away from home.

"Tempted To Touch" was a hit song used in the Pierce Brosnan film 'After The Sunset,' perhaps Rupee regaled Caymans folk that nite with it?

Tempted To Touch” was a hit song used in the Pierce Brosnan film ‘After The Sunset,’ perhaps Rupee regaled Caymans folk that nite with it?

When the show ended after 2:00 in the morning, patrons left satisfied that they’d got their money’s worth. It really had been a Fantastic Friday.

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