Lil Rick and RPB join Machel Montano for ‘RISE: Soca Kingdom’
Preparations for RISE featuring Machel Montano and Super Blue on July 31st at the Kensington Oval are moving full steam ahead, with the addition of recently crowned International Bashment Soca Monarch and reigning Party Monarch King, Lil Rick, and reigning Sweet Soca Monarch Red Plastic Bag to the line-up.
Mastermind Creative Productions, comprised of three local entertainment veterans, Alain Hinds, Kirk Brown and Lester Brathwaite , are no strangers to the business. The three have hefty resumes among them. Hinds has produced several successful events including the Naniki Music Festival, while Brathwaite has staged regional and international events in New York and Guyana. Kirk Brown is a household name in local entertainment. In addition to being an artiste, accomplished entrepreneur, DJ and actor, Brown also has the unique advantage of being the only radio personality with shows on four of the major radio stations during the Crop Over season.
“We are ready for an event of this magnitude; in fact we are eagerly looking forward to it,” Hinds said. “We have been fine tuning our strategy and our plans as it relates RISE and each of our skill sets will be brought to bear to create an extraordinary experience. It is our pleasure to bring Machel, Super Blue and the Best of Crop Over 2018 together on one stage for a splendid display of Caribbean unity through music.”
Brown echoed similar sentiments, noting that the event will be unparalleled in its delivery.
The team also mentioned that fans of the Caribbean superstar are already taking no chances and have stormed ticket box offices in anticipation of the show. Early bird tickets are already gone and ticket sales continue at a steady pace.
“We expect the trend to continue and encourage persons to get their tickets as soon as possible to avoid disappointment,” Hinds stressed.
Several more artists are set to be named in the coming weeks. They will be joined by a full line-up of the island’s top deejays including Ras, Chris Gayle, Bill Gates, Salt and Don.