Get ready for something never before done in the Soca arena in Trinidad and Tobago. An idea that’s fresh and filled with endless possibilities. Come 2012, Carnival island will see the emergence of it’s first ever all-female soca and Nadia Batson is the woman behind it all!
The Caribbean songstress promises to unleash some eight to 10 beautiful and talented female musicians onto the music scene. According to the Caribbean Girl vocalist, Batson says, “The energy will be electrifying. The plunge, while somewhat daring comes at the right time.”
Batson’s idea to shake things up a bit, create a stir and showcase women in a way they’ve never quite been seen before is both exciting and refreshing. “I’m about to launch a new band, with a new sound- fully powered by women!,” she laughed, but Nadia is not kidding. The recent circulation of news that a top entertainer out of Trinidad and Tobago was scouting for female talent in the form of vocalists, dancers and instrumentalists, came from Batson’s camp.
On July 17, the final leg of auditions for all three categories of artisans takes place at the Ken Galt room, Centre of Excellence in Trinidad. According to Batson, the response has been tremendous. Her excitement is real and her ambitions are plenty as she looks forward to establishing a group of young, dynamic, impressionable women who are talented and are willing to share their talents with the world. “This is not about Nadia Batson,” she said, “It’s about showcasing a group of women who can thrill audiences with their talent, their eccentricity and charisma. I want the members of this group to all be known and I want us all to share the spotlight,” she said excitedly.
Even as auditions continue, Batson has already confirmed that the women chosen for her new band will be catered to by local and international stylists, to ensure that every stage appearance is mind blowing, creative and adds value to the show. Her aim is to offer a top-notch stage production filled with creative dynamism, all with a touch of feminine appeal.
Batson said she will continue to fulfill all previously booked commitments with Kes The Band and while she acknowledged the greatness of being a part of the group, she said she’s confident that she can inspire a fresh sense of Caribbean flair to the region’s music circuit.
The expectations are high as Nadia Batson and her team has indeed raised the bar. A full band of sexy women singing soca, playing instruments, led under her leadership promises to be the biggest experience to hit Trinidad and Tobago Carnival 2012 and the world!
Information on the auditions for this Sunday, July 17, can be obtained by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 763-6701.