Fire fete, the fete many agree truly kick starts carnival in Trinidad and Tobago, is happening at the Queen’s Park Savannah this coming Saturday, January 14th.
The event is billed as a celebration of 25 years hosting Fire Fete – a staple event in the island’s carnival. Promoter, Cliff Harris of Tropix Entertainment says the team is going all out to ensure patrons’ safety and enjoyment remain uncompromised.
This year, the fete will feature for the very first time in a big stage performance, Nadia Batson and her all-female soca band, SASS. Batson said Team SASS is very excited for the big fete as they plan on delivering a stage show like nothing anyone has ever seen in Trinidad and Tobago. “ We are really pumped, really excited because we know that people out there are really anxious to see SASS in action and they should know that we are ready to deliver 150%,” she guaranteed.
On the topic of the expected stage performance, Batson said there would be one or two surprises in Fire Fete and the show will be ‘dynamic’.
“People have been coming up to me and saying they’re going to Fire Fete just to see SASS perform,” she explained, highlighting that SASS will make history at the event.
Batson has continued to impress this season with a slew of chart-topping soca hits, among them Making Up- her power single that many are saying, just might steal the Road March crown. However, her head isn’t swollen by the hype. Batson and the ladies of SASS remain grounded and focused. Fellow front line singer, Megan Waldrond is doing pretty well with her single, It Hurtin as is Terri Lyons who compliments the SASS set. Lyons has two big songs for the season- the first being Cah Stop Moving and her second release, Recipe, which is enjoying a pretty good amount of airplay.
The cast for Fire Fete is a big one. Harris has said many artistes yearn to be a part of the fete each year and it’s often a difficult challenge to decide on who makes the cut. This year Bunji Garlin, Fay Ann Lyons and the Asylum band headline the 25th anniversary celebration of Fire and Kes The Band is expected to make a big impact on the crowd when they hit the stage.
Other entertainers include the new sensations, Erphaan Alves and K Rich. Artistes like Super Jigga TC, Farmer Nappy, Shal Marshall, Kerwin Du Bois, Iwer George, JW and Blaze and Tobago’s LAJ family are all going to be there. This year, Bmobile has sponsored Fire Fete and for the first time, top ups of $20 are
being given out to patrons purchasing tickets for the carnival starter event.
- Contributed -Aba Luke