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Patrons promised spectacular ‘Ras Iley and Friends’ show

May 23, 2024

Calypsonian Darcy “Ras Iley” Small promises an encore performance when fans attend this year’s edition of Ras Iley and Friends on Saturday night.

He was speaking during a press conference and site visit for the upcoming event, which takes place at the Garfield Sobers Gymnasium.

Patrons can expect to be serenaded by a regional cast of calypsonians, with local acts like Grynner, the Mighty Gabby, Red Plastic Bag, Pompey and Mac Fingall.

Overseas acts include Crazy, Sugar Aloes, Baron, Gypsy, Super Blue, and Shurwayne Winchester to name a few.

CBC is a sponsor of the show.

Ras Iley says there is a crisis throughout the region where it appears no one remembers those who created soca.

He hosted his first Ras Iley and Friends event last year and says this year’s show is to remind those around of the greats within the industry.

Ras Iley says the airwaves now sound refreshed with the songs of yesteryear, and memories are relived for those who feel neglected and forgotten.

He intends to honour Mac Fingall, Red Plastic Bag, and the Mighty Gabby, similar to the honour bestowed upon the late Trinidadian calypsonian Black Stalin at last year’s show.

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