Scrunter back for the Soca Parang Lime on Sunday


Scrunter (Irwin Reyes Johnson), the uncrowned soca parang king, will be back at the Metropolitan  Centre in  Scarborough on Sunday for the 19th annual Soca Parang Lime.

Scrunter and Joan Alexander

Show promoter Joan Alexander said  Scrunter’s fans are anxiously looking forward to his  return to the Metroplitan Centre where he will once again  be the headliner at this year’s Soca Parang Lime.

Scrunter. the Trinidad-based artiste, was the  headliner at last year’s  show.

“Now will be back by popular demand.Many of his fans have been phoning to inquire whether in fact he will be coming up this year and to purchase tickets,” Alexander told the Caribbean Camera.

“As usual, ticket sales started off slowly but picked up tremendously this week,” she said.

 Scrunter is expected to sing many of his old favourites, including his popular number, Ah piece ah pork.

A former Trinidad calypso monarch, Scrunter has  received a Trinidad and  Tobago national award (the Humming Bird Gold) for calypso.

Opening  Sunday’s show will be The Quiet Prince ( Lloyd Cupido),  a Pennsylvania-based calypsonian who will do three songs, one of them a new soca parang composition.

Also appearing at Sunday’s  Soca  Parang Lime will  be   two   local ensembles – Los Pajaros and Los Amigos – and 12-year old pan soloist Rachael Walcott.

 Joan Alexander’s Soca Parang Lime has been the best attended annual parang event in Canada  for more than  a decade.