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.
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.