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Carnival 2008

Glow 2008 Rebirth Carnival Fete

Partygoers at Glow 2008 Rebirth Carnival Fete
Partygoers at Glow 2008 Rebirth Carnival Fete Reporters
Event Date: January 29, 2008

The Annual Glow fete came off on Tuesday 29th January, 2008, as hundreds of white-wearing patrons swarmed the Zen night club to hear some of the country's hottest Soca singers. For the past seven years Island Style Promotions have been throwing this annual Carnival fete and this year's edition titled 'Glow-Wear White - The Rebirth' featured Peter Ram, Ziggy Ranking, Bunji Garlin, Faye-Ann Lyons-Alvarez and the Asylum band, Destra and Atlantik, 3 Suns and Lalchan 'Hunter' Babwah.

Singer Ziggy Ranking
Singer Ziggy Ranking

Ziggy Rankin kicked off the show well after midnight as he warmed up the audience with "Coming To Get Ya" before closing off his set with the crowd pleasing "Love How You Wining". Jamesy P (James Morgan) from St. Vincent gave an energetic performance of his song "Bashment Freaks" as he moved from the stage to the counter of the mini-bar in the middle of the dance floor to get closer to the audience. Jamesy P then delved into his 2007 hit "Nookie" to the delight of the dancing audience.

Soca singer Destra Garcia and her dancers
Soca singer Destra Garcia and her dancers

Destra Garcia and the band Atlantik came to the stage and proceeded to light up Zen nightclub with a heated performance that gave the hungry audience hit after hit, including "Wine It", "Jumping", "Free It Up", "Bonnie and Clyde", "High", "Hooked" as well as her seductive hit single "Saddle". Destra called three patrons on stage to match their wining skills against her four rubber-waist dancers for her raunchy single. A Jamaican guy easily handled one of the dancers, but the other three dancers jumped on him, felling him to the ground, upon which Destra sung the punchline, "He nah ready yet" to the amusement of the patrons. Patrons waved and danced themselves into a frenzy but as Destra launched into Alicia Key's song "No One", a female patron began having a seizure in front of the stage causing Atlantik to prematurely end their set.

Bunji Garlin and Faye-Ann Lyons entertain the crowd
Bunji Garlin and Faye-Ann Lyons entertain the crowd

When the young lady was carried away, it was the Asylum Band, headed by the dynamic husband and wife duo Bunji Garlin and Faye-Ann Lyons-Alvarez, who took to the stage. Bunji delivered his song "Fiery" while Faye-Ann had the audience in the palm of her hand with her "Road Calling" and "Get On". Another Asylum member 'Scarface' also performed and dedicated the song to his mother who was in the audience. Chutney Soca singer 'Hunter' (Lalchan Babwah) made an appearance on stage as he proceeded to sing his single "Bring It" as the crowd lustily sang along. Bunji showed off his famous freestyling skills and invited Hunter to do the same, which he did, bringing screams of approval from the audience. Also performing were 3 Suns and Bajan singer Peter Ram as the glowing patrons danced into the wee hours of the morning.

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