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New doors open for soca queen

BEA DOTTIN, beadottin@nationnews.com

Added 02 June 2014

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Soca queen Alison Hinds may be heading to some new lands in the near future. Hinds, who returned to Barbados from Jeju Island, South Korea over the weekend after speaking and singing in her capacity as the 2014 Goodwill Ambassador for the Business and Professional Women’s Club, said she was able to do some networking which should bear fruit. She described as an “amazing” honour the opportunity she got to perform to 1 000 women from all over the world at a conference on the Island of Women. “I didn’t know what to expect. I didn’t know how our music, soca music was going to be received in a place like South Korea . . . Nobody ever heard of soca, didn’t know where Barbados was, don’t know where the Caribbean is, I mean really not know. And I was able to take soca music to them and they loved it. They embraced it,” she said. Hinds said she attracted a lot of interest from a wide cross-section of people and was also afforded the opportunity to have the male Egyptian dancers perform with her. Her music is being played in all three of the Monkey Beach Clubs and there is keen interest from Bahrain, Egypt, Australia and a South Korean hotel who wants her on site for a month to perform. (YB)

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