Officials toss up ideas for change
THE SWEETEST SUMMER FESTIVAL still has three weeks before the grand climax on August 4, but organizers are already thinking of changes for next year.
Changes to Soca Royale, which is in its fourth year at Bushy Park, are among suggestions on the table.
Against the backdrop of calls from artistes for Sweet Soca to be given the same night treatment as Party Monarch, and a public call to that effect from competition coordinator Aja during a live broadcast at the Caribbean Broadcasting Corporation yesterday, chief executive officer of the National Cultural Foundation, Cranston Browne, said it was something that could be considered for next year.
Browne said they could either hold the Sweet Soca on a separate date, or push back the start of Soca Royale.
“The artistes look forward to props and presentations. If we can do that, we may very well have to look at it as early as next year, once we have the growth and the support of sponsors,” Browne said.