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Archived: Luni Spark & Electrify- New Kings Of Grenada's Soca World!

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Grenada’s people are proud of their authentic carnival culture and there’s no second guessing that by us here at ETCETERABUZZ.COM. On Friday night at the LIME sponsored, Soca Monarch event, we saw first hand, for yet another year, the effortless love the people of the Spice isle have for their own. On stage at the event, an authentic delivery of their individual vibe was felt as performance after performance, the artistes of Grenada showcased their individuality.

Shortpree walked away with the Groovy Crown with his rendition of "For The Sake".

Shortpree walked away with the Groovy Crown with his rendition of “For The Sake”.

The Groovy Monarch’s 13 participants, inclusive of popular names like Shortpree, Ajamu and Scholar, came head to head with young stars in the making, Lil Vaughn and Sheldon Douglas among others, sending the massive crowd at the Grenada National Stadium wild with excitement throughout the early part of the night. Ten minutes on stage would see them all deliver well thought out skits and stage performances, but in the end it would be Shortpree who would take the Groovy crown. His single, ‘For The Sake’ was echoed as he belted out verse after verse, the crowd singing along and cheering wildly every step of the way. Shortpree entered the stage in a drunken stupor it would seem but he sobered up, eventually, via lyric and melody, explaining that he had drank alcohol and gotten intoxicated to pay taxes, for the sake of his country. You couldn’t beat the rhetoric.

Tallpree made a guest appearance on Friday night, giving the crowd a lot to cheer for.

Tallpree made a guest appearance on Friday night, giving the crowd a lot to cheer for.

Grenada’s golden boy, Tallpree was one of the featured guests during the intermission and with an announcement of LIME’s 4G network launch, the artiste made his presence felt, belting out a few of his hit singles, including, “Old Woman”- a song that had catapulted him to the mainstream soca circuit, a song that has pretty much the same gravitational force that it did years ago.

2014 Power Soca Monarch champs of Grenada, Luni Spark and Electrify.

2014 Power Soca Monarch champs of Grenada, Luni Spark and Electrify.

The second half of the show – the Power Monarch was filled with excitement. From lighting effects to dancers, skits and even a makeshift house brought on stage, the artistes showed their enthusiasm for the competition, each undoubtedly hoping to walk away with the title. Reigning champ, Boyzie was no match for the likes of Squeeze Head who sang, “Turbo Charge” and winners, Luni Spark and Elecrify who sang, “No Mercy”, because even with his song, “Emergency”, the judges and the crowd agreed that he would have to settle for third place.

Grenada is bursting at the seams with authenticity. The love shown for country is enough to motivate its artistes and so with that, we look toward to the Road March to see just who the people will crowd, King of the road.

For more on Grenada and what lies on the island of spice, visit www.puregrenada.com. 

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