When you think of a Viking, the image that pops up is often that of a man who’s strong, combative, and fearless- even in the face of an enemy. Paired with one of Trinidad and Tobago and the Caribbean’s finest soca artistes however, the word Viking is synonymous with a Wallerfield, East Trinidad native who’s simply the fiercest microphone warrior.
The Viking of Soca, Bunji Garlin is back on stage again, although not at home, but needless to say, even those at home, stuck in restriction mode, are eating up the crumbs of his stimulating soca performances across the US.
Earlier this week, after a weekend of entertainment in Atlanta, Garlin shared the visuals of a time well had, with fans. He had performed at Atlanta’s Rum and Wine Festival. Celebrating 4th of July in the US, Bunji was just one of many of Trinidad and Tobago’s entertainers who took full advantage of the celebratory mood of those in the US. “This was July 4th at the inaugural Atlanta Rum and Wine Festival, Atlanta where we the diaspora, had our moment to be us among us free of all fear. This was the world once, and this will be the world again,” he wrote beneath a video of the excitement.