Author: Entertainment Junkie | Date: 18 February 2017
This major all-inclusive/fundraising event which is produced by Yorke Inc was truly the talk of the town and left attendees craving more after a unique assortment of powerhouse performances by T&T top 2017 Soca stars.
The event which this year was held at The University Inn and Conference Centre had the 2017 theme “Happy People” and guaranteed just that as the promoters pulled out all the stops to ensure the satisfaction of their patrons.
The annual all-inclusive lived up to all standards expected by any premium fete connoisseur as attendees were treated to a wide array of high end alcoholic, non-alcoholic and cocktail drinks. Most notable in this case was the specialty wine booths that proved to be a true crowd pleaser.
There was no shortage of delightful dishes and food selections which included Indian, Chinese and Creole menus, bake and shark, won tons, roast pork, crab-stuffed dumplings, jerk chicken, corn soup, gyros, pellau and Haagen-Dazs.
Superb entertainment was indeed the order of the night with hilarious interjections by MCs JW & Blaze and performances by popular Chutney-Soca crossover band Dil-E-Nadan featuring Raymond Ramnarine, Kes The Band, Iwer George, The Ultimate Rejects featuring MX Prime and the pulsating rhythms of The Point Fortin Engine Room.
The famous Roy Cape All Stars commanded the crowd with numerous up-tempo and groovy Soca numbers. Vocalists Blaxx, Tizzy and Ricardo Drue kept audience members moving with a tight, smooth set which included guest appearances by Bajan sensation Rupee, St. Lucia’s Teddyson John, Jamaica’s Linky First and 2016 International Soca Monarch Voice.
In addition to all the Soca heavy-hitters, unlike many major Carnival events, Yorke Fete 2017 showcased new up and coming Soca talent as well as the band Rhapsody NG which features the electronic or PHI-pan alongside powerful, energetic vocals.
Most notably, part proceeds of Yorke all-inclusive are donated to K.I.N.D (Kids in Need of Direction) a Laventille based organization that aids children in need; and also towards an annual bursary to the U.W.I Alumni which assists needy students who require financial assistance to complete their education at U.W.I.