Baby Syri Alvarez shows the crowd how to “mash up” as she performs alongside her mother Fay-Ann Lyons-Alvarez on stage at the launch of b mobile’s Soca in B Square at Woodford Square, Port of-Spain yesterday. PHOTO: KARLA RAMOO
Fans who turned up at the launch of Soca in B Square at Woodford Square, Port-of-Spain, Monday were asked to observe a moment’s silence for the death of eight-year-old Daniel Guerra. Executive vice-president of mobile services at the Telecommunications Services of T&T Lisa Agard, in her welcome remarks said the show was kicking off against “a sobering background.” Guerra was reported missing last week and after extensive searches his decomposing body was found close to the Tarouba Link Road, San Fernando, on Sunday.
Addressing a large crowd who came eagerly to listen to Soca stars Bunji Garlin and Fay Ann, Agard said: “We need to continuously renew that bond of care for our fellow men.” She expressed condolences to his family and those who were touched by “the tragic loss.” The crowd later went into a frenzy when Fay-Ann appeared on stage and began performing Mash Up.
Soca lovers lapped up performances by the soca duo along with daughter Syri. Syri held on to the microphone and jumped and waved along with her parents during Fay-Ann’s rendition of her 2010 hit Meet SuperBlue. Following her performance, Bunji belted out his 2011 song Hold a Burn. The concert continues today with performances by Roy Cape All Stars.