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Alison Hinds thrills fans at Soca in The City

Published:Wednesday | March 15, 2017 | 12:00 AMKimberley Small
Alison Hinds gave a thrilling performance at Soca in the City
The young and old engaging in a little fun.
T-shirt costumes were on show during Saturday night’s Soca in the City.
Tanto Blacks (left) being greeted by Pietro Gramegna, Overproof White Rum brand manager, at Soca in the City.
One of the Jamaica Carnival costumes being modelled at Soca in the City.
Chi Ching Ching (left) and Tanto Blacks engaging in some soca madness.
These two were composed before the soca storm.

Saturday night's staging of Soca in the City saw patrons turn out in their numbers, as high-energy revelry and live performances filled the atmosphere.

With DJ Kurt Riley on the turntables, alongside Supa, they rallied the crowd to near fever-pitch; at one point, even getting patrons involved in an orchestrated stampede.

Another major highlight was when soca queen Alison Hinds took the stage, delivering a nostalgic set.

Towards the end of her set, Hinds invited dancehall entertainer Tanto Blacks to join her on stage, and then later, dancer and deejay Chi Ching Ching.

Needless to say, patrons enjoyed every second of their performance.

Soca in the City was the first of a series of events leading up to the return of Jamaica Carnival, 'back pon de road', set to take place on Sunday, April 23.

Here are some of the highlights: