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Originally posted on the blog Sokah2Soca (www.sokah2soca.com). We bring you only the best new music, while Island Vybe Radio rocks it live on the air!!

 

The price keeps going UP!

When Kees of KES the Band announced that they would be performing at the Summer Stage in New York City this summer, the New York fan base was ecstatic with joy. Immediately, people went online to source tickets. The smart fan was aware that once these tickets went on sale, they would be sold out quickly, and that is exactly what happened. There was joy as many were able to purchase tickets for the show, and then... some were unable to get tickets, and the frenzy began to repurchase sold tickets! 
 
The show is scheduled for June, and the tickets are already selling in the after-market sphere at more than 600% of their original value. Trust us, tickets will be sold for $1K. So if you think that is a reach, keep an eye on social media. Go ahead and see what has already taken place and the desire to obtain tickets as time passes and we approach June.  Now let's take a look at how all of this happened and what can be done to avoid this situation in the future. 
 
Background
Kes the Band, the popular Trinidadian Soca group, is set to perform at Central Park’s SummerStage on June 8, 2024. Fans have been eagerly anticipating this event, but unfortunately, Ticketmaster recently reported that all tickets are sold out. However, this scarcity has led to an alarming trend: price gouging.
 
The Impact
Price gouging not only harms fans but also undermines the spirit of live music events. Concerts are meant to be accessible to all, allowing fans to connect with their favorite artists and enjoy shared experiences. When ticket prices skyrocket due to scarcity, it creates an unfair playing field, favoring those who can afford to pay inflated prices.
 
Ticket Scarcity and Price Gouging
Despite the official sell-out status, some opportunistic individuals are taking advantage of the situation. On various platforms, including resale websites and social media, people are asking as much as $500 per ticket for Kes the Band’s Central Park show. This exorbitant pricing far exceeds the original face value of the tickets and is causing frustration among fans who were unable to secure tickets during the initial sale.
 
What Can Be Done?
As fans, we can take a stand against price gouging by reporting unfair listings:
If you come across Kes the Band tickets being resold at exorbitant prices, report them to the respective platforms (such as Ticketmaster or StubHub). Most platforms have policies against price gouging, and they may take action to remove such listings.
 
Support Official Channels: 
Whenever possible, purchase tickets directly from authorized sources. This ensures that artists and event organizers receive fair compensation and discourages scalpers from profiting unfairly.
 
Spread Awareness: 
Share this information with fellow fans. Let’s create awareness about the issue and encourage a fair and inclusive concert experience for everyone.
 
Conclusion
Kes the Band’s performance in Central Park promises to be an unforgettable event. Let’s work together to ensure that fans can attend without being exploited by unscrupulous resellers. Music should unite us, not divide us based on our ability to pay. Remember, the true value of a concert lies in the joy it brings, the memories it creates, and the shared love for music. Let’s keep that spirit alive.
 
Disclaimer: 
The information provided here is based on available reports and observations. Prices and availability may change, so always verify details through official channels.
 
Note: 
This post aims to shed light on the issue of price gouging and advocate for fair ticket pricing. Kes the Band’s music continues to inspire fans worldwide, and we hope that everyone can enjoy their live performance without undue financial strain.
 
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Please be advised that the music is presented here for your listening pleasure and for promotional purposes only ("Fair Use" Musical Content Copyright Disclaimer Under Section 107 of the Copyright Act 1976). No copyright infringement is intended! We don't own the rights to this music; it is presented here for promotional use only. We encourage you to promote the artists and their music; please don't download and share them and rob the artists of needed income! I, nor this blog, make any claims of ownership over any of the videos, songs, photos, or graphics used for this post because they all belong to their respective owners.
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Here is a past promotion for Kes Summer Stage in New York City

Originally posted on the blog Sokah2Soca (www.sokah2soca.com). We bring you only the best new music, while Island Vybe Radio rocks it live on the air! Smiddy Smith was featured on Nikki G's Table Talk show today...

 
Get ready to bust a sweat and move your feet, Soca family! We're here to tell you about "The For You Project," a scorchingly hot Soca album that's dropping the temperature this Carnival season. This musical masterpiece brings together Trinidad and Antiguan talent in a way that'll have you saying, "Whey, where are you from?" before you know it. Yes, the time is right for "The For You Project." Soca Carnival Bliss Delivered Right to Your Ears
 
Featuring Socastars like Preedy, the legendary (and dearly missed) Ricardo Drue, and radio personality Jaiga, this album is packed with tracks that are as diverse as they are delicious. Each song has a unique flavor, but they all share one common ingredient: pure, unadulterated carnival vibes. We're talking about revelry on tap, party anthems galore, and enough energy to keep you jumping long after the last riddim fades.
 
But hey, it's not just about the lyrics. The music on "The For You Project" is straight fire. Smiddy Smith of StarBlue Entertainment has cooked up an uptempo Groove Soca production that's smooth like rum and hot like pepper sauce. The pace is just right: not too fast to break a sweat, but not slow enough to let your feet gather dust. It's the perfect soundtrack for whining down your waistline and shaking your worries away.
 
Speaking of production, this album is polished enough to shine brighter than a carnival queen's costume. The music and vocals seamlessly blend together, creating a sonic experience that's as satisfying as a fresh bake from Mom's kitchen. We especially love how the production complements each artist's unique style, giving each track its own distinct personality. Smiddy Smith of StarBlue Entertainment has cooked up an uptempo Groove Soca production that's smooth like rum and hot like pepper sauce. Romel "SMiDDYSmith from my hometown of Arima has worked with the best in the Soca industry including, Machel Montano, Destra, and many other Caribbean artists. Link here to learn more about SMiDDY: SoundBetter/profile/Smiddy.
 
Alright, here's the deal: every song on "The For You Project" gets a Sokah2Sokah thumbs up! This album is a Carnival must-have. It's a tribute to the late Ricardo Drue, a celebration of Trinidadian and Antiguan Soca, and a party invitation you can't refuse. Plus, with every hit you pay for and download, you're supporting independent artists and keeping the Soca spirit alive.
 
So, what are you waiting for? Buy "The For You Project" right now and let the carnival vibes take over! Trust us, your ears (and your feet) will thank you.
 
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Production Notes/Music Credits:
Album Title: The For You Project
Performed by: Preedy, Ricardo Drue & Jaiga
Preedy - Greedy (Mine)
Ricardo Drue - Wake Up
Jaiga - Just Ah Whine
Produced by: Smiddy Smith (StarBlu Entertainment)
Mix and Mastered by: islands (The Audio Lab)
Executive Producer: StarBlu Entertainment
Origin: Trinidad/Antigua
Genre: Soca
 
Please be advised that the music is presented here for your listening pleasure and for promotional purposes only ("Fair Use" Musical Content Copyright Disclaimer Under Section 107 of the Copyright Act 1976). No copyright infringement is intended! We don't own the rights to this music, and it is presented here for promotional use only. We encourage you to promote the artists and their music; please don't download and share them and rob the artists of needed income! I, nor this blog, make any claims of ownership over any of the videos, songs, photos, or graphics used for this post because they all belong to their respective owners.
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Originally posted on the blog Sokah2Soca (www.sokah2soca.com). We bring you only the best new music, while Island Vybe Radio rocks it live on the air!!

 
If you are a fan of Caribbean music, entertainment, and culture, you will be happy to know that two of the most influential platforms in the industry have joined forces to bring you the best of the Caribbean. We are excited to announce that Island Vybe, the premier radio station for Caribbean music and culture in Philadelphia, has partnered with Sokah2Soca, the leading blog for soca news and reviews. Both platforms complement each other, with Sokah2Soca showcasing the latest in soca music, events, and news, and Island Vybe Radio, a leading online radio station that plays a variety of Caribbean music genres. This collaboration will enhance their reach and impact.
 
Island Vybe is a 24/7 radio station that features a variety of Caribbean genres, such as reggae, dancehall, calypso, soca, zouk, konpa (kompa), and more. Our DJs and hosts are passionate about sharing their love for music and culture with our listeners. Whether you are from the Caribbean, have roots in the region, or just enjoy the vibes, Island Vybe is your destination for authentic Caribbean entertainment.
 
Sokah2Soca covers everything related to soca, the upbeat and infectious music genre that originated in Trinidad and Tobago. Our writers and contributors are experts in the field, who provide insightful and informative articles, interviews, reviews, and playlists. Whether you are a soca fan, a soca artist, or a soca curious, Sokah2Soca is your source for all things soca.
 
The collaboration between Sokah2Soca and Island Vybe Radio came about because of their shared vision and passion for promoting Caribbean culture to a global audience. Both platforms have been in operation for over a decade and have established a loyal and diverse fan base. They have also been instrumental in supporting and featuring emerging and established Caribbean artists, as well as covering and promoting major Caribbean festivals.
 
By working together, Sokah2Soca and Island Vybe Radio aim to provide a more comprehensive and interactive platform for Caribbean music lovers. They will share information, content, and resources, as well as cross-promote each other's platforms. They will also collaborate on special projects, such as interviews, podcasts, mixes, and live shows. The collaboration will also benefit the Caribbean music industry and the wider Caribbean cultural community, as they will showcase the beauty and diversity of the Caribbean region and its people.
 
Sokah2Soca and Island Vybe Radio invite you to join them on this exciting journey and to experience the finest of Caribbean culture. You can follow them on their websites, social media pages, and YouTube channels, where you will find the latest updates, news, and content. You can also tune in to Island Vybe Radio's live stream, where you will hear the best of Caribbean music, from reggae, dancehall, and soca, to calypso, kompa, and zouk. And don't forget to check out Sokah2Soca's blog, where you will find the hottest soca tracks, videos, and articles.
 
Sokah2Soca and Island Vybe Radio are stronger together, and they are ready to take Caribbean culture to the next level. Are you ready to join them? Stay tuned for more updates on our partnership, and follow us on our social media channels:
 
 
Thank you for your support, and remember: Island Vybe and Sokah2Soca are here to bring you the best of Caribbean culture.
 
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Production Notes/Music Credits:
Promotion: Island Vybe Radio & Sokah2Soca
Origin: Philadelphia + New York City, USA
Genre: Caribbean Music
 
Please be advised that the music is presented here for your listening pleasure and for promotional purposes only ("Fair Use" Musical Content Copyright Disclaimer Under Section 107 of the Copyright Act 1976). No copyright infringement is intended! We don't own the rights to this music; it is presented here for promotional use only. We encourage you to promote the artists and their music; please don't download and share them and rob the artists of needed income! I, nor this blog, make any claims of ownership over any of the videos, songs, photos, or graphics used for this post because they all belong to their respective owners.
♫Please click the music player button below to listen now (a small triangle in the Music player/TV Frame).

Originally posted on the blog Sokah2Soca (www.sokah2soca.com). We bring you only the best new music, while Island Vybe Radio rocks it live on the air!!

 
You will absolutely love this mixtape by DJ Judgement out of Montreal Canada. The music on this is out of this world. A mixture of Trinidad and Tobago and Dominica, sprinkled with other Caribbean artists, just spiced up the musical pot. 
 
Are you ready for the ultimate carnival experience? If you are, then you need to check out the latest mixtape from DJ Judgement, Road 2 Carnival 2024. This mixtape features the hottest tracks from Dominica and Trinidad, two islands that are known for their vibrant and diverse musical cultures.
 
Dominica is the home of bouyon, a fusion of soca, cadence-lypso, and other genres that create a fast-paced and energetic sound. Bouyon has been popularized by bands like WCK, Triple Kay, and Asa Bantan, as well as solo artists like Reo, Colton T, and Signal Band. Some of the bouyon songs you will hear on this mixtape are:
  • Super Gremlin (Bouyon Remix) by Dj Taffy
  • Deli by Ice Spice (Bouyon Remix)
  • Body Language by Mr Challenger
  • Shake Your Pampalam by Asa Bantan
  • Cut Them Off by Moxie Shervy
  • Calendar Riddim by Signal Band ft. Shelly & DJ Drixx
Trinidad is the birthplace of calypso, steelpan, and soca, genres that have influenced music all over the world. Soca is the dominant genre of carnival music in Trinidad, with its catchy melodies, pulsating rhythms, and infectious lyrics. Soca has evolved over the years, incorporating elements from other genres like dancehall, reggae, and EDM. Some of the soca songs you will hear on this mixtape are:
  • Round and Rosie by Nailah Blackman
  • Carnival Contract by Bunji Garlin
  • The Greatest Carnival by Mical Teja
  • Miss Bitch by Fayann Lyons
  • Release Everything by Shurwayne Winchester
  • Do What You Want by Skinny Fabulous and Mr Killa
DJ Judgement has skillfully blended these songs together, creating a seamless and exciting mix that will keep you dancing and jumping all the way to any Caribbean Carnival. Whether you are planning to attend one of the upcoming Caribbean Carnivals, or just want to enjoy the music from the comfort of your home, this mixtape is for you. 
 
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Our mission is to advance music producers, performers, and Caribbean culture. Take up the role of the cultural vulture and disseminate this article among your acquaintances and on all social media channels. We are on FacebookTwitterYouTubeInstagram, and SoundCloud. All our posts are available on  FeedSpot/RSS FeedInnoreader/RSS FeedThreads, Bluesky, and via Email Subscription. Thank you in advance.
 
Production Notes/Music Credits:
Mixtape Title: Road 2 Carnival: Dominica Meets Trinbago Carnival
Mixed by: DJ Judgement 
Origin: Montreal, Canada
Genre: Bouyon and Soca
 
Please be advised that the music is presented here for your listening pleasure and for promotional purposes only ("Fair Use" Musical Content Copyright Disclaimer Under Section 107 of the Copyright Act 1976). No copyright infringement is intended! We don't own the rights to this music; it is presented here for promotional use only. We encourage you to promote the artists and their music; please don't download and share them and rob the artists of needed income! I, nor this blog, make any claims of ownership over any of the videos, songs, photos, or graphics used for this post because they all belong to their respective owners.
♫Please click the music player button below to listen now (a small triangle in the Music player/TV Frame).
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