Sugar Band nominated for another award

BASSETERRE, St. Kitts – This has certainly been a memorable year thus far for the Nu-Vybes Band International aka De Sugar Band.

After winning there 5th Kittitian Road March title earlier this year they have gone on to win the first ever VIP Caribbean Soca Bandorama Competition where they competed against and beat top bands from throughout the region including bands from Antigua, Anguilla, Guyana, Nevis and the Virgin Islands.

The band then went on to win the “Best Soca Group” award at the 13th Annual Reggae Soca Music Awards . The band is at it again as they were recently announced as a nominee for the “Best Overall Soca Band” at the 4th Annual International Soca Awards which is going to be held at the World Famous Appollo theatre in Harlem , New York on September 8th 2006.

The nominations were announced by Adrian “3rd Base” Hackshaw on the Golden Sunshine, Pier 2 in New York. C.E.O of the show Mr. Colin Jackman gave the closing remarks.

The nominees in the best overall soca band category are Machel Montano & Xtatik(Trinidad), Edwin Yearwood and Krosfyah(Barbados), Burning Flames(Antigua) , Kes the Band (Trinidad) Nu-Vybes Band International (St.Kitts) , Jam Band (US Virgin Islands).

The SOCA AWARDS Organization was founded in 2003 by Trinidad native Mr. Colin Jackman. He migrated in the 80’s to the US and made his debut on the Soca stage; in 1989 with the hit “Poison in the Party. In 2001 & 2002 he was the first runner-up in The Young Kings of Calypso Monarch competition.

In 2003 his positive tune “When Ah Mother Cry” took him to higher heights. Taking his culture seriously CJ staged the first SOCA AWARDS Red Carpet ceremony at The Soca Arena in Brooklyn NY.

Mr. Jackman took the awards show to Trinidad in 2005 where well known soca acts like Machel Monatano, Destra Garcia, Bunji Garlin and Shurwayne Winchester each made appearances and took home multiple awards.

With the hard work and dedication of his organization, Jackman’s dream is to one day put SOCA music on the international stage so that the art form can reach its full potential.

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