A media release issued highlights that Teddyson has been a proud Saint Lucian ambassador of Soca Music for over a decade, explaining that his accolades as a singer, songwriter and instrumentalist have c made an indelible mark on the community with a range of contributions to the art form.
“The world is really our stage to showcase our culture, and Soca music has the ability to transform and be transformative,” said Teddy, adding, “I think what people appreciated last year about STRIPPED is that it takes fans of the Soca genre on this journey to discover how truly amazing our music is in all forms. We definitely planted a seed here in Trinidad and Tobago, and the support and love I receive is a beautiful feeling.”
This year’s presentation of STRIPPED: A Teddyson John Experience aims to celebrate world-class talent from a cast of amazing vocalists and performers from the Caribbean Soca Industry. Ten Soca Artistes including John are scheduled to perform at the event. They are Nadia Batson, Kes Dieffenthaller, Mical Teja, Destra Garcia, Skinny Fabulous, Jimmy October, Alison Hinds, Shemmy J and Kayo. Some surprise elements are also in store for the evening, according to the media statement.
Organizers say STRIPPED will deliver an intimate experience that focuses on influence, culture and introspection. The event will entertain the audience in an immersive sonic experience and unleash the Carnival Magic – with the aim of celebrating the incredible bodies of work from Soca’s brightest talent year-round,” says the team. Creative Director for the show, Abeo Jackson explains that “STRIPPED is where the culture is valued and celebrated in multiple ways. Those celebrations are onstage through the performances, in the ways we frame and represent lyrics, movement and music that underscore the magical, powerful energy.” Noting that the representation is essential to the creation of safe and revolutionary spaces, Jackson says that “(…) it is beautiful synergy within the Stripped Experience that makes a point of being different: making room for newer, revolutionized, hybridity of expression within what we come to accept as the Carnival season.”