Guyana Cricket Carnival kicks off this weekend at Port Mourant, Guyana National Stadium
As preparations are underway for the 2022 edition of the Hero Caribbean Premier League (CPL) local leg, Guyana will kick off its Cricket Carnival season this weekend with two massive shows at Port Mourant and the Guyana National Stadium.
Berbicians are expected to flock to the Port Mourant Community Centre Ground this evening for the much-anticipated Chutney Super Concert, which signals the official launch of the two-week Cricket Carnival.
The show will feature some of the best local and Caribbean artistes who continue to create a stir in the music industry. These include Guyana’s “Baboo”, Terry Gajraj; Vicadi Singh; Tony Cuttz; Bunty Singh; reigning Guyanese Chutney Monarch Vanita Willie; Sonia Singh; Kevin Singh; Stephen Ramphal; AW Lyrical; Richard Singh; Nawaz Khan and Amrita Singh among other Guyanese artistes.
In addition, Trinidad’s KI and Ravi B and their teams will be in the house. The emcee for the show is none other than WR Reaz while DJ Sheik will be heating things up on the console.
The performers will be backed by the Shakti Strings Orchestra.
Tickets for the show cost $2000 and are available at A Ally and Sons General Store (New Amsterdam); Poonai’s Pharmacy (Rose Hall Town); Sukhpaul’s Service Station (New Amsterdam and Corriverton); Food Court (Albion Front); Danzies Shoe Gallery (New Amsterdam) and NTN Television (Tain).
The party continues at the Guyana National Stadium the following evening with the One Guyana Concert, which will feature a number of legends and upcoming local talents. The line-up includes Timeka Marshall, Alabama, Nekeita, Saiku, Drew Kush Gully, Azariel, Samuel Medas, Bunty Singh, Terry Gajraj, Vanita Willie, Vicadi Singh, Adrian Dutchin, Vanilla, Jackie Jaxx, Michelle “Big Red” King, Carlvin Burnette, and Brandon Harding among others.
The artistes will be backed by the 592 Band. Tickets cost $1000 and can be picked up at HJ Box Office; Fireside Grill; Xtra Energy (Stabroek); Stove Top Restaurant; LaRose Boutique; That Look Boutique; White Castle Fish Shop; World Access Top Shop (Mackenize); Exclusive Styles Boutique; Everest Cricket Club; Hard Rock Café; Giftland Dept Store; Tribe Gastronomic Lounge; Jacobs Jewellery; Kings Jewellery World; Two Brothers Gas Station (Vreed-en-Hoop and Vergenoegen) and XS Bar & Lounge.
Some of the other events billed for Cricket Carnival are fashion shows, horse racing, a food festival, duck curry competition, Linden Regatta, Soca and Wine, jouvert, and street parade.