Saint Lucia: Teddyson John headlined, Stripped- acoustic soca experience in Trinidad

A Teddyson John from Saint Lucia performed at the Stripped concert dubbed Stripped, A Teddyson John Experience on February 8, 2023, in Trinidad. Stripped, A Teddyson John Experience, celebrated unfiltered talent by amazing vocalists in the Soca Industry. 

Saint Lucia: Teddyson John headlined, Stripped- acoustic soca experience in Trinidad
Saint Lucia: Teddyson John headlined, Stripped- acoustic soca experience in Trinidad

Castries, Saint Lucia: A Teddyson John from Saint Lucia performed at the Stripped concert dubbed Stripped, A Teddyson John Experience on February 8, 2023, in Trinidad. Stripped, A Teddyson John Experience, celebrated unfiltered talent by amazing vocalists in the Soca Industry. 

Teddyson is a Saint Lucian brand ambassador, singer, songwriter, and percussionist who has been in the industry for over a decade.

Celebrating the very own of Saint Lucia, this event recognized further cultural partnership with the Saint Lucia Tourism Authority as the presenting sponsor and Teddyson John in taking the culture to the region and the world.

Stripped was the first of many pure acoustic soca concerts and set a historical precedence, fitting a great export opportunity to promote our national ambassadors who are committed to flying the Saint Lucian flag high globally.

Teddyson John is the first Saint Lucian Soca Artiste to headline a Soca concert in Trinidad and Tobago during the Carnival period. One lucky attendee to the sold-out event won a prize of a trip for 2 to Saint Lucia for the ultimate celebration of the reimagined Saint Lucia Jazz & Arts Festival.

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Tourism- Ernest Hilaire also shared glimpses of his concert and expressed pleasure. He penned down an appreciation note for the soca star and lauded him for his contribution to showcasing the vibrant culture of Saint Lucia to the world. 

He added, “On Wednesday, February 8, 2023, our very own Teddyson John headlined, Stripped, an acoustic soca experience in Trinidad. Teddyson is a Saint Lucian brand ambassador, singer, songwriter, and percussionist who has been in the industry for over a decade. He is also the first Saint Lucian to headline a Soca concert in Trinidad and Tobago.” 

This event showcased the depth of culture and creative industries here in Saint Lucia and the ability of our people to export and showcase their talents on a national, regional and international level. 

 

He also encouraged all creatives to pursue their passion and turn them into positive economic activities.

Many of the guest acts at Teddyson’s show admitted that they thought he was
crazy for wanting to do an acoustic show in the middle of carnival. This is a week
of many concerts, all of which follow the same format. Teddyson said he wanted
to be different. He stripped down his songs, songs we have partied to, and gave
them a new, jazzy arrangement. The guest acts got a similar treatment to their
songs as well. Teddyson drew an full crowd in the NAPA auditorium. He proved that taking a risk pays off.

Audience and guests chattering and stated, “There is too much talent and creativity for us not to develop products in carnival that appeal to different niches. Why are our artistes afraid to stretch themselves? I had hope some of the initiatives during the pandemic would remain like the theatrical productions but alas, back to same old hustle. Anyway, kudos to Teddyson. Stripped is a must attend if you are looking for sonething different.”