The International Soca Monarch competition (ISM) could be redefined to reflect current times, and become a presentation like US television shows, The Voice and America’s Got Talent.
That’s the hope of ISM Creative Director Simon Baptiste.
His comment follows the announcement by the Prime Minister on Monday, that Carnival 2021 will not take place, due to the pandemic.
Baptiste said “We can re-envision it as a visual platform, and it can still be this massive broadcast to reach out to the rest of the globe to showcase the massive talent we have here. By linking our efforts with countries through the Caribbean, we can still create that impact.”
He said “It is too early to comment because I don’t know how it can change, from today to tomorrow to next week. But I am hopeful, like many of us are, that there are some possibilities to at least do these things in some form of limited environment that still allows us the creativity to spread it to the world.”
Baptiste said the corporate sector and public sector should join forces to figure out their futures. “We are a critical juncture where a lot could happen in the next few months.”