It’s one of the must go-to events on our Carnival Calendar and has a tradition of supplying consistent quality entertainment.
Come 2021, despite the changes to the dynamic in the way in which we hang out and lime, the organisers of the Soka in Moka event are ready to explore entertainment in a whole new way, with the staging of Soka in Moka XXII: Uplodaed.
The event is being touted as not just another live stream, but a true virtual experience where patrons can navigate and interact with digital content within the event.
Dexter Charles, PRO of the Trinity College Soka in Moka Foundation said they decided as a group that “couldn’t just do nothing”this year and would not let the date go by notwithstanding the Prime Minister’s call for no Carnival.
He said the event would be “the normal Soka in Moka fundraiser, just different.”
Besides the expected high calbre of performers, Charles explained that the intent is for the virtual audience to watch the show on their devices, and then use their mouse to navigate to different areas of the “compound.”
“You could go to the front of the stage, you could go to the booths and interact with sponsors or to play games and win prizes, or you could stay in the main area where there will be giveaways. It’s basically the same event but virtually.”
Virtual reality goggles could also be used for a more immersive experience.
But what about the food aspect. An all-inclusive is not all-inclusive without food and drinks right?
Well, Charles and they are working on that part.
They are planning to reach out to a few restaurants, so as to offer virtual patrons the opportunity to win prizes and have food delivered during the live event.
Soka in Moka Uploaded takes place on January 17 and will be streamed via online streaming platform Yellar TV. The full line-up of performers will be revealed in the coming days.
Patrons will be given early access to Yellar TV from January 4, so as to relive and or experience their past events.
Early bird tickets will be available internationally at US$15 or TT$102 for a limited time. Regular tickets cost US$22 as it is the 22nd anniversary of the event.
All proceed from the event go towards Trinity College Moka.