Soca Monarch 2017 Review
The International Soca Monarch competition takes place on the Friday prior to Carnival called Fantastic Friday. Artistes compete to see who will take home the title of Soca Monarch and the cash prize. Notably absent was the Ultimate Rejects whose hit "Full Extreme" has been making mashing up fetes and headlines in the global soca world. The 2017 show was perhaps evidence of the declining relevance of Soca Monarch.