BRADES, Montserrat – Newcomer I Cultural was crowned the 2009 Soca Monarch on Saturday evening at Festival Village in Little Bay.
I Cultural emerged the winner with his soca hit “Drama” from nine other calypsonians in what was described by many as a keenly contested event. The winner, who’s name is Brian Charles took home a three thousand dollar cash prize, an airline ticket and the trophy.
First runner up Gavin ‘Scrappy” Johnson walked away with fifteen hundred dollars for his song “Show we your flag”. George ‘Ezra” David captured one thousand dollars and the second runner up position with “Rasta man come to jam.”
All of the other participants received three hundred dollars for competing in the 2009 Punch and Get Out Soca Monarch Production.