Saturday, January 18, 2020

Nadia Batson -"So Long"

Nadia Batson was born on December 7 in Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago and raised in Baratariaa small commercial town on the East–West Corridor outside Port of Spain City. Singing and writing since the age of eight, Batson started singing Quseedas, muslim ballads, while attending the St Joseph TML School. As a teen she became part of an all-girls group called Silhouette which won the popular Party Time show with an acapella version of En Vogue's remake of the Beatle's "Yesterday". She also attended high school at St. George's College until her graduate year in 1993. Batson began singing professionally at the age of 17. Batson joined Andre Tanker's One World Contraband where she stayed until his death in 2003. She then became the lone female voice in Kes the Band until 2011, when she left to form an all-female soca band called SASS in July 2011. She is of Afro-Trinbagonian descent and has ancestry in the Caribbean island of Saint Lucia.

In the fall of 2011, Batson announced the launch of her all-female soca band, SASS Nation, alongside lead vocalists Terri Lyons and Megan Walrond. SASS Nation is now one of Trinidad and Tobago's premier soca bands and Trinidad and Tobago's only established female soca band.

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