When Mahalia’s Corner opens its seventh season this weekend, it will be a season unlike any other.
The five-week show, produced by 2 Mile Hill’s Nexworld productions, will feature a stellar lineup, including Biggie Irie, Marzville, Nikita, Lil Rick and, for the first time, Trinidadian soca artiste Patrice Roberts who will headline the season finale on October 15.
Lil Rick will open this season on Sunday, September 17 at 8 p.m. at the Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre. He debuted at Mahalia’s Corner last year to a sold-out show.
The highly popular Mahalia’s Corner provides a platform for new talent as well as showcases seasoned performers in a different light.
Each show also features a performance by 2 Mile Hill, an open mic session for anyone brave enough to sign up on the night of the show, and a Spotlight Artiste segment where the audience is surprised with an up-and-coming local artiste.
2 Mile Hill‘s front woman, Mahalia said she’s excited about the growth of the show over the years.
“I believe that there’s a welcoming energy that the Corner brings that’s a big part of it; a reassuring feeling that you will discover something new and leave satisfied,” she explained.
With regard to this year, Mahalia told fans to expect great things.
“Expect a bit of everything this year – nostalgia, discovery and just all round good vibes. This season is special. We’re marking a first – our first regional featured artist, Patrice Roberts, who is an immense talent and has so much to share,” she added.
An impressive range of artistes, including Edwin Yearwood, Livvi Franc, Jaicko, Hal Linton, Alison Hinds, Marvay,Nikita, Biggie Irie, Buggy Nhakente, and Tamara Marshall have graced the stage of Mahalia’s Corner in the past.