NEW YORK — While the West Indian American Day Parade is on hold again this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, New Yorkers will still celebrate their Carribbean roots.

And they are sure to be listening to the “Queen of Soca,” Alison Hinds.

The performer chatted with NY1 anchor Ruschell Boone on Friday about how she will miss being on Eastern Parkway for the Labor Day celebration.

"It's a weird feeling because you're so accustomed to getting that opportunity to not only just be on the parkway with all the music, trucks, and costumes and so on, but sometimes that's also your opportunity as an artist to meet fans almost on a kind of one-on-one basis, and for them to also get to see you rather than on a stage or online,” Hinds said. “I definitely, definitely miss that aspect of the Labor Day celebrations.”

Hinds has just released a song called "Go Gal," which she says is a "female anthem," featured on the album "Soca Gold" that released Friday.


Watch the full interview above.


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