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  Soca music - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Soca is a dance music which is a mix of Trinidad's calypso and Indian music and rhythms, especially chutney music -- it is not, as is often said, a fusion of soul and calypso.
Like calypso, soca was used for both social commentary and risqué humor, though the initial wave of soca acts eschewed the former.
Lord Shorty was disillusioned with the genre by the 1980s because soca was being used to "celebrate the female bottom, rather than uplift the spirits of the people".
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Soca_music   (380 words)

 SOCA : MusicWeb Encyclopaedia of Popular Music   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
In general soca is faster and has more bass than calypso, the singer accompanied by trumpets, trombones, tenor and alto saxes, bass, guitar, keyboards incl.
Soca lyrics initially treated the same sort of topics as calypso, but there is a tendency towards blandness aimed at crossover success.
Parang soca is a fusion with Trinidad's Christmas season Latin music parang; Crazy's '78 hit 'Parang Soca' (from LP Super Album) was the first example, followed by his magnificent 'Muchacha' '79 (incl.
www.musicweb-international.com /encyclopaedia/s/S147.HTM   (451 words)

 SOCA: Fostering SOFC Technology Commercialization
SOCA is also intended to be an organization that fosters information exchange between interested companies on potential distributed power generation applications for commercial SOFC products.
SOCA has a Governing Committee elected by and from the membership that oversees the day-to-day operation of the organization.
SOCA has an Administrator who engages in promotional activities to solicit new members, arranges membership meetings, writes and distributes meeting minutes and newsletters, accounts for membership fees and disbursements, and generally administers all aspects of the organization.
www.sofccommassoc.com   (172 words)

 Caribbean Music 101 - Soca, Soul of Calypso, Origin, Lord Shorty - Father of Soca   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Soca is a modern form of calypso with an up-tempo beat.
Soca music originated as a fusion of calypso with Indian rhythms, thus combining the musical traditions to the two major ethnic groups of Trinidad and Tobago.
The infectious soca rhythm has made calypso assessable to the young and the young at heart everywhere.
caribplanet.homestead.com /101_Soca.html   (1283 words)

 Jamaica Gleaner - Dancehall, soca mix - Sunday | April 18, 2004   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Since the 1990s, artistes of both genres have been steadily blending their voices on tracks, eventually merging soca with dancehall to create quite a buzz for fans on both sides of the fence.
However varied the reasons for the rampant mixing of dancehall and soca are, the popularity does not seem to be about to wane any time soon.
Just as the tatty and butterfly made the transition to soca in the 90s, the 'propellor', 'signal de plane', 'raindrops' and other dancehall moves are very much a part of the 2004 carnival experience.
www.jamaica-gleaner.com /gleaner/20040418/ent/ent2.html   (541 words)

 (old) de cooler : soca news: Trini skin foreign mask?
As I said earlier, soca started as a crossover of different elements (calypso, indian music and new studio technology of the 70s).
The thrust of my argument is not that soca should become set in stone, but that it should retain its identity as a party variant of calypso.
Then the shameless and unassimilated borrowing that deprives soca of its early originality might be a thing of the past.
www.bashment.de /socanews/2005/01/trini-skin-foreign-mask.php   (394 words)

 Soca Awards - www.socaawards.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
SAO Lifetime/ Achievement Award The SOCA Lifetime Achievement Award, established in 2004, is presented by the SOCA AWARDS Organization to performers who, during their lifetimes, have made creative contributions of outstanding artistic significance to the field of recording.
SAO Trustees Award This Special Merit Award is presented by the SOCA AWARDS Organization to individual (s) who, during their careers in music, have made significant contributions, other than performance, to the field of recording.
SAO Hall Of Fame The SOCA Hall of Fame Award was established by the SOCA AWARDS Organization in 2005 to honor recordings of lasting qualitative or historical significance that are at least 25 years old.
www.socaawards.com /soca_aw.htm   (345 words)

 RaggaSoca   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
The past and future of calypso appear to agree that ragga soca is a natural evolution of the art form.
Soca superstar, Iwer George, skipping away with a music title is hardly difficult to swallow.
When Phillips coined the phrase 'ragga soca' some six years ago, his concept was that of soca music, which incorporated rapping, or chanting with a Jamaican accent.
www.nalis.gov.tt /music/music_raggasoca.html   (1397 words)

 village voice > music > by Baz Dreisinger
February 15th, 2005 5:22 PM Rupee is being hailed as the Sean Paul of soca.
Lyttle visited Live With Regis and Kelly to explain that "soca," short for "soul of calypso," was born in Trinidad, and that it was bacchanalian carnival music.
Soca's chameleon-like nature, though, is its blessing and its curse.
www.villagevoice.com /music/0507,dreisinger,61120,22.html   (1648 words)

 Alison Hinds Queen Of Soca   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
I wanted soca lovers worldwide to realize the struggles that Soca artist have to face each and everyday of their lives just to create the sweet soca music.
I have come to respect the members of the band for doing what they do even when the road ahead of them is long and tough they still manage to do their very best and for that I am thankful.
Soca music has come along way within the years but much more is still needed to be done for our artists to get the fame and respect that they have worked so hard for.
www.queenofsoca.com /AlisonHindsMain.html   (873 words)

 Soca and Calypso on Afiwi.Com
Soca Gold 2004, 18 various tracks that is sure to bring and keep the soca vibes jumping in your heart or your party.
The new soca album called “Wanna Be” provides premium exposure for 2 aspiring male and female artists who made a successful impact from this years Trinidad Carnival; namely Keann and Statement.
Soca Xplosion 2001 starts off with one of the hottest acts for the year, new sensation Leon Caldero with Boxing.
www.afiwi.com /music/soca.asp   (2776 words)

 Soca :: ttgapers.com :: the latest from the caribbean - from a west indian perspective   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Soca :: ttgapers.com :: the latest from the caribbean - from a west indian perspective
Soca: Tough new laws in Trinidad to deter music pirates
Soca: Benjai leaves Asylum for the solo route
www.ttgapers.com /Category6-All.html   (369 words)

 Turn Me On Reaches #1 On Billboard | Soca News | Soca News (Soca CDs)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
This is the first time that a soca artist has reached the top ten on the U.S. album chart, and shows soca's emergence as the latest Caribbean wave to cross over into the musical mainstream.
Soca emerged as an expression of Trinidad and Tobago's African and Indian ethnic mix, incorporating dance-oriented East Indian percussive and musical elements into traditional calypso to create an energetic, irresistible party music.
The soca fusion has been embraced throughout the Caribbean, where it supplies the rhythmic soundtrack to the islands' annual carnival celebrations.
www.socacds.com /articles/news/soca/26   (623 words)

 Kayak & Canoe News, Spots, Slovenia, River Soca, Soca Hole
Soca is maybe the river with the highest density of whitewater paddlers in Europe.
in soca is water about 20 cbm that is good, for gorge(katarakt(4-5)), there are plenty of good things to ride, and you can expect more water in late september, floods and stuff, heavy rains, bit colder.
soca hole is not a very good hole, it was damaged 2 years ago, now you can play,if you are very good.
playak.com /article.php?sid=189   (953 words)

 A Look at the VP Soca Revival
It seems that VP had it well written in their marketing plan to help bring Soca music back to a worldwide audience after a recent lack of interest from outside the Carribean.
This is more of a Ragga Soca sound, but has the same energy and jump up groove as Ronnie McIntosh's disc.
While I think we have a little while to go before Soca reaches the point of popularity it hit earlier last decade, I think we're making some advances, and VP is helping the process along.
www.suite101.com /article.cfm/Reggae/33366   (470 words)

 Fishing and Fly-fishing on Best Slovenian Rivers - Soca
The Soca is the jewel of Slovenian rivers, a national treasure of the Slovenian people.
The Soca is populated by the indigenous trout, the marble trout (JPG, 24kb) (Salmo marmoratus cuvier), also the brown trout, and the Soca grayling.
The Soca river overflows its banks occasionally in June and July due to melting snow.
www.impel-bohinj.si /flyfishing_soca.htm   (683 words)

 Islandevents.com : Entertainment News : Soca Awards 2004   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Annual Soca Awards, to be held in Brooklyn, New York on Sunday 29 August at Eden Palace, 420 Flushing Avenue.
The awards ceremony is being organised by the Soca Awards Organisation and endorsed by the Trinidad and Tobago Ministry of Culture and the Consul General of Trinidad and Tobago in NY.
The first Soca Awards ceremony was held in New York in 2003 and honourees included the Mighty Sparrow, Calypso Rose, Anslem Douglas and Arrow.
www.islandevents.com /entertainment/article_564.shtml   (213 words)

 Southern Oregon Corvette Association
SOCA members Dave and Sharon Wills, Bob and Mary Kush, Terri and Werner Kraatz, Sandee and Dennie Anderson, Paul and Gioia Uhlenkott, Bob and Joann Brown, Steve and Marian Schneider, Laura and Mike Stanley, and Dan Richards joined other Corvette owners from around the west at the show which featured over 300 cars.
Once again, SOCA President Sandee Anderson was called on stage to sing "Angel Baby" -- and again she turned in a wonderful performance.
SOCA's line-up of Corvettes now spans 52 years -- Mory and Lori Hale's 1954 classic is the granddaddy to Kush's '06.
www.sovette.com   (913 words)

 Amazon.com: Music: Soca 101, Vol. 1   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
This is an excellent record for neophytes to soca and calypso and those of us who grew up with it.
For the inexperienced, originally, calypso was considered to be the more socially concious form of the music with stinging social commentary with soca being classified as more of party and 'wuk up' music.
That said, this album is excellent with hits that predate the Soca Gold Series which started in the the late 90's.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/B00005Q6JU?v=glance   (550 words)

 Soca Awards - www.socaawards.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
The SOCA AWARDS Organization was founded in 2003 by Trinidad native Mr.
He migrated in the 80's to the US and made his debut on the Soca stage; in 1989 with the hit "Poison in the Party.
With the hard work and dedication of his organization, CJs’ dream is to one day put SOCA music on the international stage so that the art form can reach its full potential.
www.socaawards.com /soca_bout.htm   (183 words)

 New York Daily News - Entertainment - Soca scores!   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
The only other stateside soca smash was a campy, watered-down 1983 cover of Montserrat singer Arrow's "Hot Hot Hot" recorded by Buster Poindexter (aka David Johansen of the New York Dolls).
Lyttle, 28, thinks it's crucial that someone who actually grew up with soca should bring the genre to a global audience.
Soca mixes East Indian percussive elements, American soul and traditional calypso.
www.nydailynews.com /entertainment/story/217472p-187133c.html   (812 words)

 RAS SHORTY I, PIONEER OF SOCA MUSIC   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Ras Shorty I who was born Garfield Blackman in Trinidad started singing calypso as the LORD SHORTY as early as 1963 with his tune "Cloak and Dagger" in Trinidad.
However, Soca, not the American soul and calypso,according to RAS SHORTY, is the depth and life of calypso,a bridging of the two major ethnic groups of T&T--the African and the East Indian.
Among his influences and those he inspired were Soca Monarchs David Rudder,Tambu, Charlie's Roots, Machel Montano and Xtatik,SuperBlue,Colin Lucas,Marvin and Nigel Lewis,Traffik, Atlantik,Anselm Douglas,Blue Ventures and a host of other soca enthusiasts around the Caribbean.
www.angelfire.com /ny/Playmas/shorty.html   (591 words)

 Amazon.ca: Music: Soca Gold 2003 [Compilation]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Once regulated to a couple of months of carnival festivities and holiday parties, soca music has evolved to a level where it's played all year round, regardless of the occasion.
Soca Gold 2003 provides great examples of what is hot in the genre.
The 18-track disc strongly reflects the trend of mixing soca with dancehall and R&B. Although the straight-ahead, hyper-rhythms of traditional soca are well represented by hits such as the ecstatic "Display" by Invasion and the wicked "Power Drill" by Burning Flames, the standouts are the hybrids.
www.amazon.ca /exec/obidos/ASIN/B000093NT1   (709 words)

 Studies of the Ocular Complications of AIDS (SOCA) [NEI Clinical Studies]
Because CMV is a systemic infection and is associated with dissemination to both eyes and/or the viscera, local treatment of CMV retinitis may need systemic supplementation to prevent contralateral ocular disease and prevent and/or treat visceral disease.
In order to address issues related to eye involvement in patients with acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS), the National Eye Institute has funded the Studies of the Ocular Complication of AIDS (SOCA), a multicenter clinical trials group.
SOCA’s major activities involve evaluating treatments and treatment strategies for cytomegalovirus (CMV) retinitis, the most frequent opportunistic infection in patients with AIDS.
www.nei.nih.gov /neitrials/socaintro.htm   (360 words)

 Soca Music - Music of the Caribbean
If you love Soca, Calypso, Zouk, Kaiso, Rapso, Ragga Soca and others then this is the place to be.
Soca superstar, Machel Montano, Rikki Jai and Kees Dieffenthaller have joined forces to push Coca-Cola and on Sunday at the City of Grand Bazaar invited several hundred people to support them in their new-found endeavour.
The event was the launch of the Rock Ur Crib promotion being run by Coca-Cola in which consumers of the soft drink have an opportunity to win one of three grand prizes that include a private, up close and personal concert featuring Montano, Dieffenthaller and Jai at their homes.
www.socamusic.com   (406 words)

 SOCA   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
The regular monthly meetings are held every last Wednesday of each month except for the November/December meetings which are replaced by the AGM on the first Saturday of December.
Many of the members of the (SOCA Canadian Branch) are from the original commissioning crews and are just as good today as they were then...if not better.
Those that were Chiefs and Petty Officers were heralded with Dolphin 1A as they retired from the the submarine service..
www.chebucto.ns.ca /~ac121/soca/soca1.html   (738 words)

 sales training consultancy SOCA management consultants
SOCA Management Consultants work with clients to increase sales revenues and maximise effectiveness across sales teams.
SOCA is dedicated to working with its customers in maximising sales productivity and increasing revenues through sales.
We also ensure that our customers are able to attract and retain the best sales people by providing comprehensive market data and advice on tailoring sales compensation plans.
www.soca.co.uk   (163 words)

 Southern Ohio Chamber Alliance, SOCA ,Health Insurance, Medical Benefits
Less than three months later, a group of six local Chambers of Commerce was recognized by the State of Ohio as the first official small employer healthcare alliance in the state: the Southern Ohio Chamber Alliance (SOCA).
Since its inception, SOCA has grown from six to over 80 Chambers of Commerce in southwest Ohio.
With ongoing support and continued commitment, SOCA continues to develop other value-added benefits including workers comp group rates and cellular phone discounts for participating members of the Chamber of Commerce.
www.joinsoca.com   (167 words)

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