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  Caribbean Music 101 - Soca, Soul of Calypso, Origin, Lord Shorty - Father of Soca
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.
Lord Shoty initially referred to his musical hybrid as "solka", representing the true "soul of calypso."; The "Indianization" of calypso brought together the musical traditions of Trinidad and Tobago's two major ethnic groups, the descendants of African slaves and of indentured laborers from India.
caribplanet.homestead.com /101_Soca.html   (1283 words)

  Science Fair Projects - Soca music
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.
Lord Shorty initially referred to his musical discovery as “solka”, meaning the true “soul of calypso”.“Solka” was changed to “Soca” by a musical journalist.
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".
www.all-science-fair-projects.com /science_fair_projects_encyclopedia/Soca_music   (498 words)

 Soca Passion Dance Party. Carnival, Soca & Calypso music from Trinidad Barbados
Soca Passion marks the return of Soca music to New York City.
Soca Passion is a new monthly event which combines live performances with a spirited and energetic dance party.
The Soca Passion Fete pays tribute to the essence of Carnival which is captured in Soca and Calypso music.
www.socapassion.com   (250 words)

 Soca 919 - Trinidad's Number One Soca Super Station
Soca 91.9 (Trinibashment) went on-air at 3pm on 1st October 2004 - promising to play strictly soca from today and yesterday, music that touches the heart and soul of the nation, from kaiso, calypso, rapso, chutney soca, raga soca, and soca,...
Veteran Soca artiste Neil ‘Iwer’ George, a multiple road march and soca monarch winner, is station manager at the Point Fortin-based Trini Bashment radio station, which occupies 91.9 fm on the radio frequency spectrum.
According to George there is 35 years of untouched soca music which newcomers to the artform will get a chance to hear.“The generation that is digging (enjoying) soca music right now will get a chance to hear what the music sounded like years ago,” he explained.
www.soca919.com /about.htm   (159 words)

 Soca - Search Results - MSN Encarta
Soca, type of Caribbean music, a mixture of soul and calypso (the name soca is a blend of the first two letters of those words), but closer to...
Calypso, one of the best-known expressions of the country’s complex musical heritage, dates from the 18th century and is a mixture of musical forms...
SOCA is responsible for dealing with financial information concerning suspected proceeds of crime in order to counter money laundering
ca.encarta.msn.com /Soca.html   (159 words)

 The Dispatch - Serving the Lexington, NC - News   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Soca, or soul calypso, is a dance music that originated in Trinidad from calypso.
Soca music has evolved in the last 20 years primarily by musicians from Trinidad, Barbados, and the Lesser Antilles.
Ragga Soca: A fusion of Jamaican Dancehall and Trinidad's Soca and the original soca, which is an uptempo calypso beat with moderate bass and electronic instruments.
www.the-dispatch.com /apps/pbcs.dll/section?category=NEWS&template=wiki&text=soca_music   (471 words)

 The Seattle Times: Pop music & nightlife: Soca's blend of soul and calypso is making a splash on radio, MTV
They have taken soca music from being the seasonal party music heard on underground Caribbean stations to recording executives looking to take soca music where dancehall took reggae: mainstream.
"Soca music is poised right now to take over the world," said Rupee, who has spent the past few months on promotional tours in Europe prepping new fans for his Atlantic label CD debut slated for January.
"Soca music in itself has found its time," Lyttle, a native of St. Vincent and the Grenadines, said during a visit to South Florida for the MTV Music Video Awards.
seattletimes.nwsource.com /html/musicnightlife/2002070527_soca25.html   (727 words)

 BlackNews.com - Soca & Calypso Music Invade New York City with Passion
Soca Passion is a new monthly event which combines live performances with a spirited and energetic dance party.
Soca Passion continues a strong Caribbean heritage that has spread around the world through the success of Soca and Calypso music.
Soca Passion will be held at the Nikki & Sam's located at 83 Worth St between Broadway and Church in downtown Manhattan.
www.blacknews.com /pr/socapassion101.html   (389 words)

 Soca music at AllExperts
Soca is a dance music which is a mix of Trinidad's calypso and Indian music and rhythms, especially chutney musicâ€"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.allexperts.com /e/s/so/soca_music.htm   (487 words)

 What is Chutney Music?
Since this is a newly developing music, this project has been extremely difficult to research, and it will continue to be an ongoing topic/hobby for me within my studies of Trinidadian and West Indian music.
This is one of the most important features of this music, in my opinion, and one that ties it to other Indian diasporic musics such as bhangra.
The influences upon chutney are as diverse as the ethnic backgrounds of Trinidadians, and it is especially obvious in those that are closer to soca.
aingram.web.wesleyan.edu /chutney.html   (2165 words)

 Downloads - Download Music - Download MP3s
Since then he has branched out to include a wider array of world-music elements, from hip-hop to the sounds of various African nations, while concentrating on lyrics that act predominantly as a vehicle to drive the music to a higher frenzy.
His social and political commentaries are delivered in such a clever way (and propelled as they are by his unique soca beat) that the messages often sink in subliminally, a testimony to his unique lyrical skills.
As his 17th album in a succession of ska, reggae, calypso and dancehall soca hits, this record shows that Lee remains at the forefront of all that's fresh in Caribbean music.
www.mp3.com /soca/genre/828/subgenre.html   (732 words)

 Island Music of the British Virgin Islands
Fungi is a kind of musical group and style unique to the BVI--basically a home-grown jam session or "scratch" band with assorted homemade instruments such washboards, gourds, etc.
"Soca music is the music of the Caribbean Islands and is deeply rooted in African and Spanish origins.
JAMZ at 105.3 FM is a cutting-edge (18-34) music station with an uptempo urban sound.
www.b-v-i.com /Culture/music.htm   (766 words)

 Soca music is not devil music - Bounty Killer :: ttgapers.com
Monday, February 27, 2006 - 05:52 AM "Some people say soca music is devil music but soca music is of the people and any music of the people could never be devil music," Bounty Killer said referring to comments made by Jamaican reggae artiste I Wayne last year.
Bounty Killer publicly urged the soca artistes he saw perform on the night to continue doing the music they love.
Price, a guest performer at the Soca Warriors celebration fete staged at King George V Park, St Clair, on Saturday night, urged the large crowd gathered to use this country's qualification for the World Cup as a launching pad to effect positive change.
www.ttgapers.com /Article1429.html   (494 words)

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www.dsonneries.com /sweet-soca-music/sweet-soca-music.html   (280 words)

 Soca Music from the Caribbean
Kenneth "Chineeman" Seepersad - Trini Chutney Soca Jam
Soca Anthems Collection Vols 1, 2 and 3
JMC Triveni Leadership Chutney Bangra Soca Dub Compilation
www.ecaroh.com /soca/index.html   (184 words)

some of the Hottest ragga soca music out of the Caribbean, featuring kevin Lyttle the ragga soca king with a follow up to his mega hit "turn me on" also other artist singing the same genre of music.
Soca Explosion 2006 is a great follow up to "Soca Explosion 2005"-which has been nominated in the category of best soca album for the year 2005, by the International Soca Awards Organization.
People who enjoy listening to world beat music, would be happy to have this in their collection.
cdbaby.com /cd/socaexplosion   (192 words)

 The ReggaeSoca Music Awards Feature Section at REGGAE.com
It was a night of musical magic made by an amazing combination of today's chart topping artists along with Living Legends who each have long histories of chart topping success.
Reggae Music Awards and Soca Music Awards are presented to the top new and old artists and groups in Reggae and Soca Music - each show features live performances by top artists from around the world.
I say thank you, to all the artists who fill our hearts with joy as we listen to their music in our homes, our churches, cars as well as nightclubs, without whom, none of this would be possible.
reggae.com /awards/index.htm   (1647 words)

 SoundClick artist: Michael Sparkey Drakes - soca, caribbean music, calypso, reggae, rgga soca, world music
I think so for Caribbean artist who are striving hard for the recognition of their music, primarily in soca and calypso, I think that it brings some recognition to the artist that are willing to take advantage of it.
Our music currently suffers from a dilema, outside of the Caribbean no one knows what to do with it and therefore limited avenues are available to us.
I am into reggae and soca, my voice is heavy and therefore I do dancehall, ragga soca and soca well.
www.soundclick.com /michaelsparkeydrakes&ref=5   (477 words)

 CD Baby: SOCA GENERAL: Holiday Songs Caribbean Style
The Soca General is a talented singer/song and poetry writer/producer from Trinidad & Tobago.
Pop soca is his brain child, the contemporary sound of calypso and soca music.
Soca realized at an early age that he had a gift for music.
www.cdbaby.com /cd/socageneral   (774 words)

 Soca Therapy
Music is a universal language, it is supposed to bring everyone together.
I love soca music, It takes me to another place I love dancing and listen to soca it does help me forget all of my probelms, I DO NOT by any means think I'm dancing with any demons.
An English judge (I think he was a professor of music at the Cambridge School of Music, London) stated in his closing address that based on what he had witnessed throughout the competiton, "..pan is no longer rising - it has risen!" That was 25 years ago.
www.socatherapy.com /index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=32&Itemid=43   (1343 words)

 Soca Music
From my experence, I find most people think of soca music as jump and wave music, and only a party-oriented music, only Carnival music.....and as soon as Ash-Wednesday hit is back to de parlour dub stupidness
For me it's so much more...I find there so much versatility to soca and there's so much more to what yuh hear on hit stations like 96.7fm and ting.....
There's soca for party, soca for relaxing....and the ever kaiso that's thought provoking
www.socawarriors.net /forum/index.php?topic=14314.0   (215 words)

 Soca and Calypso on Afiwi.Com
Many musical pundits have argued that the band has been snubbed or short changed on at least 3 occasions where the title was awarded to other bands under huge clouds of controversy.
This decision drew skepticism from fans and prominent music industry professionals including Nelson, who accused the artistes of several things including ‘artistes are selfish, ungrateful and holding the nation to ransom’........
Soca Gold 2004, 18 various tracks that is sure to bring and keep the soca vibes jumping in your heart or your party.
www.afiwi.com /music/soca.asp   (3266 words)

The 5 time St.Kitts Road March Champions were honored with the coveted “Best Soca Group” award at the recently held 13th Annual Reggae Soca Music Awards at the Broward County Center for the performing arts on Saturday May 27th.
Their music was truly unique, borrowing from traditional rhythms of popular Caribbean music to create this new vibration known as Street Style.
The band will also be the headliners for the opening soca night of the 10th Annual St.Kitts Music Festival from June 29th to July 1st., The band has performed a record 8 times at the St.Kitts fest.
www.reggaesocamusicawards.com /reviews/nu-vybes.htm   (550 words)

 D'Soca Corner - Soca News, Soca Entertainment, Soca Music, Soca Videos, Interviews, Soca Reviews
Broadening his horizons and looking for a different sound for his music, he teamed up with Shawn Ma$tamind Noel of Ma$tamind Productions, to work on "Promises" a remake of the original, which he wrote when he was 15 yrs old and apart of the group Seven.
To further engrave her mark on the Soca world, she collaborated again with super producer Michelle "Miche" Williams and "On The Road" featuring Miche was born.
After all, the Soca Awards Organization and Soca Records is about the uplifting of Soca and every aspect surrounding it, so the more unity among artists, and the less 'bachannal' created, either by media or otherwise, would keep the festival focusing on the music and not only the stories created behind the music.
www.trinijunglejuice.com /socacorner.html   (7069 words)

 World Music Central - Soca & Calypso Music Invade New York City With Passion
Bud will perform his mega hit “Man Ah Bad Man” which topped the Caribbean music charts and is featured on the compilation “Soca 101” which features a selection of the top Soca and Calypso songs of all time.
Until March 11th Soca Passion is offering visitors to its Web site free CDs and music downloads.
Soca Passion will be held at the Nikki and Sam’s located at 83 Worth St between Broadway and Church in downtown Manhattan.
www.worldmusiccentral.org /article.php/20060303202529856   (462 words)

 Arts/Music/Styles/Regional_and_Ethnic/Soca   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Soca is a Caribbean dance music form popular on Dominica and Trinidad islands.
The name "soca" is formed from the words "soul" and "calypso" which shows the music's roots as a blend of Caribbean calypso and soul music from the USA.
RealAudio samples of several CDs of Soca music from the catalog of CRS Records.
www.arts-entertainment-recreation.com /Arts/Music/Styles/Regional_and_Ethnic/Soca   (141 words)

 Soca - Free Music Downloads - MP3 Downloads - Download.com Music
The music of planet Earth is as diverse as the globe is large.
While western pop music is ubiquitous, making headlines and dominating airwaves, listening to and exploring the music of the world's many cultures allows further opportunities for universal communication.
Western music was once mistakenly considered the pinnacle of the sonic arts.
music.download.com /2001-8774_32-0.html   (240 words)

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