Soca and calypso - Respect the damn thing
by gary clarke
(port of spain)
I love soca and calypso, but we must not only focus on making tune just to make money. this is our culture and it should not a vehicle for making a fast buck. This would would only end up killing our culture, young artiste should go and study the work of Hon. Ras shory, the father of soca, sparrow, kitchener, superblue, tambu and all the great who music is still appreciated today. We need to get away from that eurocentric mindset about the music and look at it professionally and passionately. When we write a song it must be appealing and written and perform with agreat deal of professionalismn.