The Morphing of soca.

Gone are the humorous stories that were cleverly woven into song, with that comes the jab jab refrains which is cleverly woven into a more generic Ameri-Caribbean sound. The modernization of Soca bring to prominence the influences of Hip Hop, and Dancehall. So while you still have the base calypso/Soca beat we can hear other influences prominently featured. The original Trinidad sounds were distinctly owned by and made for the Trini party scene. Now we are hearing imitations of Jamaican accents that is borrowed from the Jamaicans in the delivery of the Soca compilations. I am not saying that I am not appreciative of the new musical style. What I am observing is the globalization of Carnival music, with influences that are in some cases good, but at a cost to the death what was the trademark of Trinidad carnival. Kitch is turning in his grave!!!

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Dec 26, 2008
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Soca today!
by: Pepper

Well said. Soca is not what it used to be. I'd like to echo your sentiments.

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