Where is Soca Music Popular (besides Trinidad and the obvious places)

by Primal
(North Carolina)

I have been a house music DJ living in the states for 12 years now. I have always had a strong love for reggae and Caribbean music but it doesn't really go over well with the crowds here in the American south. Over the past few months I have discovered Soca. To say I have fallen in love is a huge understatement. I have decided to move to the islands to DJ and produce music there. Could anyone tell me where Soca is popular (other than Trinidad) in the islands? Puerto Rico would be the easiest move for me, as I am American and speak Spanish. Is there a Soca music scene in Puerto Rico? Would this type of music go over well there, or am I just wasting my time? Any input on this subject would be greatly appreciated! I am new to this genre and any information I have is just what I've read online (which really isn't much) Thank you!!

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Aug 08, 2013
Where is soca popular?
by: Soca Freak

Soca is popular in every Caribbean island (not as popular in Jamaica) especially Barbados, Saint Lucia, Antigua, Grenada and Saint Vincent and The Grenadines. Soca is not popular in Puerto Rico.

Mar 27, 2014
Where is Soca Popular
by: Anonymous

Soca is also popular in Belize, Central America.

Sep 09, 2014
RE: Where is soca music popular
by: Philip

RE: Where is Soca Music Popular (besides Trinidad and the obvious places)

Based on my personal travel experiences, I'd say

#1 is London
My first introduction to soca music was "The Caribbean Affair" with Martin Jay, a popular weekly Sunday evening soca calypso mix show that was broadcasted on Choice FM 96.9 London between 1990 and 2004. There is a large Afro-Caribbean community in London and plus there's the annual Notting Hill Carnival.

#2 would be Toronto - which also has a large Afro-Caribbean community and is home to the annual Caribana music festival.

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