How to Avoid the Floor Soca
Soca is a wildly popular genre in Trinidad, which has been flirting with the limelight since 1974. As a result, pop music likes to appropriate the hottest cultural flavours to sell its music. If you have been to a Trinidadian club or heard a soca track live, you probably want to know how to avoid the floor-shaking crowd. If you do, follow these tips for avoiding the soca floor:
Soca music is the national genre of Trinidad and Tobago. This vibrant genre has a close connection with the region it comes from, and is studio-driven and faster than calypso. It was invented in the 1970s by Lord Shorty, a songwriter who combined traditional calypso with Eastern Indian tones to create a unique sound that’s uniquely Trinidadian. It is also the soundtrack to Trinidad’s grand Carnival, which erupts in Port of Spain every year in late February.
The soca genre has not achieved the success of reggae, which has been gaining ground in the U.S. over the years. But it’s still growing. Soca has a devoted following in Trinidad. It’s a great example of local music taking a global perspective. Its music is based on a multicultural society. It’s also infused with social messages and political commentary. It’s no wonder that soca is popular in Trinidad and Tobago.
If you’re going to attend a soca concert, make sure to pay close attention to the performers. The audience is likely to cheer and clap along to the soca beat. The performance is theatrical and spellbinding. It is the perfect way to celebrate the Trinidadian love of exuberance. If you’re a fan of soca, this is definitely a show-stopping show to catch.
Soca musicians are also known for remixing popular songs. Bunji Garlin, for example, remixed Major Lazer’s “Differentology” just a year after its release. Eventually, the two produced “It’s A Carnival” together, which gave soca its first major international airing. The song even went on to win a Soul Train Award for best international performance.
Power Soca is a highly energetic style of calypso. It’s a mix of calypso and other genres. It’s often associated with partying in Trinidad, but has roots in the French-Creole language of Trinidad. It has the slang “parang,” which comes from the Spanish word parranda. The dance has a strong social impact as well, as it encourages people to feel good about themselves and their purchases.