The Music of the Caribbean
Soca is the Caribbean's most popular music - it combines various aspects of the traditional elements of Caribbean music with reggae, soul, bouyon and hip hop and almost every other genre to produce a colorful blend of the calypso art form that has gained momentum over the years - staking its claim as a major contributor to the music industry worldwide.
Image credit: One Caribbean Radio
What's the #1 Soca Song? - This song has sold over 12 million copies!!
Arrow: Hot, hot hot!!
The Soca Queen... - Alison Hinds
Soca Giant... - Machel Montano
Machel is an icon - he has been entertaining throughout his brilliant career which began when he was just 10 years old - Machel is a LIVING LEGEND!
This is one sweet soca tune: The People's Champion
I fell in love with Soca at Vincy Mas!!!! - Check out some of the biggest tunes out of SVG below
Soca Music Events
Carnivals and Festivals across the Caribbean and the world!
The first place I ever played mas was in St Vincent - Vincy Mas culminates with a 2 day Jump up on the first weekend in July.
Learn more about:
The World Creole Festival in Dominica
Spicemas in Grenada
Nine Mornings at Christmas in St Vincent and the Grenadines
Caribana in Toronto
Notting Hill Carnival in London
Parang: Christmas Soca Music!
Parang is the name given to the genre that was inspired by the infectious beat which Venezuelans brought to Trinidad. A truly Caribbean Christmas embraces the music of the islands and while Trinidad definitely leads the way - the songs on the Trini Jungle Juice Parang Lists are a part of the Caribbean Christmas tradition.
Parang Albums for your holiday collection
Caribbean Christmas celebration is just not the same without hearing a little parang during the season. This compilation makes a great gift for any Soca fan.
Play the Jamtap Game on Facebook
Jamtap is a cool, free app on Facebook featuring soca music.