Soca Music - St Lucia Soca Music - Figaro From St Lucia Music
Posted on Sep 12 2011 at 09:38:07 AM in Performing Arts
St Lucia Soca Music - Figaro - Left My Baby Behind The original of this song came out as a reggae which I fell in love with and decided to do a cover version and here it is, this track has not been released officially but it will be on my new album http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aLAotiWfHms
Soca is a style of music from Trinidad and Tobago. Soca is a musical development of traditional Trinidadian calypso, through loans from the 1960s onwards from predominantly black popular music in the United States and Caribbean – (soul, funk, disco, electric blues, hip hop and rap, and zouk from the French Caribbean islands of Martinique & Guadeloupe, as well as reggae (specifically from deejaying, known as toasting in Jamaica in the 1970s), and the more melodic form of modern Jamaican dancehall.
Strong elements are also taken from the rhythms of chutney music, which is popular music originated in Trinidad and Tobago's large minority Asian Indians (around 40% of the total population). Soca was originally nothing more complicated than a combination of the melodic and rhythmic lilting sound of calypso and insistent cadence percussion (which is often electronic in recent music), and the East Indian rhythms of chutney music.