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Originally posted on the blog Sokah2Soca (www.sokah2soca.com). We bring you only the best new music, while Island Vybe Radio rocks it live on the air!!

 
Give love, feel love, be love... Shurwayne is on a mission to spread positivity, and pure unadulterated love.  Today we debut for fans of this blog and anyone who loves Caribbean music an after-carnival music release from Shurwayne Winchester titled, "Pasyon".
 
Shurwayne Winchester, Soca music's Micael Jackson, has gifted us with a vibrant musical creation that seamlessly blends the infectious beats of Soca with the rhythmic allure of Kompa. Released after Trinidad's Carnival 2024, “Pasyon” is a single that transports listeners to sun-kissed beaches, lively dance floors, and tropical celebrations. It is a positive message of love and passion delivered with sensual musical vibes. 
 
In “Pasyon,” Shurwayne Winchester infuses the vibe of Trinidad and Tobago and Soca music with an infusion of Haitian Kompa and his signature flair, creating an irresistible groove that invites everyone to join the party. Haitian Kompa (Konpa) music has always been a sensual and soulful sound. The accordion, guitar, and percussion intertwine, creating a danceable yet emotive experience. Shurwayne masterfully weaves Kompa elements into “Pasyon,” adding depth and intrigue.
 
As the song unfolds, you’ll feel the warmth of the Caribbean sun, taste the salt in the air, and sway to the intoxicating fusion of Soca and Kompa. Shurwayne’s vocals soar, inviting us to lose ourselves in the rhythm, celebrating life, love, and passion.
 
Whether you’re dancing barefoot on sandy shores or grooving in a dimly lit club, “Pasyon” is the soundtrack to those moments when music transcends boundaries. So, as you listen to this song on Sokah2Soca or on Island Vybe radio, we invite you to turn up the volume, let the beats envelop you, and let “Pasyon” ignite your spirit.
 
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Production Notes/Music Credits:
Song Title: Pasyon
Artist/Performed by: Shurwayne Winchester
Producer: SW Limited
Music  Publisher: COTT
Origin: Tobago, Republic of Trinidad and Tobago
Genre: Caribbean Vibes/Soca/Kompa/Konpa
 
Please be advised that the music is presented here for your listening pleasure and for promotional purposes only ("Fair Use" Musical Content Copyright Disclaimer Under Section 107 of the Copyright Act 1976). No copyright infringement is intended! We don't own the rights to this music; it is presented here for promotional use only. We encourage you to promote the artists and their music; please don't download and share them and rob the artists of needed income! I, nor this blog, make any claims of ownership over any of the videos, songs, photos, or graphics used for this post because they all belong to their respective owners.
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Island Vybe radio blog readers and listeners of Philadelphia's premier Caribbean radio station, we present, once again, "Inventor" by Olatunji Yearwood. Why are we back with this song after "the Mecca's" Carnival is over? Good question, and here is the answer, this song is so damn sweet, like a backyard Caribbean sugar cane. We believe that if this song had the time (a longer carnival season) and the right promotion, it could have done what DNA succeeded in doing. 
 
Yes, we said it, and why haven't you been lighting a fire with the management of Island Vybe radio for more daily Soca music? Why not start and ask to hear this song on air? Can you do that? 
 
We want more Soca; we want more Soca on Island Vybe Radio daily! Just listen to this song and tell me if your radio DJs are doing justice to Soca music. We applaud their love for dancehall and reggae, but come on fellas, we want more Soca! Enough said...
 
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Production Notes/Music Credits:
Song Title: Inventor
Artists/Performed by: Olatunji 
Music composed by: Scott Galt and Michael Hulsmeier
Additional keys by: Jason "Shaft" Bishop
Trumpet by: Kevyn Lynch
Trombone by: Jomo Slusher
Guitar by: Barry "Barman" Hill
Backing vocals: Olatunji Yearwood and Llettesha Sylvester-Charles
Pan by: Judah Goddard
Mastered by: Andrew Denny @ Drew's Crib
Executive producer: RBZ Records Inc, Olatunji Yearwood, Lyndon Livingstone, Question Mark
Entertainment and Jason Bishop
This Version was produced by: Lyndon Livingstone for Razorshop Productions/ De Red Boyz
Origin: Trinidad/Barbados
Genre: CalypSoca
 
Please be advised that the music is presented here for your listening pleasure and for promotional purposes only ("Fair Use" Musical Content Copyright Disclaimer Under Section 107 of the Copyright Act 1976). No copyright infringement is intended! We don't own the rights to this music; it is presented here for promotional use only. We encourage you to promote the artists and their music; please don't download and share them and rob the artists of needed income! I, nor this blog, make any claims of ownership over any of the videos, songs, photos, or graphics used for this post because they all belong to their respective owners.
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Originally posted on the blog Sokah2Soca (www.sokah2soca.com). We bring you only the best new music, while Island Vybe Radio rocks it live on the air!!

 
Pan sweet pan and yes, we are talking about the steelpan, the national instrument of Trinidad and Tobago. The steelpan is a unique musical instrument that originated in Trinidad and Tobago in the 1930s. Originally, it was made from discarded oil drums that are hammered and tuned to produce different notes. The steelpan is widely regarded as a symbol of Caribbean culture and innovation, and has been adopted by musicians and bands around the world.
 
We never seem to catch a break and the following should be noted: the steelpan also faces challenges in terms of intellectual property protection and recognition. Despite its popularity and significance, the steelpan has not been patented or registered as a national instrument by the government of Trinidad and Tobago. This has allowed other countries and individuals to claim ownership and innovation over various aspects of the steelpan design and tuning processes, and to profit from its commercialization.
 
As an example, in 2001, two US academics were granted a patent for a method of producing a Caribbean steelpan using hydroforming, a technique that was already used by local steelpan makers in the 1970s. The patent was contested by the Trinidad and Tobago government, but the case is still pending. Another example is the E-Pan, an electronic version of the steelpan that was invented by a Trinidadian engineer, but has not been officially recognized or supported by the government.
 
These cases illustrate the need for more awareness and action on the part of the steelpan community and the government of Trinidad and Tobago to protect and promote the steelpan as a national and cultural asset. The steelpan deserves respect and recognition as an original and innovative invention that reflects the history and identity of the people of Trinidad and Tobago.
 
Shenanagins aside, everyone understands that if you want a quality steelpan, a steelpan made in Trinidad and Tobago is worth its weight in gold. Yes, we are the gold standard, regardless of all the hoopla and claims by others. Now, with the cooperation of the EU International Intellectual Property Cooperation, our national instrument will gain respect with that stamp of approval. Read on...
 
EU International Intellectual Property Cooperation - Geographical Indicator/Intellectual Property Rights:
The steel pan is the national instrument of Trinidad and Tobago ?? and it holds a profound significance during the carnival season, serving as both a cultural emblem and a rhythmic heartbeat of the festivities.
 
Beyond its role in entertainment, the steel pan fosters a sense of community and pride, uniting individuals through shared traditions and collective expression. The steel pan is part of #CarIPI’s Origin Linked Products Mentorship Programme, intended to provide producers with technical assistance to develop business strategies based on #IntellectualProperty rights.
 
World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) - Geographical indications (GIs) are intellectual property (IP) rights that serve to identify a product that originates from a specific geographical area and that has a quality, reputation, or other characteristics that are essentially attributable to its geographical origin.
 
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Production Notes/Music Credits:
Source: EU International Intellectual Property Cooperation
Topic: Steelpan - Geographical Indicator/Intellectual Property Rights (GI's)
 
Please be advised that the music is presented here for your listening pleasure and for promotional purposes only ("Fair Use" Musical Content Copyright Disclaimer Under Section 107 of the Copyright Act 1976). No copyright infringement is intended! We don't own the rights to this music; it is presented here for promotional use only. We encourage you to promote the artists and their music; please don't download and share them and rob the artists of needed income! I, nor this blog, make any claims of ownership over any of the videos, songs, photos, or graphics used for this post because they all belong to their respective owners.
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Originally posted on the blog Sokah2Soca (www.sokah2soca.com). We bring you only the best new music, while Island Vybe Radio rocks it live on the air!!

 
What happened to Fantastic Friday in Trinidad and Tobago? Fantastic Friday featured the "Play Whe International Soca Monarch" competition, with artists from the Caribbean basin and North America competing to win this prestigious title. As mentioned by Fan Ann Lyons, this competition was 'our Grammys'. It may not be a simple reason for the demise of the show, but there is a void that needs to be filled. The rest of the Caribbean region—Grenada, Saint Vincent, Antigua, and Saint Lucia—all have a Soca Monarch Competition. Trinidad got rid of the International Soca Monarch and did not even replace it with a local Soca Monarch competition. Is this a lack of vision or just a lack of will?
 
So let's put this question to 'the powers that run things', Mecca of what? We need to really rethink our place, our position as the 'so-called leader' for the business of Soca as we forge ahead intending to advance Soca for the International market.
 
The International Soca Monarch Competition is a very important event for soca music and culture, but it has faced some challenges in recent years, such as lack of funding, low attendance, and competition from other fetes and events. 
 
Some possible ways to revive the competition are:
  • Attracting more sponsors and investors who are willing to support the event financially and provide incentives for the artists and the audience.
  • Inviting more international and regional Soca artists to participate and showcase their talent, as well as collaborating with other genres and cultures, will create more diversity and appeal.
  • Improving the format and judging criteria of the competition to make it more fair, transparent, and engaging for both the performers and the viewers.
  • Promoting the event more effectively through social media, streaming platforms, and other channels will reach a wider and younger audience and generate more interest and excitement.
  • Preserving the tradition and heritage of soca music and its role in Carnival while also innovating and adapting to the changing trends and preferences of soca fans.
  • Use the ideas of the Soca artists to improve the show, have a forum, and collaborate with the people who will actually participate. 
These are just some suggestions that could help the sun rise for this needed competition. What do you think? Do you have any ideas on how to revive the International Soca Monarch Competition? Maybe you do, maybe you don't, or just maybe you think that this show is a weight on the Soca industry. Look, everyone has an opinion, but trust me, this show generates energy, keeps artists focused on doing better, and generates income in so many ways that we really need to take notice and advance the show. 
 
Well, what we can tell you, or better yet, show you, are the comments of Fayann Lyons and Bunji Garlin. Fayann had a short stint organizing the Soca Monarch competition, but 'the powers that run things' decided that it was not worth their time and money. She is very opinionated and fires shots at 'the power that runs things'. Watch the video below, and share your comments here and with your social media peers. Let's light a fire and make Fay-Ann's ideas come to fruition. 
 
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Video Production Notes:
Video from "De Party Start" 
Origin: Trinidad 
 
Please be advised that the music is presented here for your listening pleasure and for promotional purposes only ("Fair Use" Musical Content Copyright Disclaimer Under Section 107 of the Copyright Act 1976). No copyright infringement is intended! We don't own the rights to this music; it is presented here for promotional use only. We encourage you to promote the artists and their music; please don't download and share them and rob the artists of needed income! I, nor this blog, make any claims of ownership over any of the videos, songs, photos, or graphics used for this post because they all belong to their respective owners.
♫Please click the music player button below to listen now (a small triangle in the Music player/TV Frame).
Video Compliments "Facebook/De Party Start"
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