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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!!

 
At 2:00 am tonight, New York and the US will jump ahead to 3:00 am. We are now officially on the same page with our Trinidadian families in the Caribbean. Trinidad and the USA will indeed share the same time tomorrow. It’s like they’re synchronized, dancing to the rhythm of the universe or just the sweet sounds of Calypso, Steelband, and Soca music! 
 
Those who listen to their favorite radio shows in Trinidad can now check in at the same time with their Trini families. If the show starts at 1:00 pm, it will be the same here in the US, not 12:00 noon! Remember, time zones can be quite fascinating. While we’re all on this spinning blue marble, our clocks tick to different beats. But for that magical moment tomorrow, Trinidad and the USA will be in perfect harmony once again. So, let's celebrate, chase the cold winds of winter away, and welcome spring with some sweet West Indian vibes. 
 
So, whether you’re sipping coconut water at home or at Maracas Beach in Trinidad or grabbing a slice of New York pizza with cornmeal-spread crust, know that time is dancing with you. A change in time in the US will mean goodbye to the winter blues and welcome to sneezing and cool air and bright blue skies, just like in the islands of the Caribbean. 
 
If you are up tonight and awake as the clock strikes the same hour, let’s celebrate this cosmic coincidence. Yes, 2:00 am becomes 3:00 am in New York City, where I live. Ah, we celebrate the change. In Trinidad, they ask, "What is the big deal?" Yes, it is 3 a.m., and in Trinidad and Tobago, anytime is Trinidad time! 
 
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Production Notes/Music Credits:
Song Title: Trinidad Time
Artists/Performed by: Lord Kitchener
Real Name: Aldwyn Roberts
Written by: Lord Kitchener
Origin: Trinidad, Republic of Trinidad and Tobago
Genre: Calypso
 
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!!

 
Today we go 'up de islands' for "The Pumpa Soca Rebel Mix". The talented Indego Immortal curated this mixtape, which is a musical journey that captures the vivacious spirit of the Caribbean. From the sun-kissed beaches of the USVI and Saint Kitts to the pulsating rhythms of Grenada, this mix celebrates the rich cultural heritage and infectious energy of the region. So, grab your virtual passport, put on your dancing shoes, and let’s dive into this electrifying blend of Soca beats!
 
Indego Immortal, a musical visionary hailing from the Caribbean, has masterfully crafted this mix. With an ear for authenticity and a passion for Soca music, Indego weaves together tracks that resonate with both locals and global listeners. His dedication to preserving the essence of Caribbean soundscapes shines through in every beat.
 
This mixtape has some notable tracks, and one that comes to mind immediately is "The A List." This song is known across the Caribbean basin and North America. Parties explode when this song is played; it is a lively anthem that invites everyone to hit the dance floor and show what they can do!
 
This musical journey takes you to the USVI and captures the essence of the British Virgin Islands (BVI). Picture yourself sipping coconut water under swaying palm trees as the sun kisses your skin. The blend of steelpan melodies and groovy basslines is irresistible. Then there is Grenada, known as the “Spice Isle.” Greenz Vibe infuses its unique flavor into this mixtape.
 
Trinidad's carnival may be just memories now, but the music lives on. Pumpa and Naila gave us "Born to Fly," and this song is featured on this mixtape. No Soca mix is complete without paying homage to Trinidad and Tobago. This track celebrates the birthplace of Soca music, where the annual Carnival extravaganza ignites the streets. Expect infectious hooks and high-energy beats.
 
As the mix unfolds, you’ll find yourself transported to beachside parties, colorful festivals, and late-night revelry. Whether you’re a seasoned Soca enthusiast or a newcomer to the genre, the Pumpa Soca Rebel Mix invites you to surrender to the rhythm and embrace the carefree spirit of the Caribbean.
 
Indego Immortal’s mix is more than just music; it’s a cultural bridge connecting people across oceans. So, turn up the volume, sway to the beat, and let the warmth of the Caribbean sun envelop you. As the saying goes, “In Soca, we trust!”
 
References:
Pumpa Soca Rebel Mix on YouTube.
Indego Immortal’s Channel
 
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Production Notes/Music Credits:
Mixtape Title: Soca 2024 - Pumpa Soca Rebel Mix 
Curated/Mixed by: Indego Movement
Artist/Performed by: Pumpa.
Real Name: Dennis Liburd
Origin: Caribbean/born in Saint Kitts/lives in St. Croix, USVI
Genre: Soca
 
Mixtape Track list:
00 - Indego Movement Worldwide - Intro
02 - Pumpa - Massage
03 - Pumpa - For Key
04 - Pumpa - She Got the Juice
05 - Pumpa - R.I.P. (Killin It)
06 - Pumpa - To De Head
07 - Pumpa - Party hard
08 - Pumpa - The A List
09 - Pumpa - Bad Company
10 - Nailah Blackman X Pumpa - Born to Fly
11 - Pumpa - Girls Wanna Have Fun
12 - Pumpa - Ayayay
13 - Pumpa - Hello Carnival
14 - Pumpa - Ring Tinga Ling
15 - Pumpa - My Crew
16 - Pumpa - Refill
17 - Pumpa - Lit
18 - Pumpa - Doh Pull It Out
19 - Pumpa - Cougar
20 - Pumpa - Chop Stick
21 - Indego Movement Worldwide - Outro
 
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!!

 
Soca music pulsates throughout the Caribbean, and today we head to the USVI for some awesome music from Spectrum Band. Music has the remarkable ability to transport us to different places, evoke emotions, and create lasting memories. In the case of “Time for Bacchanal,” a vibrant and pulsating Soca track by Spectrum Band, the journey is one of pure celebration. Let’s dive into the infectious rhythm, the talented artists behind it, and the magic that unfolds when live instruments come together.
 
Spectrum Band has a long history with some awesome singers. At the heart of “Time for Bacchanal” is the captivating voice of Hugo “Trash” Hodge Jr. His vocals are a blend of raw energy, charisma, and soulful expression. Trash’s ability to connect with listeners is unparalleled, and in this song, he invites us to join the revelry, to let loose, and to embrace the spirit of Bacchanal.
 
The voice begs listeners and partygoers to feel the vibe, but none of this could happen without a good song writer. Everyone knows that behind every great song lies a brilliant songwriter. Figgy O’Garro, the creative force behind “Time for Bacchanal,” weaves a
tale of joy, freedom, and uninhibited celebration. His lyrics capture the essence of carnival, where inhibitions melt away and the streets come alive with color, music, and dance.
 
Putting the pieces together to bring you the final product is the job of the music director and producer. In the studio, the magic happens. Malvery V. Gumbs and LeRon "Stretch" Lake, the masterminds behind the production, infuse “Time for Bacchanal” with infectious beats, grooves, and layers of sound. Their collaboration brings the song to life, ensuring that every note resonates with the spirit of carnival.
 
Live is the vibe, and it will always sound and feel different from a studio production. “Time for Bacchanal” stands out because it’s not your typical studio-produced track. Instead, it’s a celebration of live instruments—the heartbeat of Soca music. The brass section blares with exuberance, the drums pulse with urgency, and the bassline grooves with infectious energy. When you listen, you’re transported to the heart of the Caribbean, where the sun shines and the rhythm never stops.
 
After all is said and done, our ears tell us if we love what we are hearing; it is all about the vibe! From the opening notes, “Time for Bacchanal” grabs your attention. It’s impossible to sit still; your body instinctively sways, and your feet tap to the beat. The chorus is a rallying cry—a call to revel, dance, and lose yourself in the moment. Whether you’re at a carnival parade or dancing in your living room, the infectious vibe is irresistible.
 
To conclude our love story about this song, “Time for Bacchanal” is more than a song; it’s an experience. It’s the feeling of warm sand beneath your feet, the taste of rum punch on your lips, and the joy of being part of something bigger than yourself. So, turn up the volume, let the rhythm take over, and join the bacchanal—it’s time to celebrate life, love, and music.
 
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Production Notes/Music Credits:
Song Title: Time For Bacchanal - feat. Hugo "Tash" Hodge Jr.
Artist/Performed by: Spectrum Band
Produced by: Malvern V. Gumbs and Le'Ron Stretch" Lake 
Written by: Figgy O'Garro
Vocals: Hugo "Tash" Hodge Jr.
Background Vocals: Wendy Joseph
Bass: Tabari Lake
Guitar: George "Freresoul" Thomas
Live Drums: Nyere "Drive King" Francis Jr.
Live Horns: Trumpet - Kasim Pemberton | Saxophone - Akeel A. Breedy
Mixed and Mastered at MVG Studios by Malvern V. Gumbs
For Booking Contact: 340-643-2788 or 340-690-0569
Origin: USVI
Genre: Soca
 
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 Carnival Tabanca are you talking about? With so many upcoming Caribbean-style carnivals in the Caribbean, North America, and across the pond in England, there is no limit to the 'feting' for the rest of 2024. We have also provided a list of states in the US that also have small but growing Caribbean-style festivals and carnivals that West Indians living in the US have created and continue to grow. These smaller carnivals provide an avenue for Soca stars to tour year-round, earning income while performing in venues across the US.
 

Having said that, please note that in the USA, there are many small West Indian style carnivals across the country, apart from Brooklyn and Miami: 

 

Tampa Bay, Atlanta, Arizona, Orlando, South Carolina, Philadelphia (Philly), New Orleans, Hollywood, Charlotte, Charleston Carifest, Houston, and Baltimore Washington One Carnival, Virginia Beach, Twin Cities Carifest, Jersey City Carnival, Jacksonville Florida Caribbean Carnival, WIIC Hartford Parade, Chi Carnival Weekend (Chicago's Carnival Experience Weekend), Caribmask (Raleigh Carnival), Boston Caribbean Carnival, Columbus Caribbean Festival, Virginia Caribfest, Cambridge MA Carnival, Dallas Carnival Caribbean Fest, Long Island... phew!

 

Then there are other carnivals that we failed to note above, and those are from the US Virgin Islands: St. Croix Festival, St. Thomas, and St. John Celebration. US carnivals are sourced from: Joanna E/Where to Celebrate Caribbean Carnivals in the US.

The following list provides the name and scheduled dates for the major carnivals that revelers look forward to attending. 

 

  • Bacchanal Jamaica - April 12th - 18th
  • Vincy Mas (Saint Vincent and the Grenadines) - June 28th - July 12th
  • Saint Lucia Carnival - July 10th - July 17th
  • Crop Over (Barbados)July 31st - August 6th!
  • Caribana (Toronto's Caribbean Carnival) - August 1st - August 5th
  • Antigua and Barbuda Carnival - July 31st - August 7th
  • Spicemas (Grenada) - August 7th - August 14th
  • Notting Hill Carnival - August 24th - August 26th
  • West Indian Labor Day Parade - September 2
  • Belize Carnival - September 7th (Tentative) - September 21st
  • Miami Carnival - October 5th - October 13th
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Production Notes/Music Credits:
Soca Mix-Tape Title: 2024 Trending Soca Mega Mix Vol 1 Caribbean
Curated/Mixed by: Dj Ice Kid 473
Via YouTube: Indego World
Genre: Soca
 
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).
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