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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!!

 
If you are looking for a catchy and witty song to jam to during the upcoming carnival season in Trinidad, you might want to check out Trinidad is Not a Real Place by Hammond Slick Bruce. This clever calypso tells a tale about how Trinidadians live every day. When family members tell these stories, expatriates on the outside are in awe. This Calypso encapsulates these stories with witty social commentary with political implications. 
 
Trinidad is not a real place. It is a satire on the current situation in the country, where corruption, crime, poverty, and environmental issues are rampant. The song uses irony and exaggeration to mock the government, the police, the media, and the people for their complacency and hypocrisy. 
 
If we had to sing along to the song, we could sing along and add the following: Trinidad is not a real place. It’s a fantasy island where anything goes and nobody knows right from wrong. Trinidad is not a real place. It’s a comedy show where the jokes are on us and we laugh till we cry, but we don’t want to go.
 
The song also references some of the recent scandals and controversies that have plagued the nation, such as the horrendous condition of the roads and the world-famous pitch lake in our backyard. The land is flooding with so much rainfall, dams, and desalination plants, yet there is a shortage of water for personal use. Gas prices are high, and we were once producers and refiners of oil and gas. "God is a Trini" was once an anthem but is no longer the case as "God" has moved on to a new land! The song is really a call to action; social and political calculations have to be made to make things right. Change is needed, but, as a people, we are mired in political wrangling and race bashing that may make certain elements of society feel good but place progress in a pool of mud that is difficult to escape. 
 
"Trinidad is Not a Real Place" is a clever and catchy song that captures the mood and spirit of the times. It is a song that makes you laugh, think, and dance at the same time. It is a song that all Trinidadians and Tobagonians, as well as anyone who enjoys calypso music, should hear and appreciate.
 
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Production Notes/Music Credits:
Song Title: Trinidad Is Not A Real Place
Artist/Performed by: Hammond Slick Bruce
Written and composed by: Hammond Bruce
produced by: HB Entertainment Trinidad
visuals by: HB Entertainment Trinidad
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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Trinidad is Not a Real Place: Touch De Mic Podcast with Calypso Nite.

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!!

 
Yes, now is the moment to let loose and shake off your Carnival Tabanca. Let's groove and forget about the carnival blues! Carnival season has come and gone, leaving behind a trail of unforgettable memories, vibrant costumes, and infectious rhythms. But what happens when the music fades, the feathers are packed away, and the streets return to their everyday hustle? That’s when the dreaded “carnival tabanca” sets in—the longing for those euphoric moments, the pulsating beats, and the electric energy of the parade.
 
But fear not! We’ve got the perfect remedy to cure your carnival blues: “Soca Explosion Part 1.” This mix tape, curated by the talented Selectah Adrian and hyped up by the charismatic Ayo Addi, will transport you back to the heart of the festivities, even if you’re miles away from the nearest soca fete. This is it. Soca Explosion Part One is "the ultimate Soca vibe mixtape": From the first beat, you’ll feel the rhythm of the Caribbean coursing through your veins. Soca music is more than just melodies; it’s a feeling—a celebration of life, love, and freedom. And this mix tape captures that essence perfectly.
 
So, what are you waiting for? Press play and enjoy some classic Soca music. We recommend that you just find a cozy spot, put on your headphones, and hit play. Let the music wash over you, and let go of any post-carnival blues. Go ahead and dance like nobody is watching. Don’t be shy! Dance your arse off in your living room, your kitchen, or even in the shower. Let the rhythm move you. Just remember to spread the love! Now is the time to stop being selfish; invite your friends to share this post and inform them that Sokah2Soca has a boss mix tape that they can distribute to their carnival crew. Go ahead and reminisce about the good times you had together.
 
So what can you expect? OMG, I am not going to spoil it for you. Why? Simply put, you will be pleasantly surprised. If you don't listen to the entire tape, somebody will horn you for sure. Whether you’re a seasoned soca lover or a newbie, these anthems will have you singing along and moving your hips. Expect to hear "feel-good vibes." Soca music is all about joy, and this mixtape delivers. Whether you’re cleaning your house, working out, or just chilling with friends, these tunes will lift your spirits and put a smile on your face.
 
So, what are you waiting for? Press play and enjoy some classic Soca music. We recommend that you just find a cozy spot, put on your headphones, and hit play. Let the music wash over you, and let go of any post-carnival blues. Go ahead and dance like nobody is watching. Don’t be shy! Dance your arse off in your living room, your kitchen, or even in the shower. Let the rhythm move you. Just remember to spread the love! Now, don't be selfish; call your friends and share this post, and tell everyone that Sokah2Soca has a boss mix tape to share with your carnival crew. Go ahead and reminisce about the good times you had together.
 
So, my fellow carnival revelers, let’s banish those tabanca blues and keep the spirit of carnival alive. “Soca Explosion Part 1” is your ticket to reliving the magic whenever you need it.
 
We conclude our post with this disclaimer: Side effects may include spontaneous dancing, uncontrollable smiles, and an overwhelming desire to book your next flight to Trinidad and Tobago. You can visit now and learn more about the people and their culture as you prepare for 2025!
 
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Production Notes/Music Credits:
Mixtape Title: Soca Explosion Part 1
DJ and Hype-Man: Selecta Adrian & Addo Addi
Presented on YouTube by Optimus ProductionsTT
Origin: Trinidad, Republic of Trinidad and Tobago
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!!

 
Are you ready for some Soca vibes? If so, you’ll love the new song “Bad Gyal” by Erphaan Alves, one of the hottest soca artists in the game. “Bad Gyal” is a catchy and energetic tune that celebrates the beauty and confidence of Caribbean women. It’s the perfect anthem for all the summer carnivals coming up, whether you’re in Trinidad (now experiencing carnival tabanca), Barbados, Saint Vincent, Grenada, Toronto, New York, or Miami.
 
Let's get creative, let's set the mood for this song, picture the following: In the heart of the tropics, where the sun kisses the ocean and the air hums with rhythm, there exists a song that transcends mere notes and lyrics. It’s a pulsating beat that beckons hips to sway, feet to shuffle, and souls to ignite. Welcome to the world of “Bad Gyals,” where Erphaan Alves weaves a tale of passion, empowerment, and unbridled energy.
 
Erphaan Alves is no stranger to the Soca scene. He has been making and delivering excellent music for years. He is consistent and delivers music that his fans love. “Bad Gyal” is the latest example of Erphaan’s creativity and talent. The song was produced by Kedon Charles, with the engineering done by Sheppard Pro. The video was shot by Sir Ian Davis, who had some "bad-gyals" doing their flirtatious dancing while EA performed for his fans. 
 
If you haven’t heard “Bad Gyal” yet, you’re missing out on a soca gem. The song is available on all major streaming platforms, such as Spotify, Apple Music, and YouTube. You can also follow Erphaan Alves on his social media accounts, such as Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter, to stay updated on his upcoming projects and events. Don’t forget to share the song with your friends and family, and let them know that Soca music has no season!
 
To conclude our post we beckon the reader, the listener to contemplate the following with us here at Sokah2Soca. Before you go, hit play. Close your eyes, and let the beat wash over you. Feel the sand between your toes, the heat of the dancefloor, the pulse of your heartbeat. Let Erphaan Alves be your guide, and remember: all bad gyals are waiting to ignite your fantasies, your wildest dreams!
 
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Production Notes/Music Credits:
Song Title: Bad Gyal
Artist/Performed by: Erphaan Alves
Written by: Erphaan Alves
Produced by: Kedon Charles
Engineering: Sheppard Pro
Video shot by: Sir Ian Davis
Edited by: Kedon Charles:
Origin: Trinidad, Republic of Trinidad and Tobago 
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!!

 
Soca music is also a powerful expression of joy and resilience, as it reflects the history, culture, and spirit of the Caribbean people. One of my favorite singers for Calypso and Soca is Miss Terri Lyons, the former Calypso Monarch of Trinidad and Tobago. She is just an awesome singer, and with DJ Private Ryan, she delivered an inspiring song on the Sunkissed Shores EP. This is, "The Sound of Joy and Resilience" in music. We celebrate Terri's work and feature her song from 2021 today. 
 
The song is a declaration of self-love, self-pride, and self-confidence, as Terri proclaims that no one can take away her joy, no matter what they do or say. The song is also a message of empowerment and encouragement, as the singer urges listeners to keep their heads up, stay positive, and never let anyone dim their light.
 
This song will lift your spirits if you are feeling down in the dumps. Terri exudes confidence when she sings. We paraphrased a snippet of the song's lyrics here:
 
"Bad-minded people want me to fail, but each time I fall, I rise again. They're not getting that satisfaction, which is why, no matter how hard they try, they can't take my joy; they can't take my joy away from me. That's why, all the lies they tell, they can't take my joy, take my joy from me, no way. That's why I am still winning and still shining every day!" Inspiring indeed, and I will add to it the following: Live, Love, and Be Happy!
 
The song is a reminder that joy is not something that can be given or taken by others; however, it is something that comes from within. Joy is a state of mind, a choice, and a way of being. Joy is also a source of strength, as it helps us overcome challenges, cope with stress, and face adversity. Joy is not dependent on external circumstances but on our internal attitude and perspective.
 
Soca music can help us cultivate and maintain this joy, as it uplifts our spirit, energizes our bodies, and stimulates our minds. Soca music can also help us connect with others who share this joy, as it creates a sense of community, solidarity, and belonging. Soca music can also help us express ourselves, as it allows us to celebrate our identity, culture, and heritage.
 
So, the next time you feel down, stressed, or discouraged, put on some soca music and let it fill you with joy. Remember that you are beautiful, powerful, and worthy and that no one can take your joy away. We can summarize the sentiments of Terri and DJ Private Ryan with the following: “They can hate me, they can rate me, they can break me, but they can’t take my joy.”
 
As you can see, Soca music can do it all, and today's post endeavors to motivate you to look at the songs from a different angle. Soca is not just for celebrating and dancing, partying, and having a good time, but also for music that can lift your spirit and boost your self-esteem. 
 
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Production Notes/Music Credits:
Song Title: Can't Take My Joy 
Artists/Performed by: Terri Lyons
Album/Riddim: Sunkissed Shores Riddim
Produced, Mixed, and Mastered by: DJ Private Ryan
Origin:  Trinidad, Republic of Trinidad and Tobago
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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