Summer Time by TurnerBy Ananda May 23, 2023
As we look forward to the summer of 2023, new music is being released every day, and today we have an exciting music release titled, "Summer Time". Get ready to embrace summer vibes with this infectious dancehall track from Turner.
Turner, a Soca singer, delivers a Dancehall style vibe. This pairs well with the carefree and energetic spirit of summer. The track immediately transports listeners to warm tropical shores, creating an irresistible urge to move and groove. With its pulsating rhythms, infectious melodies, and vibrant instrumentals, the song encapsulates summer essence like no other.
After watching the music video release for the song, one wonders about the video quality. We believe it should be bright and sunny but appears dark. That is the one complaint we have about the release. The quality of the video has nothing to do with the song itself; we like this production.
Turner's "Summer Time" is a delightful gift to music enthusiasts seeking the right soundtrack for their summer adventures. With its infectious blend of dancehall beats, catchy melodies, and vibrant lyrics, the song encapsulates the carefree spirit and joyous energy of the summer season. Whether you find yourself on a tropical beach, at a poolside gathering, or simply longing for the warmth of the sun, "Summer Time" is a musical escape that will transport you to the heart of the season. So, turn up the volume, let the music wash over you, and embrace summer's vibrant vibes with Turner's sensational dancehall track.
Vulgarity in Caribbean Music | Soca vs DancehallBy Ananda May 19, 2023
Yes, Soca and Dancehall are both Caribbean music genres known for their upbeat and party-like atmospheres. However, the two genres differ in their vulgarity use. Soca music is generally more family-friendly, while dancehall music is more explicit.
There are several reasons for this difference. First, Soca music is often played at Carnival, a major cultural event in Trinidad and Tobago. Carnival is a family-friendly event, so Soca artists tend to avoid vulgarity in their lyrics. Dancehall music, on the other hand, is not typically associated with any particular event, so Dancehall artists are more likely to use vulgarity in their lyrics.
Second, Soca music, in Trinidad and Tobago, is often written by and for Trinibagonians while Dancehall music is usually written by and for Jamaicans. Trinidad and Tobago have a more conservative culture than Jamaica, so Soca artists are more likely to avoid vulgarity in their lyrics. Dancehall music, on the other hand, is often associated with Jamaican street culture, which is more likely to accept vulgarity.
Finally, Soca music is often adapted to promote tourism, while Dancehall music is often utilized to express social and political commentary. Soca artists are more likely to limit vulgarity in their lyrics to appeal to a wider audience. Dancehall artists, on the other hand, are more likely to use vulgarity in their lyrics to make a social or political statement.
Of course, there are always exceptions to the rules. There are some Soca artists who use vulgarity in their lyrics, and Dancehall artists who avoid vulgarity. However, Soca music is generally more family-friendly than dancehall music. We hope this post adds to the conversation or creates an environment for others to follow up on. In the end, Caribbean culture promotion is paramount. We need to find the formula that works and promote our local artists on the international scene. Perhaps one day we will see Soca as a genre on the international charts. Just keep hope alive!
We are going to end this post on a positive note with our YouTube music playlist of Soca vs Dancehall. No crazy stuff here, just some good vibes from both music genres. Enjoy!
Somebody by Naycha | Antigua Soca 2023By Ananda May 19, 2023
Smooth, awesome and carries a message of love. Isn't that what we all need in this race baiting society today. A message of love to make things right and that is the message that Naycha delivers today. I just love this song! "Somebody" by Naycha has graced the airwaves with his newest release, "Somebody." This captivating track takes listeners on an enchanting journey through the realm of love, showcasing Naycha's remarkable vocal prowess and lyrical depth.
Happy Flag Day to the Haitian CommunityBy Ananda May 18, 2023
We are one Caribbean people, and today we take this opportunity to celebrate Flag Day with the Haitian community. On this day, May 18, 2023, we celebrate Haitian Flag Day. This is a day to commemorate the adoption of the Haitian flag on May 18, 1803, during the Haitian Revolution. The flag is a symbol of the Haitian people's struggle for freedom and independence.