April 25, 2017

Posting New Soca Music | Sokah2Soca on Facebook!

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Please be advised that we have not stopped working on this blog. The deluge of new music coming for Carnivals in the Caribbean Basin is just overwhelming!

Previously we advised our fans about our 'Facebook Footprint' and we want to remind our fans about that site on Facebook! Why? Simply put, we can post more of the new music regularly on our Facebook Fan Page

On a daily basis, we are posting new music for upcoming carnivals in Antigua and Barbuda, Grenada aka Spice Mas, Saint Lucia, Crop Over and Saint Vincent Carnival aka Vincy Mas! 

We invite you to visit our "Facebook Fan Page" to savor the new music from these pending Carnivals in the region. 

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April 14, 2017

Queen Elizabeth II Visits Trinidad & Tobago | 1966

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Trinidad and Tobago is now a republic however, there was a time when we were once part of the British Empire ruled from London, England. After Independence, the country adopted the British Westminster system of  governance. This video shows the visit of Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Phillip, the Duke of Edinburgh, visit to the country to open parliament in 1966. Go back in time with us and reflect...

From British Pathé:
 Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh, walking along red carpet towards Parliament building, dignitaries in robes follow her. She has come to open the Parliament in Trinidad and Tobago. Queen enters the Parliament, delegates rise from seats. Several shots of the Queen reading her speech. Prince Philip seated next to the Queen. Queen and Prince Philip waving from balcony, crowd cheering. Various shots of the dignitaries at Garden Party in the Governor's house. Several shots of women in fashionable clothes and hats arriving to the party. Various shots of the party, people walking around, chatting - some great hats seen.

Queen and Duke with several dignitaries on balcony watching the preview of the upcoming Carnival. Calypso band playing as they walk past. Various shots of the people in colourful costumes dancing in procession on the street - great costumes and happy music. Queen and Duke watching the procession. More shots of the procession. Queen and Duke saying goodbye to the dignitaries on their departure of Trinidad. They enter car and drive off. Huge crowd cheering as the Queen and Duke drive in the open car on departure. People running after the car, waving and cheering.
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April 04, 2017

Batty | Fya Empress | Vincy Mas 2017

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Can you feel the beat? Hello, did you hear me? So listen up, we have new music for your listening and feting pleasure... indeed we have! The musical sweetness is a gift out of Carriacou produced by Xpert Studios for Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Summer festival better known as 'Vincy Mas'. The vibe is on Version 2 of the 'Fresh Mouth Riddim'; this is the Vincy Mas Edition. The featured music today comes from the very talented Lornette Nedd-Reid better known as Fya Empress. The song is entitled 'Batty' and it is 'sweet like sugar cane'!

When I was contacted by Fya Empress regarding the release of this song I knew I was going to post it because at Sokah2Soca we are fans of Fya Empress! Then I played the song and I immediately liked what I heard... it was the Zouk influence! It was familiar but very different from the rest of music coming out of the Caribbean Basin. Trinidad had some really good music but this one, out of Carriacou, stood out. It was familiar but different and I immediately loved it. Congratulations to Fya Empress for the sound vocal performance... you are just awesome.

I spoke to the producer via Facebook IM and asked what inspired him when he created the music. This is what he said:"Well the aim was to bring back a more natural Soca/Zouk vibe as compared to most of the music that's being released these days. So we included a lot of live guitar fills and live bass, along with the inclusion of some brass fills. We want the people to be able to chip and bounce the way it used to be lol"! - Xpert Studio, Carriacou.

Well said Xpert! I have to agree with the producer because this song by Fya Empress makes you want to get in the action and have a good time. Fya Empress is a very talented singer and with Xpert Studios the team work has produced a song that captures the essence of what Carnival is all about. This song just makes you want to dance, it's a feel good music production and for that reason we support the artist and production team with this post. Well done people!

We encourage you to support the artist and the production team. We want you to spread the word about  the song and share this post. Please keep in mind that the success of this song depends on your support. Let me say it again, now it is up to you to ensure that this song rides the airwaves. Please call in to your favorite radio jocks and request the song. We invite you to share your thoughts about the song and music production.

Use the comment feature of this post to share your thoughts about the song here with your peers. All comments will be posted,  Please don't forget to visit us on our new 'Facebook Fan Page'. Use the search term @sokah2soca. Enjoy!

Production Notes/Music Credits:
Song Title: Batty
Riddim Name: Fresh Mouth Riddim
Performed by: Lornette Nedd Reid ( Fya Empress)
Composed/Written by: Lornette Nedd Reid/Jason James
Produced by: Xpert Studios
Mix and Mastered by: Parry Jack
Copyright 2017

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 encourage you to promote the artists and their music; please don't share the music and rob the artists of needed income!
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March 29, 2017

Single (Answer Back) | Alison Hinds | Crop Over 2017

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Single sung by Orlando Octave for Trinidad and Tobago Carnival 2017 will live on for Crop Over 2017. Lady Alison Hinds has released a response to the song entitled "Single (Answer Back)" and it sounds really good!

This is a really good music release from Alison Hinds injecting new life to this very popular song from Orlando Octave. As of this posting the original version of the song has over 3,174,328 views on YouTube.

We expect this version, done by the very popular Alison Hinds, to do well for Crop Over 2017.

We encourage you to support the artist and the production team. We want you to spread the word about  the song and share this post. Please keep in mind that the success of this song depends on your support. Let me say it again, now it is up to you to ensure that this song rides the airwaves. Please call in to your favorite radio jocks and request the song. We invite you to share your thoughts about the song and music production.

Use the comment feature of this post to share your thoughts about the song here with your peers. All comments will be posted,  Please don't forget to visit us on our new 'Facebook Fan Page'. Use the search term @sokah2soca. Enjoy!

Production Notes/Music Credits:
Song Title: Single (Answer Back)
Performed by: Alison Hinds
Written By : Dale Ryan, Emmanuel Rudder & Orlando Octave
Produced By : Central Records (Lackaz)
Executive Produced By : Dale Ryan
Recorded By : Dale Ryan of Central Records , Trinidad
Dale Ryan & Akeem " Lackaz" Ryan COTT/ BMI / FoxFuse Publishing
Background Vocals By : Dale Ryan & Denice Millien
Mixed By : Sheperad Pro
Mastered By : Johann Seaton

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 encourage you to promote the artists and their music; please don't share the music and rob the artists of needed income!
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March 15, 2017

Break The World | Fay-Ann Lyons | Debuts #3 Billboard Reggae Charts

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Fay-Ann Lyons Alvarez, wife of Bunji Garlin and daughter of Austin 'Super Blue' Lyons, album entitled "Break The World" has debuted at number three (3) on the Billboard Reggae Chart on Tuesday March 14th. 2017.

We, at Sokah2Soca, congratulate Fay-Ann Lyons on her accomplishment. We encourage everyone to support her and purchase the album. We are heading to do just that after ensuring that this post is published here and on facebook.

So why the Reggae Charts? It is very simple... Soca Music does not have its own music category on the Billboard Charts. Your support will go a long way to jump start a movement to help put Soca Music as an official Music Format on Billboard!

"Fay Ann’s debut album, “Break the World” entered the Billboard Reggae chart on Tuesday, debuting at number three as soon as it was released. VP Records claims this was the first Soca album to achieve this remarkable feat straight out the gate." Read the entire article as reported by LoopTT Magazine at the following link: http://www.looptt.com/content/fay-ann-urges-support-debut-album-enters-billboard-reggae-chart

Now that you have decided that you want the album you need to know where to get it. Well we can help in that regard. "Break the World" features sixteen (16) songs and is available for download on iTunes, Amazon and Spotify.

Update:
To my friends/acquaintances, please don's ask me for copies of the songs... I am not sharing! You can get your own/purchase copies of the album or select the songs you want to get and support the artist! I purchased my copy of the album on Amazon.com: Break The World/Amazon

Track List for "Break the World"
  1. Hold Onto Something
  2. More Then Dem
  3. Girls
  4. Buff feat Buffy
  5. High Heels
  6. Everybody Joli feat Bunji Garlin & Joli Rouge Sound
  7. Air Supply
  8. Raze
  9. Block The Road feat Stonebwoy
  10. Catch Me
  11. Break The World
  12. Drift
  13. H.I.T.A (Hands In The Air)
  14. Done The Party
  15. Doh Hold Meh
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 encourage you to promote the artists and their music; please don't share the music and rob the artists of needed income!
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Bambalay | Spectrum Band | USVI Carnival 2017

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We have new music for the upcoming USVI Carnival 2017. This song is entitled "Bambalay" by Spectrum Band out of the USVI. The singer is Hugo "Tash" Hodge Jr. better known as Mr. Tash. This band is just awesome and their music should be on your play-list. This is the second song that we have featured from this band; the other song is "Wine Like Yo Single". Take a listen to the songs and share your thoughts with us. We will continue to feature new music from Spectrum Band.

The US Virgin Islands Carnival celebrations for 2017 is scheduled to take place from April 1st. to April 29th. 2017 in St. Thomas USVI. Today we present new music from seven time Road March Champions Spectrum Band.

We encourage you to support the artist and the production team. We want you to spread the word about  the song and share this post. Please keep in mind that the success of this song depends on your support. Let me say it again, now it is up to you to ensure that this song rides the airwaves. Please call in to your favorite radio jocks and request the song. We invite you to share your thoughts about the song and music production.

Use the comment feature of this post to share your thoughts about the song here with your peers. All comments will be posted,  Please don't forget to visit us on our new 'Facebook Fan Page'. Use the search term @sokah2soca. Enjoy!

Production Notes/Music Credits:
Song Title: Bambalay
Performed by: Hugo “Tash” Hodge Jr. aka Mr. Tash (Spectrum Band)
Written by: Fitzroy “Figgy” O’Garro
Arranged by: Malvern V. Gumbs and Le’Ron “Stretch” Lake

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 encourage you to promote the artists and their music; please don't share the music and rob the artists of needed income!
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March 12, 2017

Pan Jazz Radio | Pan Lovers Delight #4

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We are confident that you listened to the parts 1-3 of the Pan Jazz Radio posts and still want more. Well here is post number four. There are eleven tracks and as was the case for posts 1-3 the music is just intoxicating. What a wonderful way to start your Sunday morning... Enjoy!

Music Release Notes:
01 Trini To D Bone, Ron Reid, From The Album Reid, Wright & Be Happy
02 A Friday In Tunapuna, Gary Gibson, From The Album Yahboy
03 Spain, D’Vine, From The Album Jazz@thepancafe Vol1
04 Georgia, Bertram Bolden, From The Album Vibrations 1
05 Carnival Tuesday, Johann Michael Chuckeree, From The Album In De Yard
06 OZ, Andy Narell, From The Album Stickman
07 Marching Over Babylon, Jonathan Scales, From The Album Plot/Scheme
08 Freedom Rd, Jeff Narell, From The Album Wave Of Love
09 Stinky Creek, Doug Walker, From The Album Jazz Pan
10 Groovin’ In Rio, Bickley Rivera, From The Album Chillin’ After 5
11 Charlotte Street, Ray Holman , From The Album In Touch

Join The Pan Jazz Revolution on:
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Twitter... https://twitter.com/panjazznetwork
And please subscribe to our You Tube Channel, for all new shows and much much more

Presented and Produced by: D’Vine. 
Pan Jazz Radio is brought to you by The pan Jazz Network, on behalf of The Pan Cafe.

This show is dedicated to: 
Mr Peter Aleong, Gerald Forsyth, Monika (Pan-Jumbie), Pan Podium, When Steel Talks and most importantly, to all the Pan Jazz musicians around the world, who work tirelessly, writing, recording, performing, and entertaining. 

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 encourage you to promote the artists and their music; please don't share the music and rob the artists of needed income!
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March 11, 2017

Pan Jazz Radio | Pan Lovers Delight #3

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We have a little more Pan Jazz Vibes for you. Now you may have wondered what the first show of this series was all about. OK, it was about sweet Pan Jazz but we did not post the first show. Today we go back to feature the 'Pilot' show entitled 'Maiden Voyage'. Press play and enjoy!

Music Release Notes:
Pan Jazz Radio "Maiden Voyage" (Pilot)

01: Maiden Voyage..8.26 By: Vine With The Pan Cafe Quartet
From The Album: Jazz@thepancafe Vol 1..
02: Room Of Maps..4.25 By: Jonathan Scales
From The Album: Plot/Scheme..
03: Stop By (tjader Ave)..5.34 By: Derek Smith
From The Album: Pan Montuno
04: Morena Osha..5.42 By: Ron Reid, Orville Wright and David "Happy" Williams
From The Album: Reid Wright And Be Happy
05: Review Of Jonathan Scales Album: "One Track Mind"
06: Windows..4.50 By: Dexter Joseph
From The Album: Jazz@thepancafe Vol2
07: Celtic Folk Song..4.33 By: Andy Narell
From The Album: Stickman
08: Blues For Sale..5.28 By: Victor Provost with Saltman Knowles
From The Album: Yesterday's Man
09: Sending My Love..3.25 By: Bickley Rivera
From The Album: Chillin' After 5
10: Pearls Of Wisdom..7.21 By: Gary Gibson
From The Album: Yahboy
11:Look Up..5.09 By: Len Boogsie Sharp and Othello Molineaux with Monty Alexander
From The Album: Ivory And Steel

Presented and Produced by:
D. Vine. On behalf of The Pan Jazz Network and The Pan Cafe.

This show is dedicated to:
Mr Peter Aleong, Gerald Forsyth, Monika (Pan-Jumbie), Steelasophical, Pan Podium, When Steel Talks and most importantly, to all the Pan Jazz musicians around the world, who work tirelessly, writing, recording, performing, and entertaining. 

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 encourage you to promote the artists and their music; please don't share the music and rob the artists of needed income!
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Pan Jazz Radio | Pan Lovers Delight #2

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We have more Pan Jazz music for you from Pan Jazz Radio. Please note that we are randomly selecting the shows and posting them here on Sokah2Soca. If you want to correctly sequence the shows then visit the site and select the shows you want to listen.

We are filling that void that comes after Carnival every year. The Panorama competition was excellent this year but you still yearn to listen to great steel pan music. We have it here done with a pronounced jazz flavor. Come aboard with us and travel this musical ocean of sweet pan vibe with us.

As mentioned previously, we are posting these shows randomly. Whatever we hear and like will be posted. There is no order here... just enjoy sweet pan music.

Music Release Playlist:
01 Rite Day, Leon Foster Thomas, From The Album No Looking Back
02 An African Sunshine, Taurean Clarke, From The Album A Pannists Dream
03 One Unit, Mungal Patasar, From The Album Nirvana
04 Tragedy, Phil Hawkins, From The Album H20
05 Monk On The Run, Othello Molineaux, From The Album It’s About Time
06 Be Bach, Rudy Smith, From The Album Time To Move On
07 Song For My Father, D’Vine, From The Album Jazz@thepancafe Vol1
08 Crying, Boogsie & Othello, From Monty Alexander’s Jamboree
09 Misty, Freddy Harris 3, From The Album Misty
10 Mambo Inn, Derek Smith, From The Album Latin Expression
11 Pan In Harmony, Andy Narell , From The Album University Of Calypso

Join The Pan Jazz Revolution on: 
Facebook... https://www.facebook.com/panjazznetwo...
Twitter... https://twitter.com/panjazznetwork
And please subscribe to our You Tube Channel, for all new shows and much much more

Presented and Produced by: D’Vine. 
Pan Jazz Radio is brought to you by The pan Jazz Network, on behalf of The Pan Cafe.

This show is dedicated to: 
Mr Peter Aleong, Gerald Forsyth, Monika (Pan-Jumbie), Pan Podium, When Steel Talks and most importantly, to all the Pan Jazz musicians around the world, who work tirelessly, writing, recording, performing, and entertaining.

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 encourage you to promote the artists and their music; please don't share the music and rob the artists of needed income!
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Pan Jazz Radio | Pan Lovers Delight #1

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It does not matter if you had a bad day yesterday or a slow start to your morning experience because this music will create a safe zone for you. Once immersed in the delight of music played on the steel pan all of your worries will dissipate. What is even better is that the music comes from the 'World of Smoothe'... Jazz Music!

So grab you cup of java or cup of tea, press play and release your inhibitions. You are now in the safe zone. Sokah2Soca aka Zagada is please to, once again (yes, we presented it before), soothe your senses with a 'Pan Lovers Delight'.

The site the music comes from is "Pan Jazz Radio". The links to their Facebook Fan Page and Twitter Feed are posted below.

It would be a very wonderful thing if there was a radio station out of Trinidad and Tobago that plays 'Pan Music' 24/7! This is sadly lacking and with so many people playing the steel pan this is a void that needs to be filled. In the interim we have sites like "Pan Jazz Radio" to continuously whet our 'pan music appetites'. Press play and enjoy!

Production Notes/Music Credits:
01 Sandpoint Reggae, Ray Holman
02 Come Dance With Me, Dave Longfellow
03 Isosceles, Gary Gibson,
04 Mexican Hip Dance, Dexter Joseph,
05 Her Favorite Shade Of Yellow, Victor Provost
06 In A Sentimental Mood, Dave Vine
07 Panoramic, Liam Teague
08 Calatino, Jamma & Friends
09 In Walked Bud, Sonic Steel
10 Valentines Gifts From India, Jonathon Scales
11 No Looking Back, Leon Foster Thomas

Presented and Produced by: D. Vine.
Pan Jazz Radio is brought to you by The pan Jazz Network, on behalf of The Pan Cafe. Please subscribe to our You Tube Channel, for all new shows and much much more...

Join The Pan Jazz Revolution on: 
Facebook... https://www.facebook.com/panjazznetwo...
Twitter... https://twitter.com/panjazznetwork

This show is dedicated to:  
Mr Peter Aleong, Gerald Forsyth, Monika (Pan-Jumbie), Pan Podium, When Steel Talks and most importantly, to all the Pan Jazz musicians around the world, who work tirelessly, writing, recording, performing, and entertaining.

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 encourage you to promote the artists and their music; please don't share the music and rob the artists of needed income!
♫Please press the music player button below to listen now (small triangle in circle).

 
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