Sokah | Naila Blackman | Trinidad & Tobago 2018

Sokah is back, if only in name however the impact of the music initially created and named by Lord Shorty is the musical beast that drives all Caribbean style carnivals across the World.

Today we feature a song entitled "Sokah" by the grand daughter of Lord Shorty (Ras Shorty I) that brings the originality of the creation back into the music conversation.

Just to be clear the original idea of the 'dougla rhythm' was to create a new vibe out of calypso to add life to carnival music. It is a musical monster today loved in the Caribbean basin and the rest of the World where West Indian style carnivals are a yearly celebration!

Naila's goal is to keep keep the music alive, keep the concept of Sokah going and ensure that people today are aware that Soca was the creative genius of Ras Shorty I from its inception. Of course the music has changed and many have had creative input into the music but Shorty started it all and deserves to be credited as such. The  early Sokah (with Indian instruments) went on to create the  music we know as Chutney Soca. The removal of the Indian instruments and use of traditional instruments gave us the musical foundation that we know as Soca today.

We can go on talking about Shorty and Sokah/Soca for some time but today we are here to feature a new song form Naila Blackman. This is Sokah, new music for Trinidad and Tobago Carnival 2018. If you want to read more about Soca then please access the information provided via our menu above.

This song would have been better served with a  more authentic 'Soca sound' taking into consideration that the name of the song takes on the original spelling, 'Sokah'. This feels more like a song about the steel pan than one about 'Sokah'. The music also features Len 'Boogsie' Sharpe and Mungal Patasar.

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Production Notes/Music Credits:
Song Title: Sokah
Performed by: Nailah Blackman ft Len "Boogsie" Sharpe and Mungal Patasar
Produced by: Anson “Pro” Soverall
Written by: Nailah Blackman & Anson Soverall
Mix and Mastered by: Anthony Lowhar

Video Directed by: Maya Cozier
Camera Director: Stefan Garraway
Edited by: Sir Ian Davis & Lot Entertainment
Camera by: Renaldo Roberts

Hair by: Sade Baptiste
Makeup by: Kai Forde and Cassie Power
Styled by: Jamila Alexander
Fabrics by: Zeitgeist Pro
Clothing by: Linkage

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