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Welcome to the Spin Off of Season 3,

SOCA OR Die!

 

Welcome to the podcast! Before we get into the music and the industry and the artistes and Carnival, meet the crew...

Release date:11 February 2020 

SOca Or Die!!

Episode1_ MORE SOCA

Episode 2_ Young Soca

Episode 2_ Young Soca

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In our first episode we discuss Soca, playing Dancehall in fetes, legends in Soca and Soca go global. We get deeper, looking at cultural confidence and erasure and whether or not everyone is doing their part to promote the industry.

SOCA or Die!

Release date:9 February 2020 

Episode 2_ Young Soca

Episode 2_ Young Soca

Episode 2_ Young Soca

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...and we're back! 4D riddim, the "bucket economy", conspiracy theories, "the root" and all. We focus on the young / new artistes and their place in the industry. We even give out some national awards!

SOCA or Die!

TrinidadandTobagoCreativeIndustriesRelease date:9 February 2020 

Episode 3_Road Soca

Episode 2_ Young Soca

Episode 3_Road Soca

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Will Conch Shell capture the Road March title!? One panelist is leading the campaign - a convincing one at that! In this episode we break down Soca songs that captured the title and those that capture the spirit of the parade - two kinds in fact. We give out more awards and consider other existential questions:... what is a Carnival without an Iwer? Do we owe Kes a Road March?
#SOCAorDie #SOAPBOX #fortheculture #TrinidadandTobago

Release date:19 February 2020 

Episode 4_Soca Monarch

Episode 4_Soca Monarch

Episode 4_Soca Monarch

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In this episode we relive some of our favourite Soca Monarch performances and crown the best to ever do it on a Soca Monarch stage. Of course we also spare a moment to chat about the competition itself and how it has changed over the years.

SOCA or Die!

#SOCAorDie #SOAPBOX #fortheculture #TrinidadandTobago

SOCAorDieSOAPBOXforthecultureTrinidadandTobagoRelease date:10 February 2020 

Episode 5_Fete Soca

Episode 4_Soca Monarch

Episode 4_Soca Monarch

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The bass and that loud speaker, make it sound so much better! Songs that mash up fetes! That’s what we were trying to talk about, but in between we went off the rails a little lolol. Needless to say, Grenada and St. Vincent registering heavy on the fete-turnover scale!

SOCA or Die!

#SOCAorDie #SOAPBOX #fortheculture #TrinidadandTobago

SOCAorDieSOAPBOXforthecultureTrinidadandTobagoRelease date:10 February 2020 

Episode 6_Soca Queens

Episode 7_Soca Collaborations

Episode 7_Soca Collaborations

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Woman and soca, woman in soca; quality artistes, quality music but is there a Queen? Can we even agree on a top 5? We talk about perceptions of female artistes and perceptions about Soca music itself. What is for sure is that these women have carved out a space for themselves!

SOCA or Die!

Release date:10 February 202

Episode 7_Soca Collaborations

Episode 7_Soca Collaborations

Episode 7_Soca Collaborations

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When your favourite artistes come together, it’s classic; when they feature a new artiste it’s magic…What makes a good collaboration? From our discussion, two artistes stand out as “collaboration bosses”!

SOCA or Die!

#SOCAorDie #SOAPBOX #fortheculture #TrinidadandTobago

SOCAorDieSOAPBOXforthecultureTrinidadandTobagoRelease date:10 February 2020