What’s Next for Soca?

This year, Soca is turning 50 years old. The music genre was born in Trinidad and Tobago in the 70s in the hands of Lord Shorty, and has become the heart of Trinidadian Carnival. So when the stages closed because of the pandemic, what did Soca artists do? On today’s episode of VICE News Reports we explore how Soca has captivated a global audience and ask, what’s next for the genre? 

Here’s a playlist featuring some of the songs we discuss in the episode: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/3718jV7TlTZRvj5Fumlyk1

This episode was produced by Adriana Tapia and edited by Adizah Eghan and Stephanie Kariuki. 

VICE News Reports is produced by Sam Eagan, Sophie Kazis, Adreanna Rodriguez, and Adriana Tapia. Our senior producers is Jesse Alejandro Cottrell,. Our supervising producer is Ashley Cleek. Our associate producer is Steph Brown. Sound design and music composition by Steve Bone, Pran Bandi, and Kyle Murdock. Our Executive Producers are Adizah Eghan and Stephanie Kariuki. For VICE Audio, Annie Avilés is our Executive Editor and Janet Lee is our Senior Production Manager. Fact Checking by Nicole Pasulka. Our theme music is by Steve Bone. Our host is Arielle Duhaime-Ross. Charles Raggio is the head of VICE Audio.

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