RCI St. Lucia
posted on June 27, 2016 06:31
A well known Soca Artiste says a new trend in music can negatively impact the momentum and cultural element of Carnival.
As Soca Monarch and the Parade of the Bands draws closer carnival enthusiast are indulging in the current offerings of Soca music. But, most artistes believe that the more cultural and upbeat sound of power Soca is dying out because of the current push for the slower paced groovy Soca.
Melissa “Qpid” Moses spoke about this issue with RCI News earlier this month.
She says the younger artistes are following the lead of Trinidadians veterans who are reaching out to a global market. Qpid is urging upcoming artistes to remember to cater to the crowd where the music was created.
Qpid says most of the well known Soca artistes are now aiming to reach an international audience.
Power and Groovy Soca preliminaries will take place on Friday July 1st at the WLBL Car Park in Vieux Fort.