International Soca Monarch 2005 - the People's
Choice Awards of Soca!
This is indeed and without question, the biggest soca event
in the known universe - International Soca Monarch!
Unlike other world monarchies, the ruling Soca Monarch is
selected by democratic process, not by blood line. So while no
one knows when Prince Charles will ascend to the throne,
everyone knows for sure that we will have a new Soca Monarch
before the end of the night. And he or she, will be selected by
the people, for the people, for a Carnival Saturday early
Soca is another product of the culture-synthesizing monster
known as Trinidad Carnival. Born out of the mind-altering
identity crises of the seventies, hip, groovy and solid; peace
and love, power to the people, Soca is a unique combination of
the island's indigenous music, calypso, with the Indian rhythms
A free-flowing. exuberantly sensual, louder and more
danceable potion - soca rhythms have driven over three booming
decades of party culture.
In 1994 the International Soca Monarch Competition was
started. This gave a new generation of soca artistes an arena in
which they could compete on their own terms, with their own
audiences and rules. The music was made to make people move. And
that's how this competition is judged and won. You move the
people, you move up.
International Soca Monarch
The Caribbean Prestige Foundation for the Performing Arts
eCaroh Price: $24.95