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Be careful with your dose of Soca

Trinidadian Soca is an exuberant form of calypso that has substantial influence throughout the Caribbean.
Trinidadian musician Ras Shorty generally receives credit for originating it in 1963 when he added Indian instruments such as the dholak and the tabla to calypso. In the 1970s calypsonians such as Shorty had also added soul, disco and funk, transforming the genre into internationally popular dance party music. Today Trinidadian soca remains popular throughout the Caribbean. Why else would Mr. Dale have become a Soca Junkie?