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- n. A style of music from the West Indies.
Soca music is today best known for the tune Hot Hot Hot by the late singer Arrow who spent his soca formative years in Trinidad.
Machael Montano has done more than most musicians to move soca toward the mainstream, adding hip-hop and reggae influences to his songs.
He described it in a 2004 interview with Rolling Stone as 'a sound that has elements of soca, salsa, African sounds, cumbia, sea breeze and about 50 percent of it comes from inside me, but I don't have any damn idea which.'
‘Soca’ is a blend of ‘soul’ and ‘calypso.’