For this week’s travel section, Baz Dreisinger writes about the island of Curaçao and its music scene. But the music scene can be heard all over the Caribbean. Below is a small sampling of some of the popular bands.
Live tumba performance from another one of Curaçao’s most famous bands, Gio Fuertisimo — the originators of ritmo. This one is from this year’s Carnival competition, held last month.
Area 51 and Enmeris; Ryan Navarro, or QD, from Area 51 directed this video, teaching himself video production via YouTube.
From Trinidad, the birthplace of soca music, comes this video for a hit song out of this year’s Carnival festivities. It’s by Machel Montano, the original king of soca.
- 14 Music Videos From the Caribbean (coolsoundsofmusic.wordpress.com)
- Machel Montano is the 2012 Power Soca Monarch/Groovy Soca Monarch (repeatingislands.com)
- New 2012 Soca Music Mix ‘Soca Fun’ (highlanda.wordpress.com)
- SOCA CLASSIC VIDEO: Machel Montano & Xtatik – “Big Truck” (1997) [TekniqueTheKingpin.com] (tekniquethekingpin.com)
- New 2012 Soca Music Mix ‘Soca Fun’ (highlanda.net)
- SOCA CLASSIC VIDEO: Machel Mantano ft. Shaggy “TORO TORO” [TekniqueTheKingpin.com] (tekniquethekingpin.com)
- Erphaan Alves Feat. Machel Montano – Terrible [Produced by Precision Prod] (Trinidad Carnival) (Soca) 2012 [J2V] (jam2vibes.com)
- Machel Montano – Pump Yuh Flag & Drum Mix (VERSION) [Leaked] (Trinidad Carnival) [Power Soca] 2012 [J2V] (jam2vibes.com)
- PAYOLA – SOCAlled artistes count lo$es (bandwagonist.wordpress.com)
- Machel & Kes on PRES Honour Roll (bandwagonist.wordpress.com)