• TT MUSIC LIBRARY ON RESEARCH GATE

    There is some excellent news! The TT Music Library is now officially approved as a research project on the scientific online platform Research Gate, where I will document all steps of the development and the platform’s feedback. This gives me also the chance to access studies about sociology, .

  • DOCUMENTARY: STEEL PAN AT THE FESTIVAL OF BRITAIN IN 1951

    REMEMBERING AN ICON OF SOCA & CALYPSO DOCUMENTARY + REVIEW Imagine you are looking back on an event, that changed not only your own life but as well the whole history of steelpan music. This short documentary will blow your mind. The video piece was published in. I stumbled over it while researc.

  • IN TRIBUTE TO EXPLAINER | REVIEW: TUCO VINTAGE CONCERT

    REMEMBERING AN ICON OF SOCA & CALYPSO MUSIC LIVE CONCERT + REVIEW Recently the soca and calypso artist Explainer passed away. In honor of his work, I am sharing with you this 20 minutes long concert piece, recorded at the Trinbago Unified Calypsonians‘ Association (TUCO) in 2010. Let me gi.

  • LIVE : GOSPEL MEETS REGGAE

    The Lion Twins, two true twin brothers, waving the flag of reggae high in Trinidad and Tobago. Their concert series „Pull Up Episodes“ (already in the third season) is very well put together in visuals and audio, featuring local talents in a different setting. While they provide the beat.

  • REVIEW: 100 YEARS OF THE CALYPSO TENT, VIRTUAL CONCERT

    CALYPSO HISTORY LIVE CONCERT + REVIEW February 13, 2021 | 7:00 pm Queen’s Hall, Port of Spain (Trinidad) Length: 2:20 hours I stumbled over an incredible piece of history, that I would like to share with you today together with my review of the concert performances and settings. It is a virtua.

  • WELCOME TO THE JUKEBOX | TOP 5 SOUNDTRACK | DJ MIKA

    Hello and welcome to the music blog about the music of Trinidad and Tobago. My name is  Mika and I am a multimedia designer, creative mind, and intendant of this blog named the JUKEBOX TT, and the virtual music archive TT MUSIC LIBRARY. I am also a professional DJ, which made me decide to fuse my s.

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FILM TIP | DIASPORA

Rawlston Charles migrated to New York from Tobago in 1967. Wanting to hear more music from his homeland, Charles set an intention: to promote calypso music and its artists, in the US and around the world. In the process, he created the world-renowned record store 'Charlie’s Calypso City', and with his music label 'Charlie’s Records' put calypso and soca on the map.
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Rawlston Charles - Charlies Records
Rawlston Charles in his Recording Studio
Tina Charles, his daughter, and pro-athlete in the United States decided to put the documentary together. Unfortunately, it is not available on the internet to watch for free. Still, I would like to share the insightful interview.
Interview Length: 15 minutes
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FILM TIP | MUSIC | THE EVOLUTION OF SOCA

A look at the genesis of soca music, from concept to commercialization in Trinidad and Tobago and on a worldwide scale.

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Length: 5 mins
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FILM TIP | MUSIC | CHUTNEY IN YOUR SOCA

A fascinating introduction to chutney soca development in Trinidad and Tobago for the British Arts Council of Great Britain and the British Channel 4 TV in 1997.

Short Documentary | Directed by Karen Martinez
Length: 21 mins
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FILM TIP | CONCERT | KES LIVE IN NEW YORK

The IzWe Concert by Kes the Band is a must to watch for every true soca fan. Feel these incredible vibes. They performed at Coney Island, Brooklyn New York, in front of 9 500 fans.

Special Guests: Farmer Nappy, Patrice Roberts, Voice, Nailah Blackman, Ravi B, Etienne Charles, Farmer Nappy and more!

Length: 2 hours
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TUTORIAL | HOW TO PLAY SOCA ON DRUMS

Lincoln Center's Jazz Academy (US) Percussion master Bobby Sanabria guides you through the Soca style, showing its rhythmic pulse, and demonstrating how you can develop that sound on a drum kit.

Length: 6 mins
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