so·​ca | \ ˈsō-kə How to pronounce soca (audio) , -kä \

Definition of soca

: a blend of soul and calypso music

Examples of soca in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Kuduro is an energetic trans-Atlantic clash of genres — including hip-hop, house, zouk and soca — and Pongo adds extra layers, blending them with current electronic styles and mixing in a contemporary pop flavor. Kate Hutchinson, New York Times, "Pongo Turns Her Struggles Into Pop," 17 Feb. 2020 For something a little bit different, there’s an Island Christmas Holiday happening over at The Redmoor, featuring soca, reggae and calypso versions of holiday classics. Luann Gibbs,, "Things to do this week in Cincinnati: Dec. 16-22," 16 Dec. 2019 Flags waved high, soca filled the air and waistlines wined well into the night, proving once again that nobody fetes like Brooklyn. Danielle Pointdujour, Essence, "Rain No Stop We! 26 Times Carnival In New York Proved The Fete Must Go On," 3 Sep. 2019 The carnival’s annual blowout of Caribbean colors and culture will head to the Miami-Dade County Fairgrounds this Sunday, Oct. 13, with a massive bill of local and international soca and DJ acts, along with a parade of island food and fashion. Phillip Valys,, "Miami Carnival: Splashy paint parties, parades and masquerades ring in Caribbean celebrations across South Florida," 10 Oct. 2019 So naturally, across the pond in London soca junkies wave their flags with pride at the city’s annual Notting Hill Carnival. Danielle Pointdujour, Essence, "23 Times Notting Hill Carnival in London Gave Us Endless Vibes," 26 Aug. 2019 This weekend, Miami Broward One Carnival will toast 35 years of hip-winding Caribbean dance and masquerade bands, soca rhythms and shimmering costumes with parties across South Florida. Phillip Valys,, "Miami Carnival: Splashy paint parties, parades and masquerades ring in Caribbean celebrations across South Florida," 10 Oct. 2019 There will be live performances from a host of international soca artists like Motto, Lavaman, Blaxx, and Tallpree. Anquanette Gaspard, Essence, "Tell Dem We Reach! A First-Timer’s Guide to Caribana, Toronto's Caribbean Carnival," 24 July 2019 In the park, women were pumping their fists to the rhythm of soca music and pulling their knees up to their stomachs. Ferguson Bernard, The New Yorker, "Hurricane Dorian Was a Climate Injustice," 12 Sep. 2019

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First Known Use of soca

1973, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for soca

so(ul) entry 1 + ca(lypso) entry 2

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22 Feb 2020

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“Soca.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Feb. 2020.

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