Definition of soca
: a blend of soul and calypso music
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Oasis Island Sounds The band plays reggae, calypso, soca and Latin music as part of the outdoor concert series, which continues through Aug. 4. 7:30 p.m. Montpelier Mansion grounds, 9652 Muirkirk Rd.
The wide-ranging offerings continue this year with Creedence Clearwater Revisited, rock outfit Goo Goo Dolls, dancehall reggae legend Shabba Ranks and an exhilarating soca band clash between St. Kitts' own Grand Masters and Small Axe Band.
However, this soca staple also landed a reggaeton remix thanks to another act on this list, Daddy Yankee.
The tropical sounds were born on the island, and though the music has given way to the more spirited soca—which channels soul and funk—steelpan can still be heard throughout the festival.
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Origin and Etymology of soca
soul music + 2calypso
First Known Use: 1973See Words from the same year
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