Also known as chutney (the music). A blend of soca music - Trinidad and Tobago's indigenous music - and Indian chutney music, which is characterized by the sitar, the tabla and others. The singing mostly consists of distinctly traditional Indian notes and timbre, although it is often mixed with North American sounds such as rap, and Trinidadian or other Caribbean dialects, depending on which island the chutney soca music is from. Chutney soca music is a cultural result of the mix between the large African (Black) and Indian populations in Trinidad, as well as other islands such as Guyana.
I gave my favorite local DJ a wicked chutney soca mixed CD that I brought back from Trinidad Carnival. Wait 'til he busts this at the next fete!
by socapedia August 17, 2012