To some who are unfamiliar with Caribbean culture, reggae might seem to be the dominant form of music in that region. It's easily the most popular style that matriculates out to the States, and with the long list of reggae luminaries in Jamaica at any given time, there's no fault in assuming that reggae is the end-all, be-all of Caribbean music. But look east and southwest of Jamaica and it's soca, not reggae, that drives the pulse of the English-speaking island chain. It's been mashing up dancehalls, carnivals, and backyard parties for the past 50 years, from the Bahamas to St. Kitts. The hottest soca star of the current... More >>>