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Small Axe (2010) 14 (1 (31)): 16–29.
Published: 01 March 2010
...Jocelyne Guilbault In this essay, I focus on soca, a music that has been criticized by numerous journalists, academics, calypsonians, politicians, and listeners for not engaging the political. Instead of dismissing soca as a legitimate critical public discourse, I address soca in relation to its...
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Small Axe (2005) 9 (1): 40–63.
Published: 01 March 2005
...: University of Chicago Press, 2000); “World Music,” in Th e Cambridge Companion to Pop and Rock, ed. Simon Frith, Will Straw, and John Street (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2001); Shalini Puri, “Canonized Hybridities, Resistant Hybridities: Chutney Soca, Carnival, and the Politics...
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Small Axe (2003) 7 (1): 1–16.
Published: 01 March 2003
... songs, and in this way a parallel national Indo-Trinidadian space is evoked and preserved. It therefore should have been no surprise that when female Indo-Trinidadian calyp- sonian Drupatee Ramgoonai brought chutney soca—the distinctively Indian version of Creole-derived...
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Small Axe (2017) 21 (1 (52)): 180–198.
Published: 01 March 2017
... the Caribbean cultural landscape, including reggae, ska, calypso, soca, zouk, cadence, compas, salsa, son, timba, rumba, and reggaeton, most can trace their primary origins back to a set of African influences without great difficulty. Indeed, in the recent study Caribbean Currents , Peter Manuel, Kenneth Bilby...
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Small Axe (2016) 20 (2 (50)): 133–148.
Published: 01 July 2016
...      soca boy tattoo littered biceps gold chain embellishments pants crotch crouching on bony knee-bone backside outside weed smokin' beer drinkin' dice rollin' unconscionables groovin' to conscious reggae      coopin' …     who comin'   who goin...
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Small Axe (2017) 21 (2 (53)): 112–122.
Published: 01 July 2017
... as it moves ( fig. 3 ). It is easy to imagine this cuff being worn at carnival fêtes. In San Fernando, the capital city of south Trinidad, there is usually an all-inclusive carnival fête on the San Fernando Hill on the same night as the Chutney-Soca Monarch competition. At around 11:00 p.m. the fête ends...
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Small Axe (2011) 15 (2 (35)): 117–123.
Published: 01 July 2011
... most at carnival, masquerading down the streets of Port-of-Spain ever-so-slightly tipsy on sun and soca. He was King of the band—the biggest of all costumes, resplendent in his array...
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Small Axe (2020) 24 (3 (63)): 97–127.
Published: 01 November 2020
... the Dragonaires in the 1950s, bringing to a global stage the sounds of ska, calypso, and later soca, which had been more readily associated with Trinidad and Tobago than Jamaica. Lee’s career spanned decades, through the evolution of Caribbean sound and taste from the early 1950s to the early 2000s. The lesser...
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Small Axe (2010) 14 (1 (31)): 60–78.
Published: 01 March 2010
... provocatively was prevalent during Carnival of the late 1980s, the anxieties expressed by the public in newspapers seemed to echo those of late-nineteenth-century Trinidad. Every Carnival, more and more women tended toward wearing bikini-based costumes and wining to soca,66 a tendency...
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Small Axe (2017) 21 (1 (52)): 241–249.
Published: 01 March 2017
... of each, matikor and heterosexual Indo-Caribbean female sexuality in general end up being primarily linked to the idea of practices that may reinforce heteropatriarchy. Likewise, the inclusion of Drupatee as the representative queen of chutney soca is a choice that comes with a particular limitation...
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Small Axe (2011) 15 (2 (35)): 164–173.
Published: 01 July 2011
...: Chutney Soca, Carnival, and the Politics of Nationalism,” in Belinda J. Edmondson, ed., Caribbean Romances: The Politics of Regional Representation (Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 1999), 12–38. 35 • July 2011 • Leah...
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Small Axe (2016) 20 (2 (50)): 149–159.
Published: 01 July 2016
... unit breathed mold. Veins of green slime, varicose, heavy, spread into the corners and crevices. The room housed lives: boxes, piles of batteries, twenty-seven packages of Slam! (the dishwashing liquid popularized in the 1970s by a Soca song), a one-eyed porcelain doll, passports, ID cards, forms, bank...
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Small Axe (2017) 21 (2 (53)): 123–134.
Published: 01 July 2017
... of the culture. I grew up in Toronto. Most weekends were spent among family, among cousins or my aunts, and there were no movies—it was just music and food; that's what happens. So, everyone really knows all the latest chutney and soca songs because somebody has a tape or a CD or whatever that they brought down...
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Small Axe (2008) 12 (2): 149–159.
Published: 01 June 2008
... histories. Here, Torres-Saillant also provocatively contends that the heightened academic and popular interest in Caribbean music (chutney, konpa, rara, racine, ragamuffin, reggae, reggaton, salsa, soca, zouk) over the last few decades has coincided with a regrettable loss of international prestige...
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Small Axe (2021) 25 (2 (65)): 69–82.
Published: 01 July 2021
... Islands English). A diversity of musical traditions and trends—such as quelbe, cariso, fungi, zouk, belle, soca and calypso, salsa, meringue, and reggae—are embedded in the Virgin Islands. 6 How do the Jews and Frenchies fit into these ongoing social dynamics in St. Thomas? Even though Jews were...
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Small Axe (2003) 7 (2): 23–38.
Published: 01 September 2003
... in the dance form known as wining, to the chutney-soca debates; or to the transgressive “slackness” of working-class dancehall culture in Jamaica My concern in this essay, however, is less to demonstrate the participation of women in the reputation pole of the Caribbean dual- ism than to question...
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Small Axe (2018) 22 (2 (56)): 99–114.
Published: 01 July 2018
...,” Journal of Aesthetics and Culture 5, no. 1 (2013): 2. 35 Interviews with the author, in Santo Domingo: NMH, 23 June 2011; DCT, 3 March 2013; VSS, 13 April 2013. It was a Sunday afternoon in June 2010. Dino had popped a soca CD into the car radio. My friends John, Maria, and Alma were...
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Small Axe (2015) 19 (3 (48)): 65–83.
Published: 01 November 2015
... of West Indian Literature 14, nos. 1–2 (2005): 226. 36 Prior to the formation of the collective, Allen and Joseph sponsored the 1993 International Dub Poetry Festival also held in Toronto, which convened dub poets from Jamaica, rapso artists from Trinidad, soca artists from the Dominican Republic...
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Small Axe (2011) 15 (2 (35)): 7–23.
Published: 01 July 2011
... the point—as, I think, it was beside the point to decide on the sexuality of the men I observed at pretty mas’ two days later, men who marched down the street in costumes made for women, blending soca with Beyonce’s fiercest moves. Certainly, at least one of the men I saw marching...
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Small Axe (2007) 11 (3): 52–72.
Published: 01 October 2007
.... Harry/ 42. For a discussion of the intersecting claims to purity and hybridity in Caribbean nationalism, see Shalini Puri, “Canonized Hybridities, Resistant Hybridities: Chutney Soca, Carnival, and the Politics of Nationalism” in Belinda Edmondson (ed) Caribbean Romances: The Politics...