Wednesday, February 21, 2018

A glimmer of fading Carnival hope*


I am a middle-aged soca lover ­living abroad. I desperately seek out new releases at this time of year (knowing I am heading home/out of the cold), and along with friends and family we evaluate the year's offerings.

I have to say, this year artistes have produced a lower standard of music compared to last year.

I think we initially went downhill in the '90s with the emergence of jump, wave, wine lyrics that still unfortunately exist to this day, along with the standard “bumper” song. Meaningless! Our whole culture is deteriorating before our eyes and we are doing nothing about it.

 

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