Chutney in yuh Soca


Chutney in yuh Soca

An arts documentary examining the phenomenon of “chutney soca“, a musical hybrid from Trinidad & Tobago which blends the traditions of the islands’ two biggest ethnic groupsIndian and African. As much political as musical, “chutney soca” seems to offer a way for the two cultures, often perceived as being mutally antagonistic, to come together in a new exciting fusion of sounds.

Directed by Karen Martinez
21 mins
made for the Arts Council of Great Britain & Channel 4 TV (UK)

[vimeo http://vimeo.com/27433182]
  1. 10 February, 2012 at 14:28

    Wow wow wow..I feel..edumacated. I watch these documentaries you post and they make me realize how much I don’t know about my own country. This is beautiful and I will be sharing! I especially like the speech towards the end where the gentleman speaks of chutney soca as a vehicle for social unity. Brilliant. Thanks for sharing.

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