Toppa Top 10: Ten Soca Songs That Crossed Over

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July 24, 2014


8. Bunji Garlin “Carnival Tabanca” (2013)

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Bunji Garlin is having an unprecedented run among soca artists. Not only is he responsible for the most ubiquitous and internationally recognized soca tune of the decade thus far in โ€œDifferentologyโ€ but, in a rare feat, he was actually able to follow it up. Released โ€œoff seasonโ€ last summer (Trini artists usually release new soca during the winter, in the months just before Carnival), โ€œCarnival Tabancaโ€ is a song which captures the wistful mood that washes over when Bacchanal is done. After picking up a second wind during Carnival time earlier this year, โ€œCarnival Tabancaโ€ found it way into the rotation on influential New York radio station Hot 97 this spring.