Welcome to Music Matters: The Caribbean Edition

The podcast series featuring news, interviews and analysis of all the music from the islands.

This podcast is not associated or affiliated with Music Matters on BBC3.


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Ep. 2: The Globalisation of Soca

February 9, 2018 | 30 minutes

Laura and Nigel continue the discussion on the relative global spread of this music born in Trinidad. The wider international thrust by singers, DJs and producers from America, Europe and Africa to put the music on the same public consciousness as reggae and dancehall, for example, is considered.

Ep. 1: SOCA: A Caribbean Phenomenon

January 9, 2018 | 37 minutes

Laura and Nigel discuss the spread of soca music from its base in Trinidad and Tobago to encompass rhythms and musical cues from other islands in the Caribbean. Producers, singers and fans from all the islands make this music more than Trinidad Carnival music.

Show Hosts

Laura Dowrich-Phillips is the regional lifestyle editor at LoopTT and the premier entertainment reporter in Trinidad and Tobago. Follow Laura at:

Nigel A. Campbell writes on music and the business of music. He is the founder of iRADIO.tt
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