What is a tropical island without music and entertainment? Moreover, what better way to enjoy your much-awaited holiday than to dance the night away to the tantalising rhythms of Soca and Calypso music?
Calypso music, which is said to have originated as a genus of Caribbean folk music, has evolved to enamour the likes of other genres of music, favouring the likes of Soul and Calypso to make “Soca”. Entwining rhythmic beats to create soothing dance music, the Caribbean’s have found the recipe for festivities in Soca.
One of the most popular soca songs is the “Game of Love and Unity” which was the 2008 West Indies World Cup theme and sung by international stars such as Shaggy, Rupee and Fey-Ann. With rising popularity around the globe, the music of Soca has become of the favoured dance genres.
With many events held in many of the islands of the Caribbean, some of the best events are held on the island of St. Vincent and the Grenadines. One such festival is the annual regatta hosted by the island of Canouan in the Grenadines known as the Canouan Regatta. The event is an explosion of boat races, sports, street jumping, a beauty pageants, games and Calypso competitions. This annual festival has been a celebration during Easter for the last two decades.
Apart from the festivals, the island of Canouan also offers visitors the live music throughout the week at the many Reggae and Calypso bars. Revel in the midst of paradise with luxury at your feet and dance to the rhythms of soca as you take lodging at a Caribbean island resort that offers luxurious accommodation along with many entertainment options is the Raffles Resort Canouan Island, The Grenadines. This Caribbean hotel, which is situated at Carenage Bay, is also equipped with an excellent 18-par golf course.
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