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Thread #30431   Message #1967450
Posted By: Azizi
14-Feb-07 - 11:13 AM
Thread Name: What's the difference between calypso and reggae?
Subject: RE: What's the diff btwn calypso and reggae?
"Reggae is a bit like a slowed down, backward polka"

Several years ago, I had a soca song on my telephone answering machine. My then supervisor called me, heard that soca song, and left a message that he liked my taste in polka music.

At first I thought he was kidding me. When I informed him that that song {I can't remember which one now} was a Caribbean music form called "soca", he said it sounded alot like polka to him.

Since I didn't have any polka CDs laying around my house, I went online to a polka website that had some sound clips. As a result of that experience, I can heard how people might sincerely mistake soca for polka.