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Thread #30431   Message #1968613
Posted By: Azizi
15-Feb-07 - 10:40 AM
Thread Name: What's the difference between calypso and reggae?
Subject: RE: What's the diff btwn calypso and reggae?
Here's a link to a YouTube video of Mighty Sparrow {calypso; Kaiso} video:

Mae Mae
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U66isr7L8Dg&mode=related&search=
Added November 11, 2006 ;From mack8710

And for comparison's sake, here's a link to a Youtube soca video

Arrow - Hot Hot Hot (clip)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c-D9SPn1M0Y

Added June 12, 2006 ;From n00ner
"Arrow performing his blockbuster, international hit. Taken at the OECS Awards show 6/10/06"

[Btw, I personally don't like either of these examples. However, they serve the purpose of demonstrating the difference in the sounds of calypso and soca. Fwiw, I really like both of the roots reggae examples I shared in my previous post.]