Chutney is the Melody and Soca is the Beat..!

Katia BarrettChutney is the Melody and Soca is the Beat..!

Friday 1 November 2013, 7–9pm V22 F Block

For the final Friday Late event, Katia Barrett presents 'Chutney is the Melody and Soca is the Beat..!'. In collaboration with composer Dave Currie, this electronic music project draws on the history of the musical genre Chutney-Soca and makes reference to the Indo-Caribbean carnival scene.

In the late Seventies in Trinidad and Tobego, Guyana and Suriname, Chutney-Soca was beginning to emerge. The genre is a composite musical form made up of Indian harmonies and popular Bollywood songs, sung over fast Soca rhythms. Drupatee Ramgoonai first cemented the term Chutney-Soca with her song "Hotter than a Chulha" (1989).  "Hotter than a Chulha" celebrates the fusion of Indo-Guyanese and Afro-Guyanese, and triumphs a sweeter soca sound as it uses 'rhythms from Africa and from India, (which) blend together in a perfect mixture'. A ‘chulha' is an East Indian stove. This unique blend will send the people wild!

Venue info

V22 F Block

100 Clements Road
SE16 4DG