Don’t miss our first workshop to kick off the Fall Schedule — Origins: Soca x Calypso with our co-owner, Tereza Paraschivescu.
When: Sunday September 16, 1pm-3pm
Where: 6468 Main Street, Vancouver BC at DanZa Productions studio
Description: Where does Soca come from? How did it evolve in the Caribbean diaspora? What does it look, feel and sound like, and what is its connection to Calypso? Those are only a few of the questions we will answer together in this 2-hour comprehensive workshop. We will explore the origins of the rhythms that gave birth to the music we are enjoying today while also taking a look at the evolution of the Caribbean region.
1:00pm-1:15pm: Introduction and warm up
1:15pm-1:30pm: African Influences and Rhythms Distinction
1:30pm-2:00pm: The Calypso Era
2:00pm-2:05pm: Quick Break
2:05pm-2-15pm: European and Hispanic Influences
2:15pm-3:00pm: The Soca Era
Photo credit: Marc Roumi