Soccer, soca, and similar

I was getting antsy waiting for the footy (an hour and twenty minutes build-up before the match clearly isn’t enough, dammit), so I thought I’d try and buy some music from each country England plays in the World Cup.

I already have a fair bit of Swedish pop, thanks to Catchy Tunes of Sweden. Trinidad and Tobago was easy enough; the team nickname is the ‘Soca Warriors’ after all, and so I looked up soca on Wikipedia and bought a few tracks from iTunes, some old (Lord Shorty, The Mighty Sparrow, Lord Kitchener), and some new (Shurwayne Winchester, Machel Monatano).

Paraguay, on the other hand, seems a bit tricky. Calabash, everyone’s favourite fair trade world music mp3 shop, doesn’t have anything from Paraguay. Wikipedia was useless. iTunes mainly offers me traditional harp music which, to be honest, I’m not getting enthusiastic about.

Can you tell I’m killing time here?


  1. 10 June 2006 at 1:48 pm | Permalink

    Hi Harry, glad that you’re enjoying the music :) Quick tip – soca doesn’t rhyme with soccer; it’s more of a Soh-Cah sound. Impress your friends with your arcane Trini knowledge!

    Take care.

  2. Harry
    10 June 2006 at 1:52 pm | Permalink

    I went to Tobago once – a beautiful place.

  3. Harry
    10 June 2006 at 7:22 pm | Permalink

    Now that was a fun game. Great story, a great result for T&T, and not a bad result for England either. I just hope we have a fraction more luck than the Swedes when we play you on Thursday.

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