SOCA - Soul of Calypso Unisex Long Sleeve Tee

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SOCA simply means the (So)ul of (Ca)lypso, however the name has nothing to do with the fusion of American Soul music and Calypso, as Soca is rhythmically a fusion of African/Calypso and East Indian rhythms. Soca's history is multi-faceted. Lord Shorty, its inventor, initially spelled his musical hybrid as 'sokah'. "I never spelt it s-o-c-a. It was s-o-k-a-h to reflect the East Indian influence." The s-o-c-a spelling quickly became the popular spelling after a journalist, Ivor Ferreira, interviewed Shorty for an article that was published during the 1976 Trinidad Carnival season. The article was titled "Shorty is Doing Soca" and so s-o-c-a quickly became the accepted spelling for this new modern style of Calypso music.

Our SOCA - Soul of Calypso long sleeve tee with SOCA print on chest, SOUL OF print on right sleeve and CALYPSO print on left sleeve.

• 100% combed and ring-spun cotton
• Fabric weight: 4.2 oz/y² (142.4 g/m²)
• 32 singles
• Regular fit
• Side-seamed construction
• Crew neck
• Cover-stitched collar
• 2″ ribbed cuffs

SOCA

Soca simply means the (So)ul of (Ca)lypso. Soca is rhythmically a fusion of African/Calypso and East Indian rhythms.

Size guide

  XS S M L XL 2XL
Shirt Length (inches) 27 28 29 30 31 32
Chest Width (inches) 16 1/2 18 20 22 24 26
Chest to fit (inches) 31-34 34-37 38-41 42-45 46-49 50-53
  XS S M L XL 2XL
Shirt Length (cm) 69 71 74 76 79 81
Chest Width (cm) 41 46 51 56 61 66
Chest to fit (cm) 79-86 86-94 97-104 107-114 117-124 127-135

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