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Thursday, May 23, 2019

Caribbean 2019 Bouyon (Soca) song "Famalay" by Skinny Fabulous, Machel Montano, Bunji Garlin (official sound file & video with selected comments)

Edited by Azizi Powell

This post showcase the official YouTube video & official YouTube sound file of the 2019 Caribbean song "Famalay" ("Family") by Skinny Fabulous, Machel Montano, Bunji Garlin.

Selected comments from the discussion threads for this sound file is included in this post.

The contents of this post are presented for cultural, entertainment, and aesthetic purposes.

All copyrights remain with their owners.

Thanks to Skinny Fabulous, Machel Montano, and Bunji Garlin for their musical legacy. Thanks also to the publisher of this video on YouTube and thanks to all those who are quoted in this post.

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SHOWCASE VIDEO:


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SHOWCASE SOUND FILE: Skinny Fabulous, Machel Montano, Bunji Garlin - Famalay (Official Lyric Video)



SkinnyFabulousVEVO, Published on Jan 4, 2019

A Family is the most integral unit in life. Constituting love, a family’s strength can withstand life’s challenges. In 2019, we salute families of every kind; even families solidified solely by friendship.

This is Soca. This is Family. This is one Soca Family, united to deliver to soca lovers, the world over, a fetter’s anthem. In 2019, St. Vincent and the Grenadine’s Skinny Fabulous, meets T&T’s King of Soca, Machel Montano and the ultimate lyricist, Bunji Garlin for nothing short of pure fire.

A powerful new Soca anthem, Produced by Dada Lawrence and the International DJ Stephen, Mastered by Scratch Master and written by Gamal ‘Skinny’ Doyle, Machel Montano and Ian Alvarez, ‘Famalay’ is the musical embodiment of every island’s vibe-filled expression, combined into one.
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Notice that a number of commenters disagree that "this is Soca" and indicate that this song should be classified as Bouyon music (from Dominica).
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Statistics as of May 23, 2019 9:45 AM
total # of views - 5,903,582
total # of likes- 34,000
total # of dislikes -1,700
total # of comments- 1,280

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SELECTED COMMENTS FROM THIS SOUND FILE'S DISCUSSION THREAD
Here are selected comments from this sound file's discussion thread with numbers added for referencing purposes only:
1. Gregory Luke, 2018
"Once u put a πŸ‡©πŸ‡²πŸ‡©πŸ‡²πŸ‡©πŸ‡²πŸ‡©πŸ‡²πŸ‡©πŸ‡² flavor to things it's a mashup trust me big up dada on d riddim one time and all the other island massive different flags but we are all FAMALAY LAY LAY"
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"DM"= Dominica

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2. Giovanni Samuel, 2018
"Much respect to Dada Lawrence on this πŸ‡©πŸ‡²πŸ‡©πŸ‡²πŸ‡©πŸ‡²πŸ‡©πŸ‡²πŸ‡©πŸ‡²πŸ‡©πŸ‡².

We already know Machel, Bunji and S Fabulous bring the heat πŸ‡ΉπŸ‡ΉπŸ‡»πŸ‡¨πŸ‡ΉπŸ‡ΉπŸ‡»πŸ‡¨πŸ‡ΉπŸ‡ΉπŸ™ŒπŸΎ One family."

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3. Muharrem Aslan
"Skinny is a beastttttt. We love socaaaaaa πŸ‡»πŸ‡¨πŸ‡»πŸ‡¨πŸ‡»πŸ‡¨πŸ‡»πŸ‡¨πŸ‡»πŸ‡¨"

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4. Muharrem Aslan, 2018
"Rose Bank Scinny has the most suitable voice for soca, He is from another world. And Vincy socs is the best πŸ‡»πŸ‡¨πŸ‡»πŸ‡¨πŸ‡»πŸ‡¨πŸ‡»πŸ‡¨"

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REPLY
5. DJ Teneyez, 2018
"bouyon music up tempo to soca music"

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REPLY
6. Shweety Pumpkin, 2018
"DJ Teneyez who cares, lol!!"

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REPLY
7. DJ Delly HouseOfSewo ATL, 2019
"@Shweety Pumpkin it's like a hip hop artist singing on a dancehall reggae beat, and calling it tropical hip hop.. Jamaica would like credit for creating dancehall reggae, SO DOES DOMINICA... For creating Bouyon Music.. That's all."

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REPLY
8. slurb jenkins, 2019
"DJ Delly HouseOfSewo ATL exactly! All we ask for is some credit! Thank you!!!"

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9. Jana Jnobaptiste, 2018
"Boyoun and Soca combination πŸ‡©πŸ‡²πŸ‡©πŸ‡²πŸ‡©πŸ‡²πŸ‡©πŸ‡²πŸ‡©πŸ‡²πŸ‡©πŸ‡² #767"

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10. Luke Moore, 2018
"Bouyon rhythm sounds sweet large up from #784πŸ‡»πŸ‡¨"

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11. tiffy marz, 2018
"This make me happyπŸ™ŒπŸΌ!!!πŸ‡»πŸ‡¨πŸ‡»πŸ‡¨πŸ‡»πŸ‡¨πŸ‡»πŸ‡¨πŸ‡»πŸ‡¨πŸ‡»πŸ‡¨it's a vincy ting!!"

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12. Hector John, 2018
"STRAIGHT OUTTA DOMINICA.
BOUYON MUSIC TO THE WORLD.
BIG UP DADA LAWRENCE IN THE ENGINE ROOM WITH MACHEL, BUNJI & SKINNY.
EXCELLENT COLLABORATION"

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13. Jade Alexander, 2018
"That beat straight from D.A. πŸ‡©πŸ‡²Bouyon to the world!!πŸ‡©πŸ‡²πŸ‡©πŸ‡²πŸ‡©πŸ‡²"

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14. Cardine Philbert, 2018
"Yesssssss that's exactly what is it... bouyon!! Love from your sister island πŸ‡±πŸ‡¨"

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15. Lenny Joncart, 2019
"You're right ! I'm so proud for you ! πŸ”₯🌴 From your sister islands too πŸ‡¬πŸ‡΅πŸ‡²πŸ‡Ά"

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16. S337 MS, 2018
"Produced by Dada from DOMINICA. This is BOUYON! Big up for taking the BOUYON music to higher heights πŸ‡©πŸ‡²πŸ‡©πŸ‡²πŸ‡©πŸ‡²πŸ‡©πŸ‡²πŸ‡©πŸ‡²πŸ‡©πŸ‡²"

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REPLY
17. Sana James, 2018
"Why they didn’t add bouyon to the name"

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18. Samie Pochie, 2018
"The intro alone made me know that beat had to come the island of bouyon ... Glad our music is being recognised more ... just hope those larger countries don't try and take it for their own .... but great job DADA #irep767 #Dominica"

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19. close ghost, 2019
"Bouyon??? This songs like soca πŸ€”πŸ€”"

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20. DJ Dwizzy, 2019
"RIDDIM IS TOO FIRE JEEZπŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ”₯"

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21. factschecked #Dall#, 2019
"Hear a clown which is unfortunately a popular Dominican vlogger filming Famalay video in Dominca saying it's not soca it's Bouyon music sang by three soca artists
Well i have listen to Asa Banton, Geo and Kess Mafia Etc. ...the riddim were produced by a Dominican producer that sound pretty soca influence to me is familiar in soca music credit to Bouyon music which I always believed is soca with a different name and sometimes language never the less it's a combination of Caribbean sound as a family or famalay."

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22. morpheus232001, 2019
"Steups. It is a soca track sung by 3 soca artistes.....you can say with bouyon samples or influence. Just enjoy the music and stop the nitpicking nonsense people."

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23. Empress Nyha, 2019
"The riddim was created by Dada from Dominica ...3 Soca artists was used for the bigger platform .Why the hell you think Dominica flag and people in the video for Famalay ? Its Bouyon from Dominica

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24. Berrymayne, 2018
"hear that Bouyon on that beat! DaDa you killin 'em!πŸ‡©πŸ‡²πŸ‡©πŸ‡²πŸ‡©πŸ‡²πŸ‡©πŸ‡²πŸ‡©πŸ‡²πŸ‡©πŸ‡² but Big up the artiste an dem!!"

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25. Cris Le Maitre, 2019
"This track has to be the road march anthem for Trinidad Carnival 2019."

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26. Rhykeda Mason, 2019
"And it is now❤"

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27. camilla ramnarine, 2019
"This song win road march😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍"
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From https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carnival_Road_March
"The Carnival Road March is the musical composition played most often at the "judging points" along the parade route during a Caribbean Carnival. Originating as part of the Trinidad and Tobago Carnival, the term has been applied to other Caribbean carnivals."

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28. Leonson Copeland, 2019
"Soca iz liiit"

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29. Sidier Brookson, 2019
"when the legends unite you know its a banger"
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"banger"= a hit record/very popular song

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30. Zee Lee, 2019
"πŸ‡―πŸ‡²πŸ‡―πŸ‡²πŸ‡―πŸ‡²πŸ‡―πŸ‡²πŸ‡―πŸ‡²πŸ‡―πŸ‡²πŸ‡―πŸ‡²πŸ‡―πŸ‡²πŸ‡―πŸ‡²πŸ‡―πŸ‡²πŸ‡―πŸ‡²πŸ‡―πŸ‡²πŸ‡―πŸ‡²πŸ‡―πŸ‡²πŸ‡―πŸ‡² in the house. We loving SOCA TOOOOOOO!!!!! WE AH FAMALAY LAY LAY LAAAYYYYY. ❤️❤️❤️
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"JM"= Jamaica

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(Bouyon) Gwada Riddim Mix 2018 By DJEasy (Caribbean Music)

dited by Azizi Powell

This is Part II of a two part pancocojams series about Caribbean "Gwada" rhythm.

Part II of this pancocojams series showcases a sound file mix of songs with the Gwada rhythm, including Bunji Garlin's ""Go Ask Yuh Mudda". Selected comments from the discussion thread of this sound file are also included in that post.

Some information about St. Lucian Kuduro music (Dennery Segment) is given in the Addendum to this post.

Click https://pancocojams.blogspot.com/2019/05/bunji-garlin-go-ask-yuh-mudda.html for Part I of this series. Part I presents information about Gwada rhythm and showcases a YouTube sound file of Bunji Garlin's November 2017 record "Go Ask Yuh Mudda".

Information about Bunji Garlin is also included in this post along with selected comments from the discussion thread of this sound file.

An article about Bouyon artist Asa Bantan (who is mentioned in one of the selected comments in this compilation) is given in the Addendum to this post.

The content of this post is presented for cultural, entertainment, and aesthetic purposes.

All copyrights remain with their owners.

Thanks to all those recording artists who are featured in this mix. Thanks also to all those who are quoted in this post and thanks to the publisher of this sound file on YouTube.

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INFORMATION ABOUT GWADA MUSIC
From https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Music_of_Guadeloupe#Bouyon_gwada
"Bouyon (Boo-Yon) is a form of popular music of Dominica, also known as jump up music in Guadeloupe and Martinique. The best-known band in the genre is Windward Caribbean Kulture (WCK), who originated the style in 1988 by experimenting with a fusion of cadence-lypso, jing ping and other traditional dances.
Due to the popularity of Triple K International, Ncore, and the New generation of bouyon bands who toured the French Antilles, a popular offshoot of bouyon from Guadeloupe is call bouyon gwada.[10] The jump up had its heyday from the 90s with songs such as Met Veye WCK, but remained stamped background music or carnival. Over the years, thanks to inter-trade with the Dominicans and the mass participation of Guadeloupe at the World Creole Music Festival, the flagship group as Triple kay and MFR band began to democratize and local artists were inducted including the remix Allo Triple kay with Daly and "Big Ting Poppin 'Daly alone.
A popular offshoot within the bouyon gwada is call bouyon hardcore, a style characterized by its lewd and violent lyrics. Popular Bouyon gwada musicians include, Wee Low, Suppa, Doc J, Yellow gaza, etc.”

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SHOWCASE SOUND FILE: #GwadaRiddim #ForceItRiddim



DjeasyPromoTV, Published on Nov 11, 2017

Take us back in time when we use to Jam to sounds of just whistles, conch shell and congo drums. #GwadaRiddim reminds us of just that. Our sound. Our culture. Our heritage on one riddim. Last year we brought you the #ForceItRiddim, this year, TeamFoxxMusic introduces the great #GwadaRiddim Featuring BUNJI GARLIN, FYAN LYONNS, MOTTO & FADDA FOX, MARZVILLE & STABBY, SKINNY BANTON & MR LEGZ. This is pace for Trinidad Carnival 2018! Lets Go!

Produced by Lashley ' Motto ' Winter

[...]

Tracklist
Bunji Garlin - GO ASK YUH MUDDA
Skinny Banton - AYE
Fyan Lyonns - TOUCH IT
Mr.Legz - MUST WET ( Do Ting )
GWADA RIDDIM - TeamFoxxMusic
Motto & Fadda Fox - SHELL DOWN DAT
Bunji Garlin - GO STACK A DOLLAR
Marzville & Stabby - FOG UP
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Statistics as of May 23, 2019 9:00 AM
total # of views - 81,297
total # of likes- 771
total # of dislikes - 46
total # of comments- 32

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SELECTED COMMENTS FROM THIS SOUND FILE'S DISCUSSION THREAD
Here are selected comments from this sound file's discussion thread with numbers added for referencing purposes only:

All of these comments are from 2018
1. Anthony Fatal
"St. Lucia stand up!!! πŸ‡±πŸ‡¨πŸ‡±πŸ‡¨"

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2. Soca Freak
"look a riddim nice , just imagine bunji garlin have 2 songs on that riddim that alone telling you it wickedd . djeasy di mix badd πŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ”₯"

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3. Joel Lord
Joel Lord
"This riddim is πŸ”₯. I got this on repeat. πŸ•Ί πŸ•Ί πŸ•Ί"

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4. music lover
"dah riddim bad sounding like a bouyon"

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5. Shenell Edward
"music lover Lucian riddim Kuduro music"

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REPLY
6. K.F.J Joseph
"Shenell Edward more bouyon than kuduro. Matter fact this is bouyon regardless of what they call it"

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7. Shenell Edward
"K.F.J Joseph nah maybe this particular riddim sounds like a bouyon but kuduro is not bouyon....#bornandraisedstlucian"

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8. K.F.J Joseph
"Shenell Edward yes I was talking about this particular riddim. I know what kuduro music is. Was born and raised in dominica and I'm very familiar with the music that was and is still being produced in Dominica. I also try to educate my self about other music from the Caribbean as well."
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Information about St. Lucian Kudoro music is given in the Addendum below.

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9. H Washin
"Somebody pass the paint, powdah and shellz. The riddim is problems come Jouvert."
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In the Caribbean, jouvert is the official start of carnival, at dawn on the Monday preceding Lent.

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10. Melly Rose
"I love this riddem😍😍πŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ”₯"

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11. maverickjb10
"Jouvert time!!"

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12. Jenelle Garraway
"Go ask ya Mmm..... Love it!!! Everyone came hard wit lyrics!"

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13. JAM
"Dis riddim ya bad!!!!!"

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14. Nomathemba Akwaugo
"Dis riddim too bad......"

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15. Natamic26
"Bouyon to deeee wooooorld!!"

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ADDENDUM: INFORMATION ABOUT ST. LUCIAN KUDORO MUSIC (DENNERY SEGMENT)
From http://www.largeup.com/2018/01/03/dennery-segment-st-lucia-soca/
..."In recent years, soca has evolved into so many new forms and sub-genres, it’s been hard to track them all. Sometimes elements from EDM music are used to rock a fete. Other times a dancehall-inspired, bashment approach is taken to lock enthusiasts in and keep the party (and waist lines) going.

The most notable recent development in soca music is currently belting out of St. Lucia. Kuduro music, wild drums and key KreyΓ²l lyrics come together in what’s become known as the “Dennery Segment,” a raw, infectious style that’s been referred to as “the bacchanal within the bacchanal.” But, to call this sound new would be inaccurate. Although it has just begun to penetrate soca’s mainstream in the last year, it has been circulating on islands like St. Lucia, Martinique and Guadeloupe for about a decade.

What exactly is a Dennery Segment? To understand what a Dennery Segment is, you have to first understand where it came from. Originally termed as Lucian Kuduro, it’s a style derived from the original Kuduro sound that developed in the West African nation of Angola. Paired with elements of zouk (the sound of the French Caribbean), Lucian percussions and KreyΓ²l lyrics, it took on a life of its own in St. Lucia. More recently, it’s been re-dubbed “Dennery Segment” after the town in St. Lucia’s Mabouya Valley where the sound was birthed. When selectors begin to play raw, suggestive tracks with a KreyΓ²l accent like Freezy’s “Split In Di Middle,” you’ve entered the Dennery Segment.

[...]

Compared to other strains of soca, Dennery Segment tracks have a simple build, an aggressive drum pattern, and some of the most explicit lyrics… if you can understand them, that is. Nearly all Dennery Segment tracks are colored with lyrics in KreyΓ²l and other St. Lucian slangs.

“Lucian Kuduro/Dennery Segment is different from commercial soca because of the pacing and the unique delivery that St. Lucians have,” says Lashley Winter, better known as Motto, one of the most prolific producers of Lucian kuduro. A popular artist himself, his credits include the Force It riddim and his own “Bend Down” (often styled as “Bend Dong”).

“When it comes to elements in production, I would say you would have to look at the BPM (beats per minute),” Motto says, breaking down the elements of a Dennery Segment/Lucian Kuduro beat. “Anything above 140 [can be] Lucian Kuduro, anything below that [can] not. It’s usually a straightforward bass line. Other soca is more melodic, there are more chords and arrangements. Lucian Kuduro only has one lead instrument, and that one instrument usually carries the entire beat or carries the entire drum on the rhythm.”"...
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Here's a link to a sound file of St. Lucian Kuduro music: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OEaUtoBcwRk Stinger - Half Half (Kuduro 2017 Music) St.Lucia 2016 #KMD

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Visitor comments are welcome.

Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Bunji Garlin - "Go Ask Yuh Mudda" (information about Caribbean music: Bouyon Gwada rhythm, sound file, & comments)

Edited by Azizi Powell

This is Part I of a two part pancocojams series about Caribbean "Gwada" rhythm.

Part I presents information about Gwada rhythm and showcases a YouTube sound file of Bunji Garlin's November 2017 record "Go Ask Yuh Mudda".

Information about Bunji Garlin is also included in this post along with selected comments from the discussion thread of this sound file.

An article about Bouyon artist Asa Bantan (who is mentioned in one of the selected comments in this compilation) is given in the Addendum to this post.

Click https://pancocojams.blogspot.com/2019/05/bouyon-gwada-riddim-mix-2018-by-djeasy.html for Part II of this pancocojams series. Part II of this pancocojams series showcases a sound file mix of songs with the Gwada rhythm, including Bunji Garlin's ""Go Ask Yuh Mudda". Selected comments from the discussion thread of this sound file are also included in that post. Some information about St. Lucian Kuduro music (Dennery Segment) is given in the Addendum to that post.

The content of this post is presented for cultural, entertainment, and aesthetic purposes.

All copyrights remain with their owners.

Thanks to Bunji Garlin for his musical legacy. Thanks also to all those who are quoted in this post and thanks to the publisher of this sound file on YouTube.
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I haven't found the lyrics to this song online and I'm unable to transcribe it. If you know these lyrics-or portions of them- please share them in the comments below. Thanks.

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INFORMATION ABOUT GWADA MUSIC
From https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Music_of_Guadeloupe#Bouyon_gwada
"Bouyon (Boo-Yon) is a form of popular music of Dominica, also known as jump up music in Guadeloupe and Martinique. The best-known band in the genre is Windward Caribbean Kulture (WCK), who originated the style in 1988 by experimenting with a fusion of cadence-lypso, jing ping and other traditional dances.
Due to the popularity of Triple K International, Ncore, and the New generation of bouyon bands who toured the French Antilles, a popular offshoot of bouyon from Guadeloupe is call bouyon gwada.[10] The jump up had its heyday from the 90s with songs such as Met Veye WCK, but remained stamped background music or carnival. Over the years, thanks to inter-trade with the Dominicans and the mass participation of Guadeloupe at the World Creole Music Festival, the flagship group as Triple kay and MFR band began to democratize and local artists were inducted including the remix Allo Triple kay with Daly and "Big Ting Poppin 'Daly alone.
A popular offshoot within the bouyon gwada is call bouyon hardcore, a style characterized by its lewd and violent lyrics. Popular Bouyon gwada musicians include, Wee Low, Suppa, Doc J, Yellow gaza, etc.”

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INFORMATION ABOUT BUNJI GARLIN
From https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bunji_Garlin
"Ian Antonio Alvarez[1] (born July 14, 1978), better known by his stage name Bunji Garlin, is a Trinidadian ragga soca artist.

Early Life
Bunji was born on July 14, 1978 in Arima, Trinidad.[2] He is of Saint Lucian and Venezuelan descent.[3]

Personal Life
He married fellow soca artist Fay-Ann Lyons on December 23, 2006, daughter of successful soca singer Superblue.[4] He is also a second cousin of singer Patrice Roberts, who performs alongside the popular Machel Montano.[5]

Career
Bunji has won Trinidad's Soca Monarch/International Soca Monarch competition on several occasions: 2002 (tied with Iwer George) with "Down in the Ghetto",[6] 2004 with "Warrior Cry",[7] 2005 with "Blaze the Fire" Both songs were produced by then band member Shawn Noel (Da Ma$tamind)[8] and 2008 with "Fiery" [9] He placed second in the International Soca Monarch 2009 with "Clear De Road", while his pregnant wife Fay-Ann Lyons placed first with "Meet Super Blue".[10] She also won the Groovy Soca Monarch title that same night with "Heavy T Bumpa".

Bunji Garlin's "Brrt" is featured on the Grand Theft Auto IV soundtrack.[11]
In 2013, Garlin won the Soul Train Award for Best International Performance for the song "Differentology", which features Nigel Rojas on guitar.[12] An album of the same name was released by RCA Records and VP Records in August 2014.[13][14]

In 2017 he released Turn Up, which gave him his highest US chart placing to date, reaching no. 3 on the Billboard Reggae Albums chart.[15]”...

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SHOWCASE SOUND FILE: #GwadaRiddim #ForceItRiddim

Bunji Garlin - Go Ask Yuh Mudda (Gwada Riddim) "2018 Soca" (Trinidad)



JulianspromosTV | 2019 Music, Published on Nov 10, 2017

[...]

Take us back in time when we use to Jam to sounds of just whistles, conch shell and congo drums. #GwadaRiddim reminds us of just that. Our sound. Our culture. Our heritage on one riddim. Last year we brought you the #ForceItRiddim, this year, TeamFoxxMusic introduces the great #GwadaRiddim Featuring BUNJI GARLIN, FYAN LYONNS, MOTTO & FADDA FOX, MARZVILLE & STABBY, SKINNY BANTON & MR LEGZ. This is pace for Trinidad Carnival 2018! Lets Go!

Produced by Lashley ' Motto ' Winter
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Statistics as of May 22, 2019 3:27 PM
total # of views - 228,747
total # of likes- 2,000
total # of dislikes - 85
total # of comments- 93

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SELECTED COMMENTS FROM THIS SOUND FILE'S DISCUSSION THREAD
Here are selected comments from this sound file's discussion thread with numbers added for referencing purposes only:

(Notice that several commenters indicate that these examples are actually Bouyon music although the records are mistaken for Soca music and marketed as Soca music.)

All of these comments are from 2018.
1. Swagga Shane
"758 riddims sounding nice! Big up Motto and the Viking murdered this one!"
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758 county code – St. Lucia, West Indies

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2. mary-ann massicott
"Sounds more like bouyon music"

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REPLY
3. medy miles
"Put Asa Bantan on that riddim
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Asa Bantan is a popular Bouyon recording artist from Dominica, West Indies. Read an article about Bouyon music and Asa Bantan in the Addendum to this post.

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REPLY
4. nunya bizness
"medy miles same thing I just said on another video. Dominica artists need to jump on this... beat is fiyah!"

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REPLY
5. medy miles
"nunya bizness agreed can't have a bouyon riddim without at least one DA artist"
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"DA" = Dominica

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REPLY
6. Malaika Church
"medy miles same thing I was thinking. Definitely tuned for him.."

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7. Boogie Etienne
"Asa and shadow flow of Dominica should really jump on this also mention of the nu vybes in st.kitts truss me this riddim is πŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ”₯"

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8. maverickjb10
"Lol I was waiting for someone to do this That's mi DJ though Jel bad stay on top of the soca vibes!"

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9. Nelly Austrie
"Woooooiiiii Dominican track ...Bunji made that just for us !!!"

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10. Sasha-Kay Wallace
"no sah mi need fi reach t&t fi carnival! mi cyaa manage this"
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"t&t"= Trinidad & Tobago (West Indies)

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11. Prettylittle Pengting
"This beat is mesmerizing πŸ”₯πŸ”₯"

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12. Drexter Charles
"Bunji starting 2018 soca with a bang"

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13. Tomisin Ajakaiye
"Him and his wife jumped on this riddim. He did another song!! Made my morning"

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14. SocaPhD
"Nice mash up on this riddim from Bunji! :-)"

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15. Mikhail Doyle
"it baddd !!! go ask yuh mudda"

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16. Davin R
"Power soca boi!!!"

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17. lilremy3
"DAVIN R you mean bouyon!"

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18. Iamtrup.r
"This man lyrics is very inspiring ever try to freestyle like him"

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19. Mandi's Motif
"Ask yuh muddaπŸ’ƒπŸΎπŸ’ƒπŸΎπŸ’ƒπŸΎπŸ’ƒπŸΎ woooiiiiii"

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20. Amanda La Fon
"Go ask yuh mothaπŸ˜‚"

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21. Chantal Paul
"πŸ’ƒ. .....go ask yuh mother tune"

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22. Goog E
"Oy. Lyrics sucks on many soca for 2018. The riddim soundin good tho"

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23. Florine Lucas
"Wooyie go ask yuh mudda"

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24. Tilly Dome
"Bunji Garlin is a soca legend πŸ’― 😒"

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25. Chanita Williams
"I’m a an American woman but I ❤️ listening to Soca music. I can whineπŸ’ƒπŸ½πŸ’ƒπŸ½πŸ’ƒπŸ½ all day. Go Ask Yuh Mudda. Love ❤️ dis track & his wife’s Fay Ann’s too."

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26. angel eyes
"Well i wanna c if dey goin to kick up a storm abt dis n ban it on airwaves to like dey wanna do massive"

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27. greengreen4lyfe
"Awa wi that is a watered down early 2000s bouyon riddim mix with a little bit of dennery segment."
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An excerpt about St. Lucian Kuduro music (Dennery Segment) is included in Part II of this pancocojams series. The link for that post is given above.

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REPLY
28. Karlene Roberts
"I agree"

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29. lilremy3
"Yea I realize alot of new Soca this days is really old school bouyon, but they don't wanna give the credit to who created it, that's why now they saying is soca lol"

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30. Karlene Roberts
"sounding like a DA song"

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31. Jehanna Stapleton
"Now this start carnival small island massive get it"

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32. Craig Valentine
"Maddddddddddd!!!!!!!!!"

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33. Jenelle Garraway
"Who is he dissinnnn harddddd?πŸ˜‚"

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34. Josh Frederick
"ole skool bunji"

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35. Onika Sutherland
"This song mad πŸ˜ƒπŸ˜ƒπŸ˜ƒ"

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ADDENDUM: ARTICLE ABOUT BOUYON MUSIC AND ARTIST ASA BANTAN
From https://houstonafrocreolefest.info/asa-bantan
"Bouyon Bass: Asa Bantan’s “One Man” Mashes Up Dominica
Words by Jesse Serwer, Photo by Martei Korley—
“The dominant sound in Dominica today, bouyon was developed in the 1980s by bands like WCK, combining elements of kadans (or cadence-lypso), the folk style jing-pingand a quick-paced electronic drum pattern similar to soca. More recently, deejays with raggamuffin-style vocals inspired by dancehall have moved to the fore, updating the sound for the youth.

Along with groups like Triple K, Asa Bantan—that’s Bantan, not Banton—is one of the main acts currently carrying the torch for bouyon on the Nature Island. A product of Grand Bay, Dominica’s “Sout’ City” and cultural capital, Asa scored the biggest reaction of last week’s World Creole Music Festival, (look out for our full report and photo series on that soon) literally working the crowd into a froth during the self-explanatory “Wet Fete.”

The most ubiquitous song in Dominica at present, “One Man” is hitting in neighboring islands like Martinique and St. Lucia as well, and is poised to carry Bantan’s name into the broader Caribbean and beyond. Matching a bouyon beat with the bleeps and blips from Chris Brown’s Diplo/Afrojack-produced “Look at Me Now,” “One Man” offers a simple message for the ladies of “DA” (and also “SM,” as in Saint-Martin): “Stop fight over one man! Stop make noise over one man! How you look good, and you cyan get a next man?”

Article in courtesy of LargeUp.com""

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Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Information About Bouyon Music (Dominica, West Indies) & A Sound File Of Old School Bouyon Music

Edited by Azizi Powell

This pancocojams post presents information about Dominica (West Indies) as well as information about Bouyon (pronuniciation: Boo-yah; "Boo- yon" ?), the Caribbean music genre that originated in Dominica.

A YouTube sound file of a track mix of Bouyon music is also included in this post.

The content of this post is presented for cultural, entertainment, and aesthetic purposes.

All copyrights remain with their owners.

Thanks to all those whose music is featured in this showcased sound file. Thanks also to all those who are quoted in this post.

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INFORMATION ABOUT DOMINICA (WEST INDIES)
From https://wikitravel.org/en/Dominica
"Dominica is a Caribbean island country between the Caribbean Sea and the North Atlantic Ocean, about one-half of the way from Puerto Rico to Trinidad and Tobago. It is often known as "The Nature Island of the Caribbean" due to its spectacular, lush, and varied flora and fauna, which are protected by an extensive natural park system. The most mountainous island of the Lesser Antilles, its volcanic peaks are cones of lava craters and include Boiling Lake, the second-largest thermally active lake in the world. Should not be confused with the Caribbean nation of the Dominican Republic.."

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INFORMATION ABOUT BOUYON MUSIC
Excerpt #1
From https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Music_of_Dominica#Bouyon
"Bouyon is a fusion of Jing ping, Cadence-lypso and traditional dances namely bèlè, Quadrille, chanté mas and lapo kabwit, Mazurka, Zouk and other styles of Caribbean music, developed by a band called Windward Caribbean Kulture (later WCK).[16] WCK was among the most prominent of '80s Dominican soca bands. They began using native drum rhythms such as lapo kabwit and elements of the music of jing ping bands, as well as ragga-style vocals. Bouyon is popular across the Caribbean, and is known as jump up music in Guadeloupe and Martinique.

... While the Cadence-lypso sound is based on the creative usage of acoustic drums, an aggressive up-tempo guitar beat, and strong social commentary in the local Creole language, this new music created by the "WCK" band focused more on the use of modern technology with strong emphasis on keyboard rhythmic patterns.

Bouyon has diversified into multiple subgenres. These include bouyon soca, bouyon-muffin, reketeng, and bouyon gwada."...

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Excerpt #2
From https://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=Bouyon
"Bouyon
Noun. Music that originated from the island of Dominica.The music is entertaining, wild and enjoyable.

Noun. In islands like St.Lucia , it's referred to a pot of soup that contains a combination of different ingredients such as- dumplings,smoked meat, red beans, green banana yam, etc.
Chris-Aye john, have you listened to the new bouyon track by 'ASA BANTAN'?
John- Yeah it's dope!


Angel- Mom yesterday at the river, we cooked a pot of bouyon.
#bouyon#food#music#asa bantan#fun#caribbean#dominica#st.lucia
by Waitikubuli18 March 04, 2017"

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Excerpt #3
From https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bouyon_music
“Bouyon (pronunciation: boo-yon) is a genre of Dominican music that originated in Dominica by a group called WCK with names such as Derek "Rah" Peters on vocals, Cornell Phillips keys and vocals among others. It became popular in the late 1980s.[1]... The term Bouyon means something akin to "gumbo soup" or "coubouyon poisson" (a typical Caribbean dish) in Antillean Creole. Bouyon music is a mix of traditional and modern music,[2] and is popular across much of the Caribbean."...

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Excerpt #4
From https://www.avirtualdominica.com/project/bouyon-3/ Bouyon! Dominica's Own Music
"What is Bouyon?
... a unique blend of the island’s traditional music and dance – namely Bele, Quadrille, Jing Ping, Mazouk and Kadans. The end result? A music which they call Bouyon (Boo-Yah).

The group WINDWARD CARIBBEAN KULTURE (WCK Band) of Dominica created this new musical phenomenon called Bouyon. Bouyon is a fusion of Cadence-Lypso and the traditional Jing Ping sounds of Dominica. This beat becomes complete when blended with pulsating drums in a digital style. This modern, exciting, electronically-based beat is finished off with the versatile midi-sound of the keyboards. The sequencing of the prominent keyboards is an integral part of the Bouyon sound.

CK, for short, the band has managed to bring back the traditional sounds of Dominica through the use of up-to-date musical instruments thus enhancing and revitalising this once dormant sound.

The Group was initially formed in 1987, when they produced their first album “One More Sway”. In 1990 they recorded their second album “Culture Shock” which started the development of the presently known BOUYON style. Since then WCK records an album every year, capturing the minds and hearts of Dominicans and the Caribbean.

But it was in 1993 when the group recorded its fith album “Forever” (later released on the US market as “Vola Vole”) with a song titled “Conch Shell” that put them on the road to international fame. WCK has won many awards and nominations both on the regional and international markets.

Through the years, the core group gradually parted ways, and there is currently a new generation of WCK members. Still as popular as ever, WCK has toured to most of the Caribbean countries, United States, Canada, South America and Europe, with plans to go as far as their music can take them....

OBP: Original Bouyon Pioneers
The Original Bouyon Pioneers consist of the core and initial group from the band WCK. WCK (which eventually stood for ‘Winward Caribbean Kulture’), first came about in 1987, where a unique style of music was recognized and eventually named ‘Bouyon’ by the band members. This core group recorded several successful albums and consistently toured throughout the Caribbean, the US and Europe.

Through the years, the core group of WCK gradually parted ways, and it was not until 2013, that they reconnected to many people’s delight, as the fans craved seeing the chemistry back in action from the original WCK members. Their re-connection and performance in October, 2013 was a great success, and put on a most memorable performance at the Lime Creole in the Park. Constant requests for repeat performances continued, thus having a record breaking audience in excess of seventeen thousand in 2014."...

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SHOWCASE SOUND FILE: Dominica Finest Best of the Best old School Bouyon Chapter 2 mixx by djeasy


Djeasy Mixmaster, Published on Jul 10, 2014
After waiting so long ..i have finally bring out part two of Dominica finest Best of The Best bouyon part 2.yes people here it is .chapter 2 consist of more music and more bands and artists .listen and enjoy

TRACKLIST

1. Conch shell - wck
2. All posse jam - first serenade
3. Chicken rhythm - first serenade
4. Doh playing (with somebody) - wck
5. Woule - partner in kryme
6. Boom boom - partners in kryme
7. Pan jam - rsb
8. One more swag - wck
9. Culture rhythm - first serenade
10. Wild n wassy - seramix
11. Chant dem - first serenade
12. Duck walk - wck
13. Preg dan see - wck
14. 1 2 3 - first serenade
15. Bugging - wck
16. Pas goumen - first serenade
17. Bend over - wck
18. Sweet 16 - partners in kryme
19. Modie maco - wck
20. Roll and shake - ruff and ready
21. Pirates - rsb
22. Less mwen - first serenade
23. Gimmie d ck - wck
24. Ti-ling ti-ling - wck
25. Paka fe sa - ruff and ready
26. Election mellay - first serenade
27. Look how we jamming - wck
28. Raise de roof - partners in kryme
29. Stars pon di version - swinging stars
30. Redeem coming - wck
31. Doggy style - partners in kryme
32. Bottom in de road - raw redeem
33. Breakway - wck
34. Signal - nayee
35. Gimmie lil bouyon - raw redeem
36. Dancer - wck

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