"This fete is my home"
Trinidad has a huge history of politically conscious music. But modern soca music is all about the party -- the fete -- and it's the only thing you hear during Carnival. I ran into soca great Farmer Nappy backstage at a calypso tent last night, and he screamed the chorus to his 2015 smash "My House" into the camera. It's a strangely beautiful ode to partying.
Farmer also gave his booking info, in case you need the man at your own fete: email@example.com. "BookingS! Make sure and put the 's'" he said before screaming and walking away. A glorious moment.
Here's the original. If you're in Trinidad you heard it about 4,000 times coming off the sound trucks during Carnival, but if you're outside it'll warm your heart: