3 Canal

3 canal Soca

About 3 Canal Soca Band

3canal are recording artists from Trinidad & Tobago. Their style of music is called Rapso. Rapso is conscious music and is more of a philosophy and stance than an identifiable musical signature. It has been termed ‘The Power of the Word in the Rhythm of the Word’, ‘The Poetry of Calypso’ and ‘The Consciousness of Soca’.

They began their musical journey in 1997, with the song ‘Blue’, a song which marked a turning point for the music industry of TnT. It became a benchmark for the new Sound of the music of Trinidad’s Carnival. Two years later they recorded ‘Talk yuh Talk’ [1999] a hard hitting response to all ‘mocking pretenders of society’. This went on to become an anthem for the dispossessed and voiceless.

3canal’s work as artists goes beyond its musical base, into Design & Consultancy, Performance Workshops, Event Production & Management, through their production company cut + clear productions.

In 2004 they created ‘The 3canal Show’ a multi-media performance event, which has since become an annual event in Trinidad’s carnival calendar.

For the Trinidad Carnival they also create a Jouvay Band. Jouvay is a street ‘parade’ where revellers take to the streets from 4am to sunrise, masquerading in various guises, mud, oil. pigments.

A significant part of their work involves working with young people in workshop labs using the carnival arts as a means of expression and empowerment.

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