Twerking in the Caribbean
Twerking in the Caribbean
I’m just sitting here shaking my head at this nonsense….. Twerking in the Caribbean c’mon really? As an avid, big-time Soca Music fan, sometimes the follow-fashion behavior of my island people emulating/copying/regurgitating the yankey ting just leaves me in utter disbelief often with a total lost for words. Listening to the new music dropping this year it seems a bunch of Trinidadian songs now mention “twerking” it really comes as no surprise since this is the growing trend stateside, but Caribbean people aside, I got to hold my Bajan family especially to a higher rasoul standard. Ok I know wunna want the music to buss bigger on an international stage but de twerk thing still regional.
Now I’m fully aware that Bajans can be some of the biggest rassgate chameleons on the planet, I seriously don’t think any other Caribbean island can adopt external personas like Bajans. For examples Barbadian Rastafarians that never left the island, not even a half mile out to sea, past Culpepper island, having a Jafakian accent, ras seriously how? how? It’s beyond ridiculous. Nah rasta it’s not I AN I blah blah blah…. YOU and YOU fake as ras!! You can listen to all the conscious reggae you want, praise Haile Selassie all you want, but….
c’mon baje, you is a bajan, stop the shite!!
Worst are the ones I’ve come across in London, Toronto, NYC, how are you BAJAN and sound so? I grew up on reggae, I listen to it almost daily in my damn car, work and home I don’t talk so! I mingled with Jamaicans, some even infiltrated my family I still don’t talk so! wuh do you? I know how it run in Barbados, CropOver season soca soca soca, kadooment day done, back to regular schedule of “other music”….. Anyway I’m clearly straying from the main point. people infatuated with Jamaicans to the point they adopt their speaks patterns is another subject for another day.
Recently I have been hearing more and more soca songs talking bout Twerking! It was bad enough when TMZ covered Rihana at Crop Over, they called her waist pelting, “twerking” which is straight fuckery!! Now culturally, we already possess the ability to rasoul wukup, wine, fine jucks, stabs, 6:30 bubble, pelt waist. etc it’s something ingrained in all of us from the time we left the continent of dark skin in those wonderful European cruise ships. Why de rasoul follow-fashion America ting?
Why is it necessary to downgrade the ability to make a spine look elastic?
This is pure fucking foolishness, stop selling out de ras culture. We have our own ting in the Caribbean. It’s bad enough when wukking up and wining waist get tek ova by dutty wine, sky diving and daggering for a brief period of time. Although regional this infectious infatuation with de JA ting is beyond me sometimes, it is almost like wunna will never see as much as wunna assimilate to them, they never will to you, numbers don’t lie. Anyway straying again…..
Wukking up at Carnival
My overall point here my people stop de follow-fashion ting. Fuck de Twerking, we have we own ting, embrace it, love it, come back to wunna self nuh. Pelt more waist line, wukup, even wine. Do better my island people! I understand we don’t have to stick to one thing, we could booty bubble like de africans do to afrobeat and yes we can twerk, but before wunna push the ting of others push wunna own, that’s all this bajan saying to muh island people.