I’m making today’s post from my childhood home, in San Fernando, in Trinidad. I’m here having a bit of a vacation and relaxation and to see my friends and family.

In honour of my location today’s Musical Motivation Monday is going to have some Trinidadian flavour. Soca music is part of Caribbean culture. The soca music of my youth was fast-paced and intense. But now there’s also groovy soca with a bit of a slower beat and more melodic. No matter how you slice it, soca is rhythmic and soulful with amazing beats and you can’t help but dance when you hear it.

Machel Montano is one of Trinidad’s the Caribbean’s THE WORLD’S biggest soca stars and today’s Monday Motivation comes from one of his songs, featuring Doug E. Fresh – the aptly titled “We Not Giving Up”. No matter what mood I’m in I can listen to this song and feel incredibly hyped up and fully motivated and full of energy. I love it! And I hope you do too. Here’s a link to the lyrics and to the song itself.

Enjoy and have a great week!