Even as the rumblings of the masses in Trinidad and Tobago and the Caribbean continue over whether the ‘Zessing’ culture as introduced by Trinidad and Tobago’s young dancehall entertainers, should be absorbed and included in the Carnival culture, one intellectual is reminding the population of Carnival’s religious history.

UWI Lecturer Rhoda Bharath

Taking to social media on the weekend, after the topic made headlines for an entire week, UWI lecturer and Power 102FM personality, Rhoda Bharath sought to explain why Soca music, like Calypso has its authentic place in Carnival. Local dancehall artist, Trinidad Killa has made a call for ‘zess music’ and the artistes of the local dancehall fraternity, to be included in Carnival events.

Bharath added her view on the topic, explaining why Soca and Calypso are authentic staples to the Carnival festival.