Two of soca’s biggest stars Bunji Garlin and Machel Montano have collaborated to give us the amazing Buss Head and the video has just dropped (You may recognise this one from our Fact Mix). The pair were formerly rivals so this tune is a very big deal!
Not only is this a great tune but it also carries a big message. In Bunji’s words “This song and video was made to showcase the beautiful culture of our Twin Island, an aspect rarely seen by the outside world” . It was inspired by the ancient martial art Kalinda which came to Trinidad from West Africa. In 1884 the Kalinda stickfighters defeated a British contingent who tried to abolish Carnival on the island. Bunji feels “It translates into my story and your story and everyone’s story, because we all have that battle to face to save something.”
Read more about the video over on The Fader.