ABOUT INSIDE SOCA
Inside Soca Magazine is a brand new and exciting digital carnival magazine. We are the ISM (Inside Soca Magazine family. We are a group of friends passionate about our Caribbean culture, with a burning desire to contribute to making Inside Soca a global brand.
Our aim is to showcase the Caribbean culture through carnival, food and the abundance of talented individuals who operate behind the scenes contributing to the success of the beautiful festival of love, colour and creativeness - CARNIVAL.
WHAT IS IN THE LATEST ISSUE?
Health & Fitness
The Christmas food fest is over, Valentines Day chocolates all eaten, lockdown in the United Kingdom (UK) continues, although the end maybe near. Now is the time if you haven’t thought about it to get moving and think about doing some form of light exercise. As gyms remain closed, home exercise is the way to go.Home exercises may be ideal in the first instance if you are not very active or new to exercise, however, you must do it safely. Exercise can also help
with improving your mobility. A healthy balanced diet alongside regular exercise is essential in maintaining physical/mental health and well being, preventing excess weight gain or maintaining weight loss. Nutrition is also an important factor for fitness.
St Kitts & Nevis: A Historical Look
The Federation of St. Kitts and Nevis “The Gibraltar of the West Indies”, serves as one twin island country, separated by “The Narrows” (a 2-mile/3 kilometer channel) bordered by the Caribbean Sea and Atlantic Ocean. St. Kitts, the larger of the two islands is a mere 68sq.mi, while Nevis is almost half the size at 36sq.mi with a combined population of approximately 53,200 residents.
This Eastern Currency destination was one
of the first islands Christopher Columbus set his eyes on in 1492, naming both islands. St. Christopher, named in his own honor and Nevis,Spanish for Nuestra Señoradelas Nieves which means Our Lady of the Snows because of what appeared to be snow on Nevis Peak. At least two other groups of indigenous people inhabited St.Kitts and Nevis, including the Arawak’s and the Kalinago people or‘ Island Caribs’ prior to the arrival of the Spanish.
Each time I write a piece about any Caribbean Carnival, I always reference Trinidad as the initial cultural influencer in the development of most, if not all of the carnivals in the Caribbean diaspora. St. Kitts and Nevis’s National Carnival is no different. African captives brought with them their cultural rituals, customs and ingenuity which heavily shaped the origins of self-expression under harsh conditions. By the 1920’s, “Christmas Sports” (what they playfully called the activities that included performing and dressing in character in celebration of their rich folklore) happened during you guessed it, the Christmas Season.
St Kitts & St Nevis