Born in Canada to a Trini father and a Haitian Mother, soca artist Sizwe C first started singing soca back in 1998, motivated by his close friend Keshav Singh. “I always wanted to sing soca,” he says, “I really wanted to be a member of a band - like Byron Lee or Atlantik. But Keshav is the one who put a mic in front of me and pressed the record button. I’m all bout ‘de soca’, soca is my passion, soca is my life, for without soca there is no me.”
There are an array of artists with whom Sizwe would love to collaborate, including Kerwin Dubois, Kamau George, Problem Child, Ms Paige and Chardanai, to name but a few, but he would be truly ecstatic if he had the opportunity to work with any of his musical heroes, such as Sparrow, Calypso Rose, Lord Superior, David Rudder, Explainer and Gypsy.
The Trini artist, who was nominated in 2008 for an International Soca Award for best new artist, has just released his brand new record Tonight (Rock Leh we Rock), with other forthcoming soca tunes to be released later on in the year.