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Tim D. Cook / Apple: Create a Soca or Calypso Genre in iTunes Categories

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Dear Mr. Cook,

We, the people of the Caribbean do appreciate the availability to sell our music via your services (iTunes), however, we would like in return to be respected as an individual "genre" of music.

Similar to Dancehall & Reggae, SOCA and Calypso are styles of music that transcend years of culture and history in the Caribbean and we would appreciate to not be grouped and bound into the class "World Music" as our Caribbean counter parts Reggae and Dancehall are not.

Please let me know how we can make this change so that our Genre of Music is represented  accurately as "SOCA & Calypso" and readily searchable and available to the world. This form of music is know worldwide and should not be under shadowed as just "World Music" as most of the music is based on our Many different Carnivals/Celebrations that are celebrated in most of the Caribbean Islands. Please also be aware that Soca & Calypso music stems from almost the entire Caribbean (English, French, Spanish and many more languages).

Please consider this letter and I look forward to hearing the response to this minor request but a major step for our artists & our culture to be heard and discovered for "OUR" art form - Soca/Calypso.

I urge all Caribbean people to stand up for Soca/Calypso. Please sign this petition so that our representation of our second most major music artform can come to life as its own entity on this, the most major, music store in the world.

Best Regards,

Ryan B.



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