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Caribbean Music Introductory Lesson
The Caribbean, (also known as the West Indies) is made up of island states that speak English, Spanish or French.
English speaking islands: Jamaica The Bahamas Trinidad & Tobago
French speaking islands: HaitiMartiniqueGuadeloupe
Spanish speaking islands: Cuba Puerto Rico Dominican Republic
Most of the Caribbean population are descendants of West African slaves and settlers from Europe, India and China.
Caribbean food Jerk chicken with fried plantain Rice and beans Fried fish
Ingredients used the most in Caribbean cooking:
Caribbean Holidays Why do you think many people travel to the Caribbean?
Caribbean Music African and Western influence
The music of the Caribbean differs from island to island
Islands and their music
Trinidad and Tobago: Calypso
Some Caribbean Instruments claves - two short pieces of wood claves - two short pieces of wood maracas - hand-held shakers maracas - hand-held shakers cabasa - loops of steel balls wrapped round a cylinder, hand-held cabasa - loops of steel balls wrapped round a cylinder, hand-held reco-reco or guiro - scrapers reco-reco or guiro - scrapers agogo - double-headed bells agogo - double-headed bells
Caribbean Song: Bassez down down/ down/ down/ down/ Bassez, Mama Bassez Down Bassez in the Mornin, Bassez Down Bassez, Mama Bassez Down Bassez in the Mornin, Bassez Down Bassez Down Missie Mary… Bassez Down Missa Billy … Bassez Down Everybody …