MUSIC IN THE CARIBBEAN The peoples of the Caribbean Islands share a colonial history Creole is a person of mixed African and European ancestry Syncretism is the result of a fusion, or reconciliation, of differing cultures Rake-n-scrape is a traditional Bahamian music played on accordion, saw, and goat-skin drum “Times Table,” Textbook CD 3, track 9 Calypso is a traditional French-Creole humorous song that comments on life in the Caribbean “No, Doctor No,” Textbook CD3, track 10 Rumba is an Afro-Cuban music and dance, derived from African sacred traditions Punta symbolically reenacts the cock-and-hen mating dance "Punta," Textbook CD 3, track 11 Indo-Trinidadian Chutney-Soca is perfect example of blending styles and traditions Merengue is Dominican dance music in 4/4 meter Globalization is a double-edged process that brings outside influence to local regions Religion and syncretism are common in Caribbean music With which globalized forms of Caribbean music are you most familiar, and how have you had access to them? Can we think of any other music and cultural syncretisms than those found in the Caribbean? Where are they? What were their influencing cultures? Do we regard any form of music as a symbol of our national identity as Caribbean nationals do? What forms of political protest music exist in cultures outside of the Caribbean, especially in The United States, China, Africa, or Latin America?