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Although people of the Caribbean areas share some common history, each island has its own culture, history and language. Find out about the first people to inhabit the area and learn about the changes that took place during the Colonial era. See how the populations of the different countries influenced the music that comes from each area. There is specific information about the European influence and the African influence on Caribbean music. Instrumental variety is also described.
Topic: Caribbean Area--Social life and customs Lexile: 1290 http://www.mhschool.com
In spite of changes over time, people have traditions and customs that form their culture and heritage. Art, cuisine, music, rituals, and festivals are passed down through the generations to foster a cultural identity. The Caribbean is culturally diverse, but some cultural aspects cross borders. Think about how the Caribbean climate shapes their shared culture, including architecture. Learn about efforts to preserve the Creole language. Discover how the language affects Caribbean literature. Cultures were shaped by colonizers, but also by former slaves. Music, dance, and even Carnival were shaped by African influence. Reggae and calypso are distinctly Caribbean.
Topic: Caribbean Area--Social life and customs Language: English, Spanish Lexile: 1460 Encyclopedia http://enciclopediapr.org