275 Prospect Street, PO Box 67, Norwood, MA 02062
781.762.6804 Phone | 781.762.0229 Fax

This site provides information using PDF, visit this link to download the Adobe Acrobat Reader DC software.


Bibliography Tool: EasyBib

Citation Tool: KnightCite from Hekman Library at Calvin College  

CountryReports: Martinique

Martinique - Photos from Destiny online Catalog

World Book Online: Martinique*

*Brought to you by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners and Massachusetts Library System with state funds and federal Institute of Museum and Library Services funds.

Destiny Catalog Websites

Caribbean Folk Music

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

Caribbean Traditions and Customs

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