The many musical styles of the Caribbean

The rhythm and movement of Caribbean culture

Stars Insider

06/06/22 | StarsInsider

MUSIC Heritage

The cultures of the Caribbean islands are some of the most vibrant and distinct in the world, in every aspect from the colorful carnivals, to the delicious food, and, of course, the wonderful rhythms and sounds that have been moving through these island nations for years, decades, and, in some cases, centuries. The indigenous and Afro-Caribbean styles that originated in places like Cuba, Haiti, and Guadeloupe have spread across the world from the United States to South America to Europe, and wherever they're heard, they put a pep in the step and a smile on the face of everyone around.

It's a blessing to be able to enjoy the sounds of the Caribbean from anywhere in the world, and learning the ins and outs and histories of the many different types of music from this region only adds to the reward. Intrigued? Read on to learn more about sonic beauty of the Caribbean.

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