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Unformatted text preview: Also the Caribbean has had close ties to Africa due to the slave trade triangles with the Americas. From 1500 to 1870 the slave trade was staggering. A total of 12 million Africans were shipped to the Americas. The Caribbean was the midway point for many of these slave traders. Because of this tragic movement of people there became a blending of people and culture in the Caribbean. Now music styles from rumba and jazz to the blues and rock and roll can be heard in the Caribbean. Some slave trading is still thought to go on in the Caribbean....
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- Summer '08