11-The Caribbean-Musical Energy of Island Peoples

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    The Caribbean Haiti, Jamaica, Trinidad  Bahamas, Cuba  Dominican Republic
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Caribbean Map
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Background Preparation Tropical islands Linguistic diversity due to colonization Slave trade - Indentured workers Cross-cultural creations
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    Haiti Site 1: Vodou Ritual
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Arrival: Haiti Western region of Hispaniola Spanish then French colonization First independent Caribbean nation  (1804) Economic hardships
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Site 1: Vodou Ritual First Impressions Rhythmically dense  “African” sound Aural Analysis Rada  drums with  polyrhythmic  percussion Vaksin  - bamboo trumpets Rada drums
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Cultural Considerations Loa/Orisha  - Animistic deities  Roman Catholic syncretism Spirit possession - “Horses” Function of music
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    Jamaica Site 2: Reggae
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Arrival: Jamaica Former British colony Tourism and “Trenchtown” Bob Marley  (1945-1981) Bob Marley (1945-1981)
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Site 2: Reggae First Impressions “Laid back” beat
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