Anglicization took place in every aspect of Caribbean life: from names (e.g. Trafalgar Square in Barbados, Cornwall, Middlesex and Surrey in Jamaica), to church and, above all, school. Caribbean pupils, for example, had to salute the Union Jack before starting the classes, British history and life in Britain were given importance over local ones. Particularly interesting in this context is the testimony of the Jamaican poet Linton Kwesi Johnson and the Trinidadian writer V.S. Naipaul.
Under these circumstances, African culture was intertwined with the Indigenous and Spanish cultures already within Costa Rica. It is especially apparent within the rhythm of Costa Rican music (“Costa Rican Music,” n.d.). Furthermore, the black population of Costa Rica is prominent in the Limón province. Migrants from Caribbean islands such as Jamaica, brought the Caribbean feel over with them, residing on the coast of Costa Rica. There are several types of drum and marimba that are still used in Costa Rican music from the African influence (“Costa Rican Music,”
Dub poetry is defined to be the spoken word with the blend of the rhythmic sounds of reggae music, which influenced by African traditions. This poetic strategy is defined by 3 main parts the spoken word, performance and the powerful interpretation the poem creates towards the audience. Dub poetry when it comes to lyrics becomes a creole which is defined as a stable language that incorporates African roots with westernized wording and structure to be used as a political stance that gave the immigrant minority the ability to show the reality of police brutality, racism and inequality. According to (Solé, 2008) , dub poetry becomes an element that determines a person’s true character, cultural awareness and bring about a sense of belonging. What makes performance poetry unique is the use of music while the spoken piece was shared.
The main sub genres of Latino Music do play an amazing part in expanding the Latino community. Reggaeton, Salsa, Bachata, Samba and Tango originating from different regions of Latin America but contributing to the one and only Latino Community on a global level. These sub genres have been divided because of different customs and origins but in the end come together. Unifying an ethnicity:
This genre has the joyful drums of African music, maracas, flutes, and guache of indigenous origin. On the other hand, they have the Spanish lyric in their songs. Such is the impact that the cumbia has had, that it arrived in countries throughout the American continent where each one of them added their particular touch and adopted it as part of their folklore. For example, cumbia can be found in Mexican or Argentine. Another cultural music of Colombia is the joropo.
The fine arts transform Costa Rica into something beautiful. Visual arts, performing arts, and literature affect life in Costa Rica. Visual Arts affect Costa Rica in many ways, one being the creativity. Costa Ricans are widely known for expressing themselves through art and being creative.
The above procedure yielded various results. Initially, both Cuba and Puerto Rico played major roles in the development of the salsa. Cuban music featured highly among the Puerto Ricans, and after US taking control, it became popularized. Henceforth, the North Americans influenced the Cuban-Puerto Rican musical styles towards the development of the Salsa. The state of control of the US, saw Puerto Rico benefit from the influence of Afro-Latin America musical aspects through extensive
African aesthetic plays an intricate role in Caribbean fashion. It combines various colors, patterns, and fabrics which the Caribbean is known for. As a result, over the years Caribbean fashion relies heavily on African influences. Such influences are attributed by slavery, creolization and conformity. In the 17th century the first dress was the uniform of the estate afforded to those working and resident on plantation farms.
Reggae music is a soulful diversion today in Jamaica. It has a powerful social force that releases the pressures of everyday life putting them into words that describe, expose ,induce the people that listen to its meaningful messages .The music originated from opposition and struggle, it’s just based on never giving up and freedom also. The politicians have been known to use reggae music as the main part of their promotions. Governors sometimes have songwriters create songs for their political situations, They know that this music can easily get crowds of people together, while uniting a country and political party at the same time. And that is why it was also promoted at “peace rallies” around the
During his active years, Mr. Nettleford contributed immensely to Caribbean Culture starting with his work as co-author of the study on the ‘Rastafari Movement’ and his role as co-founder of the National Dance Theatre Company of Jamaica. This later led to the incorporation of Jamaican music and dance into the curricula of the University of the West Indies. One of Mr. Nettleford’s most significant contributions to society was his role in the establishment of the Trade Union Educational Institution. During its early development the school catered to industrial relations practitioners from; the Government, Employers and Trade Unions. The school was established with the intent to train trade unionist from the wider Caribbean.