The project involves discovering how the Caribbean culture flourished as a subculture during the 1700 to1800, and was influenced by the Spanish, French and British traditions. The goal is to show that the black popular subculture culture continued to develop with the art, music, and literature of the dominant European groups in spite of the slave’s inferior status and unequal treatment, especially after the emancipation of slavery in 1838. By examining the work of Francis Bebey, African Music: A People's Art, and the Roots of Calypso by George D. Maharaj, it becomes clear that the extemporizing rhythmic arrangement, songs, distinctive drum styles, and a process of call and response format for the people developed into a symbol of freedom and
At the service there later is an African dance step performance, where the choir is followed by the drums, the organ and other African instruments. It was also noted how the church in Africa has shown a great interest in the Old testament than most European churches. There are also notable similarities between the old testament and African life, such as polygamy. In conclusion I believe Booth made numerous valid points that helped to support his claims and added context to his argument. Booth’s entire essay sought to affirm that Christianity is an African religion by showing how much its introduction into Africa was carried out by the black people who led the establishment of churches related to the Western controlling of distinguishable African character.
Name: Quetta Daniel Subject: Caribbean History School: Nevis Sixth Form College Candidate Number: Topic: The main methods in which the enslaved Africans in the British Caribbean was able to survive slavery. Table of contents Acknowledgements Introduction Slavery is a condition in which persons were owned by others, who controlled the way in which they lived and worked. Africans were captured and were forced to work on plantations in the Caribbean. The owners were white while the Africans were black. (Browne & Carter , 2013) To justify enslavement, the blacks were treated differently to the whites.
The seminar paper will show how African writers like Chinua Achebe, Ngugi Wa Thiong’o, Frantz Fanon prefers writing in their own mother tongue and not in the old colonial languages of the colonial powers. According to these African writers, literature represents people’s struggle for liberation from their colonial subjects. For a better understanding, the paper will examine the works of the African writers like Chinua Achebe, Ngugi Wa Thiong’o and others. In their work, we will see the power of language and how language is central to a community or a culture’s definition of themselves in relation to a more natural and social environment. Keywords: African writers, language, identity, influence ARTICLE When we address the issue of language in
“Slavery In The Dominican Republic and How It Affected the Natives Racial Identity” By definition the Dominican Republic is a Caribbean Hispaniola Island that is shared with Haiti to the West. The Dominican Republic today is a major tourist destination and has become a major source of sugar, coffee, and other exports. But the Dominican Republic had to suffer a lot in order to prevail the way they did, undergoing being enslaved by the Spaniards while on the other side of the island the Haitians were enslaved by the french hence the obvious difference in languages and cultures. The main difference is that the Dominican Republic lost their racial identity and until the present day are unaware of their true racial identity. Slavery affects every country and person differently but in the Dominican Republic, slavery took away the nation’s identity.
Edmonds and Michelle A. Gonzalez the late colonial era in the Caribbean was marked by an explosion of religious traditions that both drew from and challenged the normativity of Christianity. Large numbers of Africans that were imported for slave labour on the plantation introduced a variety of ethnic groups and their cultural heritages to the Caribbean. They attempted to negotiate their own diversity and their contact with Europeans by creating religious traditions such as Santería, Palo Monte, Abakuá, and Voodoo, with devotees that crossed ethnic lines. The religious-philosophical system of Espiritismo, who were among Spanish colonists, became an alternative for Catholics who were indeed becoming alienated from the institutional Catholic Church. Santeria The most apperceived designation for the religious practices of Yoruba scions in Cuba is Santeria.
About how our culture has altered since the time it was originally practiced here. Gibson argues that Bahamians imitate and value the culture of foreign countries, instead of valuing its own. The two nations that first marked our country with their customs were Africa and Europe and those cultural impacts are what we recount as being Bahamian. However, for decades now Bahamians has forgot about the original state of the customs they called their own and started to adapt and impersonate the cultural practices of Jamaica, Haiti and most widespread America. Bethel claims that we adapt to their culture so much that we can be deemed one of theirs.
The poet thus symbolizes the drum with the traditional African life while Piano with that of European culture. The paper will attempt to give the detailed analysis of the poem to highlight the cultural dichotomy of the native Africans by presenting the vivid picture of traditional African lifestyle and the problems faced by them after the mingling of European culture and
He is the epitome of the oppressed indigenous African people and introduces the theme of freedom. Cesaire shows Caliban as the protagonist of the play and draws significance on Caliban’s attempt towards gaining his freedom. When Caliban is introduced to the audience in the second scene of ACT I, the first word he utters is “uhuru”. This sets the perimeter for his actions throughout the play “A Tempest”, were freedom is foremost on his agenda. Caliban is more defiant and harsh towards Prospero in “A Tempest”, were he is rebellious in that he uses his native language and uses language Prospero taught him to retort to Prospero’s commands with insults; this is evident in Caliban’s speech “I’ll impale you!
Religion' With regards to the term "religion", it was not until the end of colonialism at the turn of the 20th century that scholars began to use religion to characterize African religion positively. Before then, some terms some terms with clearly negative and demeaning connotations were used by the scholars to refer to African religion constitutes. For example, Tylor, coined the term "animism" in relation to African religions. In the lenses of Tylor African religions was the same in appearance and primitive nature to regard each object as its own soul, creating faith in innumerable spirits in the universe (Johnson, 21) Related used terms were fetishism, paganism, savage, and paganism among others. The use of these terms by Western anthropologists