Festivals, beaches, and parties is where cultural appropriation is most commonly found. American people wearing Bindis, Traditional Native American clothing or headdresses, and kente cloth is incredibly common among those with the post colonial mindset. A mindset that American people believe they have the rights to everyone's art and culture. Cultural appropriation, which is seen in a lot of minority communities is caused by the post colonial mindset that American, or Europeans are entitled to other cultures arts, clothing, and religion. The Kente Cloth, made in western Africa exhibits beauty, pride, and culture all in one.
There are elements that are associated with ethnicity, these include: religion, geography, ancestry, nationality and language. This essay will explore and discuss race and ethnicity among The Caribbean (Trinidad and Tobago), India and Africa and how it affects culture in today’s society. Trinidad and Tobago is one of the islands that make up the Caribbean or West Indies. It was first colonized by the Spaniards in the year 1498 and later by the Europeans in 1797 and later acquired independence a few years later in 1962. This twin island state is a multicultural one and is highly diverse.
The American Character is the fusion of many different qualities. In the year of 1776, America gained its freedom from Britain, guided towards the concept of freedom, rights, and equality that together create today’s American. One of the qualities that make an American character is that of hoping to live the American Dream. Hoping to live the American Dream means that a person living or coming into the US, has the hopes of living the dream of having wealth and freedom that is included in living the American Dream. This idea of the American Dream is what unites our “United States” of America; we are united in the dream and hope of achieving our individual versions of the American Dream.
The Harlem Renaissance, also known as the New Negro Movement, is a time period in American history that bred the likes of Langston Hughes, W.E.B Dubois, and Zora Neale Hurston. Despite the name, the Harlem Renaissance is not exclusive to the city of Harlem. The Harlem Renaissance period is an “interdisciplinary cultural movement” (Jones 2008) that unleashed creativity in the African American community and allowed the ingenuity of the community to be shared with the world. The Harlem Renaissance is the beginning of the age of modernism. This artistic movement included creative explosions in the areas of literature, poetry, dance, and music.
The state of control of the US, saw Puerto Rico benefit from the influence of Afro-Latin America musical aspects through extensive distribution and promotion of their music. Therefore, by investigating the cultural and social aspects of Afro-Latin Musical styles and their impact on Puerto Ricans, Africans and North Americans, it is possible to determine the basis of Salsa
The countries that moved the indigo from India, West Africa, and North America was usually the Portuguese, Dutch, Spanish, and English. A common theme between these countries is that they are all sailing countries. This helped them out because when they were sailing around the Cape Of Good Hope to get to India or West Africa or even farther to the Americas and Caribbean this gave them the opportunity
Christopher Columbus sailed the ocean blue in fourteen hundred ninety-two. When one hears the name Christopher Columbus, they tend to think about his discovery of America. What they don’t consider is how his discovery changed and affected America. First of all, Columbus’ discovery provided the start of a long term colonization, which created what we know today as America. People, who immigrated from another country, traveled all over the world to make it to America in hopes of getting land in “The New World”.
Katso Sebina 1623703 Tutor: M Suriano Tutorial group: H The effect of the African Diaspora on cultural continuity in the Americas The African diaspora in the Atlantic world, specifically in the Americas, brought about the alteration, preservation and transmission of African culture to new environments through the transatlantic slave trade. Among the settlements of the Americas, the influence of African culture can be vividly seen in various aspects of cultural forms.
The music came from a mix of Spanish and Afro-Cuban music, using both rhythms and instruments from each style. Salsa dance is a mixture of many various styles and techniques. It was created by immigrants coming to Latin America in search of better lives and African slaves. These people combined Danzón
The development of Afro-centric fabric aesthetics in the Caribbean started from such materials like the Madras Cloth. The Madras cloth is a large silk or cotton kerchief usually of bright colors that is often worn as a turban. The fabric takes it name from the former name of the city of Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India. In other words, the cloth was identified by the it 's colloquial name, "Madrasi Checks". The Africans adopted the Madras cloth from the Indians because it reminded them of their Kente Cloth.
Bernardo de Galvez deserves recognition for shaping florida to be the way it is today. This Spanish born sailor sailed from his homeland to the eastern seaboard of the new world in 1777. Bernardo fought the british and claim Florida for spain which ended up becoming the 27th state. He also connected florida with other states which caused people to move there and gave florida allies before it was a state.
Before the Spaniards colonized Dominican Republic it was called “Hispaniola”, named by Christopher Columbus. While Christopher Columbus was out exploring the world he sight saw the island. When he landed the land it was filled with “Taino Indians” (Arawaks). Taino meant good and noble just like Christopher Columbus described them. The Taino Indians were all friendly towards all of Christopher Columbus crew members when they first arrived in the land.
When explorers first voyaged west, new towns sprouted in North America such as; Jamestown, Virginia and Plymouth, Massachusetts. These towns set laws and rights in which to obey on their long trip to the Americas. Eventually in the course of history the thirteen American Colonies we controlled by the English. The English were viewed as the mother country and profited greatly through trade and commerce within the colonies. Although over time the colonist government adopted British rights.
Being an american in the 1800’s means having tremendous pride in one’s country. In this manuscript there will be information on early American art, early American music, and early American literature all this stuff that made an American an American. Most Americans somehow participated in the arts from painting and drawing to dance and music to literature and even american music. So what did it mean to be an american in the 1800’s? Early American art brought European art traditions into the American colonies.
Augustine was an important development in the history of Florida, but even more important than the settlement itself was the European culture it helped integrate into the largely Native American-populated Florida. Menéndez de Avilés, hailing from Spain, brought with him the Spanish language along with the Catholic religion into Florida (“Latino American Timeline.”). Furthermore, future Florida leadership, for around the next two centuries, would continue to be of Spanish descent (“List of Colonial Governors of Florida.”). As a result of this, Catholicism and the Spanish language were deep-rooted in Florida’s culture back then, and in a way, they still largely are