With roots in West Africa, France, and Spain, music is an important part of the culture in the Caribbean.

The music that is played throughout the islands shows how the islands share some similar musical traditions and instruments. There are so many exciting genres of music in the Caribbean islands that include mento, reggae, dancehall, dub, and dembow from Jamaica,  and calypso and soca from Trinidad and Tobago. There are also Latin music genres such as bachata, salsa, merengue, rumba, and reggaeton coming from Puerto Rico, Cuba, and the Dominican Republic.

In today’s lesson, learn about some popular musical instruments in the Caribbean islands. Take a little trip through the musical maze and collect instruments on your way to the festival! When you are done, check out this song featuring one of our favorite young reggae artists of today: Koffee.


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