Caribbean Cultural Festivals are the largest festivals which aims to provide the public with the opportunity to present various cultural activities. There is an emphasis on activities by local performers to motivate individuals to participate in cultural activities, encourage culture, inspire the development of local culture and enrich the lives of the people.
Caribbean Film Festivals have extended presentation of films in one or more cinemas, screening venues or outdoors, usually in a single city or region. Films may be of recent date and, and include international and domestic releases.
Gospel Festivals are spiritual festivals and they celebrate people’s heritage. The creation, performance, significance, and even the definition of gospel music varies according to culture and social context.
Jazz music originating in New Orleans which is part of the Caribbean diversity and subsequently developing through various increasingly complex styles, generally marked by intricate, propulsive rhythms, polyphonic ensemble playing, improvisatory, virtuosic solos, melodic freedom, and a harmonic idiom ranging from simple diatonicism through chromaticism to atonality.
A literary festival (Lit Festival), also known as a Book Festival or Writers’ Festival, is a regular gathering of writers and readers, typically on an annual basis in a particular city. It usually features a variety of presentations and readings by authors, as well as other events, delivered over a period of several days, with the primary objectives of promoting Caribbean authors’ books and fostering a love of literature and writing.
Parang is a popular folk music originating from Trinidad and Tobago, it was brought to Trinidad by Venezuelan migrants who were primarily of Amerindian, Spanish, and African heritage. Traditionally played at Christmas by groups that travel from house to house.
Reggae is a style of popular music with a strongly accented subsidiary beat, originating in Jamaica. Reggae evolved in the late 1960s from ska and other local variations on calypso and rhythm and blues. In 1970’s became widely known and spread in every corner of the planet. Today #reggae celebrating and promoting #LOVE world wide.
Reggaeton blends musical influences of Jamaican dancehall and Trinidadian soca with those of Puerto Rico, such as salsa, bomba, Latin American hip hop, and electronica. Reggaeton music originated in Panama in the 1970s. By the 1990s it had spread to Puerto Rico, where the youth now claim Reggaeton as a musical genre of their own.
The first modern rum, distilled from sugarcane byproducts, is found in the Caribbean during the 17th century when slaves, most likely in the island of Barbados, found that molasses could be fermented into an alcoholic beverage and which could then be distilled in order to remove its impurities.
Salsa music and salsa dancing are very much connected because the main purpose of the music is to dance to. Still they both have their own story. Originated from Cuba, Colombia and Puerto Rico gradually meets north America shores. Very first name of salsa was the DEATH dance because people would dance for so long that they DIE. The use of the term for the dance started in New York.
Summer Festivals paying tribute to the culture and everything that country has to offer. Sometimes will host several different type of events all together in particular period of time such as: Carnivals + Festivals + Concerts + Fairs + Fete / Party. Other Festivals will concentrate on summer activities. Those festivities are also spread on several locations and offer true joy of multiple festivities.
a style of dance music that originated in Guadeloupe and Martinique, featuring Caribbean rhythms over a disco beat and played with electric guitars and synthesizers. Very rapid in tempo, the style lost ground in the 1980s due to the strong presence of kadans or compas, the main music of the French Antilles. The Creole word zouke, sekwe, or zouke, etc. from the French verb secouer meaning “shake intensely and repeatedly”, over time, come to mean “party” or “festival”.