The spirit of the Caribbean comes alive! 'Reggae, Calypso, Salsa and Tambrin: A Historical Journey' is a seven-part essay series dedicated to using music as a historical guide.
Part Five is a 700-word discussion of the contemporary Caribbean Music scene, from the artists' perspective. Included is an interview with a touring artist, as well as a discussion of the role that tourism plays in the music scene. Is it helping or hurting?
This brief vocabulary worksheet contains eight terms that help illustrate the difficulties faced by artists throughout the Caribbean region, including financial concerns and the pressure they feel to maintain a 'clean-cut' and wholesome appearance.
The essay series is an accompaniment to the short documentary movie 'Destination: Caribbean.' It can also be used standalone and included into a wide variety of curricula. Featuring topics that range from dance to history to the economic realities of being a Caribbean musician, each reading comes with a set of worksheets, activities and quizzes.
***An exciting and innovative way to teach the Common Core! The film and all academic materials are in English. Appropriate for all ages, though subject matter is best suited for Grades 6 and up. Purchase bundles include Common Core-aligned resources for Grades 6-12***