Diversity of Music in the Caribbean pt.3


There are so many sounds to be experienced in the Caribbean. Some of which are the soothing sounds of Jazz and Blues. It has been recognized that Jazz and Blues have influence in the Caribbean, and as such produced numerous jazz and blues bands. The mass of fans of Jazz and Blues in the Caribbean is so profound that there is a annual Jazz and Blues festival held in Jamaica. Also there is the “Blue Beat Jazz and Blues” Bar, in Montego Bay, Jamaica which is dedicated to creating the atmosphere with that of this particular genre. As noted by LonelyPlanet.com, Blues Beat Jazz and Blues bar is ” the first martini bar to offer live music nightly and Asian-Caribbean fusion cuisine”. Then reference is made of ” La Zorra y El Cuervo” in Cuba which translates to “The vixen and the crow”. This is a popular place where Jazz and Blues freestyle show cases are done. It has been visited by well known musicians such George Benson and Chucho Valdez.

There is so much more to experience and explore in the Caribbean living music. The dynamic blends and splashes of sounds create a diverse and flexible culture for the people of the West Indies and their visitors. You can find your taste of music is most destinations there, especially with new technologies and easy access to exposure to the outside world. A prime example of the influences of Jazz and Blues  in the Caribbean is shown in the link below:


” We  shall not cease from exploration, and the end of all our exploring will be to  arrive where we started and know the place for the first  time.
T.  S. Eliot”

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