DIGITAL/BOOKS: The Caribbean Syllabus: Life and Debt in the Caribbean

Read on: "More than one hundred years after enslavement, emancipation, and nation-building, many of the twenty-six countries that today make the Caribbean rank among the most indebted in the world. As a result, in 2014, the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), a regional group of 14 island-nations sued its former colonizers–Britain, France, and the Netherlands–for slavery reparations. … Continue reading DIGITAL/BOOKS: The Caribbean Syllabus: Life and Debt in the Caribbean

Reggaeton, the Sonic Caribbean

A hybrid of reggae and rap, reggaeton is a music with Spanish-language lyrics and Caribbean aesthetics that has taken Latin America, the United States, and the world by storm. Superstars—including Daddy Yankee, Don Omar, and Ivy Queen—garner international attention, while aspiring performers use digital technologies to create and circulate their own tracks. Reggaeton brings together … Continue reading Reggaeton, the Sonic Caribbean