This week in music class we head to Barbados, an island that was a British colony for three hundred years, and today promotes itself as a place to “Discover. Dream. Enjoy.” That sounds lovely.
— OVERVIEW: If you’re really old-school you’ll call it Ichiroughanaim….
— LANGUAGE: The Bajan language is good good good.
— WHEN YOU GO THERE: A visit to naturally glorious Barbados will take you back into the island’s colonial past.
— LANDSHIP: A unique and complex African-Barbadian tradition that mimics the British navy as it simultaneously references West African folk life and the Middle Passage.
Explore the All Around This World songs from Barbados:
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Explore these instruments from Barbados: