This week in music class we travel, in virtual terms, to St. Lucia, which sounds like a lovely place to be.
— OVERVIEW: St. Lucia is an island with an impressively mixed Arawak/Carib/African/French/British past.
— MUSIC: St Lucian music mixes African influences with French (and sometimes British) song forms.
— LANGUAGE: In St. Lucia you should be able to get by speaking English but if you really want to be cool, learn Antillean Creole.
— WHEN YOU GO THERE: Enjoy the sand and sun to be sure, but also appreciate the many cultures that have made the islands great.
A yearly St. Lucian festival that celebrates the island’s “Creole” mix of cultures.
Explore these musical genres from St. Lucia
Explore these instruments from St. Lucia: