Lesson 9: St. Lucia

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.

JOUNEN KWEYOL:

A yearly St. Lucian  festival that celebrates the island’s “Creole” mix of cultures.


Explore these musical genres from St. Lucia

Explore the genres of music we meet in All Around This World classes at https://www.allaroundthisworld.com/learn

Explore these instruments from St. Lucia:

Explore the instruments we meet in All Around This World classes at https://www.allaroundthisworld.com/learn

 

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