Caribbean Cultures in Perspective by Tammy Gagne

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The Huffington Post, May 2, 2013. Ibid. 3. ” Boston Globe, April 30, 2014. Ibid. Ibid. Ibid. 7. com, August 2007. Ibid. Chapter 7: The Bahamas 1. Barrington M. ” Washington Informer, August 8, 2013. Ibid. 3. ” Buffalo News, July 21, 2013. 4. Ibid. Ibid. 7. ” Tribune 242, July 9, 2013. Ibid. Chapter 6: Haiti 1. ” Boston Globe, June 23, 2013. Ibid. Experiencing Caribbean Culture in the United States 1. ” Targeted News Service, June 23, 2010. Ibid. Photo Credits: All design elements from Thinkstock/Sharon Beck; Cover—pp.

One of the most popular ingredients in Bahamian food is conch, a shellfish that tastes a bit like an oyster. It can be served many ways. One might enjoy it hot in a chowder or cold as part of a salad. Kids especially like conch fritters, deep-fried chunks of conch. One resort that offers this tasty treat also offers young people a unique experience: a chance to make Bahamian friends. Kids who visit the Abaco Beach Resort with their parents can take part in its Bahamian Buddies program. It provides young visitors with the chance to get to know local kids through beach and cultural activities.

Traditional Caribbean music like calypso, reggae, and steel pan is played in many clubs. But blues, jazz, Latin music, and even classical performances are also common. indd 34 8/7/14 3:58 PM The 51st State? People have been talking about granting Puerto Rico statehood for many years. Several movements for statehood dating back to 1967 went nowhere. In 2012, for the first time, there was a referendum to see what the Puerto Rican people wanted. The results were a bit confusing. The referendum consisted of two questions.

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