The Caribbean is a distinct civilization, despite skeptics having defined the Caribbean as part of other civilizations such as African, Asian and European. This blog aims to show the cultural development of Caribbean societies and the creation of its diaspora; highlighting the emergence of Caribbean identities.
“Phulorie bina chutney kaise banee? I had thought of chutney as a music without pain, but I had begun to see I was wrong. Reggae was the music of slavery. Its impulse was resistance, confrontation, a homeland severed so absolutely, seized back by the force of imagination or ideology. Chutney was the music of indenture. Its impulse was preservation, then assimilation. There was a pain in this act of attempted preservation — a homeland part remembered and protected, part lost and lingering.”