List of Caribbean music genres


List of Caribbean music genres

The music of the Caribbean is a diverse grouping of musical genres. They are each syntheses of African, European, Indian and native influences, largely created by descendants of African slaves (see Afro-Caribbean music). Some of the styles to gain wide popularity outside of the Caribbean include reggae, zouk, salsa, Soca music, calypso, reggaeton and punta. Caribbean, Central American and South American music.


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