[Infographic] A Quick-Step Guide to the Music and Dance of the Caribbean


The laid-back islands of the Caribbean Sea have a long and proud relationship with music and dance, with reggae, calypso and rumba rhythms defining the nations. From Bob Marley to Rihanna, some of the world’s most popular and best-selling music artists have emerged from this beautiful part of the world. And the Strictly Come Dancing line-up of dance routines would be completely different if it weren’t for the intervention of the Caribbean islands.

So, to celebrate the lasting influence that the Caribbean islands have had on the music and dance industries, we have put together a quick-step guide to the rhythms of the region. Including a short introduction to the most popular music and dance genres of the Caribbean, the guide demonstrates the unique personalities and cultures of the different islands. This eclectic mix of cultures has helped to create some of the most unique and unforgettable artists, songs and dance routines the world has ever seen.

We’ve then put together a series of interesting facts about music in the region, including the top selling artists of the Caribbean and the musical influence felt around the world.

And it’s all bundled together in an attractive infographic. Here it is, the Quick-Step Guide to the Music and Dance of the Caribbean.

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To this day, music and dance in the Caribbean continues to evolve, with new genres, amazing artists and sounds coming from this string of paradise islands. A visit to the Caribbean is not complete without sampling the iconic music and dance culture of the region, really getting into the spirit of what makes the Caribbean islands so special. Whether you’re a fan of reggae’s laid-back rhythms or the inescapably sexy beat of calypso, the music and dance is one of the great experiences of visiting these amazing islands.

So, if you want to feel the rhythm of the Caribbean islands, an island-hopping cruise can take you right to the heart of the action. So much more than just beautiful beaches and sparkling azure oceans, a Caribbean cruise is full of cultural intrigue, wonderful music and eye-catching dance.

To book your trip to the most popular cruise region in the world, why not check out Cruise1st UK’s incredible selection of Caribbean cruise deals. Alternatively, give our team a call on 0808 2746 777 and we’ll find the perfect trip for you!


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Claire has worked in the travel industry since leaving college in 1994. One of this blog's most regular contributors, Claire covers cruise news and industry trends.

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