Occur Goes Global - The Music of Bahamas

Monday, August 24, 2015 at 6:00 AM
Melissa Bobbitt

  Music The nation to kick off the Bs in our global series is a land of enchantment. The Bahamas, swaying in the Caribbean, was terra firma for Christopher Columbus’ “discovery” of the Americas in 1492. Bahamas itself did not get the country designation until 1973, but it boasts a vibrant and controversial history, with tales of piracy, slavery and song. Its peoples, like many in the Caribbean and of African decent, play fast-paced and celebratory soca... READ MORE