History of Latino-Caribbean Music
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Although, as you will read, much of the music of Cuba, the Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico was influenced directly by the slave trade, music on the plantations themselves was a much different story. African rhythms and drumming are foundational to much of Latin music. However, plantation owners saw drumming as dangerous and forbid their slaves from using drums.

Why do you think plantations owners saw drumming as dangerous?

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Figure 1 The Caribbean

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