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Last 3 minutes of Anthony Bourdain/Trinidad (error in class viewing). The entirety of the video (less this clip) is available via Classroom Capture for class session dated 10/6/17.


On Chinese in Jamaica

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Article by Gina Ulysse

The Lady in Brown, from Ntzoke Shange’s For Colored Girls Who’ve Considered Suicide when the Rainbow is Enuf, talks about her encounter with Toussaint.

The palace built by Henri Christophe I of Haiti, Sans Souci of Milot


Excerpted text (key!):

“Dancing and sex are tied together in America—if you’re dancing with somebody that means you’re sleeping with somebody. But that doesn’t mean that in our culture it’s the same. In [Caribbean] culture, you’re dancing with someone because you’re dancing with someone. You’re having fun. There’s a beauty to the dance and there’s a beauty to the battle. That’s something they’re not understanding. Within a dance, there is a competition going on. There is a battle of the sexes. You are wining up on someone: Can he handle yours? Can she handle you? Can she make you fall over? There’s levels to this thing. ”

Taino Names of the Caribbean Islands