Enjoy a variety of Caribbean music, such as Mento and urban reggae, and discover the music's origins. Caribbean Crucible explores the history of Maroon communities from island nations, including the Dominican Republic and Jamaica, and explains how cultural influence from Europe and Africa combined with historical events worked together to create the unique, captivating sound of Caribbean music. Find out why redemption, freedom, and religion are prominent themes in Caribbean music and discover the significance of Carnival. Explore the origin of Jamaican folk songs and learn how religious suppression lead to the fusion of various religious concepts, which resulted in unique traditions and beliefs. Witness famous Caribbean performers as they perform during festive events, watch exciting dance performances, and hear Maroon tribe members explain how they cope with life events through Kumina ceremonies.