The Caribbean Music ensemble introduces students to a variety of Caribbean styles, including soca, calypso, zouk, merengue, bachata, cumbia, reggaeton, salsa, and other music from across the Caribbean diaspora. This course prepares students for a performance experience. Songs may be selected from across genres, and are taught methodically through listening, analysis, interpretation, and improvisation. Song are discussed and selected on the first day of class. Students are coached on performing and learn the nuances of these genres based on their particular roots in regional African music by country.