5 African Heritage Sites in the Caribbean; Mark Rogers; Travel Age West

Haiti – National History Park – Citadel, Sans Souci, Ramiers

Travelers can improve their understanding of Africa’s significant influence on the Caribbean.

It’s common to hear the term “English Caribbean” or “Spanish Caribbean,” but one you won’t hear is “African Caribbean.” That’s because the phrase would be redundant: The whole Caribbean region has been influenced by Africa. A variety of African countries have contributed immensely to the culture of the Caribbean region — especially its religion, cuisine and music — even while Africans suffered and survived through the slave days of the colonial period.

Visitors are in luck: There are a handful of sites and attractions throughout the Caribbean that are tremendously rewarding for clients in search of a greater understanding of Africa’s contribution to the region.

Citadelle Laferriere, Haiti

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