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From Belafonte to Rihanna, the Caribbean has ‘transformed culture’

From Belafonte to Rihanna, the Caribbean has ‘transformed culture’


They may be small islands in size – but the countries of the Caribbean are huge exporters of culture and need to remind younger generations at home of why they should feel proud of where they come from.

That’s according to Claire Nelson, a Jamaican based in the United States and founder of the advocacy-based Institute of Caribbean Studies, who’s been attending this week’s SIDS4 conference taking place on the twin island of Antigua and Barbuda.

After taking part in a side event on the role of technology-driven artistic expression in cultural tourism, she spoke to UN News’s Matt Wells, who’s in Antigua, about the importance of not allowing small island culture to be swamped by the global entertainment industry.

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