A tropical assortment of calypso, mento, soca, salsa, boogaloo, zouk, and more wildly diverse sounds of the Caribbean islands. (And we haven’t even gotten to reggae! I doubt any region of the world has a higher musical creativity to population ratio.) I plan to beef up this section in the 2nd Edition - I could fill a whole chapter with zouk alone, the jet-speed MIDI funk perfected by Haitian bands like Kassav’. In the meantime, I’m content to sip a daiquiri and enjoy the contagious vibes.