MyCaribbeanScoop.com provides positive stories about inspiring people from across the Caribbean.
The purpose of storytelling is to share stories that unite us. Regardless of which Caribbean island we belong to, stories bring us together and bridge the gaps among us. They’re also tools for learning and exchanging ideas about the who we are as a people. But, not all stories are the same. We all have different experiences which often times reflects where we live in the Caribbean.
There is a rich history of storytelling in this region, from the original people who were here before the Europeans came, slaves who journeyed thousands of miles from the shores of Africa, immigrants from India and China, all reflects the unique nature of the art of Storytelling.
The region is home to various groups – Asians, Amerindians, Africans and Europeans – but unfortunately most stories fail to show the complexity of the notion of identity in the region.
Just as the case had been with the (mis-)representation of Africa, the dominant image of the Caribbean person is that of ‘African’ perhaps from an Island such a Jamaica and listens to reggae music. Whilst we know that since pre-Columbian time the region had been home to the indigenous groups such as the Carib and Arawak, little has been done to integrate this history and identity into that of the wider islands and the adjacent South American mainland.
Although the Caribbean could be termed as one of the regions with predominant ‘Diaspora’ community base, the term “Caribbean” in itself remains hard to define.
Mycaribbeanscoop.com combines events in words, images, sounds, and culture from across the region. It is a way to convey the emotional power of information of a unique story, a unique individual and what sets us apart.