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Caribbean: A West Indian anthem?

Categories: Caribbean, Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Bermuda, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Dominica, Grenada, Guyana, Haiti, Jamaica, Montserrat, Saint Lucia, St. Vincent & the Grenadines, St.Kitts & Nevis, Suriname, Trinidad & Tobago, Turks & Caicos Isl., Arts & Culture, Governance, Music

Kyk-Over-Al links to a column [1] in Guyana's Stabroek News criticising the new West Indian anthem adopted recently by CARICOM (the Caribbean Community), and the Caribbean Beat blog asks its readers how Caribbean leaders should have gone about choosing an anthem. “Via a competition, soliciting entries from the region's best composers and musicians? Or is there an existing song or piece of music meaningful enough to be adopted as a regional anthem? [2]