Dominica was the last of the Caribbean islands to be colonized by Europeans due chiefly to the fierce resistance of the native Caribs. The Caribs, who settled here in the 14th century, called the island Waitikubuli, which means 'Tall is her Body.'
Music and dance
Dominica's music and dance has drawn influences from many different places, but not only did they borrow styles and genres from other countries, it also took these styles and developed their own variations and sub-genres as well. The list is long with all of these different styles of music performed on this small island.