Even though most Caribbean countries are evident the practices and cultures seen are still leaning towards the metropole. There is an imbalance in the trading relationship between the ex-colonizer and the ex-colonized this is referred to as neo-colonialism. The countries of the West still have maintained dominance and this is evident in all aspects of the economy. The relationship between the West and the Caribbean fails to be symbiotic; the Caribbean has a great dependence on the West and this will all neo-colonialism to continue.
Consumption patterns in the Caribbean are heavily influenced b y the US and Europe. An economic relationship exists where dependency is deliberately promoted while manufacturing is prohibited. The mass media plays a major role in allowing the Caribbean to be influenced by religious and secular festivals of the West. Popular Caribbean music has been produced as a result of the oppression of European rule, resistance against colonizers and expression of racism and political oppression. These records have gained great extra-regional success. In the Caribbean there is