Abakua - Afro-Cuban
Beguine - Guadeloupe, Martinique
Bellair - Trinidad
Bongo - Trinidad
Brukin's - Jamaica
Caribbean Quadrilles - Jamaica
Dinki Mini - Jamaica
Gere - Jamaica
Gumbay - Jamaica Goombay - Bahamas
Igbo - Haiti
Jonkonnu - Jamaica
Kumina - Jamaica
Tambu - Afro-Curacao
Abakua is an Afro-Cuban men's initiatory fraternity, or secret society, which originated from fraternal associations in the Cross River region of southeastern Nigeria and southwestern Cameroon.
The Beguine is a dance and music form, similar to a slow rumba, that was popular in the 1930s, coming from the islands of Guadeloupe and Martinique, where in local Creole Beke or Begue means a White person, and Beguine is the female form. It is a combination of Latin folk dance and French ballroom dance, and is a spirited but slow, close dance with a roll of the hips.
Bruckins, is a Jamiacan dance performed primarily to celebrate Emancipation Day.
A dance, whose music has both European and African elements, Bruckins is a "stately, dipping-gliding" dance.
Bruckins is accompanied by an elaborate pageant, in which participants dress as European royalty and/or members of the royal court (courtiers, pages, soldiers, etc.).
Sabine Sörgel has said that the first Bruckins was celebrated in 1834, after the formal abolition of slavery; however, Olive Lewin states that the first Bruckins was only in 1839, after the elimination of the "apprenticeship" system.[
Quadrille is a historic dance performed by four couples in a rectangular formation, and a precursor to traditional square dancing. It is also a style of music.The term quadrille came to exist in the 17th century, within military parades, in which four horsemen and their mounts performed special square-shaped formations or figures. The word quadrille is probably derived from the Spanish word cuadrillo
Dinki Mini This dance is of African origin of the wake tradition