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Transcript of The Bahamas
We will now show you a little demonstration
Music is a big part of Bahamian culture.Throughout the islands of the Bahamas you'll hear music like African rhythms, Caribbean calypso, English folk songs,and the unique rhythms.
Goombay is story telling dance performed to a fast Goombay beat on a goatskin drum. Long ago africans had few resources to create instruments.
Self expression. It is at the core of every Bahamian. Whether through out the Bahamian poetry, lively music or soulful dancing, it is a part of each of Bahamians. It also reflects the beauty of the islands in the Bahamas.
How to Score in Basketball:
There are many ways to score in Basketball. You can shoot a 3-pointer, any where inside the 3-point arch is 2 points, and when you get fouled you can shoot 2-free throws that are 1-point each.
Bahamian goombay traditional music, which is a mix of african musical traditions with European colonial influences.Goombay music can be traced back to times of slavery.
Drums were made out of pork barrel and goatskin, a carpenter's saw that was scraped with a metal file, maracas, rhythm sticks, and a bass violin.
"why is it that
when a crime is committed
we turn a blind eye but
when we our nation is praised
we grin in satisfaction
illusions of pride
and self admiration blind us
we perceive what we
want to perceive
remaining permanently ignorant
of our harsh reality
Charlatanism reigns supreme
in this land if fore destined destruction
and as our nation plunges
into a dark abyss
a light smothered
in jealousy and hatred gleams
A ray of unity, and hope
the light of our nation's lost pride."
The Bahamas is a chain of 700 islands and about 2,000 cays which are low islands or reefs of sand or coral.
Although, only 29 of the islands are inhabited which means only 29 islands out of all of them have people living on them!
The Bahamas is in the North Atlantic Ocean on the eastern edge of the Caribbean, just 72 kilometers (45 miles)southeast of Florida.
It has an area of 13,939 square kilometers (5,382 square miles) and is a little bit smaller than Connecticut. The islands have a total coastline of 3,542 square kilometers (1,368 square miles).
The largest city in the nation is Nassau.
Some Videos Of The Bahamas!
On Grand Bahama Island, the place to play or catch this sport is the Lucaya Cricket Club, home of the island's team. The club opened in 1982 and hosts a team of players from The Bahamas, Jamaica, Guyana, Barbados, Trinidad, the UK and Grenada.
Each year, two major tournaments take place at the cricket club. The Easter Festival hosts teams from the UK, the USA (yes, the Yanks actually do play cricket!) Hong Kong and other countries.
Rules of Basketball:
Basketball is played with 5 players on each team. On court there is a total of 10 players. The Basketball hoop is raised 10 feet above ground. The game is played on a rectangular court with two baskets at each end of the court.The court is divided into two main sections by the mid-court line. If the offensive team puts the ball into play behind the mid-court line, it has ten seconds to get the ball over the mid-court line. If it doesn't, then the defense gets the ball. Once the offensive team gets the ball over the mid-court line, it can no longer have possession of the ball in the area in back of the line. If it does, the defense is awarded the ball.
The fielding team spreads out around the field, to positions designed to stop runs being scored or to get batsmen out. One fielder is the bowler. He takes the ball and stands some distance behind one of the wickets (away from the pitch). Another fielder is the wicket-keeper, who wears a pair of webbed gloves designed for catching the ball and protective pads covering the shins. He squats behind the opposite wicket. The rest of the fielders have no special equipment - gloves to assist catching the ball is not allowed to anyone but the wicket-keeper.