Who hasn't dreamed of cruising the Caribbean and visiting the islands? This quiz involves music and musicians with roots in this area - and yes, I did leave off my favorite island. Maybe another quiz!
1. Her hits include "Umbrella" and "S.O.S." and she was born in St. Michael, Barbados.
2. What tuned percussion instrument, developed in Trinidad and Tobago, was originally made from oil drums?
3. Who let "Who Let the Dogs Out" onto the charts in 2000?
4. Tito Puente, Jennifer Lopez, Marc Anthony, and Ricky Martin all are associated with which Caribbean island?
5. What Beach Boys song from 1988 mentions Aruba, Jamaica, Bahamas, Martinique, and Montserrat?
6. Wyclef Jean recently led a charitable drive to help earthquake victims in what Caribbean country?
7. Jimmy Buffett wrote "Margaritaville" while living on this Caribbean island.
8. This American singer of Jamaican ancestry was credited with popularizing the calypso style in the 1950s; you probably know him best for "Banana Boat Song"
9. KC and the Sunshine Band actually started out playing this kind of Bahamian music.
10. What style of music was developed in Jamaica and is characterized by accenting the off-beats?
11. And what Jamaican singer/guitarist is virtually synonymous with this style?
12. Singer-guitarist Lenny Kravitz traces his ancestry on his mother's side to this Caribbean country
13. What 1971 hit, by Beginning of the End, invited us to visit a Caribbean capital city?
14. This singer was born Leslie Sebastian Charles in Trinidad and took an appropriate name for someone from an island...
15....and this was his first Number One hit in the United States, from 1984.
16. Beatles producer George Martin had a studio on this Caribbean island which was devastated by a volcano eruption in 1995.
17. Merengue was developed in what Caribbean country?
Bonus: Why isn't Weird Al Yankovic's drummer included in this quiz?