One of the most celebrated art forms in the Bahamas is that of junkanoo. Junkanoo has evolved to include art, dance, and music.
music of the church
Roman Catholics and Protestants made up a large number of the early settlers. With them, they brought the music of their particular churches.
music of the slaves
Although we have no evidence that such instruments were brought to The Bahamas by slaves, we do see replicas that serve the same function as the original instruments from Africa.
Music of the indigenous
However, areito is one of the traditional and ritualistic dances accompanied by song that is said to have been practiced by the Indians that settled these Bahama Islands.