Lonely Birthday Video January Sixteenth
is a video about original ripsaw music from the British Overseas
Territory of Turks and Caicos. There were some birthday videos but
not in Arawakan, the language of the original inhabitants of these
The Turks and Caicos Islands are
located just 603 miles south east of Miami. Their neighbors are the
Bahamas, Cuba, Dominican Republic and Haiti.
The weather is
temperate, hardly ever going above the mid nineties Fahrenheit. These
islands enjoy trade winds and an average of 350 days of sunshine per
year. Migrating hump back whales go past these islands from January
Their total land area is about 170
square miles. They have 230 miles of the most beautiful white sand
beaches. Their population is about 32000 people and they are visited
by nearly 300,000 tourists each year.
Ninety percent of the local
population lives in the city of Providenciales. The economy is based
on tourism and the financial services industry.
Sea salt accumulates naturally on these
islands. In the past, residents built walls in the salt ponds so as
to help the salt formation. They sold the salt for great prices and
bought the goods they needed on the islands.
In modern times there
have been several attempts to turn some of these islands into a New
Hong Kong or a Utopia. Stay tuned, the Turks and Caicos Islands may
make it to the big time yet.
Of all the seafood that is consumed on
these islands, the most interesting is the conch. There is a conch
farm on Providenciales and conch is happily consumed by locals and
While the Turks and Caicos Islands are
a British Overseas Territory, their currency is the U.S. dollar!
Canada has tried to annexe the Turks and Caicos Islands four times
and the latest effort was in 2013.
So, for the Sixteenth day of the
experiment I have found a great video of music that is native to the
islands. The music is created on a common hand saw.
If you find a birthday greeting song
from the people of Turks and Caicos, please let me know at Lonely
People Champion Facebook Page.
Birthday to you. Here is the Sixteenth video of the
Your comments are welcome at Lonely
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Happy Birthday To You!
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