When most people think of the Caribbean, they think of reggae music, pristine beaches and rum. All great things, to be sure, but there’s so much more to the region. It’s nothing less than the crossroads of the world in both history and geography, a pivot around which the east came to the west and the old world became the new. A group of tiny islands and nations shaped by several centuries worth of migration and colonialism, it’s home to every race and creed imaginable and perhaps the most concentrated cultural diversity you’ll find anywhere. Simply put, the very idea of the remix was born in the Caribbean, which is just as much a process as it is a place.