Category: Heritage

10 Jamaican Proverbs To Make You Laugh Out Loud






1. “Monkey mus know weh him gwine put him tail, before him order trousiz.” Translated: The monkey must know where he is going to put his tail before he orders the trousers. Meaning: Be clear of how you are going








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Amy Ashwood Garvey: The Woman Behind Jamaican Pan-Africanism






Marcus Garvey’s fame has been heralded far and wide. He has been honoured as one of the most outstanding leaders of the black consciousness movement of the early  1900s, and is one of only seven persons conferred with the Jamaica’s








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What Is Commonwealth Day?






Commonwealth Day is observed annually on the second Monday in March. It is a day designated to celebrate the Commonwealth of Nations (more often referred to as ‘The Commonwealth’), a group of 52 sovereign nations which were once territories of the British Empire,








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5 Milestone Moments for Women in Jamaica






Jamaican women have come a long way since the days of slavery, and there are many who will argue that there is still a long way to go. However small the achievements may seem, it is important to acknowledge and








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Jamaica Biennial 2017 Awards Announced






The Jamaica Biennial is one of the big highlights of Jamaica’s cultural calendar, and also a very important one, not only for the local visual arts community but also for the art world of the broader Caribbean region. In recent








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15 Wise Things Dr Seuss Said That Could Have Been Jamaican






Did you know that March 2 is celebrated as Dr Seuss Day? Why this date? Because March 2 is the birthday of Dr Theodor Seuss Geisel, the creator of the Dr Seuss children’s book series. We thought this was one








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Five Faces of Romain Virgo






Since his arrival on the professional music scene in 2006, Romain Virgo has become a Jamaican household name synonymous with a unique, soulful, lover’s rock sound. He has solidified his place as a reggae star locally and internationally, and many








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Untold Stories: 10 Times Buju Banton’s Lyrics Spoke The People’s Truth






Reggae has long been heralded as the people’s music, depicting the day-to-day experiences of the populace. In particular, reggae music has provided a place of communal solace –  a place for collective commiseration and expression of the struggles and strivings of a








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Mento Music for Jamaica Music Museum’s Grounation Series






Mento music will be the main focus at this year’s annual Grounation series to commemorate Black History and Reggae Month.  Grounation is the Jamaica Music Museum’s flagship education and cultural community outreach programme. This year’s staging will be held each








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Christmas in Jamaica: What We Remember






Jamaicans are a truly unique breed of people with a predictable set of traditions at Christmas time. When it comes to especially food, music and clothes, Christmas in Jamaica has a very specific feeling and flavour. Here are some of the








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