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- Jamuzik Link-Up - Music of Jamaica.Swing, R&B from the U.S combine with Mento created SKA in the 40's and 50's.
Ska gave birth to SKANKING. . . .
- Kurves E-Zine - Strictly for Ladies.
Jamaicans are experts in tourism, as witness by the "export" of their expertise. More and more Jamaicans have branched out with hotels and resorts now based in The Bahamas and even Cuba. Foremost among these entrepreneurs are "Butch" Stewart of Sandals fame,John Issa of SuperClubs and Chris Blackwell, music mogul turned hotelier. In Jamaica itself, most of the action is concentrated in Ocho Rios, Port Antonio, Negril,Kingston and Montego Bay.
- Jamaica Is Irie. . .
RASTAFARIAN - more than just Dreadlocks
Rastafarianism a religious-cultural movement that began(1930s)in Jamaica. Rastafarians believe that Haile Selassie also named Ras Tafari, the last emperor of Ethiopia (d. 1975), is the Messiah.
They tend to reject European culture and ideas and are particularly noted for their use of marijuana. Reggae music is heavily influenced byRastafarianism.
There are some 180,000 Rastafarians worldwide.
The Blue Lagoon - Jamaica
Although strongly influenced by traditional African, American jazz and old-time rhythm and blues, reggae owes its direct origins to the progressive development of ska and rocksteady in 1960s Jamaica. Ska arose in the studios of Jamaica around 1959, it developed from the earlier Mento genre. By the mid 1960s. many musicans had begun playing the tempo of Ska slower. This sound was named Rocksteady. after a single by Alton Ellis.This phase ofJamaican music lasted only until 1968, when musicians began to speed up the temp of the music again, and added yet more effects. This led to the creation of Reggae.
Steelpan is a musical instrument (also known as steel drums or pans, and sometimes, collectively with musicians, as a steel band originating from Trinidad & Tobago). Steel pan musicians are called pannists. CARNIVAL is held in most of the Caribbean islands annually.The grand CARNIVAL is in Trinidad in February.Jump on the band wagon and see for yourself what CARNIVALis all about.
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