Guide to Jamaican Music Culture

Guide to Jamaican Music Culture

The music of Jamaica follows the history of the island; as major changes occurred socially and politically, new genres of music were created as a means for islanders to make their voices heard. To really make the most of your Jamaican vacation, try and attend an event where live music will be performed. Jamaica's music culture is a fusion of elements from the United States (rhythm and blues and soul), Africa, and neighboring Caribbean islands such as Trinidad and Tobago.  Jamaican music's in... [ read more ]

The best nightclubs in Kingston

The best nightclubs in Kingston

There's no question that the Caribbean is a hugely popular tourist destination, and even among all those luscious Caribbean islands Jamaica manages to be in the top. But as popular as Jamaica is, Kingston, the capital, is not the kind of place people flock to. Quiet travelers who are not up for any adventures avoid Kingston because of its infamous crowds, slums, crime rate and traffic - thus maintaining the image that Jamaica's largest city is best avoided. But if you like a challenge and are ea... [ read more ]

Festivals and Events in Ocho Rios

Festivals and Events in Ocho Rios

 Even if Ocho Rios does not have as many festivals and events as other Jamaican major cities still it has something to say with regards to this subject. The Festivals and Events in Ocho Rios are not abundant, but have a nice flavor and some are quite unique in the country. Jazz Festival The jazz music was born at the beginning of 20th century as a confluence of the European and American music in the South of United States among the African-American communities. In Jamaica, June is known as... [ read more ]

Festivals and Events in Montego Bay

Festivals and Events in Montego Bay

Jamaicans love to dance and listen to good music, to attend parties and go to clubs; therefore you will have plenty of Festivals and Events in Montego Bay to choose from starting with music and sports events and ending with film festivals. These events and festivals spring good spirit and joy and you will feel cheerful and relax. Maybe you can plan your vacation around one of these festivals. Music Events The African Jamfest festival honors the African music every year in October-November. ... [ read more ]