Jamaica – Home of Reggae

October 24, 2019Laura Sargeant
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Widely coined as the birthplace of reggae, Jamaica is a land of endless rhythm and an authentic beat you won’t find anywhere else. Read on for the musical low-down of this Caribbean island nation.

Sumfest Jamaica

Home of Reggae

Birthplace to the reggae greats, Jamaica has an unshakeable rhythm bound to its colourful culture and offers a wealth of ways to discover its beat. Whether you are jamming along to the vibes of in-resort beats, or getting out and about to discover new sounds, the island offers a world of tunes ready and waiting.

One of the biggest musical events of the year is the Reggae Sumfest. The Caribbean’s premier music festival, the yearly event, now in its 27th year, showcases the very best of Jamaican reggae, dancehall music and more. Grab a tantalising taste of Jamaica’s vibrant culture with a range of events taking place in Montego Bay.

Bob Marley Museum, Jamaica

Home of the greats

Take a cultural excursion to Jamaica and discover where it all began. With a number of musical attractions open to visit, your musical journey will take you through the lives of many of the island’s, and the world’s greats.

The songs of Bob Marley are famous around the world. Discover the story behind the legend at the Bob Marley museum. Based on the site of the singer’s home until his death in 1981, the museum houses many features of his life. With 19th century architecture and some of Bob Marley’s own personal treasures, the museum offers almost daily tours.

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The Trench Town Culture Yard

No cultural visit to Jamaica would be complete without a visit to the Trench Town Culture Yard. Owned and operated by neighbourhood residents, this is an eye-opening experience of both past and present. A public housing scheme created in the 1940’s, the area soon became home to a world-changing family of musicians, political turmoil and a community spirit like no other. Take a tour and discover the sound of First Street, Kingston.

Reggae Sumfest

Music After Dark

By night, Jamaica comes alive with a world of places to dance the night away. With the high party atmosphere of the Margaritaville’s, to the many bars and clubs of the Hip Strip. For one of Montego Bay’s most popular night clubs, head to Pier One to learn all of the dancehall moves with bass-heavy music. If you are heading to the Kingston area. Head downtown to the Capricorn Bar for its popular ‘Oldies Night’ with a wealth of nightlife in the area.

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Jamaica’s Annual Bash

From beach parties to colourful street parades, carnival time in Jamaica is a high-energy, music-fuelled event. Head to Kingston or Ocho Rios for the biggest events, with weeks of partying and fantastic shows from a variety of artists. Don your brightest costume, plan your events and discover a universe of Jamaican music and culture at this incredible event.

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