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Caribbean Maroons hope tourism can save culture

Source: David McFadden, Associated Press Charles Town, Jamaica (AP) – In a backwoods town along a river cutting between green mountains, quick-footed men and women spin and stomp to the … Continue reading

July 9, 2012 · 2 Comments

Maroon drumming alive in Charles Town

Source: Paul Williams, Jamaica Gleaner On any regular day, visit Safu Yard, in Charles Town, Portland, and you will be entranced by the hypnotic sounds of Maroon drums. And chances … Continue reading

September 14, 2009

No ‘rampin’ with culture – Charles Town Maroons speak out

Source: Paul Williams, Jamaica Gleaner Dancehall artistes and advocates claim that this musical genre is an important part of the Jamaican culture. Yet, some people argue that it is an … Continue reading

March 8, 2009

Charles Town Maroons of Portland: Preparing for a better future

Source: Julian ‘Jingles’ Reynolds, Jamaica Gleaner Travelling up the Buff Bay River Valley to Charles Town in Portland recently, a friend, visiting from the United States, commented on how peaceful … Continue reading

June 30, 2007 · 2 Comments