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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

An interview with Colonel Frank Lumsden and Dr. Frances Botkin

The annual International Maroon Conference and Convention at Charles Town in Jamaica is  becoming an important venue  for highlighting Maroon culture in the Caribbean, Mexico, South America, and Canada. Every … Continue reading

January 24, 2012

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