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iamamber94 🇯🇲🇯🇲🇯🇲🇯🇲 #teamjamaica 5h

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jswiftsports Kingston college holding up the Wheel. Winners of this years High School Boys 4x100 Championship of America matching last years meet record time of (39.63) wow that's fast. #PennRelays #JswiftSports #TrackNation #TeamJamaica #Jamaica #KingstonCollege #olympics2016 #USATF 10h

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thejamaicanexperience The sound system is an important part of Jamaican culture and history and because of this, it has set itself apart from many cultures.
The sound system concept first became popular in the 1950s, in the ghetto areas of Kingston, Jamaica. Everyone couldn't afford radios, or records so Disc Jockeys would get the latest records, set up their turntables, and huge speakers and set up street dances.
In the beginning, the Disc Jockeys played American Rhythm and Blues music, but as time progressed and more local music was created, the sound migrated to a local flavor.

Members of a sound system includes;
The selector who chose the music that would be played and stood by the turntable.
The artists who were often local resident deejays and singers.
The operators (sometimes the selector) who would tune up the sound system for the venue and operate it.
The technician who is in charge of resolving any technical problems that might occur during the stringing up of the sound.
The box boys who are usually friends and affiliates that helped with the leg work. Lifting boxes was also a way of trying to get into a dance without paying an entrance fee.
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thejamaicanexperience Mento is a style of Jamaican folk music that predates and greatly influenced 'Ska' and 'Reggae' music.
Jamaica is usually associated with reggae music, however visitors' first experience of live music will probably be a mento band, either at the airport, by their hotel's pool or bar.

Mento is often compared to Trinidadian calypso and although, to some extent, it resembles, Mento is distinctly different in the beat, making Mento uniquely Jamaican.
Mento music is Jamaica's first and, in a sense, most indigenous popular music, and was in fact, the first popular Jamaican music to be commercially recorded.
The genre grew out of slavery and has its own flavour. West African slaves were not allowed to gather and communicate, so they begin to intertwine their traditional African melodies with the European dance rhythm, the quadrille. This is one way in which the slaves communicated, but slave owners thought the slaves were just entertaining themselves.
Using homemade drums, bamboo flutes, fiddles and fifes, a horse or donkey jawbone, a cow horn, plus a spoon or a fork drawn against a grater, they created an orchestra of sounds that represented the earliest stages of Jamaica's Mento music.

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thejamaicanexperience Traditionally the Maypole dance was a celebration in dance on the first of May to fertility and originated in Europe.
Many traditional dances are kept alive because of the schools that enter Jamaica_music and dance in the yearly traditional dances competition held by The Jamaica Cultural Commission, the organization responsible to for the continuance of Jamaican cultural traditions.

Maypole, also referred to as the Long Ribbon Pole in rural areas, was a part of outdoor social festivals of old England and Jamaica and was performed at fairs, garden parties or picnics.
It involves the plaiting of different coloured ribbons demonstrating three basic traditional patterns starting with the grand chain or “basket weave” wrapping the ribbons around the pole from the top. There are various styles in Maypole, more popular being the Spider Web, Flair, Dome and Umbrella.

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jahwaynefanpage Jah Wayne keeps hitting the nail directly on the head each time he writes and voices a song. "Dem just always connect. "Boom Boom Boom" is simply a hit. It will have just about anyone, male or female dancing away as soon as its heard. This song needs to be heard by all dancehall fans. It jus bad! "Boom boom boom" is
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jswiftsports Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce (Team Jamaica) Carmelita Jeter of team USA (Red) battle to the end in the USA vs the World Women 4x100m at 2016 Penn Relays. #jswiftsports #teamjamaica #PennRelays #TrackNation #USATF #USA @realshellyannfp @jetg5 @pennrelays 1d

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