Monthly Archives: June 2013

Miss Lou and other cultural icons

Miss Louise Bennett (Miss Lou) is an important cultural figure in Jamaica. She was a great champion for the local language, patois, and the preservation of Jamaican folk songs (many of which started as slave songs). Here are some videos … Continue reading

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On Time

There’s a Jamaican saying or proverb for just about everything. From “dawg a sweat but long ‘air cover im” [people may be hurting or struggling, but they try to disguise their pain] to “if yuh go a tumpafoot dance, yuh … Continue reading

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