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    Reggae Icons, Jamaican Culture, and Homophobia "The world is in trouble/Anytime Buju Banton come/ Batty boy get up and run/ ah gunshot in ah head man/Tell dem crew… it’s like/ Boom bye bye, in a batty boy head, rude boy nah promote no nasty man, them hafi dead." The average member of the reggae dancehall culture knows the message that this song is sending to its listeners. However, without a translation these lyrics do not mean a thing to someone who is not familiar with this culture and the vocabulary

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    Jamaican Culture

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    Jamaican culture is more than just Rastafarianism and Reggae music. The Jamaican culture encompasses every aspect of life from beliefs, superstitions, and practices to art, education, and tourism. However, the most important aspect of the culture is the African roots that still exist today. Religion and music became essential parts of the slave culture for communication purposes and barrier breakers. Culture is 'the property of the individual and it's a property of societies' (Alleyne 9). Jamaica

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    "I Light and I Salvation": The Rise and Impact of Rastafarianism in Jamaican Culture and Politics. The cries of pain and torture ring through the cold winds and water leaking through the cracks of the urine and feces soaked floor. Stacked side by side and on top of each other, Africans were brought from their homeland to colonies in the Western Hemisphere. Life made into a commodity to be bought and sold as an animal or machine, born to serve the dominant humans marked by white skin. In this

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    Jamaican Culture and Society

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    Jamaican Culture and Society I. Introduction- Retracing the Remnants of Colonialism: When discussing and analyzing contemporary Caribbean culture one must not fail to acknowledge the dreadful legacies of colonialism and imperialism. Contemporary Caribbean society, politics, and economics thinly veil the ramifications of a colonial and hegemonic past. Due to the remnants of colonial institutions such as slavery and the plantation system, the Caribbean has experienced a range of negative societal

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    The Power and Influence of the Obeah Man and Folk Healing in Jamaican Culture Rhetoric of Reggae Term Paper It's late in the 17h century and the Europeans are craving more sugar for their English tea and French coffee. Several islands are “discovered” in the Caribbean, which appear to have a sugar surplus as well as low occupancy. Now there was tons of sugar but no one to cut down the plants except for Africans rounded up and squeezed into a ship headed towards their new home. Standing shoulder

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    The Jamaican culture is a religion and lifestyle that defines the people of Jamaica. The culture is mixed with different ethnic groups. The society is diverse. There has always been a question about the language spoken in Jamaica. People in Jamaica speak English (from British influence) with a dialect called Patois (Patwa). This language is spoken mostly throughout Jamaica. This language is a combination from different inhabitants in its history. For example first there were The Taino people who

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    Oppression and Resistance in Jamaican Reggae and Afro-Brazilian Music A Comparative Study of Race in Music and Culture Cultural expression frequently serves as a lens to the conditions, historical and contemporary, of a society. Film, music, and literature often serve as an extension of oral traditions and can provide us not only with a glimpse into history but can also share with us the cultural impact of the past and give us a greater understanding of the present. In the countries of Brazil

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    I. 'Out of Many, One People', this is the Jamaican motto. This motto can be seen and understood through many elements of Jamaican culture. II. The history, language, and architecture of Jamaica are three elements that accurately represent the Jamaican motto. A. The history of Jamaica explains the Jamaicans diverse ethnic past and represents the 'Out of Many' part of the Jamaican motto. B. Then, the language and architecture of Jamaica explains the effects of the diverse ethnic past and represents

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    Culture, family background and the society in which I live all play a vital part molding the persona of me today. My actions, thoughts and decisions have all been influenced by my environment and the people in which I interact. The main influences that has molded have been the fact that I was born in a Christian household, the Jamaican culture and society and the hardships faced and seen in my lifetime. “Before a crash a man’s heart is lofty, and before glory there is humility.” (Proverbs 18:12

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    Cultures are a system of knowledge shared by a relatively large group of people. It includes a system of shared beliefs, values, symbols, and behaviors. No two cultures are the same. We are living in a mixed culture setting where a wide variety of nationalities exist together. I interview my friend from class, Cynthia Wilder, who is Jamaican and compared myself to her since I am an Indian. Although Indian and Jamaican cultures are not the same, they share many things in common. Both cultures have

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    Sandra Murray 1520329 Jamaican Culture “Out of Many One People” Introduction African Fashion has a long tradition going back for centuries, African designs, especially within the Jamaican Culture has mainly been influenced by, firstly, the Spanish, followed by the English. Akan people were enslaved in Jamaica, but came with their cultural dress patterns, their food, their beliefs in symbols, and cultural economies which they implanted efficiently in the new residence. Part of the cultural systems

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    Revitalization Movement Throughout history, identification with Ethiopian heritage has been a familiar concept to the Jamaicans who have suffered under slavery, colonialism and social oppression. This concept of "Ethiopianism" includes the appreciation of Ethiopia’s ancient civilization as well as its profound role in the Bible and world history. It has long been manifested in Jamaican culture as a means to identify with a glorious, righteous, and perhaps the earliest of all human civilization. Anthropologist

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    singer (Jamaica, 2004). Jamaicans eat

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    Other. The purpose of this paper is to educate and inform you about Jamaica’s culture, some of the points that will be explained are Music/dance, Food and Language /literature. Jamaica’s musical and dance heritage has gone through several stages of transformation over the years since 1492 when Christopher

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    Role of Marijuana in Jamaican Culture

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    Jamaica is one of the larger islands within the Greater Antilles known for its sandy beaches, turquoise waters and an abundance of marijuana. The role of marijuana in Jamaican culture is multifaceted from its economic standpoint to the ties within the Rastafarian movement. Cannabis, the plant, has over sixty chemicals that can be used for medicinal purposes; these chemicals can be extracted into food or beverage, even some lotions for treatments. Even though marijuana is an illegal drug, marijuana

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    Reggae Español: Jamaican Music in Spanish-speaking Countries With its close geographic proximity to the Caribbean and Latin America, Jamaica has not only received influences from these cultures, but has also been influential on molding and forming an integral part of Spanish-speaking nations. The growing popularity of reggae and Jamaican culture as a whole is apparent all over the world, and is catching on quickly. Although there are reggae groups found in many of the Spanish-speaking countries

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    Jamaica’s Troubled Past

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    rule, the second wave was during British control. The Maroons used the highlands of Jamaica to seek refuge, establish colonies and attack plantations when needed. Even today the beliefs and herbal practices of the Maroons are still evident in Jamaican culture. Their trouble past has made their life difficult but even today they are a presence in Jamaica. The First Deserters The idea of runaways did not take long in the Caribbean islands. Jamaica was not the only island experiencing runaways

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    Jamaican Artists and Producers

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    Jamaican Artists and Producers Music has been a dominant source of change in our society, throughout the world, and spanning the generations. It is a source of change, expression, culture, symbolism, and in Jamaican music, particularly reggae, it can even be a silent, peaceful revolution. There are various ideas of what reggae is, or what it does, which will be a main concentration. The music of Jamaica is a changing structure as well, from mento to ska to rocksteady to reggae to dub. Dozens of

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    Bob Marley

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    Bob Marley Bob marley was born February 6th 1945. He was a Jamaican singer, guitarist, and songwriter, a pioneer of Jamaican reggae music. Probaly Considered one of the greatest artists of the genre, he was the first Jamaican reggae performer to achieve significant international stardom. He was born in Rhoden Hall, Saint Ann Parish, Jamaica . Marley was learning the welding trade in Kingston when he formed his first band group, the Rudeboys, in 1961. The group later became known as the Wailers

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    redemption in Jamaican music. Reggae in particular reflects these injustices, and the feelings, needs and desires to change the lifestyle that Jamaicans have historically lived. Reggae music has two meanings. It’s generic name for all Jamaican popular music since 1960 (West Indian style of music with a strongly accented subsidiary beat, according to the Oxford dictionary) Reggae can also refer to the particular beat that was extremely popular in Jamaica from around 1969 to 1983. Jamaican music can

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