Posts Tagged "JAMAICA"

Faith’s Pen Jamaica | Tasty Road Food in Saint Ann!

Posted by on Apr 24, 2013 in Blog, Jamaica Things to Do, Jamaica Travel, Jamaican Culture, Jamaican Food, Ocho Rios Jamaica, St. Ann Jamaica | 0 comments

Faith’s Pen Jamaica | Tasty Road Food in Saint Ann!

A Cultural (& Food) Landmark in Faith's Pen, Jamaica If you love "road food" as much as I do and are driving between the North Coast of Jamaica and Kingston or Spanish Town via Route A1, be sure to make a rest stop at the famous Faith's Pen near Mount Diablo, in the central mountain area of Saint Ann Parish. Specifically, this Jamaican-style "truck stop" is located right along the edge of a winding section of road between the rural communities of Mount Rosser and Moneague, about 12 miles south of Ocho Rios. There's no way you can miss it. You'll find a strip of food vendor stalls with...

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Must Do: Fi Wi Sinting Festival | Portland Jamaica | Feb 17, 2013

Posted by on Jan 21, 2013 in Blog, Festivals/Events, Jamaican Culture, Maroons, Portland Jamaica | 0 comments

Must Do: Fi Wi Sinting Festival | Portland Jamaica | Feb 17, 2013

Family Fun at Portland's Fi Wi Sinting Festival The 23rd staging of Fi Wi Sinting, a celebration of Jamaica’s African heritage, will be held on Sunday, February 17, 2013, at Somerset Falls, Hope Bay, Portland from 10AM-8PM. Admission J$800 (about US$9.00), Children J$200 (about US $2.50) and Students with ID J$500 (about US$5.50). The phrase "Fi Wi Sinting" means "It is ours" in Jamaican patois, and represents how Jamaicans embrace and celebrate the food, traditions and customs that followed their ancestors from Africa. Take the entire family and enjoy a fun-filled day of mingling with...

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Don’t miss it! 2011 Portland Jerk Festival | this Sunday, July 3rd | Port Antonio, Jamaica

Posted by on Jul 2, 2011 in Beenie Man, Etana, Festivals/Events, Jamaica Things to Do, Jamaica Travel, Jamaican crafts, Jamaican Culture, Jamaican Food, Jamaican jerk, Jamaican Music, Port Antonio Jamaica, Portland Jamaica, Portland Jerk Festival, Sizzla Kalonji, Terry Linen | 4 comments

How can you really top this - delicious Jamaican jerk and fun family-oriented entertainment - all in one place?? Come savor Jamaica's most famous style of cooking this Sunday, July 3rd, at the 12th Portland Jerk Festival in Port Antonio, Jamaica! This Festival is always a favorite and this year's should be no exception. As usual, the Festival expects a bumper crop of locals from all over the island as well as tourists to make the annual trip to Portland to enjoy the creations of Jamaica's popular chefs. The event always features more than 25 authentic jerk vendors from Portland, the "Home of...

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Easter in Jamaica | Bun and Cheese!

Posted by on Mar 26, 2011 in Jamaican Culture, Jamaican Food | 4 comments

The Story of the Jamaica Easter Tradition From The Hot Cross Buns Yum, let’s all have a hot cross bun. Jamaicans probably remember the universal ditty associated with the delicious treats— "Hot cross buns, hot cross buns One a penny, two a penny Hot cross buns; If you have no daughters, give them to your sons. One a penny, two a penny, hot cross buns." Sung quite a bit at Easter time, the song reminds many of childhood delights, but most people probably don’t realize that hot cross buns pre-date the Jamaican Easter-season bun and cheese and led to their popularity. Sometimes called Easter...

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Jolly Boys 1st Time Ever in New York City | February 24th | Hiro Ballroom

Posted by on Feb 23, 2011 in Festivals/Events, Mento Jamaican Music, Port Antonio Jamaica, Portland Jamaica, The Jolly Boys | 0 comments

Yes, Jamaica had music before reggae, and the Jolly Boys will be taking their quirky blend of traditional and modern mento music - the music of Jamaica before ska, rocksteady and reggae - to the Big Apple for the first time ever with a highly anticipated show at the Hiro Ballroom in New York on Thursday, February 24th, 2011! The Jolly Boys, a rough-and-tumble band, have been performing for 60 years and are well-known for having followed around and played for Errol Flynn at his legendary parties in the 1950s. Foundation members include Albert Minott on vocals and guitar; Joseph ‘Powder’...

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