An insider’s look at the mystique of Jamaica, past and present, through music, history, folklore, archaeology, culinary arts and channeling ancestral spirits.
These thirty-minute tours present little known facets of Jamaica unseen by most tourists, utilizing field and archival research allied with cutting-edge audio-visual technology.
Programs currently in production include:
I A Visit to the Seville Great House and Plantation:
a locale where Spanish-Arawak-African cultures of fifteenth-century Jamaica intersected and now a living museum of history, archaeology and folkways.
II A Visit to the town of Falmouth:
A Visit to Falmouth, site of abolitionist fervor during the days preceding Emancipation, entrepot of the slave trade, once among the pre-eminent examples of Georgian architecture and culture in the Caribbean.
|Dr. James M. Parrent,
Falmouth Heritage Restoration Project,
UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Jewish Cemetery Restoration,
|The Court House,
III A Visit to Port Royal, or Pirates of the Caribbean, Revisited:
A Look at the tumultuous history, destruction and restoration of the locale once known as the “wickedest city in western Christendom.”
IV The Tragic Tale of Martha Brae:
or the pleasures of river rafting in olde Jamaica.
V Portland Parish:
A visit to the haunts of Jamaica’s fabled Maroons and the impact of “yellow gold” on Jamaican history and culture.
VI The Forgotten Negril:
being a compendium of local lore beyond the tourist façade of ten miles of world-famous white sand beaches to little known tales of whalers, naval fleets, pirates and nature preserves unknown to all but a few discriminating travellers.
Marcus Garvey Homestead
32 Market Street
St. Ann’s Bay, Jamaica,
“Emancipate yourselves from mental slavery, none but ourselves can free our minds.”
— Robert Nesta Marley