Author: Doreen Chin-Mason

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5 Jamaican Artists You Should Know

Jamaican art is colorful and vibrant. If you’re not familiar with some of the incredibly talented artists in Jamaica, now is your chance to get familiar with some names.  Edna Manley Photo credit:  Edna Manley has been called “the mother of modern Jamaican art.” Although she is most celebrated for her sculptures, Manley also…
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Where Did Jamaican Jerk Chicken Come From?

One of the most well-known Caribbean foods is Jamaican Jerk Chicken. Most Caribbean and Jamaican restaurants serve this dish – but do you know its origins?  The origins of this recipe go back 2500 years to the settling of Jamaica by the Arawak tribe. This tribe, from Peru, used the word charqui for strips of…
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Beyond Bob Marley and Ziggy Marley: Jamaican Musicians You Should Know

When you think of music coming out of Jamaica, you may think of reggae music. And if you think of reggae music, chances are, you think of Bob Marley and his son’s band Ziggy Marley and the Melody Makers. While Bob and Ziggy Marley are incredibly talented musicians, there are many more Jamaican musicians to…
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