Jamaican Joy of Music

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Chokk Chokk
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Music is life Apr 22, 2011
Almost everywhere you go in Jamaica you will hear high music floating from any kind of speakers, because Jamaicans in general likes music. I have a couple of mental pictures from my stay in Jamaica where I felt the love music quite near and some where it just made me smile.

At one time we were driving in the Santa Cruz Mountains on a rainy day on one these bumpy broken roads. I guess we had probably driven 5 km since we saw someone and the surrounding forest reminded me most of a jungle. Suddenly we hear party music and 30 seconds later we pass a guy selling mango fruits from a small little shed and next to him there was a wall of speakers pounding out music; it was so wild.

Another time was when we arrived at Little Ochi in Alligator Pond and there was two huge settings of speakers standing on pallets on the beach while a DJ where standing not far away managing the pounding sound on the beach. Everybody had to join the party and we didn’t mind too.

A third example was when we arrived at the small and almost empty Font Hill Beach Park and found a music scene out of proportions from a DJ booth in the middle of the Park; it was almost hilarious but the guy was serious.

I could just go on and on and I haven’t mentioned the cars that drive by with huge speakers in side, sometime it is crazy how loud they play.
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