Jamaica Me Crazy! Essay

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Jamaica me Crazy!

Geography- Jamaica is an island nation in the West Indies located in the Caribbean Sea. It has an

estimate population of 2.8 million people, more than double that of Rhode Island, and less than half

that of Massachusetts. It is south of Cuba and for comparison it is just under the size of the state of

Connecticut. Jamaica is 145 miles in length and 50 miles in width at its widest point, it's area being

4,243 square miles. The capital of the country is Kingston, and their government system is a

parliamentary democracy and constitutional monarchy, with Queen Elizabeth II serving as the Jamaican

monarch at this time.

Tourism- Jamaica welcomes over 2.5 million tourists each year, and the island is also a leading

Caribbean destination for cruise ship visitors. People love visiting Jamaica mostly for sightseeing, golf,

tennis, diving, shopping and honeymoons, hiking, river rafting, attending reggae concerts, visiting the

Bob Marley museum, to study English and Jamaican patois or just for fun and relaxation.

Music- Music is a big part of Jamaican culture, and the genres of Jamaica include folk music and

many unusual genres, such as mento, ska, rocksteady, dub music, dancehall, ska jazz, and of course the

most famous being reggae. Jamaica's music culture is a fusion of the United States (rhythm, blues

and soul). Reggae is especially popular through the huge fame of Bob Marley. Jamaican music also

influences on music styles such as rap.

Food & Culture- Jamaican cuisine includes a mixture of cooking techniques, flavors, spices and

influences from people on the island, and the Spanish, British,