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The Maroon Festival is an annual event celebrated every year in January to mark victory over the British and also to honor their hero Codjoe. He won the first Maroon war and so these celebrations to commemorate his sacrifices and leadership skills are justifiably.
The Maroon Festivals at Acompong Town St Elizabeth dates back to the 19th Century. The commemoration is done with traditional singing, dancing, playing drums and the blowing of abeng. At this festival cooking done normally by men and the dishes are Ital, without salt. There is also cooking The Maroons are runaway slaves and also their off springs who decided to that the plantation life wasn’t not what they had in mind and prefer to take a chance on surviving.
Rebel Salute has grown leaps and bounds and now a true masterpiece. Reggae Music icon Tony Rebel started this show in 1993 to commemorate his birthday on 15th of January but has now has become one of the largest music show on the Jamaican events calendar.
Rebel Salute is a drug-free, violence free, alcohol-free and meat-free, family-oriented environment. The vendors served a menu of only vegetarian dishes, while the artists at Rebel Salute are always substantive.
What began as a show to commemorate the January 15 birthday of reggae icon Patrick “Tony Rebel” Barrett has become a staple on the live music events calendar. The 20th Anniversary will see the Rebel Salute family at a new home at the Richmond Estate in Priory, St. Ann. for not one, but two days of heart-throbbing reggae music!
Jazz and Blues
Each year, Jamaica Jazz and Blues Festival offers its 40,000 patrons an unforgettable musical experience with sounds and rhythms from Jazz, Blues, R&B, Gospel, World-Music, Latin, and Reggae - a mix which captivates the eclectic audience representing the United States, Canada, Europe and the Caribbean. The experience grows even more alluring with the offerings of delectable Jamaican and international cuisine and crafts from artisans all over the island.