|Like the culture of the rest of Jamaica, there are influences from all the Irish, English, German,
Chinese, Indian, Lebanese, and African descendants that inhabit the island today. Many visitors
never realise that Jamaicans have such a varied cultural background and so miss the
opportunity to explore the full culture of our island.
Jamaica is a very Christian nation and a plethora of religions co-exist on the island. Strong
Christian values are firmly rooted in the core of the Jamaican people and is the source of our
much lauded warm, genuine hospitality. Ocho Rios has a multitude of churches for you to
chose from during your visit.
The culture of the island on a whole is influenced by the flavor of the Caribbean and the roots
of reggae music. A very popular tourist destinations in Ocho Rios is Reggae Xplosion, a Reggae
Music Hall of Fame with a Bob Marley Exhibit. The culture commonly associated with reggae
music is known as Rastafari, a term which actually refers to an Ethiopian religion. Bob Marley
called Nine Miles home, he's laid to rest in a mausoleum there. Worth the trip if you're a
Although reggae is the music generally associated with Jamaica, one of the biggest annual
events at Ocho Rios is actually the Ocho Rios Jazz Festival ( http://www.ochoriosjazz.com/).
This week long summer festival which has been going on for more than fifteen years draws in
big names in jazz as well as up and coming jazz performers and contributes greatly to the
culture of the area during the summer months.
The culture of Ocho Rios is also influenced by the West Indian tribal cultures associated with
the history of the area, the ancient Taino Indians, and the West African slave history of
Jamaica. There is a Taino museum at Coyaba Gardens.
An excellent cultural tour has recently opened, Outameni, that depicts the awesome extent
of cultural intermingling and development on the island. Outameni should definitely be on your
list if you are truly interested in exploring the culture of our beautiful island.
With our multi-racial background, The Blue House is an excellent place to gain an appreciation
for the intermingling of cultures on the island.
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