Kingston: A Must-See, Must-Do Experience for Music Lovers Everywhere
Kingston, Jamaica; mere mention of the name is bound to conjure up heady images not likely witnessed anywhere else on the planet. Picture a scene out of a modern-day The Harder They Come, that cult classic Jamaican film from the 1970’s that portrayed Kingston in all its gritty, wonderful, heart-tugging glory. It’s a virtual bonanza of amazing sights and sounds that is enough to send even the most well-traveled visitor into a sensory tailspin.
Crowded buses overflowing with people and produce, natty dreadlocked Rastas wheeling through traffic on motorcycles, and colorful dancehall scenes with bodies writhing in hypnotic rapture are all part of the city’s exotic backdrop. Beyond the bustle, quiet communities where neighbors call each other by name and youngsters gather every evening to play football on the local pitch offer a welcome respite. But literally every spot in Kingston serves as an expressive outlet for a people widely known for naturally bursting with all kinds of creative talent.
Kingston, capital city of Jamaica, is a magnificently vibrant space that almost visibly pulsates to the bass beats of the distinctive cultural music radiating out of nearly every street corner. An internationally renowned location for music production, it remains home base to legendary music makers like Horace Andy and Toots Hibbert in addition to today’s hitmakers Shaggy and Sean Paul. Several world-famous recording studios are located here, still pumping out hits that are massively influential overseas. It’s no wonder this city has been designated a UNESCO Creative City of Music and is also widely recognized as the cultural capital of the Caribbean.
Unsurprisingly, the city also boasts a particularly energetic nightlife with varied options for after dark entertainment. As the birthplace of several musical genres such as Ska, Mento, Rocksteady, Reggae, and Dancehall, it’s a virtual mecca of musical expression and original sound creation. From the mix clashes of the dancehall scene to live reggae concerts and expressive dub poetry, there is something for everyone and it rarely disappoints.
For an insider’s look at Kingston’s music scene, Vibzen DMC presents Root of Roots Musical Journey, an extensive full day music tour tracing the evolution of Jamaican music from the sounds of the Taino Indians through to modern day airplay. Night owls can get a taste of Kingston after dark with One Night in Kingston City, a classic Caribbean night on the town complete with a welcome cocktail, dinner, and some serious dancing.
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