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Roots of Music

Roots of Music

$125 per person

An extensive music tour tracing the evolution of Jamaican music from the sounds of the Taino Indians through to Ska, Mento, Rocksteady, Dub, Reggae and Dancehall. A feast for the ears as well as the heart. Visits to all major music sites.

Experiences booked within 24hrs from start of tour are not guaranteed until confirmed.

**Two person minimum ($250 total for half day tour).

Extended tour $495 (see Tour Plan).

All experiences can be fully customized.

Single and group rates available.

All rates are listed in USD.

  • Destination
  • Departure
    Pick up at your Kingston accommodations ( pickups outside Kingston can also be arranged ).
  • Departure Time
    9:30 AM
  • Return Time
    Approximately 1:30 PM for ½ day experience or 5:30 PM for full day experience.
  • Dress Code
    Cool, comfortable clothing and walking shoes, and perhaps a hat and sunglasses.
  • Included
    Roots of Music
    Government Taxes
    Personal Guide
    Private Transportation
    All Entry Fees
  • Not Included
    Some Meals
    Group Transportation
    All Meals
9:30am: Pickup from your Kingston accommodations.
10:00am: Visit the legendary Treasure Isle recording studio.
10:45am: Head over to Orange Street to shop for records.
11:45am: Take an official tour of Trench Town Culture Yard.
1:00pm: Break for a picnic lunch at Jamm One and experience the original sound system’s legendary bassline.
2:15 PM: Visit the famous Alpha Boys School where some of Jamaica’s most renowned musicians were inspired.
3:15 PM: Head over to Life Yard and Fleet Street to visit an inner-city spiritual and artistic oasis.
4:00 PM: Visit an iconic recording studio and a hub of art and artistic activity.
4:45 PM: Head for the city’s mixtape shops to check out a range of musical selections across all genres.
5:30 PM: Drop off at Kingston accommodations.