JAMAICA - The Jewel of the African Diaspora
Though smaller than the smallest U.S. state, Jamaica has had a greater impact on world culture than most nations hundreds of times its size. The revolutionary language of much of its popular music, and the international phenomenon of Rastafari have globalized Jamaica in unprecedented ways. This inordinate cultural richness comes out of "a densely compacted history that contains every movement of consequence in the western hemisphere: native societies devastated by European conquest; the extermination of aboriginal people and their replacement by African slaves; the long sleep of colonialism and the slow, painful awakening into the struggle for nationhood." Even today, though Jamaica has been nominally independent for over thirty years, the island struggles with the neo-colonialisms of un-payable debt to international lending bodies, competition in the world marketplace, the conventional tourism industry, extreme internal class divisions and political conflict, quest for identity, and more. Despite these ongoing struggles, however, Jamaican people and culture continue their vibrant history of creativity and militancy, and the world continues to listen & visit.
Whether you're visiting Great Huts for relaxation and sun or for cultural tourism, you'll notice Great Huts' commitment to detail.
Great Huts embraces the local culture of Jamaica and her African roots with enthusiasm. Throughout the resort, you will find authentically crafted works of art made by Jamaican sculptors, woodcarvers, clay-potters, and painters.
Please do enjoy our DVDs and books on art, history and culture.
Great Huts can serve as your gateway to Afro-Caribbean attractions and destinations near Port Antonio.