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African Culture v.s Jamaican Culture

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Nikki Aird

on 30 September 2013

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Transcript of African Culture v.s Jamaican Culture

African Culture
Jamaica derived at its culture by
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(English)
Sisi Je Njoni Mwisho wa Mada yetu Asante kwa kusikiliza
(Swahili)
Historical Background
Arawak (Taino) Natives who called Jamaica Yamaye
Explorer Christopher Columbus named the island Saintaingo
Spanish settled (1509 - 1655)
British attacked the Spanish & settled (1655 - 1962)
African were enslaved and bought to Jamaica
Jamaica is now a Democratic Country (1962 - present )
Jamaican Culture
National Symbols
Flag
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Jamaica ruled under the british rules until independence in 1962
How Jamaica derive at its Culture
Fruit (Ackee)
Flower ( Lignum Vitae)
Tree (Blue Mahoe)
Bird ( Doctor-Bird )
Coat of Arm
About Africa
North Africa
Dialect / Language :
Berber
Arabic
Central Africa
Ethnic group :
Luba
Monga
Konga
African is a continent which consists of sixty-two (62) countries & is divided in to five (5) major parts.
North Africa
South Africa
East Africa
West Africa
Central Africa
East Africa
Ethnic group :
Hutu
North Africa is made of eleven (11) countries
Ethnic Groups :
Arab
Berber
Copts
West Africa
West Africa is made of seventeen (17) countries
Ethnic group :
Hausa
Fula
Igbo
Yoruba
Akan
Dialect / Language :
Pidgin English
Central Africa is made of five (5) countries
Dialect / Language :
French
Bangi
Gbaya
East Africa is made up of twenty (20) countries
Dialect / Language :
Swahili
English
French
Burundi
Ethnic group :
Shona
Zulu
Dialect / Language :
English
Afrikaans
Khoisan
South Africa is made of nine (9) countries
South Africa
Music & Dance
Jamaican Music & Dance first originated by its ancestors the Africans, but over the years it had changed.
Clothing
Traditional clothing for women in Jamaica consists of a dress or skirt and top which are constructed using calico fabrics known as Bandana (Plaid)

Traditional Jamaican clothing for men consists of black or white trousers, which can be long or short, and a short-sleeved shirt, and the shirts are made of Bandana (Plaid).
Religion
Christian
Food & Cuisine
Jamaican cuisine includes a mixture of cooking techniques, flavors, spices
Music & Dance
Food & Cuisine
Religion
Clothing
Dialect / Language
Jamaican culture is divided in various section such as :
Sports
Dialect / Language
The official language of Jamaica is English. Patios is also said to be Jamaica's Language or Dialect (this can be debated).
Sports
Sports that are popular :
Cricket
Football ( Soccer )
Track & Field
Rastafari
Traditional church is on a Sunday or Saturday
Rastafari was brought to Jamaica by the Africans
These techniques where influenced by indigenous people on the island, and the Spanish, British, Africans and Indian who have inhabited the island
Jamaican Culture
V.S.
Music cycle : Mento ---> Calypso ---> Ska ---> Rocksteady ---> Reggae ---> Dancehall
Jamaica's Cultural Dances are: Jonkonnu , Revival , Pocomania , Dinki-Mini , Kumina , Maypole and Quadrille
Typically we use British English spellings but does not reject American English spellings.
Music & Dance
African Cultural Dances are: Jonkonnu , Revival , Pocomania , Dinki-Mini , Kumina
Religion
African religion represents a variety of social facets of the African culture.

Most African religion is Christianity , Rastafarian & Idol Worshiping .
Clothing
Because of Africa's different regions their way of clothes are different.
People
The individuals from the major division of Africa is what makes their culture so unique.
Food & Cuisine
Africa's cuisine is full of starch and spicy.
African Culture
African culture is divided in various section such as :
Music & Dance
Religion
Food & Cuisine
People
Music in the African culture is rhythmic which are centered around drums, horns string. Modern African music are Jazz, Salsa, Rhythm and Blues.
Clothing
Overall africans traditional where clothes made from cloth called Shemma.
Their cuisine is based mostly on stews & soups.
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