The Jamaica Festival Song Competition is in full swing. The JCDC received entries from all over walks of Jamaican life, and now the government has published the finalists' list.
We have heard it said in so many ways, but there is truth in the statement; When music hits, you feel no pain. It's the best hitting that one can imagine. But in reality, the impact of some music changes the world. Think, where would Jamaica be without Mento? We celebrate the creation because we celebrate us.
It is our personality that makes us the power-filled human beings that we are. Our skin is the wrapper of all our energy. Never, ever be ashamed of your black skin. It carries centuries of dignity and pride. Stand tall little princess.
Our history has become an intricate aspect of black history. Our effort to celebrate that history speaks volumes to our respect for the makers of it. So, we use every day to pay tribute to the happenings which shaped our now. Let's look at some physical structures and discuss their significance to our today.
The more you know about your history, the better you can prepare for the future. It's also one of the best ways to understand ourselves. A lot of who we are comes from who came before us, so get to know by being curious.