TIMELINE EXPLORE OUR HISTORY
This timeline shows an interactive journey through Jamaica's rich and ever-shifting musical history; encompassing it's birth, growth and myriad of characters that has made it a genre admired by the world.
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August 1, 1838 marked the end of the apprenticeship period and the official emancipation of all slaves in British colonies. As such this day, Emancipation Day, is observed as a public holiday in Jamaica to provide Jamaicans with the