In Jamaica, during first half of the day is cloudy with thunderstorms tending to cloudy intervals and thundershowers during the second half of the day. Light and wind. Actually the temperature minimum is 25º C and maximum temperature is 27º C.
The tropical climate of the island and its fertile soils are favorable for plants. Diversified vegetation characterize your plant life. Among the indigenous trees are cedar, mahogany, logwood, rosewood, ebony, palmetto palm, coconut palm and pimento (allspice). Introduced varieties, such as the mango, breadfruit, banana and plantain, also flourish here and are widely cultivated. Ferns grow almost everywhere here.
Music & Dancing - What are the songs, instruments and dances?
Dance is a part of Jamaican culture and everyday life, and it always has been. Whether European settlers or African slaves, every new Jamaican brought their own native dances, and many have evolved and combined to form traditional Jamaican dances.
These are some of the typical dances:
- Jonkonnu is a celebration where people dances.
- Pukkumina dances are based on rituals.
The music they listen is better known as reggae.
Today, pop music styles from around the world are also enjoyed in Jamaica.
Art - What materials and colors do they use in their art?
No where else on earth will you find a culture as dynamic as the one visitors encounter in Jamaica. Its people are a mixture of the many ethnicities that have landed on the island's shores over the past several centuries. Weathering enslavement and oppression, the Jamaicans are survivors, and their past is full of fascinating stories just waiting to be told.
Jamaican Art Jamaican Art is a rich melange of sources and styles, forming an endlessly fascinating cultural kaleidoscope.
The majority of Jamaicans identify themselves with Christianity. However, there is also Rastafarianism, Revivalism are local religions. There are small groups who practice Judaism, Islam, Buddhism, Hinduism, Bahai and many mo re.
The money in Jamaica is called Jamaican Dollars (JMD). Bank notes are issued for the following amounts $50, $100, $500, $1000. The heads of famous Jamaican people appear on the notes. One Jamaican dollar is equal to about 65 US dollars. The exchange rates change everyday.