Brenda J. Peart on the move!! Explore with me.
Lightweight cameras - Heavyweight photographs and videos!
Winter is here.. all sorts of adventures to get into!!
I was back in Jamaica for the Summer and it's started with Pure Fiyah!!
I got to document a Nine Night, a medical mission, a boxing camp and a Kumina.. all in the space of a week.
Ive moved the Social Media feed to the top bcs Im on the road..
I've got the travel bug. Im #DifferentlyAbled and need warm climates in the Winter and Early Spring! .. and now the Summer.. I dont do triple digits!
Im based in Charleston, South Carolina .. the Lowcountry of the #GullahGeecheeNation
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We must continue to work towards World Peace & Healing. Be Easy!! One Love 11/26/2019 #BeGrateful
Playing is a part of LIVING no matter how old you are!!! Make sure you have LOTS OF LAUGHTER in your daily life!!!
My Video Flow
Videos and playlists from various events around the Lowcountry
#RUReady4JA? Google Photo Album & Youtube Links
The movement continues.. #RUReady4JA🇯🇲 #AroundJamaicain7days #AllFiDeLoveofYaad #HealthTourism #ReconnectwithJamaica #Travelover50 #ConnectingtheDotsacrosstheDiaspora
The VIRAL VIDEO - Thanks Jamaica is Nice!
Photos on the left ... videos on the right!
Me Reach!!! First stop Montego Bay.. first time here.. Big Up De Lambert/Blackwood/Blake family!!!!! I do hope the next airport exhibit uses larger photographs... when you're flying through the corridor.. these are hard to see... imo
Ash Wednesday me reach wata... Dead End Beach!! Got introduced to @lolatoursFUNJa!! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EBoYGgujTMA
A couple of days later I met Berniece... sister of a long time FB friend.. Even got my hair done in time for my birthday... by now there are whispers about being seen on social media..
Ooooh what a time.. Morning TV in JAMAICA!!!
YOU made it happen!! Give Thanks!!
Fish cleaners in action.
Port Royal had a total of 6 forts built 5 of which were destroyed in the earthquake of 1692.
Fort Charles was built in 1950-1960 (Giddy House is located within). Later on another fort was added, Fort Rocky, that was built in 1888.
By now I know the video has gone viral... case and point this young man engages us on the street speaking of the video!!
On the country bus.. means back roads and winding hills... From Montego Bay, St James passing though the edge of Westmoreland through St Elizabeth to Mandeville, Manchester. ... quick stop at Manchester High School ....
Next day on to Santa Cruz, St Elizatbeth, home to St Elizabeth Technical High School for the Grace Headley Cup Cricket Final..
Moments with "Nurse" in her garden...
Manchester Car Park ... and back to MoBay
Hopped on the @KnutsfordExpress from Montego Bay to Kingston .. just under $25 it was about 3 hrs... I dont remember. LOL
Kevin Scott came to receive me at the New Kingston location... this was Champs weekend.. Kingston was packed, traffic was hellish. We stopped by my old school St. Theresa Prep, then on to the gentlemen that cook some serious food on Camp Road. Went to the Fruits Man right out side of Harbour View Shopping Center... a daily stop for fresh jelly coconut.
We took in a little Kingston night life at PULSE... where I finally met Jamaican Cultural Ambassador LaTonya Style of Dance JA Academy by chance!!! She's been to 35 countries now including Senegal .. spreading the love of DanceHall!! Then came CHAMPS LYME.... OMG the food!!!
Jack Mansong or Three Finger Jack
Paul Bogle Monument
Easington, St. Thomas
Back into Kingston then on the road to St Ann
Little Dunn's River
White Horses, St Thomas - Port Morant Happy Grove Grass & Cane Fields Reach Falls Boston Jerk Centre ... the Prime Minister was coming through... roads blocked... Blue Lagoon Monkey Island Mama G - Gloria Simms - Asafu Yard - Charles Town Maroon Village Quick stop in St, Mary.... I have to get back!
Kingston College, YWCA Kingston, National Heroes Park, Coronation Market, Fort Augusta Prison, Old Harbour, Thetford Great House, Spanish Town, Thompson Pen, Little Greendale
An early start .. begins with Horace RACY Matthews, UNIA member at Reggae City, Bob Marley Statute in Kingston... Up through Papine, St Andrew with Mark Andre Scott of Academic Journies through the Blue Mountain Culinary Trail to Holywell Park ..... This where the decision comes in... do we go back down the way we came or go through Portland?
What do you think happened? Cascade, Portland .... Friendship Gap - St Mary for a quick game of Dominoes B| LOL
Oooooh what a day... fruits in de mawnin ... riding through old Kingston and then the @IBOSPICE experience!! 131 Orange Street #BeatStreet
The roadside products change when you get to Clarendon... lots of farming tools become available!
It was at the baths that I found out that my video had made it to SmileJA!!
A quick stop in Porus, Manchester to see generations of the Lambert Family.
Ran into Dalton Harris at the Yam Stop....
Four Paths for Jelly Coconut
Milk River Bath
Get them cards ready... lots of vendor contacts! The Kingston Night Market is a weekly artisan popup market hosted each Tuesday at 8 Hillcrest Avenue. Premium Art, Unique Crafts, Authentic Food, and Music https://www.facebook.com/KingstonNightMarket/
Text from http://www.reggaetourist.com/weddy-weddy
This long time running Wednesday party is a must, certainly if you’re a dancehall fan. At the headquarters of the 'world immortal' sound system Stone Love - you could choose to start early and catch some of the early vibes with Welton Irie at the control.
Weddy Weddy has been a trend setting dancehall event for 11 years now and it is the place where many dancehall songs, dances and clothing styles have bussed. WHEN Every wednesday from 10.00 pm untill the morning WHERE At Stone Love H.Q. on Burlington Avenue 41.
I was in Heaven.. I need to be there again for all the finals... Jamaican Traditional Culture is being preserved!!
Joy and disappointment are always present at any competition, and Sunday’s staging of Jamaica Cultural Development Commission’s (JCDC) Drum Fest 2019 was no different.
The programme of Drum Fest 2019 was divided into five categories, which were further subdivided into classes. Representatives of schools and communities competed as soloists and as groups, for trophies as well as titles, as the beat the rhythms on trap set, repeater, Congo and djembe.
I met CEO Ambassador Aloun!! COK Sodality Co-op Credit Union Ltd http://www.cokcu.com/ https://www.facebook.com/coksodality/
Got introduced to BackaYard Magazine
A quick stop at Tastee Pattie's Flagship location!
Golden Designs is a lifestyle management and concierge service for seniors. It fulfills a variety of needs for the elderly community. https://www.facebook.com/seniorcitizensjamaica/
Let's cut through Clarendon, Manchester and onto St. E! Junction Lover's Leap - Taino Cove - separate album Lashings Black River Middle Quarters Border ... where St. Elizabeth meets Westmoreland
The beauty spot known as Lovers' Leap emerges where the Santa Cruz mountains come to an abrupt end at Jamaica's south coast, exposing a 1,700ft vertical drop down to the waves crashing on Cutlass Bay below.
As you can tell from the pics... I had a blast at @tainocovejamaica <3 Ms. Winnie is awesome!! http://www.tainocove.com/ RASTA Wellness Centre @Rasta4wellness https://www.wisdompreserve.land/rasta-for-wellness There I also spent some time with the book "The role of religion in Caribbean History" by Patrick Hylton
Whitehouse Beach ... hands down one of my favorite on the whole island. Savanna La Mar intrigues me ... I'd like to go back. Drums in Negril - AfricanDescendants876 - Linval , Calbert at Zimbali Retreats would provide rhythms that excited and soothed my soul.. check out their Culinary Retreat!!
Pit stops in Hanover (I have to defintely get back here) and Mo Bay then back to Bull Bay!! We tore up dem roads!!
FOODIES- Rise Up -This Tour is for you! Zimbali's "Farm to Table" Cooking Show is more than just a Meal- it's an Experience! Only 20 minutes from Negril, this 5 Star Retreat + Organic Farm is one of the most unique places in Jamaica. Tour the Farm, then Return to the specially designed Cooking Studio for an Authentic Demonstration using the Foods & Fruits of the Season. We offer Lunch or Dinner Shows Monday- Saturday.
Ooooh these videos are going to be a trip.. the groomsmen were awesome! Two sets of dominoes... race track and then game night :-D
Image Barbers ... Bird is a cool dude... Riding through Kingston A likkle soup at Island Grill An awesome stop at Jojo's Jerk Pit!!! LiveHighMeds 420 Party at Sweet Calabash & my Model Muse... She's fierce!! The movement continues..
From what Im hearing the Hon. Robert Nestor Marley frequented many beaches especially in the Bull Bay area... Cable Hut was said to be for honoring his birthday. No white sand here... strong currents and deep waves... hence the surfing not far off.. I didnt get around to being there before dawn to watch them do their thing; hopefully one day!!
Devon House IScream.. especially in the Easter season is truly a treat!!
Late Nights at the round about in Harbor View... Ms. Brown comes out with the most delicious meals ever...
The ladies are in town for Carnival yet they got a road trip in before the parties. Through the back roads.. Sligoville, St. Catherine stopping in Bog Walk for food and flora . Faiths Pen & meeting up with long time FB friend Mama Selah at Little Dunn's River, St. Ann, Bend Down and Stand Up Market & Burwood Public Beach - Falmouth, Trelawny and a quick stop in Takuma Boutique Hotel in St. James (separate album) A late evening stop in at Jojo's Jerk :-D Trelawny is a parish in the county of Cornwall in northwest Jamaica. Its capital is Falmouth. It is bordered by the parishes of Saint Ann in the east, Saint James in the west, and Saint Elizabeth and Manchester in the south. Trelawny is known for producing several Olympic sprinters.
I shall return... will YOU join us? Give Thanks Danielle of #NatureMyTherapy!! We met the Bobos on the way!~
Source Farm Foundation https://www.thesourcefarm.com/ It all started with a phone call to LA.. Joya Wesley asked that I check in on her friends at Source Farm. Little did I know that I would meet them a couple of days later at the farmer's market of which they are co-founders. The Source ... I truly connected.. a full circle spiritual journey... #OloshasUnited
MISSION STATEMENT The Source is a multi-cultural, intergenerational, intentional ecovillage. We have a commitment to: Natural Living Holistic Health & Spirituality Ecological Stewardship & Permaculture Organic Farming & Gardening Educational Sharing (Learning & Teaching) Natural Building-SuperAdobe/Earthbag and Dome Structures Arts & Culture The Source creates a healing retreat for residents and guests and a spiritual sanctuary to experience serenity and tranquility.
A brief encounter a few days before yielded this experience.. I arrived at high noon just as the drum sounded... experiencing the call to prayer was profound . Pray going in.. Pray coming out... I was prepared and had appropriate clothing which covered me from head to toe. I met with the Hon. Empresses Yvonne & Phyliss ... as well as many of the Elders Priests and Prophets. Moments at Bob Marley Beach & the caves of Cane River Falls capped the day! The movement continues.. #RUReady4JA🇯🇲? #KimochiiVilla #AllFiDeLoveofYaad #HealthTourism #JamaicanTours #ReconnectwithJamaica #Travelover50 #ConnectingtheDotsacrosstheDiaspora
Nine-Nights, also known as Dead Yard, is a funerary tradition practiced in the Caribbean (primarily Belize, Grenada, Dominica, Barbados, Jamaica, Guyana, Trinidad, Haiti and the Dominican Republic). It is an extended wake that lasts for several days, with roots in African religious tradition.
During this time, friends and family come together to the home of the deceased. They share their condolences and memories while singing hymns and eating food together. In the old days, the nights were calm and reserved for the most part - but that tradition has changed with the times.
Today, these gatherings resemble parties much more than they resemble wakes (though this is not true for all “nine-nights”). Traditions Nine-Nights are no longer a time to mourn, but a time to celebrate since the loved one is no longer suffering in life.
On the road again.. this time with friends in tow. A dry river bed is an interesting place. A funeral procession for a young lady. May she RIP
Kingston's Skyline at night is a wonder to behold... this album combines the two excursions.
Dub Club is my chill out spot~! The second time I went back with just my phone.. :-D
This experience here is seriously one for the books!! Mr. Scott had me out in the freaking Caribbean Sea!! It was AWESOME~~ The CBD Oil helped a great deal~~
A Lizard, Simon Bolivar, Kingston College, Kimochii Villa at night, Dance Academy of Jamaica, Lane Plaza, Ujima Natural Farmer's Market, Living Well Jamaica interview with Ashleigh-Ann Mowatt!!!
Totally... a work in progress!!!
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