The spinning, rotating and whirling are appealing. Scroll down to learn why. Early gospel music in Jamaica was inherited directly from the United States of America. She is interested in tracing how this commodity went from a primarily Euro-American product to one primarily sold and consumed among religious devotees of African-derived religions in the Caribbean and Latin America.
Shalman Scott is a former mayor of Montego Bay. I noticed then and now though that it is mainly the older folks who are usually involved in the revival church. It became the strongest of the native Jamaican religions until the emergence of Rastafarianism in the s.
Less diffused and in parallel tandem is the religious form called Myalism, the strongest neo-African cult in Jamaica, stemmed from ancient West African Ashanti ancestor possession cult and incorporates an African world view understanding of nature, deity and human relationships. He was funny, many times played the drums in reggae beats when church is not in session to entertain us the kids - Of course, he could not let any of the older members realize that!
One of the more popular proponents of gospel is the Grace Thrillers. But we must never forget the journey of our people in another bitter struggle. So here we are with a twisted history but sufficient evidence that that history fooled more of the people in England than our ancestors here in Jamaica.