Jamaica and Kenya
Food and culture
the spicy jerk chicken wings
Dancehall, or reggae, music has inspired a number of dance styles as well. To understand the evolution of popular dance, it helps to understand the musical progression. Ska music, with fast beats, also had fast dances. The slow to rocksteady also developed slower dances, allowing dancers to stay on the floor longer. Reggae is associated with many things, including the Rastafarian movement, but influenced the newer styles. Dancehall music often creates its own dances based on moves in the lyrics of the songs themselves. Soca music from Trinidad and Tobago is popular with most of the popular artists from Trinidad, but many soca Jamaican artist such as Byron Lee, Fab 5, and Lovindeer are famous but also represent Jamaican music
upside down pinapple cake
Nine-Nights is a funerary tradition practiced in the Caribbean primarily in Jamaica. It is an extended wake that lasts for several days, with roots in African tradition
Nine-Nights are no longer a time to mourn but a time to celebrate since the loved one is no longer suffering in life. When friends come they do not come with just condolences they come with food, drink and music
they do food music street dancing One of the famous Christmas Markets is the Victoria Craft Market at the Ocean Hotel at the bottom of King Street.
Served here with beef and sauce.Kenya has no singular dish to represent all of Kenya cause different communitys have their different foods (chicken) and ugali is a favourite meal.
the beautiful country people want to leave because theirs not enough jobs
Originally from the influence of Indians, flatbread chapatis are popular in Kenya, and all over East Africa. They are rolled out and fried in oil until becoming crispy on the outside and gooey on the inside. Sometimes they are eaten as a snack with tea, and other times along with stew or vegetables.
The traditional food of Kenya has evolved to incorporate a little bit of the exotic spicy aromas and the delights of coconut milk blend with introduced foods from faraway lands. The history of Kenya and its cuisine are now forever linked
Nyama choma is the East African style of roasted meat. Real grazed meat or chicken is freshly butchered and slow roasted over coals with nothing more than salt. The meat is often eaten plain and dipped in more salt or accompanied by chilies and a tomato salsa known as kachumbari
One of the most popular forms of pop music is Benga, which combines traditional African drum and dance rhythms with modern electrical sounds and melodys
althought they speak swahili and english Kenya has over 62 spoken languages in the country.
Around half the population are Christians, 10% Muslim and there are small Hindu and Sikh minorities. The balance of the population follows traditional African, often animist, beliefs. Christians tend to be concentrated in the west and central sections of the country while Muslims cluster in the eastern coastal regions. Most Kenyans interweave native beliefs into a traditional religion
customs in kenya
the most common greeting is a handshake but some muslin men/woman don't shake hands with woman/men and when greeting an elder they will grasp the right wrist with the left hand to show respect
woman over 21 are often adressed as mama & men over the age of 35 are called mzze children often call the adults that ain't their family aunts or uncles.