Abana Magazine Celebrations Calendar Of 2017
In order to enjoy a productive and prosperous 2017, this new year’s challenge needs us to set up first of all a fresh thinking and a new approach. Beyond the usual resolutions of finding the perfect love, losing weight, exercising more, or getting finances in order, we have some suggestions for the coming year to all the lovers of jamaican music or those who are wishing to free their spirit this year through the power of music and traveling. Indeed, traveling is one of the richest experiences life can give a person. It broadens your horizons in more ways than one! The people you meet, the place you see, the cultures you experience. These are things that can help you grow as a person and leave you with rich and important memories to take with you throughout your life! Plus, its just so fun! Now, traveling To Kingston Jamaica is an extraordinary experience for the real music lovers and the eternal rebel because it is the place “Where Music Never Stop And Most Of It Started”… More than half a century later after the birth of Rock steady, Kingston remains a refuge for artistic, free-spirited types. Sure, the message of dancehall music sounds far from some kind of high spirituality today compared to the one that came out of the roots reggae music powered by the rastafarian movement of the 70’s. Bleaching, skin-out whine and tattooes attract more the crowd of youth than Chanting down Babylon or going back to the roots of Africa. But Kingston’s music industry preserve its creative energy in heritage, and they welcome travelers who come ready to be inspired. Jamaican History is going on and no one knows where it will pop up in a decade.
That’s why we have decided to launch this year a new program titled “Abana kalendar”: as a short narrative that can let us travel through the history of Jamaica. With this calendar, history can be easily learnt and in the same time celebrated. A travel to remind us also that, whatever what is happening now, most jamaican national celebrations evoke the sacred moment of their freedom following the legal abolition of British colonial slavery. During all the year, Jamaica’s national calendar of celebrations includes a great number of Historico-cultural comemorations, developped in a variety of forms, that are meant to invite the locals to collectively celebrate their liberty, to keep the memory of their past history and also the remembrance of the motherland Africa.
This month is no exception to that rule. Rastafarian communities were dedicated the celebration of the Ethiopian Christmas (Melkam Genna) on January 7th. January 7th also marks for the gaza nation and dancehall fans the birthday date of the worldboss dancehall artist Vybz Kartel. In Kingston on january 7th for sure you’ve got to find party, roots reggae, nyabinghi or dancehall.
Much more events are taking place all over the year. It’s fun to come and party in Kingston mostly if you are aware about all the national or rastafarian events. The new trend is also to celebrate birthday bash.
Make traditions with us. Take a look at our Abana calendar of celebrations, organize your trips and broaden your horizons with us!
■January : Ethiopian Christmas (Melkam Genna)
■February: Black history month
■March : Queen Nanny National Hero Month
■April : Abana Month of celebrations
■May : Tribute to Bob Marley
■June : Tribute to Marcus Garvey
■July : HIM earthstrong
■August : Marcus Garvey earthstrong
■September : Ethiopian NY / Tribute to Peter Tosh
■October : Tribute to Paul Bogle / Peter Tosh
■November : HIM Coronation
■ December : KwaNzaA celebrations