Jamaican culture may influence the world, but it’s also influenced by its tumultuous past. The island has lost a big chunk of its language and culture in the past. However, it has also become a fusion of different cultures, places, and people.
Today’s article will discuss the modern contributions that you weren’t even aware came from Jamaica.
Reggae is a type of Jamaican music dating back to the ’60s. Some of the greatest reggae artists of all time come from Jamaica, which pretty much makes the island the second birthplace of the genre after the countries in Africa.
Reggae is so big in Jamaica that its government has dedicated an entire museum to the sights and sounds of Bob Marley, one of the best reggae artists the world has ever seen.
2. Usain Bolt
Usain Bolt became the fastest man on earth after breaking records in 100- and 200-meter sprints, and he just so happens to come from Jamaica. The athlete has won the Olympic gold three times, and while he was the one to make the news, he isn’t the only sprinter to come from Jamaica.
Merlene Ottey is yet another 200-meter race world champion. So is Veronica Campbell, who managed to impress by winning an Olympic gold medal in the 200-meter sprint twice. Jamaican men and women continue to defy the laws of physics and stun scientists with their impressive stamina and impossible speeds.
3. Jerk Sauce
Jerk Sauce is an incredibly famous relish eaten with relish throughout Jamaica. It’s pretty much a condiment on the island, seeing as you can pour it over anything and everything, from fish to meat to tofu and even grilled vegetables.
Its purpose: to spice up an otherwise bland dish.
Funnily enough, the term ‘jerk’ applies not only to the sauce but also to the preparation method of the fish, meat, vegetable, or tofu over which you’ll be applying said sauce. While you can use the saucy version as marinade and relish, there’s also a dry version that can be used as a seasoning.
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