DRUMMING & DANCING
The Windward Maroons live today through their offspring who hold high the Banner of Maroonage “freedom or death”. The Buff Bay Valley, home to the Charles Town Maroons was the 18th Century theater for the drama of resistance and survival. Their victory against British colonialism and plantation slavery allowed for the retention to a large degree of this knowledge of resistance and survival.
BUFF BAY VALLEY
"Heritage Corridor of the Blue Mountains"
THE MAROONS OF JAMAICA
In those times resistance was synonymous with survival … and many of the tools of survival are today still in use throughout the valley. These include the art of living from the land, of ancestral worship and the use of drumming rituals to invoke their intervention; the use of herbs for health and healing, for malice and for warfare. Come share with the communities of the corridor these traditions of survival; visit the Asafu Yard “the ceremonial ground of the Maroons”, the Maroon Museum and the nearby Herb Museum and Garden.
Colonel Marcia Kim Douglas of the Charles Town Maroons
HIKING TO THE 18C RUINS
MAROONAGE 3 (Tour Code MM300)
One Day Sightseeing Tour of the Buff Bay Valley, dubbed the Heritage Corridor of the Blue Mountains
Duration: 8 Hour Heritage Tour (Includes. a 4 hour return drive)
US$150.00 per person (Min 3 persons)
US$130.00 per person (4-6 Persons)
US$105.00 per person (7-10)
US$85.00 per person -- (Group of 11+)