|Explore the World Through Folk Music||
Popular beach in Montego Bay, Jamaica
Usain Bolt, Jamaican track star
Banana bunches after they are picked
Music in Jamaica
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Food in Jamaica
Plantains - Before
Sports in Jamaica
Cricket, soccer and track and field are very popular in Jamaica. Netball a sport similar to basketball, is very popular with women in Jamaica.
How to play Netball
Three Little Birds
by Bob Marley
Don't worry about a thing,
'Cause every little thing gonna be all right.
Singin': "Don't worry about a thing,
'Cause every little thing gonna be all right! "
Rise up this mornin',
Smile with the risin' sun,
Three little birds
Each by my doorstep
Singin' sweet songs
Of melodies pure and true,
Sayin', ("This is my message to you-ou-ou: ")
This week's folk song is "Three Little Birds." Most folk songs are very old and have been around so long that nobody knows who wrote them. "Three Little Birds" is a new song written by Bob Marley who was a reggae musician from Jamaica.
He wrote and sang many songs that were popular throughout the world. Reggae is a style of music from Jamaica that comes from Jamaican mento and calypso music and American R & B music.
The official language of Jamaica is English but most people speak Jamaican Patois.
How to speak Jamaican Patois
Curried goat, plantains, cabbage and peas and rice.
Plantains - After