Festival

Fi Wi Sinting Jamaican Festival

 Celebrating Jamaica's African Heritage
February 17, 2013

Fi Wi Sinting is an annual one day celebration of Jamaica's African heritage and is a tribute to the ancestors. It is held at Somerset Falls River Park, Hope Bay, Portland, north of Port Antonio, Jamaica. It has become the largest Black History Month event in Jamaica.

Vendor
Jonkunoo
A Break in the Day
Crowd Shot

Accompong Festival 1977: The People's Law

1977, we were young punks, staying with Ras I-stro in his home community. We knew nothing.

Acommpong, Jamaica

In 1977, we were privileged to travel to the yearly festival in Acommpong, Jamaica. This festival, on January 6th each year, celebrates the independance of the people of Cockpit Country and the People's Law. This year we returned and spoke with Mark Wright, the local historian and tour guide in the area. We brought photos from the 1977 festival and shared them with the local folks. They delightedly recognized many of the people in the pictures.