Cliff, Jimmy, OM: (Order Of Merit – highest honor granted by Jamaican government for the arts and sciences) Cliff was born James Chambers in 1948 and is noted for his outstanding musical career. Cliff was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2010. Artistes such as Annie Lennox, The Rolling Stones, Bruce Springsteen, and Cher have recorded some of his hits. My favourites include Oh How I Miss You, Sitting In Limbo and Brown Eyes. Many might know him for his version of the Hakuna Matata song on the Disney Album or from the movie The Harder They Come.
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Caymanas: The estate is comprised of 10,000 acres of land, nine miles outside of Kingston, that formed part of Jamaica’s history in the days when sugar was king. The original estate comprises the famous Caymanas Golf & Country Club, which has hosted numerous international golfing events, as well as ruined sugar factories and waterwheels. The estate is slated for commercial development as well as upscale housing developments. The Caymanas Race Track is also part of the original estate. Google Maps Link for Caymanas
The Calabash: (gourd) can harvested young as a vegetable. When mature, it is dried and used as a water vessel as the rind is waterproof. It is also used to make cups and bowls. Some are crafted into’ handbags’, which are mostly bought by tourists. In Africa, musical instruments are made from the Calabash. The Calabash has varied uses across, Africa, South America and the Caribbean. Wikipedia has extensive information.
It is thought to have been carried to the western world from Africa and the word ‘Calabash’ comes from the Spanish word calabaza, with reference to the Arabic qar'a yabisa "dry gourd", and possibly kharabuz, from Persia. Calabash also represents a local literary festival.
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