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Day 304 of 365 Things to Do, See & Eat in Jamaica – Pay Your Respects to Nanny of the Windward Maroons

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The monument to Rt. Excellent Nanny of the Windward Maroons was installed in 1999. It was designed by Compass Workshop Ltd. A critical element of the theme of this Kingston monument is the sound that is created by its main vertical structure. The forms of the monument are given voice by the sound of the abeng, which is produced by kinetic action of the wind blowing against the face of the figure. The abeng’s sound was critical in the Maroons efforts to defeat the British, so its inclusion at the monument is especially appropriate. The secondary structures symbolize Nanny surrounded by Maroon Guerrilla fighters.

About 365 Things to Do, See and Eat in Jamaica
Jamaica has so many unique foods, places and events to offer. These things are often missed by visitors to Jamaica and even locals. Our goal is to have you try new things and see what Jamaica has to fully offer with something to do 365 days of the year. Please note that these are all our opinions and we are always open to suggestions.

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