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Day 84 of 365 Things to Do, See & Eat in Jamaica – Get in Touch with Reggae’s Heritage & Where Bob Marley grew up

Trench Town Culture Yard Bob Marley
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This area in St. Andrew is where reggae legend Bob Marley learned how to play the guitar, and it was here that he co-wrote “No Woman No Cry” with Vincent “Tata” Ford, the song that recalls their experiences growing up here. Marley’s “Natty Dread” describes his many travels from First Street to Seventh Street, and while he lived at numbers 6 and 8 First Street, Bob and the Wailers got together and recorded their first album “Catch a Fire.” The Yard now boasts an architectural and cultural museum with items and instruments used by Marley, as well as a souvenir shop. The Trench Town Culture Yard was named a National Heritage Site by Jamaica’s government in 2007.

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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