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Day 340 of 365 Things to Do, See & Eat in Jamaica – Travel Through History at the Outameni Experience

Outameni Experience

Located in Falmouth, the Outameni Experience uses music, drama, and dance to take visitors through Jamaica’s history. The word Outameni means “Come Together” in Taino, which is similar to “Out of many one people” – Jamaica’s motto. Upon entering the site, guests are greeted by Jonkanoo dancers, and taken to  “Di Hut” to learn the “follow back-a-me” song. Next, visitors take a tour of Jamaica’s history through six villages: the Taino Indians village, the Spanish village, the English village, the African slave ship, the Asian village and lastly a modern day representation of Jamaica. Built on the former Orange Valley Sugar Estate, the site features a 1793 sugar mill, the Orange Valley Great House and a garden with trees and herbs. Jamaican film producer Lennie Little-White, creator of Royal Palm Estate fame, designed the Outameni Experience. With the help of architects, costume designers and actors, the site opened to the public on September 30, 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.

Photo Source: Bourne’s Little Angel Linstead


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