For the first time, we are aggregating and centralizing the stories of Jamaica National Heroes into a single Body of Work, chronologically highlighting their contributions to Jamaica's emancipation and independence.
OUR JAMAICAN STORY TOLD BY US
We are propelling Jamaican culture unto the world stage through our heroes journey.
This is a quick 5 minute recap of what the Jamaica National Heroes Modernized project has done since going public with the project in May 2021 and the things that laid the foundation up to that point. Jamaica National Heroes Queen Nanny Maroons - Samuel (Sam) Sharpe - George William Gordon - Paul Bogle - Marcus Garvey - Norman Manley - Alexander Bustamante
Concise, entertaining and educational 10 episode film series immersing the audience chronologically into the contribution of Jamaica National Heroes and the Jamaican story. Imagine a Jamaican version of "Anthony Bourdain Parts Unknown", "Masterclass" meets "Trevor Noah Daily Show".
7+* Original songs and lyrics telling the story of Jamaica National Heroes by Jamaican reggae, dancehall and folk artists. Accompany these songs with original dance moves and you'll be doing the "Nanny" to one these songs soon.
Vibrant true to life fine art portraits of all 7+* Jamaica National Heroes on large gallery canvases. We are transforming those dull black and white sketches and photographs into vibrant fine art portraits. 2 additional fine art portraits of Louis Bennett-Coverley and Robert Nesta Marley will accompany the collection.
We are aggregating and centralizing the story of our heroes into a single accessible online digital platform for the current and future generations to build on. As we learn more about our heroes, our culture and the Jamaican story JamaicaNationalHeroes.com will serve as a central place to find that information. Jamaica National Heroes
Limited edition coffee table books, post cards, and posters of Jamaica National Heroes and their accomplishments to be distributed to schools across Jamaica.
“A people without the knowledge of their past history, origin and culture is like a tree without roots” - Marcus Mosiah Garvey
We are taking the responsibility to define who we are as Jamaicans and tell our stories, using our past to influence our current selves and empower a future generation all Jamaicans can be proud of. “Nut’n nuh sweet like yaad”
As PROUD Jamaicans, there is no place that we go in the world where someone doesn’t connect with our culture. Either it's our food (jerk chicken), music (Bob Marley), athletes (Usain Bolt and Shelly-Ann Fraser Pryce) or our unique patois language/accent (yeah man, no problem).
If you see how small our island is on a map, you know that there is something special about Jamaica and it’s people to have made such a massive imprint on humanity.
However, we are deeper than those surface things and Jamaicans at home and abroad have a desire to preserve our rich culture and heritage so we can pass it on to our children and grandchildren so they can exhibit the same pride that we do today.
It is our responsibility, to preserve and ensure they always memba weh dem come fram. Whether a yaad or a farrin, we want them to continue playing our classic reggae music, cooking our dishes in the same way we did but also understand the power and mysticism of Nanny of the Maroons and the empowerment that Marcus Garvey allowed.
The way we pass those things on is through our stories. Whether you’re from “kuntri” or “town”, uptown or downtown, from Negril Point to Morant Point, we are all a part of the same historical story and culture. We all eat ackee and salt fish and understand cleaning the house on a Saturday morning and soup that afternoon. Our culture unites us.
No one can tell OUR story for us. WE must be the ones to do what is necessary to tell OUR story, from OUR unique perspective, portraying OURSELVES in the way WE see OURSELVES instead of how an outsider looking on perceives us.
This is a 100% Jamaican project and we want the Jamaican community at home and abroad to be a part of it so we can authentically say "A fi wi own dis... A wi mek dis".
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Jamaica's Social Historian/Professor Cultural Studies UWI - "Talking History" 10 Year running Radio Show
Senior Lecturer and Director Institute of Caribbean Studies UWI
Jamaica Consul General SE USA
Professor of Literary and Cultural Studies UWI
Author/ Lecturer in Political Philosophy and Caribbean and African Diasporic Culture and Aesthetics UWI
Jamaican media personality, journalist and lecturer
Renowned singer, actor, composer and musical director, Lecturer UWI
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Feel free to contact us using the email below. JHM@JamaicaNationalHeroes.com