Jamaican Music History Lecture & Field Trip

Additional Info
  • Processing Fee: $200 USD per person
  • Room Types: Hotel Dorm, Double , Single
  • Dates Available: Year Round
  • Project Sites: St. Catherine, Kingston, St. Andrew
  • Max Participants: 30
  • Max Age: 85
  • Min Stay: 1 Week
  • Min Stay: 1 Week
  • Max Stay: 3 Months
  • Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner
  • Transfers: To & from airport, Daily Transfers

Jamaican Music History Field Trip In Jamaica – Learn About Reggae Music History, Dancehall, Ska And Mento

Jamaican music consists of a number of genres, such as folk music, mento, ska, dancehall and reggae. This field experience and lecture will allow you to learn about the early beginnings of music in Jamaica, and its evolution into the art form that it is today.


The first aspect of our Jamaican music genre field trip will commence with a lecture from a Professor of Jamaican culture music where you will learn about the various genres of Jamaican music, as well as some of the most influential Jamaican musicians.


The second half of this Jamaican music style learning trip will be a tour of the Tuff Gong Studio, owned and operated by the descendants of Bob Marley himself. You will go through the process of how artists record music here, as well as see how vinyl recordings are made.


This is a perfect opportunity for students who would like to find out how Jamaican dancehall music and reggae originated in Jamaica, as well as engage in an interactive tour with the island’s most famous recording studio.


If you would like to join our field trip to learn the history of Jamaican music, apply now so that we can begin to make arrangements for your group.


Our Music In Jamaica Field Trip Includes:

  • Transfer from Accommodation to lecture room for Jamaican music lecture
  • Lecture from a local music history professor on Jamaican music culture
  • Question and answer session
  • Transfer to Tuff Gong Studio
  • Guided tour of Tuff Gong Studio
  • See how vinyl and cds are made
  • Complementary refreshments
  • Transfer to lunch or accommodation


Learning Outcomes


After the completion of this field trip, students will be able to:

• Identify the major types of Jamaican music genres such as Jamaican gospel music, reggae and the Jamaican music dancehall
• Identify the most influential Jamaican music artists in history
• Answer the question of how did reggae music start
• Understand and explain the emergence of mento music in Jamaica, folk music in Jamaica, ska music in Jamaica and rocksteady music in Jamaica
• Explain the progression and importance of music in the Jamaican culture
• Learn the process that artists undertake when recording new music
• Name the latest technology used in recording music in Jamaica
• Explain how cds and vinyl are pressed
• List the most popular reggae music festivals in Jamaica and around the world
• Answer the question of how does Jamaican music contribute to tourism


If there is a specific topic area that your group would like to discuss, please indicate it in your application form.


Recommended To Take With You:

• A camera to take pictures
• A notepad/tablet to take notes
• Tour guide tip (optional)
• Comfortable shoes for walking
• Sun screen
• Insect repellent



Lecture – 2 hours
Tour of Studio – 1 ¼ hours


Total Time – 3 hours 15 minutes




The prices below are quoted in USD and are based per person

• Groups of 21 and above: $90
• Groups of 11-20 Persons: $120
• Groups of 5-10 Persons: $150
• 4 Persons or less: $180


Price Includes:

• Round trip transportation
• Company rep for assistance
• Refreshment
• Lecture venue rental
• All lecturer fees
• Entrance fee for Tuff Gong tour


Does Not Include:

• Lunch

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