Two Years pon di Rock

DominiqueTwo Years pon di Rock tells the story of Dominique’s journey to discover the heart and soul of Jamaica. She shares Jamaican culture through stories, music, colorful pictures and lyrical prose and writes about her experience as a Peace Corps Education Volunteer.

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  • Music Monday: Protoje – “Blood Money”
    Reggae music has grown and expanded since the days of Peter Tosh and Bob Marley. Protoje is one of the genre’s modern mainstays. He and his band the Indiggnation provide the soundtrack to today’s conscious, political, philosophical reggae scene in Jamaica. I had the privilege of seeing Protoje at a special live show...
  • Fête fi Hours: Jamaica Carnival
    Feathers, rum, revelers, spectators, trucks, and plenty of soca music: this is Carnival!  We heard the marching band leading the parade as we made our way to Hope Road at mid-morning on Sunday. As we neared the street, we caught glimpses of costumed marchers, called revelers, already dancing with rum drinks...
  • 12 Days of Gratitude: Day 10
    “Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it.” – William Arthur Ward October This was a doozy of a month. So many things happened in October, both happy and not-so, and I’m still feeling the aftershocks. The Peace Corps Jamaica office, all boarded up in preparation...
  • 12 Days of Gratitude: Day 9
    “If you look at what you have in life, you’ll always have more. If you look at what you don’t have in life, you’ll never have enough.” – Oprah Winfrey  (Drawing on the wisdom of Oprah for a second time in the series.) September I co-facilitated a candlelight vigil with our Diversity Committee.  This...
  • 12 Days of Gratitude: Day 8
    “We can complain because rose bushes have thorns, or rejoice because thorn bushes have roses.” – Abraham Lincoln August If the year were a week, August would definitely be hump day. The end of the year is in sight, and though your rational mind is telling you to “live in the present”...