Town Crier

Yes man! I love how we hold on to some of our Jamaican traditions. One of many is the announcing of events, using loud speakers on or in a car driving around town and in the country areas.…blasting the time, venue, artists and whatever else they care to share, while playing music. Speak about guerrilla marketing, nonetheless a great way to get folks’ attention and get the stage show jamming.

Notice how deep the road curves and if you look closely, you’ll also see a little zinc shop off the roadside. ‘Smile, you’re in Jamaica man’.



About Sheryl Teach Stark

Hi my name is Sheryl. I am a Humanitarian, Blogger, and a gardener. I love all music, but reggae more so. I cannot tell you everything about me here, so follow me on facebook: and on twitter @givingirl. One Love.
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4 Responses to Town Crier

  1. shianwrites says:

    Oh man, I was looking for this blog as well. I realize you have two… I remember this, funny stuff. 🙂

  2. elmer says:

    We have the same thing here in the Philippines especially in the provinces. Back in the days, they also herald around what’s showing in the town movie houses. As kids, we would run out into the streets and enjoy the big big colorful movie posters displayed on these “mobile announcements”.

    • Sheryl Stark says:

      Hi Elmer, thanks for commenting. It sounds like fun growing up with such tradition, it was so exciting as a kid wasn’t it. Thanks for sharing I love learning about cultures around the world.

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