Earthquake Shock (2020) Inna Beautiful Jamaica 🇯🇲

In January 2020, the relative calm of JAMAICA was shattered when an earthquake, measuring 7.7 on the Richter Scale struck. Felt across the island, the epicenter of the quake was actually some 85 miles at sea, and closer to Cuba.
Earthquake Shock (2020) In (Inna) Mandeville Jamaica! shares the experiences of persons in Mandeville, Jamaica who felt the actual earthquake. Several other Caribbean countries also felt the Earthquake.

Jamaican Storytelling Griot, Lady Vivien, shares the story of those frightening moments in original Jamaican Patois (Creole) poetry. Short testimonials from some people who felt the quake are also included. Lady Vivien’s style is somewhat reminiscent of the performance style of the late Jamaican Cultural Icon, Dr. the Honorable, Louise Bennett Coverly (Miss Lou.)

Interestingly, the 1692 earthquake in Port Royal, JAMAICA, devastated that city. The Kingston Quake of 1907 destroyed Kingston City, and the 2010 earthquake in Port-au-Prince, decimated Haiti. None of those earthquakes measured as much as 7.7 on the Richter Scale. Understandably, Jamaicans feel blessed to have been spared the devastation that an “on-land” earthquake could have caused.

Storytelling is an important aspect of Jamaican folk culture. Lady Vivien is one of Jamaica’s finest Folklorists and a true Griot.

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