Bob Marley
Photo: IG @trenchtownculturalyard

“One good thing about music, when it hits you feel no pain
So hit me with music, hit me with music
Hit me with music, hit me with music now
I got to say Trench Town rock” – Bob Marley

Referred to as the Hollywood of Jamaica back in the 1960s, Trench Town is the official birthplace of reggae music and rocksteady. Trench Town is arguably the most famous “ghetto” community in Jamaica despite its underdevelopment and poverty. Even with its contribution to Jamaica’s rich reggae history, it fails to benefit from its fame. One way to combat this would be to build a major Bob Marley tourist attraction in the community. Here’s why:

  1. Trench Town was the hometown of reggae legend Bob Marley, who spent most of his younger years on First Street in the community. Marley always celebrated Trench Town, especially in popular songs like “Trench Town Rock” and “No Woman No Cry”.
  2. Many visitors to the island visit Trench Town, to see Marley’s home. Culture Yard located…

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