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Trelawny – Culture (Part 1)

Trelawny has pockets of rich culture indigenous to the parish. Wakefield in North Trelawny is the home of the Tambu, Gerre and Mento Band. The Jamaica Cultural Development Commission (JCDC) has taught these traditions to children in several schools –Duncans All-Age and Granville All-Age. Drumming is also a part of the rich culture and was one of the teaching activities of JCDC. The Bamboo dance is practised in South Trelawny.

In 1997 the Albert Town South Trelawny Environmental Agency started the first yearly Yam Festival where yam products were exhibited and methods of production displayed. Several items such as ‘yam punch’, ‘yam cakes’ and ‘yam fresher’ were displayed.

Refuge in North Trelawny is known for cassava products including ‘cassava pone’ ‘cassava cake’, ‘cassava bammies’, ‘cassava couscous’ and ‘coconut curls’.