Busy Kids Love Music
Busy Kids Love Music
Episode 100: Folk Music of Jamaica


Welcome to the ONE HUNDREDTH episode of Busy Kids Love Music! This podcast is one of my favorite things I do in my business, and I’m so grateful to all of you who support our little corner of the Internet by listening to and sharing about this podcast with others. Thanks for being here!

In today’s brand new episode, we are visiting our 3rd country in our annual summer series, Around the World with Busy Kids Love Music. We’ll be learning about the rich and vibrant folk music of Jamaica. You won’t believe the widespread influence the music of this tiny island country has! Be sure to check out the curated playlist that I’ve linked to at the bottom of this post, because there are so many fun performances of Jamaican folk music to view.

If you’re new here, here’s how Around the World with Busy Kids Love Music works: With each new episode (new episodes air every 2 weeks), we’ll be traveling to a new country and learning about that particular place’s folk music. As you listen to each episode, you’ll collect a stamp to add to your passport while you work your way around the globe and learn about the incredible artists, cultures and communities that have contributed to folk music. Use the links below to download your passport and this episode’s stamp — from JAMAICA

Links Mentioned in this Episode:

Print the Passport

Print  Jamaica Stamp

Visit Scotland (Episode 98)

Visit India (Episode 99)

Musical Samples You’ll Hear in this Episode:


Harry Belafonte Banana Boat Song Day O + lyrics

Good Old Jamaican SKA! – Original 60’s Ska Music Compilation

Rocksteady! (Volume 1) The Roots Of Reggae – Jamaican Music Compilation

Jamaica 50th Reggae Greats (Full Album)

Music Listening Schedule for Episode 100

This fun and uplifting playlist that I’ve put together to you features a variety of styles of Jamaican folk music. You’ll get to see Harry Belafonte perform with the Muppets, the Jolly Boys play a rhumba box, and Bob Marley’s iconic reggae song, “One Love”. Listen to it here.

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