Nightlife & the Arts in Jamaica
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Nightlife includes both on-property shows at the all-inclusive resorts and nightclubs ranging from indoor clubs to beach bashes. For starters, there's reggae, popularized by the late Bob Marley and the Wailers and performed today by son Damian "Jr. Gong" Marley and his siblings, Tarrus Riley, Morgan Heritage, and many others. Dancehall is another island favorite, as is soca.
For the most part, the liveliest late-night happenings throughout Jamaica that tourists take part in are in the major resort hotels, and on the beach in Negril. Some of the all-inclusives offer a dinner-and-entertainment pass from about $50 to $100; call ahead to check availability and be sure to bring a photo ID with you. Consult Daily Gleaner, the Jamaica Observer, or the Star (available online and at newsstands throughout the island) for listings of who's playing when and where. In Negril, cars with loudspeakers travel through the streets in the afternoon announcing the hot spot for the evening.
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