Tag Archives: Accompong

Roots | Queen Nanny

Irie Magazine | Roots | Queen Nanny

Queen Nanny c.1686 – c.1755 Queen Nanny or Nanny (c. 1686 – c. 1755), National Heroine of Jamaica, was an 18th-century leader of the Jamaican Maroons. Historical documents refer to her as the “rebels’ old ‘obeah’ woman” but to the Maroons she was revered as a woman of science. Queen Nanny was born into the Asante people in what is today Ghana, […]

Roots | Cudjoe Day – Homage to the Hero

Irie™ Magazine | Roots - Cudjoe Day

Cudjoe Day Homage to the Hero January 6, 2017, marks the 279th anniversary celebration of the birth of the Jamaican Maroon leader, Captain Cudjoe (Kojo)’s and his victory over the British, led by Colonel John Guthrie. The Maroon victory resulted in the signing of the peace treaty of 1739 that granted the Maroons freedom and […]

Rock | Jamaican Maroons – Freedom & Autonomy

Irie™ Magazine | Rock - Jamaican Maroons

Jamaican Maroons Freedom & Autonomy free·dom – the power or right to act, speak, or think as one wants without hindrance or restraint; the state of not being imprisoned or enslaved. For over eighty years, the Jamaican Maroons clashed with the British, refusing to be enslaved. Fleeing into the hills of the Cockpit Country, they […]