The Charles Town International Maroon will hosts its 11th Annual International Charles Town Maroon Conference & Festival under the theme "Peace." This conference will be held in the town’s Asafu Yard, a sacred space of Maroon dancing and drumming, surrounded by Jamaica’s beautiful Blue and John Crow Mountains.This event intends to offer a unique combination of scholarly panels and cultural events, the conference brings Maroons and Indigenous Peoples together with scholars and locals to examine the ways their legacies have endured, creolized, and resonated in the Caribbean, Africa, Canada, Australia, South America, Europe, the United Kingdom, and the United States.
The conference plans to offer presentations from all fields and genres which includes, history, geography, anthropology, ethnomusicology, education, literature, film, the arts, sustainability studies, indigenous studies, and ecocriticism. Participants has the opportunity to work closely with each other and the Maroons of Charles Town to explore the relevance of indigenous knowledge to contemporary life and the future of our worlds.
All are welcome!!