Jamaica: Arts and Crafts
Arts and Crafts have evolved through the years where there is now a definite distinction made
between "The Arts" and "Crafts."
Jamaica became an independent nation in 1962 and has really steadily forged ahead in this effort.
There is The National Gallery of Jamaica which has a exquisite collection of art.
There is also The National Library of Jamaica and
The African Caribbean Institute of Jamaica.
Cultural Activities are organized and developed by the Jamaica Cultural Development Commission.
The Ministry of Education, Youth and Culture is responsible for the performing art, music, drama and dance.
The Jamaica Folk Singers has recorded documented Jamaica folk songs and continue to do research in this regard.