If you’ve ever wanted to learn Jamaican patois, it just got a whole lot easier with the launch of an educational CD on which, set to music, is the alphabet and grammar as used in patois, designed to be used as a learning tool, in order to make it easy for anyone, non-Jamaicans and Jamaicans alike, to learn the language.

Patois, de facto Jamaica’s official language, has journeyed to the four corners of the Earth almost entirely through the work of the country’s musicians, singers and DJs, and reggae music. Here in Japan, so popular is Jamaican culture, that there are even schools teaching the patois dialect to Jamaica enthusiasts.

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