Akoma Ntoaso Tours will be happy to welcome you to the serene countryside of Clarendon, Jamaica. We specialize in Afurakan-centered cultural tours of Jamaica, which aims to share and expose the rich cultural legacy and proud heritage of Jamaicans of Afurakan origin.
Bridgepalm Hotel, located in Toll Gate, Clarendon will be hosting Our guests while they stay with Us in Jamaica! We will ensure that the time you spend with Us will be a memorable and joyous memory that you Never forget! Contact Us at email@example.com for more information on Our Akoma Ntoaso Tours-2014 .
What is Akoma Ntoaso?
Akoma Ntoaso is an Adinkra proverb, coming from the Akans of Ghana and Ivory Coast; two major countries in West Afuraka. The language of the Akan people is called Twi, however all Akan subgroups speak slightly different variations of the language.
The Adinkra proverbs are geometric patterns which symbolize traditional laws, values and principles of the Akan people. Akoma Ntoaso literally means "the joined or united hearts". It is a symbol of agreement, togetherness and unity, in thought and in deed. It also represents a charter.
We chose this proverb to represent Our collective because we want to support the rural economy in Jamaica and rebuild the Reality of Abibifahodie (Afurakan Liberation) Economics among one another regardless of regional location, language or place of birth. We seek to utilize Our natural resources for Our own collective upliftment and economic empowerment. We know that we must reconstruct the principle of Ujamaa (cooperative economics) by using Our own creative genius for Our own benefit.
We also aim to bring Our people together in unity, harmony and overstanding so that they will learn and develop a better appreciation for the struggles, sacrifices and obstacles that Our ancestors endured and overcame in the Caribbean region, specifically Jamaica.
Our ancestors who have lived on this island for several generations are no longer here to tell their own story, but they have left a powerful and resilient Legacy that is still apart of Us All. There are also many OurStoric heritage sites on the island that speak directly on Our experience as Jamaicans of Afurakan origin and lineage.
We chose a proverb coming from the region of Ghana, West Afuraka because this is the location where many of our ancestors were stolen from and sold to Jamaica. So We fully acknowledge that West Afurakans and Jamaicans of Afurakan origin, are direct relatives.
We share the same culture in several ways, that is often ignored or rejected by Afurakan (read: Black) people born in Jamaica & also West Afuraka. The Akoma Tours 2014 (and ongoing) aims to share, expose, educate and teach Our guests about the authentic experience of people of Afurakan origin who still reside in Jamaica today. The Afurakan-Jamaican experience is also directly related to the reality that other Afurakan (Black) people live in other areas of the world.
We now know & recognize that the Arawak/Taino people of Jamaica were of Afurakan origin themselves. We must recognize & accept that ALL the Caribbean islands are apart of Our ancient indigenous territory. We truly did "come before Columbus" as Our honorable warrior scholar/Jegna Baba John Henrik Clarke had taught Us, over a generation ago.
We need to study & embrace the sacred teachings of Our elders in order to overstand OurStory and pass this legacy on to Our children. Afurakan culture & tradition is ever present with us now in Jamaica, always has been & always will Be. This is what we wish to share with Our Melanin Gifted Family, ALL over the world. We encourage you to join us! Send Us an email if you have any questions, comments or inquiries, and we will get back to you in 24 hrs. Luv & Tanks!!