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Saturday, June 9, 2012

Jamaican Revivalist Bands In Watts Town, Part II (Videos)

Edited by Azizi Powell

This is Part II of a two part post on the Revivalist religion in Jamaica, West Indies.

Click http://pancocojams.blogspot.com/2012/06/jamaica-revivalist-bands-in-watts-town.html for Part I of this post (Information & Commentary About Jamaican Revivalism).

The content of this post is presented for historical, folkloric, spiritual, and aesthetic purposes. The copyrights remain with their owners.

My thanks to all who are featured in these videos, and to these videos' producers, and these video's uploaders (MsMiman, LoveMusicBad, and Evroy1986). Thanks also to all those whose comments are quoted.

PART II - FEATURED VIDEOS
[These videos are posted in no particular order.]

Video #1: Watt Town Revival Church, 48 Bands on the seen



Uploaded by MsMiman on Apr 1, 2010

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In the context of Jamaican Revivalism, I believe that the term "bands" mean "specific church congregations", and not any group of music instrumentalists.

Here's a comment from this video's viewer comment thread http://www.youtube.com/all_comments?v=fbVFx9mqBGo:
"Yea! the zion movement isn’t what i was taught growing up by one thing i do know is when the spirit of god is moving, and indeed is in these lady’s (I’d also like be attend one of these meetings) so the answer to your question what are they doing?? communing there a communing with GOD and each other isn’t it beautiful??? this type of worship seem so familiar to my spirit.... how I was able to help"

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Video #2: Drlling



Uploaded by LoveMusicBad on Feb 24, 2010

Bishop Guthrie and Bishop Clarke drilling with a 'bands' on Watt Town seal at a Quarter. Watt Town, St. Ann, Jamaica

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My guess is that "drilling" means is to bring forth the Holy Spirit/s. More comments about this term are found in Part I of this series.

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Video #3: Revival Bands in Watt Town, St. Ann, Jamaica



Uploaded by LoveMusicBad on Feb 24, 2010

First quarter in March, various Revival groups ('bands') visit Watt Town for a holy and spiritual convocation. This video features some of the headress styles...called trubans

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Video #4: Drilling On Watt Town Seal Ground



Uploaded by LoveMusicBad on Feb 24, 2010

Bands drilling on Watt Town church's seal. The clip features the feet movement. This took place in Watt Town, St. Ann, Jamaica.
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From http://www.zimbio.com/Caribbean+Culture/articles/GYV_epyMggY/Revivalism Revivalism: "Seal Ground" is the focal point of the church; this is where the angels are believed to manifest themselves. This is the most sacred area of the ground"...

Read more about "Seal Ground" in Part I of this post.

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Video #5. 2009 0923holyconvocationtues0002



Uploaded by MsMiman on Sep 25, 2009

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Here are two comments from this video's viewer comment thread http://www.youtube.com/all_comments?v=hUpfYL4RQ7M:

"Nothing like the revival Churches. I miss home. Can't wait to go back to Jamaica and do some drilling like this. I miss it all. This is the real deal. I can feel them."
-Jamaican180; 2010

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"I am happy that you are blessed by our videos. We can be contacted at 48 Barnett Street, Montego Bay, Jamaica west indies."
-MsMiman, 2010

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Video #6: watt town 1st Quarter 2010



Uploaded by MsMiman on Apr 1, 2010

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Video #7: Watt Town Revival Church 1st Quarter 2010



Uploaded by MsMiman on Apr 1, 2010

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Video #8: Pastor Beckford Drilling The Bands @ Watt Town 2012



Published on Mar 3, 2012 by Evroy1986

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