A Maroon blows an abeng (cow horn) during celebrations in Trelawny, Jamaica. Maroons used the abeng to communicate with each other during wars with the British during slavery between the 17th to 19th centuries. The word abeng comes from the Twi language of the Akon in Ghana, and means 'animal horn' or musical instrument. It is now used during traditional Maroon celebrations and gatherings. (image by Andrew P. Smith)
A Maroon blows an abeng (cow horn) during celebrations in Trelawny, Jamaica. Maroons used the abeng to communicate with each other during wars with the British during slavery between the 17th to 19th centuries. The word abeng comes from the Twi language of the Akon in Ghana, and means 'animal horn' or musical instrument. It is now used during traditional Maroon celebrations and gatherings.
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