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Jamaican Composers Salute Ludwig van Beethoven
Research on Jamaican Composers
Was it because of the amazing outburst of Popular Music creativity in Jamaica (which has now lasted for over half a century), that the documentation of all other Jamaican composers has been overlooked?
Music Unites Jamaica Foundation (MUJF) saw the necessity to offer Jamaica and the world an attempt at creating a more complete picture, especially in regards to the Music History syllabus being taught here and in the wider Caribbean. Simply put, we owe it to the many Jamaican composers, starting with Samuel Felsted (born 1743), to pull their outstanding works out of obscurity and from the shadow of Reggae Music! Continue Reading Article Here
'JONAH' - The first Oratorio of the New World written by Jamaica's first documented composer, Samuel Felsted is now available in an orchestrated edition, together with his 'Six Voluntarys for Organ or Harpsichord':
Here is a live recording of this edition of 'JONAH':