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Music Unites Jamaica Foundation has assisted outstandingly talented music students for years, such as Jamaica's most outstanding Classical Guitar player Shawn Richards; internationally successful bass player Alvis Reid; or Jenneta Brown, Keturah Gray, Jubesha Keize and Maricka Marsh who gained their Early Childhood Music Education Masters, at the world-renowned ORFF Institute in Salzburg, Austria, and the University of the West Indies.
JMD $500,000 will be dedicated to the 'Karen Smith Scholarship' assisting a talented final year student with financial needs to finish the Bachelor of Music Degree at the School of Music in Kingston. Jamaica's beloved song bird Karen Smith made her transition on September 11, 2021.
Thanks to the kind sponsorship of the Embassy of Belgium in Kingston, a full scholarship in the name of the talented singer Tiffany Thompson has been awarded to the final year School of Music student of vocal studies Rhonda Davis. Tiffany Thompson was one of the most promising and talented vocalists of Jamaica, who passed away suddenly on March 29, 2021, at age 30.
Music Unites needs you - every contribution counts!
We thank you sincerely for your generosity!
In addition to the above mentioned scholarships, JMD $500,000 is urgently needed for the successful continuation of Music Unites' groundbreaking Research and Preservation of the life and works of Jamaican Composers.
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Music Unites Jamaica Foundation, JN Bank, Half Way Tree, RSV 11177679 (JMD); or RSV 2094533714 (USD).
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The oratorio 'Jonah' and the 'Six Volutarys for the Organ or Harpsichord' by Jamaica's first composer Samuel Felsted (1743 - 1802) are available at Music - Ornaments by Manfredo Zimmermann.
Live recordings of 'JONAH' by Samuel Felsted:
Felsted's Voluntarys for Organ or Harpsichord:
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MUJF Conducts Research on
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
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