Culture IN Education/ Programme

The symposium aims to foster an understanding of the ways in which Reggae Music has contributed to the social and economic well-being of Jamaica and Jamaicans, at home and broad. At the end of the symposium, participants should be motivated to contribute to building on the positive aspects and influence of the music. It targets fifth and sixth form level students, students of teachers colleges, students of Edna Manley College and Exed School of Performing Arts, College of Agriculture, Science and Education, Performing Arts Societies at UWI, UTECH, NCU, Culture Agents.

 

The activities should be a judicious mix of

1)      SOMETHING TO LOOK AT

a.       An exhibition on the development of reggae as a genre of music.

2)      SOMETHING TO LISTEN TO

a.       Two 30-45 minute presentations (allowing 15 minutes for participants to interact with presenters). Topics and panelists are as follows:

                                                               i.      Reggae and Economic Development: The Case of Sunsplash – Ronnie Burke, Michael Wiitter

                                                            ii.      Babylon By Bus: A Message for the World – Herbie Miller

3)      SOMETHING TO DO (Working groups)

a.      Careers in Reggae

                                                              i.      Lighting – John Swaby

                                                            ii.      Song Composition – Tanya Stephens

                                                          iii.      Reggae Instrumentation – Ibo Copper

4)      USING THE INFORMATION

a.      Project Development, JBDC

 

Where: TBC

When: February 24, 2009

Cost: N/A

Culture IN Education/ Programme

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