"Build Jamaica With Music" hosting free concerts in Emancipation Park

No Comments

music_symbol.jpgIn a bid to unearth the hidden talents of the youths of Jamaica, as well as provide entertainment suitable for the entire family, a series of free concerts will be held in the Emancipation Park, beginning Sunday, July 27 at 6:00pm.

First Global Financial Services,(FGFS), a member of Grace Kennedy Group of Companies, initiated this project with an aim of encouraging Jamaicans to reconnect with the traditional music of the country, that has made people across the globe recognize Jamaica in a positive way, as explained by FGFS's president, Sandra Shirley. The project also aims to encourage music literacy among children, as well as encourage them to see music as a medium of self expression and income generator. FGFS will also be encouraging corporate entities to adopt school bands in order to boost music programmes across the Island.

As a means of encouragement and a type of mentorship, professionals in the music business will be performing along with the children. The show on July 27 headlines artistes such as: the 2008 winners of the Sonny Bradshaw/FGFS School Band Competition; Joy Music and second place winners; Tacky High School. Also performing are: The Alpha Boys School Band, violinist Nadje Leslie, Michelle and Rochelle, Jody-Ann Pantry; second place Rising Star winner, Gem Myers, Islandgirlz, Maurice Gordon and The School of Music Band.