Wednesday, 22 April 2009

Jamaica Music Museum being revitalised

Author: Mel Cooke
Title: Jamaica Music Museum being revitalised
Date Published: Wednesday | April 22, 2009
Source: The Jamaican Gleaner


At last Thursday evening's symposium to announce a list of top 100 Jamaican popular songs at the University of the West Indies, Mona's Undercroft, Herbie Miller brought the large audience "peace, love and harmonious greetings from the revitalised Jamaica Music Museum (JAMM)".

JAMM's mission is to "collect, conserve, exhibit and raise awareness of the history of Jamaican music, covering the range of our diverse heritage and to strengthen the public's sense of identity within the context of the nation's history".

Miller said that "in order to achieve these objectives, the museum is to encourage and organise activities (such as last Thursday's symposium), to raise awareness of the historic breadth of all genres of Jamaican music, including both ritual and secular, to highlight its social implications and to cooperate with others to increase the study and dissemination of our music".


The article reports on Jamaica Music Museum (JAMM), its history, it mission and objectives. The article also reveals future plans for the museum and the overall work that it will be doing in documenting Jamaica's musical history.

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