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Visit by the Jamaican Folk Singers to help launch essay competition on Jamaican culture

Black Caribbean Literature (BCL)
Campbell,Aubrey (Author)
Newspaper Article
Publication Date:
Sep 19-Sep 25, 2013
Jamaica, NY
African American Research Center, Library, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Subject Term:
Caribbean area, Jamaica, Blacks, Reggae music, folk music, Competitions, Singers, Writing, Lewin, Olive, 1937-2013
The group (JFS), which was founded by the late, Dr. Olive Lewin, OD, one of the world's foremost musicologist and authority on Jamaican folklore, will launch Jamstar's ambitious World Series of Concerts project with three performances in New York City from October 11 thru' 13. Performances are scheduled for St. John's University (Queens), On Friday, October 11; Hunter College (Manhattan), on Saturday, October 12; and Calvary Tabernacle, Hempstead, on Sunday, October 13. Billed as "The Jamaican Folk & Reggae Essay Competition", the project is a Grade based initiative, targeting Elementary through High School age students, and focuses on exploring aspects of Jamaica's Folk and Reggae music. Two of the recommended reference texts are books by the late Dr. Olive Lewin, "Rock It Come Over, The Story of Jamaican Folk Music", and "Roots of Reggae" by Dr. Ptah Shabazz.