The March for Music Education (MME) is a catalyst for music education and employment training in Kingston, Jamaica. The campaign engages musicians, record labels, management companies, and fans in an international effort to create a community of support focused on developing the next generation of Jamaican musicians. Manifesto Jamaica is honoured to be a part of it. Launched in March 2019 with The March for Music Education Scholarship Campaign, MME raised US$50,000 or the equivalent of ten 2019-2020 music scholarships for students at the legendary Alpha Institute.
The 2019 March for Music Education Residency in Kingston was led by George “Spanky” McCurdy, a world-renowned drummer and up-and-coming producer, best known for his work with Lady Gaga and Ms. Lauryn Hill. The week-long residency involved workshops and masterclasses at the Alpha Institute and Edna Manley College of the Visual and Performing Arts. We wrapped up the week of training with a jam session that was visited by a host of emerging and established Jamaican music professionals.
Partners: Alpha Institute, Jamaica Nice, CHOR Foundation and music industry professionals invested in nurturing emerging talent