B3: SOM EMCVPA celebrates the music of Bob Marley, Burt Bacharach and The Beatles

Kingston, Jamaica – November 1, 2016 – The distinguished Faculty of School of Music, EMCPVA, showcase their artistry this Sunday, November 6, 2016, at 5 p.m. at the Vera Moody Concert Hall, 1 Arthur Wint Drive, Kingston. The concert which will feature music from global icons Marley, Bacharach and the Beatles, adds to the list of offerings for the College’s 40th anniversary.

Michael Sean Harris, Assistant Director, School of Music shares that “The music of Bob, Bacharach and The Beatles, marks the very first fully pop faculty show by the School of Music. It celebrates wonderful music created and performed by Bob Marley, The Beatles and Burt Bacharach (who penned many hits performed by Dionne Warwick, The Carpenters, Elvis Costello and others). The show celebrates a very fertile period for songwriting.”

Among the featured are Michael ‘Ibo’ Cooper, Maurice Gordon, Michael Sean Harris, Lori Burnett, Orville Hammond, Michael Fletcher, Derrick Stewart, Ruth Browne, June Lawson and others. There are also some exciting arrangements by Peter Ashbourne, Stephen Shaw-Naar and Gerd Beyens.

2016 marks a significant milestone in the college’s history. It marks 40 years since the amalgamation of the schools of visual and performing arts which prior to 1976 were being operated autonomously. To commemorate this achievement the college will be embarking on a series of celebratory activities which commenced October 9, 2016, to culminate with the Rex Nettleford Arts Conference October 2017. A leading voice in regional arts and culture EMCVPA remains the only college of its kind in the English Speaking Caribbean and continues to offer world-class education in the arts. Its’ strength is embedded in a rich tradition of passion for the arts and selfless service to people. We celebrate 40 years under the theme: Inspiring Creativity, Impacting Lives.

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