Marjorie Whylie joins EMCVPA Faculty for a celebration of Spanish Music at Sabor Hispano

November 01, 2017 – Kingston, Jamaica – Jamaica’s music darling and icon Marjorie Whylie joins the faculty of the EMCVPA’s, School of Music for a special performance on Sunday November 5, 2017 at 5:00 p.m. in the Vera Moody Concert Hall for their first Faculty Recital for the academic year dubbed Sabor Hispano featuring music from Puerto Rico, Cuba, Argentina, Spain, Chile, USA, Mexico and Jamaica.
Featured Faculty includes vocalists – Anna Straughn, Ruth Browne, June Lawson, Carl Schardsmidt, Drummer – Derrick “Stewie” Stewart, percussionist- Reuben Betty, Pianists – Michael “Ibo” Cooper, Stephen Shaw Naar, Orville Hammond, Andre Adman, Kayo Yoshida, Angella Elliot, Roger N. Williams and Jon Williams. Also on the distinguished lineup are Rafael Salazar, Norman McCallum, Vivian Scott, Darren Young, Gerd Beyens, Ian Hird and Dwaney Livingston with other special guests.
Patrons can expect world class performances in this special lineup and will be treated to a fusion of Jamaican, Jazz and Spanish music in a two hour performance.

The School of Music was established in 1961 and offers Bachelor, Associate and Certificate programmes in Performance, Jazz and Popular Music Studies and Music Education of a wide range of instruments. The EMCVPA remains the first and only institution of its kind in the English-speaking Caribbean.

For more information, interviews or tickets for the concert, please contact Coleen Douglas at 876 468 5409 or

The Edna Manley College of the Visual and Performing Arts has been through several stages in its evolution. The four Schools—Drama, Music, Dance, and Visual Arts—started out at different locations in Kingston. Two of the Schools, namely the School of Art and the School of Music, are historic because of their establishment in 1951 and 1961 respectively, before the island gained its independence from Britain in 1962.

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