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The Business of Music panel discussion at the Alpha Institute is presented by the Irie Foundation in conjunction with the Jamaica Music Conference. The panel will bring together music makers, performers and instructors for a discussion about music and the business of music today. Panelists include DJ Irie and Drop from Miami. The panel will be hosted by DJ Denvo from Kingston. Alpha Institute postgraduates will assist with production and post-production of audio content. Current students, Alpha music staff, Jamaica Music Conference attendees and local Industry practitioners are invited to attend the breakfast from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. and the panel discussion begins at 10, ending at 11:15.

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The 26th annual Mandeville Art Fair returns to rolling hills of Manchester and the campus of St. John Bosco Career Advancement Institute Nov 9-11, 2017. Located in the Hatfield community of Mandeville, the Mandeville Art Fair is the largest art exhibition in the Caribbean with over 500 pieces of original Jamaican art, including pottery works. Including the Opening Night cocktail party on Thursday evening and the return of the Family Fun Day for kids on Saturday, the Mandeville Art Fair is a wonderful experience for the whole family! See the flyer below for all the details… (more…)

The future is now at Alpha Institute. The school known for the foundation of Jamaican music is now preparing itself to be at the forefront. The support from the Irie Foundation, American Friends of Jamaica, Sean Paul and others have enabled the alpha music department to implement a comprehensive music technology program including production and performance training as well as radio broadcasting, disc jockey training, recording and live mixing.

The Jamaican entertainment industry will also benefit from the stronger foundation among industry personnel. Outside of Jamaica, Alpha is engaging with regional Caribbean trainers and practitioners in an effort to share best practices and provide its . (more…)