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Bruceford Frater (centre, above) earned a contract at RootsFM made possible by a partnership between Budget Jamaica and Alpha Boys School Radio

Bruceford Frater is a recent graduate of Alpha’s Music Technology program and today is doing contract work at Roots 96.1FM in Kingston. Made possible by Budget Rent A Car Jamaica and Alpha Boys School Radio, Bruceford’s responsibilities include recording, producing and preparing content for streaming.  Roots FM is a community station operated by the Mustard Seed Communities which operates a school and residential facilities for children and adults with developmental disabilities.

Watch Bruceford’s message below…

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This February, the 2nd online Reggae Auction will take Jamaican culture international while directly supporting academic, social and vocational services for inner city youth in Kingston. Offering reggae and Jamaican cultural experiences in Jamaica and abroad, the online Reggae Auction connects Alpha’s legacy developing pioneers in jazz, ska and reggae with its current music training and social services.  (more…)

Alpha students are on the move again. This time they are on their way to Grizzly’s Plantation in Saint Ann’s Jamaica where Rebel salute hosts the Annual Festival anticipated worldwide. Two students from the music technology program will be joining Najay Pearce, an Alpha postgraduate, and other young aspiring music engineers and producers for a special “Backstage To The Future” workshop held during and in conjunction with the festival. Alpha students and their peers will engage with professionals, observe production techniques and receive one on one mentorship from experts in the business. (more…)