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Jamaica Music Museum Taps Into Mento Sweetness for Reggae Month 2017

Jolly Boys among the mento bands for 'How the Mento So Sweet' Reggae Month 2017

For Reggae Month 2017 the Jamaica Music Museum will be searching for sweetness. The JMM’s annual Groundation events will be exploring the rhythms and message of mento under the theme ‘Mento: Is ow de Music So Sweet’, using film, music and discussions.

Poets Pay Tribute to Don Drummond

Raymond Mair, Mervyn Morris, Jerry Small, Lorna Goodison & Kwame Dawes on Don D

Five Jamaican poets gathered to explore and celebrate the nature and impact of iconic trombonist Don Drummond, whose music and tragic fate have inspired many poetic verses.

Bio of Don Drummond Gets Jamaican Launch for Groundation 2016

Heather Augustyn author of Don Drummond the Genius and the Tragedy

“I wrote this book because Roger Steffens once told me that there are over 500 books on Bob Marley, but not one book on Don Drummond,” explained Heather Augustyn.

Jamaica Music Museum Explores Don Drummond Through Poetry, Music and Musings

Jamaica Music Music explores Don Drummond for Reggae Month 2016

The Jamaican Music Museum’s Reggae Month Groundation series breaks new ground in 2016, by focusing on a single musician. The 2016 series will pay keen attention to the legendary, enigmatic trombonist Don Drummond.

Music and Musings at 'Grounation' with Nomaddz and Di Blueprint

Nomaddz at Grounation 2013

The musical skills of Nomaddz and Di Blueprint Band combined with the theoretical ground of Joshua Chamberlain and Dr. Clinton Hutton second week of Grounation 2013.

Equal Rights: Reggae and Social Change - Exploring Revolution though Cover Art

Members of the Blue Glaze Mento Band

The Jamaica Music Museum opened its first major exhibition Equal Rights: Reggae and Social Change at its interim home at the Water Lane exhibition space, Institute of Jamaica, Downtown Kingston, on Sunday August 12, 2012.