Mento is pre-calypso Jamaican music, crucial in the formation of ska and reggae. Michael Garnice’s
MentoMusic.com site contains a wealth of fascinating information about artists recordings, tracks etc.
I have been learning songs from the recordings of
Edric Connor, Louise Bennett & The Jamaican Folk Singers.
The Jolly Boys are a big name in mento nowadays. They started out in the 1940s but are still going strong!
is one number they do that the Caribbean Community Choir sings. These two – Emmanuel Road & Rehab – are mento versions of modern classics. Perfect Day
UKULELE COURSE FOR KIDS & ADULTS
Four week ‘fast-track’ ukulele crash course.
The course is aimed at complete beginners.
If you are a fast learner and able to commit to practising lots every day, then this is the course for you.
The course will cover:
How to tune and hold the ukulele.
11 basic chords.
Basic strumming while playing simple songs.
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Caribbean Community Choir
Come & join the
Caribbean Community Choir for Friday lunchtime sessions at Crofton Park Community Library, 375 Brockley Road, Crofton Park, London SE4 2AG.
Have fun in a small & friendly group. Plus learn a new skill.
The drop-in sessions are suitable for everyone – you don’t have to have sung before & don’t have to come from the Caribbean.
Learn about the fascinating & wide range of Caribbean folk music that exists:
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