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Project Name

Revitalisation of Mento, USD20,000 (JCDC)

Project Overview

The UNESCO Particpiation Programme project ”Revitalisation of Mento“ was executed and completed by the Jamaica Cultural Development Commission (JCDC) for the preservation and promulgation of the roots culture Mento Music by developing 5 new youth bands and a training DVD. The leaders of the 5 bands (Red & Gold, Steady Rockaz, Melody Vybez, Minty and Rhumbakah) have signed contracts to keep the bands functional and to submit a report once per year for 5 years. The JCDC is to reintroduce a Mento Band Competition in its annual National Festival of Arts competition.

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