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Feb 28 Is Ska Night At Devon House. Make It A Date!

And don't be late for the Alpha School of Music Ska Night!

Devon House Development Ltd. and The Alpha School of Music are pleased to announce Ska Night is set to take place Wednesday February 28 in the Devon House Courtyard. Featuring music by The Captain, Collin Hines, hosted by Alpha’s Sparrow Martin and dance instructors on hand to teach you classic ska steps, Alpha Ska Night will take you away for a very special evening of music and dance for the entire family. Make it a date and don’t be late! Prizes and surprises are in store for individual and group dancers!


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Collin 'The Captain' Hines (L) and Sparrow Martin

Collin 'The Captain' Hines is the Disc Jockey Instructor at Alpha School of Music and a Radio Broadcaster and DJ known for his work entertaining millions of listeners on Fame FM where he plays the oldies and the goodies. The Captain is also the instructor for Alpha's Introduction to Disc Jockey Techniques class. Starting with vinyl records Collin's music and vibe showcase the culture and history of Jamaica which has earned him several awards, such as the Jamaica Federation of Musicians Award for Best Radio DJ, and the Jamaica Observer Award for Best Retro DJ.


Winston ‘Sparrow' Martin is Bandmaster Emeritus at the Alpha School of Music. He entered Alpha Boys School in the 1950s and was tutored by Reuben Delgado and Lennie Hibbert. Sparrow played on The Wailers' hit “Stir it Up” and toured internationally with top ska bands Byron Lee and the Dragonnaires, Carlos Malcom and the Afro Caribs and also Jimmy James and the Vagabonds. In 1987, at Sister Ignatius' request, Sparrow returned to Alpha as tutor, bandmaster, music director, counselor and mentor. He received a Bronze Musgrave Medal in 2007 for his contributions to Jamaican culture.


Alpha has been called a “dream factory” (NPR/USA) for “legendary musicians” (Jamaica Gleaner) who “helped release the spirit of one of the most musical islands in the world” (The Telegraph/UK). Alpha’s place in Jamaica’s music pantheon can be heard on Alpha Boys School Radio, a 24/7 streaming station that plays music only recorded in whole or in part by Alpha graduates. Click here to listen!


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ABOUT the alpha school of Music

Alpha's 130-year tradition of music education has produced jazz innovators, ska pioneers and reggae icons. The Alpha School of Music now offers a one-semester and full year certificate programme to overseas music students 19-28 years old. Click here to learn more about studying music in Kingston, Jamaica!

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