Tama keeps beat alive
Having developed his skills working with stalwarts of British reggae, Errol Melbourne wants to now pass his knowledge on to a new generation of musicians. He has the opportunity to do that through Learn Music Mondays, a weekly workshop.
Melbourne, a drummer known in music circles as Tama, is head tutor at Learn Music Mondays, which is located in Dudley, a town in the British Midlands. It offers training sessions for various instruments as well as audio and technical engineering.
“It was an idea that I had for a while, so when the opportunity presented itself I wasted no time in getting it started. Through the efforts of Dannet Gittens, we have secured funding by DMBC Innovation Fund for the next three years. May blessings be bestowed upon her as we work to build a better place in society for our youths,” Melbourne told the Jamaica Observer.
DMBC (Dudley Metropolitan Borough Council) Innovation Fund provides financial assistance for different initiatives, including the arts, the disabled and education.