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New Ziggy Marley scholarship for artistes

Published:Tuesday | August 27, 2013 | 12:00 AM
Ziggy Marley

LAMA College for Music Professionals (LAMA) president, Tom Alyesbury, recently announced a scholarship in the name of Grammy-winning reggae star Ziggy Marley.

According to, the Ziggy Marley Artist Scholarship is to be awarded annually to the most deserving applicant for LAMA's music degree programmes.

Last week, the music college hosted Marley and Grammy-winning producer Native Wayne Jobson for LAMA's new #LetsTalkMusic series, a private, invite-only event hosted every quarter for students, alumni, and associates.

Jobson interviewed Marley on several topics, which included his history in the music industry, his journey as an artiste, and his aspirations to effect change with his music.

"It is a great honour for LAMA to offer our incoming students such a prestigious scholarship in Ziggy Marley's name," said Alyesbury.

He also stated that it was fitting for Marley and Jobson to be the guests at LAMA's inaugural #LetsTalkMusic series.

"Both are extremely successful and passionate about music and will provide an invaluable learning experience for our students and alumni," Alyesbury is quoted as saying.

LAMA College for Music Professionals is a contemporary music school located in California. The college is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music and offers its students a Professional Associates of Arts Degree in Music Performance.