Happening. UTech Jamaica Presents The 2012 Chancellor’s Medal to The Jamaican Music Industry

On Saturday December 8, the Chancellor of the University of Technology, Jamaica, awarded the Jamaican Music Industry the prestigious Chancellor’s Medal for its contributions to Jamaica locally and abroad. At the height of the star-studded event featuring a who’s who of Jamaican music, Edward Seaga presented a cross section of music industry personalities from past and present with the Chancellor’s Medal, the equivalent of  an honorary degree from the university. The medal will be housed at the Jamaica Music Museum.

In addition to live performances by Tarrus Riley, Singing Melody, NoMaddz and Mr Vegas, the award ceremony included an exclusive art exhibition curated by the Jamaica Music Museum and co curated by Soul of the Lion. From vintage instruments to contemporary dancehall fashion, the exhibition covered the breadth and depth of the music industry at large. Many thanks to UTech Jamaica’s Office of the Registrar and BCAT communications program, the Jamaica Music Museum, Sweetland Photographics, White Skyy, Lazer Disc and the Jamaica Gleaner.