Alpha to name centre in Sean Paul’s honour


ALPHA Institute’s Music Technology Department is to be renamed Sean Paul Henriques Media Center.

This respect happened after Grammy-winning artiste Sean Paul visited the foundation in December and gave $1.5 million to its music innovation program.

Sean Paul said what awed him more than anything else was the eagerness and energy of the understudies.

“Additionally, those people who are there day by day, who give those children some trust. I addressed a couple of the children, who said when they first went to the organization they were about ‘disagreeableness’. After the primary term, they picked up companions and disagreeableness was put as a second thought. The program is showing kids an alternate concentration in life and, some of the time, that is all it takes to make an exceptionally encouraging youngster that develops into an incredible grown-up,” he told the Jamaica Observer yesterday.

The cash will be utilized to build up another studio and rooms in the Music Technology Department. This inside is required to give aptitudes preparing to the understudies in media and innovation.

“Music has done as such much in my life, so my thinking was to offer back to a program that is truly doing positive things and one that greatly affects Jamaica’s music history. It’s paying reverence back to the roots. I think it is an awesome cause since I trust that kids require something valuable to do with their time, and I was cheerful to give towards the program. I truly trust that I will have the capacity to give some an opportunity to help create it more. Any individual who can give their time and their exertion, it is an incredible thing to do,” he said.

The organization is in its third year of offering music innovation as a feature of its professional program.

“I have been effective and Jamaica is an exceptionally altruistic place. There are many individuals out there who require help, so every day, I do end up peopling from varying backgrounds, whether it be music, time or cash,” he said.

Alpha Institute (some time ago Alpha Boys’ Home) was established in 1880 and is viewed as the support of Jamaican music. The Catholic-run foundation has delivered numerous performers, including trombonist Don Drummond, trumpeter Johnny “Mixed up” Moore, saxophonist Tommy McCook, and additionally vocalists Joe Harriott and Leroy Smart, and emcee Yellowman.

Sean Paul won a Grammy grant in 2004 for his set Dutty Rock.

Source: Jamaica Observer