JAFSP Materials for Music Therapy Field Work...

The musical materials below are tried and tested during many field service trips of the JAFSP. These materials are based on the traditional Jamaican folk music that you will be studying while in Jamaica. JAFSP music therapy students work in a variety of settings, and the songs listed below are both culturally appropriate, and age appropriate for these various clinical settings. Memorize the songs below before arrival in Jamaica, for use during your music therapy field work in the infirmaries, homeless shelters, and special needs schools across the island. If you play guitar also be sure to learn the chords, in a variety of keys. It is crucial that these songs are committed to memory before arrival in Jamaica, in order to be prepared for the work you will be doing, as there will not be time during evening training sessions to learn these materials. Additional musical materials will be covered on site in Jamaica, during the regular prep sessions, and during the Afro Caribbean drumming classes which are given each day. If you have any questions as you are memorizing the musical materials listed below, feel free to contact the JAFSP director at wills@jafsp.org.

Sheet Music and Lead Sheets to Memorize

JA National Anthem - Every JAFSP student must learn the Jamaican National Anthem

Rivers of Babylon - Very useful for work in infirmaries and homeless centers

Mango Time - Beloved Jamaica Folk Song

Dis Long Time Gyal - Jamaican folk song, very useful in elder-care centers (“infirmaries”)

Fan Mi Solja Man - Another old time Jamaican mento song chick

Linstead Market (Carry Me Ackee) - Very popular old Jamaican folk song

Waata Come a Mi Eye - Another old time Jamaican folk song for use during MT clinical work

Mango Walk - Another of many Jamaican “Mango Songs”

Buddhist Blessing - Goodbye song, courtesy of Dr. Joni Milgram-Luterman, MT-BC

Three Little Birds - By Bob Marley. Practically a second anthem in Jamaica!

Additional Songs to Learn By Ear

Hello Song.mp3 - Thanks to Tracy Wanamaker, MT-BC (based on Fan Mi Solja Man above)

Do Lord.mp3 - Another popular gospel tune, useful at geriatric center***

This Little Lite.mp3 - Another popular gospel tune, useful for the infirmary***

JAFSP Musc Therapy Materials