Jamaica Me Crazy composed by Scott Watson. Concert Band. Concert Band; Part(s); Score. Challenger Band Series. Light Concert; Novelty; World. Grade 1.5. 120 pages. Published by Alfred Music (AP.36673).
The catchy, syncopated melody and happy island beat of this piece will musically transport you and your students to the blue water, white sands, and balmy air of the Caribbean! The piece, which demonstrates Jamaican mento and reggae influences, provides a fun opportunity to work with students on a recurring syncopated rhythm and characteristic articulations. These, together with some simple yet important folk percussion writing, capture the spirit of Jamaican music. "Jamaica Me Crazy," "mon," but everything is "irie!".