Dr. Olive Lewin Dead At 85
Jamaica has lost another folk icon. Famed Jamaican musicologist and folklorist Dr. Olive Lewin who was ailing for a while, died on Wednesday evening at the University Hospital of the West Indies.
Over a storied career, Lewin was involved in researching, arranging and directing Jamaican traditional music for schools, church and theatre performances by the Jamaican Folk Singers and other groups.
Dr. Lewin##Q##s research is captured in her several books, among them Rock it Come Over – The Folk Music of Jamaica and Some Jamaican Folk Songs.
Dr. Olive Lewin (OD) was a Jamaican, social anthropologist, musicologist and teacher. She was 85. http://goo.gl/UcEap
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