“Songs of Freedom”
Townley Celebrates Black History Month
Thursday 9th October

As part of Townley Grammar School’s commitment to celebrating Black History Month for its students, Canadian Grammy Award nominated artist, Jonathan Emile performed his “Songs of Freedom” workshop to Year 7 and 9 students on Thursday 9th October.

Jonathan Emile is a Jamaican Canadian singer, poet, musician and entrepreneur from Montreal, Quebec. He is the creator and the founder of Mindpeacelove Enterprises - a conscious art company and record label - and a cancer survivor. In 2011, he received Grammy nominations and appeared on the long-list in the 'Rap Album of The Year' category for his album "The Lover/Fighter Document EP".

This was Jonathan’s second trip to Townley and he was delighted to bring the school’s Black History Month celebrations to life once again. Commenting on the event Jonathan said: “It is always an honour and a pleasure to perform for Townley students, they are fantastic girls and real change makers!”

Jonathan performed to over 400 students and the school hall was packed with both students and teachers alike.

Mr Fabian de Fabiani, the organiser of the event and House Leader said:

 “It is testament to Townley’s national and international reputation that we can organise events such as Jonathan’s today; our values and vision are symbolised by this event.”


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