Sierra Leone’s Music Producer Solomon Fatoma aka Solo’s Beat and Afro Soul and RnB Songwriter Tracy Jack During have been awarded two out of the four awards for superior musical participation at the Berklee Gnaoua World Music program.

The talented musicians have also been offered participation at the careers in music program at Berklee Valencia in 2025 — an incredible recognition of their artistry and potential in the music industry.

Tracy and Solos Beat expressed gratitude to Berklee for recognizing their talents and to the entire Telem community for helping them make it to these global stages.

Solo’s Beat is a Jazzkeyboardist, music producer, song writer, Sound engineer and a self-taught musician. He has worked with many of Sierra Leone’s famous artists and has helped numerous upcoming music Producers and artists.

Tracy Jack During is a Sierra Leonean Afro Soul and RnB Songwriter . She is once a finalist on the Be a Star music show.

The Berklee at the Gnaoua and World Music Festival program provides a unique five-day opportunity to enhance  musicianship and proficiency in connecting through a global musical language.
Participants were engaged in continuous performances with musicians from diverse corners of the world, deliberately exposing them to various grooves, rhythmic concepts, harmony, and improvisational approaches.

The program guides  musicians on how to seamlessly merge with these diverse musical elements, contributing to a rich and immersive learning experience. The program took place from Monday, June 24 to Saturday, June 29, 2024 in Essaouira, Morocco.

World-renowned Berklee instructors guided musicians on how to intertwine their own musical language with others, beginning with learning to actively listen and comprehend the musical concepts of their peers.

The musicians will be challenged to explore various aspects of their instrument to broaden their musical and technical toolkit. This expansion equips them to create, whether through composition, arrangement, or improvisation, across diverse musical styles while enriching their own.

The program takes place in Essaouira, Morocco, in partnership with the Gnaoua and World Music Festival.

The platform target musicians ranging from classical to Gnaoua traditional, from pop and rock to jazz, and more.