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Stories by Kimberley Small/Gleaner Writer

Published:Wednesday | February 14, 2018 | 12:00 AMKimberley Small/Gleaner Writer

In celebrating his 40th anniversary in the business of deejaying indigenous Jamaican music, David Rodigan visited the island, performing at Dubwise alongside King Jammy and Yaadcore on the weekend. As customary, he also took the opportunity to link...

Published:Tuesday | February 13, 2018 | 12:00 AMKimberley Small/Gleaner Writer

The home of iconic director Perry Henzell (The Harder They Come), 10a West King's House Road, was once again the venue for the ever-expanding Dubwise. Founded by Protoje, Yaadcore and Jason Panton five years ago, the event has since taken flight,...

Published:Thursday | February 8, 2018 | 12:00 AMKimberley Small/Gleaner Writer

However, the nucleus of all the celebrations took place at 56 Hope Road, the official Kingston compound of the global ambassador.The venue space was open to the public from 10 a.m. to engage the public with panel discussions, sale of wares and other...

Published:Friday | February 2, 2018 | 12:00 AMKimberley Small/Gleaner Writer

Have you tuned in to the Jamaican film industry activity lately? What do you think of the JAMPRO-led film-focused initiatives?I admit I am not as tuned in to new developments in the industry as I'd like to be. That said, I believe any effort made by...

Published:Thursday | February 1, 2018 | 12:00 AMKimberley Small/Gleaner Writer

Based in the Manor Park area, 53-years-old taxi driver Kenneth George Harris has decided to follow his once latent dream of becoming a recording artiste. With the carnival season around the corner, the career driver hopes to make a memorable debut...

Published:Tuesday | January 30, 2018 | 12:00 AMKimberley Small/Gleaner Writer

Being recognised by the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences in any capacity is one goal of many western-based television-focused thespians and creators. Being gainfully employed as a thespian or a creator in Los Angeles is another. Young...

Published:Friday | January 26, 2018 | 12:00 AMKimberley Small/Gleaner Writer

Hard Wine: The Ultimate Soca Experience has become a staple event for college kids. Originating from the University of the West Indies, Irvine Hall, the event developed the reputation of abating tabanca, pulling soca-loving students into a high-...

Published:Thursday | January 25, 2018 | 12:00 AMKimberley Small/Gleaner Writer

Though soca music is prominent across the region, many fans of the genre complain that Jamaican deejays struggle to transplant the eastern Caribbean euphoria to the Jamaican soca parties. There are some deejays who appear to have adopted the small-...

Published:Monday | January 22, 2018 | 12:00 AMKimberley Small/Gleaner Writer

Last year, approximately 300 submissions to the Digicel Music Academy from producers, songwriters and singers were narrowed to three of each and taken to Geejam Studios in Portland from December 19-22 for a free all-inclusive workshop, courtesy of...

Published:Saturday | January 20, 2018 | 12:00 AMKimberley Small/Gleaner Writer

Roots reggae fans and followers of the doctrine of Rastafari may readily recall Two Sevens Clash, Culture's debut album. Released in 1976, the album was produced following a prophecy of Marcus Garvey that posited there would be chaos when 'sevens...

Published:Saturday | January 20, 2018 | 12:00 AMKimberley Small/Gleaner Writer

Since its opening in December, the support for the Little Theatre Movement's pantomime, Dapper Dan the Anansi Man, has ebbed and flowed But that is the nature of theatre, according to veteran playwright and producer, Barbara Gloudon."It will pick...

Published:Tuesday | January 16, 2018 | 12:00 AMKimberley Small/Gleaner Writer

Just as he set foot in the elevator, the fellow passenger's eyes fixed on Akeem Mignott."Is this the actor?" the passenger asked. Mignott responded with a wide smile, "Yes, the actor." Their conversation was short and polite, ending with the...

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