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Stories by Shereita Grizzle/Gleaner Writer

Published:Monday | February 12, 2018 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle/Gleaner Writer

Each year, the Bob Marley birthday celebrations (part of Reggae Month activities) are held under a theme, a theme that usually calls Jamaicans to action. This year was no different as the festivities were held under the theme 'Soul Rebel 73'. As the...

Published:Friday | February 9, 2018 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle/Gleaner Writer

In this week's edition of Five Questions with... we feature one of Jamaica's leading music producers, Donovan Germain. Germain, who established himself as a forced to be reckoned with in music from as early as the 1970s, is still one of the most in...

Published:Tuesday | February 6, 2018 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle/Gleaner Writer

Artistes are today being encouraged to develop their entrepreneurial skills as the music business is much more than just recording tracks and performing onstage.A riveting discussion surrounding the music business and entrepreneurship took place at...

Published:Saturday | February 3, 2018 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle/Gleaner Writer

Ibo Cooper said that he is longing for the day when Reggae Month will bring about the kind of buzz that could boost the country's economy in a significant way."I'm dreaming of a Reggae Month where thousands of visitors flock the island to...

Published:Tuesday | January 30, 2018 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle/Gleaner Writer

Recording artiste Tarrus Riley says there must be all hands on deck if Jamaica is to successfully fight the scourge of crime and violence."It's going to take the collective effort of everyone to spark some kind of change. It's going to take all of...

Published:Monday | January 22, 2018 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle/Gleaner Writer

In addition to donating to Patricia House, this year's Red Rose for Gregory Concert on Valentine's Day will be used to collect donations for Walker's Place of Safety. Gregory Isaacs's widow, June, said that in light of last week's fire at the...

Published:Monday | January 15, 2018 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle/Gleaner Writer

It's more than just the music, it's the experience. That is what, patrons revealed, keeps them coming back, as they celebrated 25 years of the annual reggae music festival at Grizzlys Plantation Cove in St Ann over the weekend.It was two days of...

Published:Monday | January 15, 2018 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle/Gleaner Writer

It was clear from the reaction of the audience when entertainers like Big Youth, King Sounds, Tony Rebel, J.C. Lodge and Marcia Griffiths hit the stage, that the crowd was there for authentic reggae music.Earlier entertainers like Chevaughn, Vershon...

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