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Published:Tuesday | April 7, 2020 | 12:18 AMAnthony Turner/Gleaner Writer

New york: ON SUNDAY, June 29, 2014, Reggae Queen Marcia Griffiths was celebrating 50 years in the music business and she had brought along a powerful army of veterans from Jamaica to help her mark this musical milestone at Groovin In The Park 2014...

Published:Thursday | March 26, 2020 | 12:18 AMAnthony Turner/Gleaner Writer

NY: JAMAICA’S GRAMMY kid, Koffee, is enjoying a new lease on life with her single ‘ Toast’, which is now featured in a new Life Water (LIFEWTR) mainstream TV commercial, which premiered on television stations nationally in the USA. LIFEWTR is a...

Published:Friday | March 6, 2020 | 12:19 AMAnthony Turner/Gleaner Writer

Bronx, NY: New York-based Japanese producer, Eisaku ‘Selector A’ Yamaguchi, says the idea for his latest compilation, Reggae Loves Unity, came to life after vibing to a Bob Marley classic – War. “That is what inspired me to do this compilation...

Published:Wednesday | January 8, 2020 | 12:24 AMAnthony Turner/Gleaner Writer

New York: New York-based Jamaican reggae singer, Marcia Aitken, burst on to the scene in the mid ‘70s with her single, I’m Still in Love with You Boy, which climbed to number one in Jamaica and the United Kingdom (UK). The song was sampled by DJ...

Published:Monday | December 9, 2019 | 12:17 AMAnthony Turner/Gleaner Writer

NY: Jamaica-born author director, producer, and actress, Sandy Daley waited with bated breath with her family on December 3 to see if she would win one of the coveted spots in the 2020 Toronto Fringe Festival. The festival, which was founded in...

Published:Monday | November 25, 2019 | 12:22 AMAnthony Turner/Gleaner Writer

NY: Veteran vocal harmony reggae group, The Meditations, which last performed on Jamaican soil with Bob Marley at the One Love Peace Concert in 1978, is confirmed for Rebel Salute 2020, which unfolds at Grizzly’s Plantation Cove in St Ann, on...

Published:Friday | November 22, 2019 | 12:09 AMAnthony Turner/Gleaner Writer

NEW YORK: Skip Marley, the grandson of reggae legend Bob Marley, was on schedule when he and his team arrived at Hot 97 FM in Manhattan recently for his 10:30 a.m. interview with morning co-host Shani Kulture. The Gleaner and TVJ’s Entertainment...

Published:Wednesday | October 16, 2019 | 12:15 AMAnthony Turner/Gleaner Writer

NY: At Buju Banton’s historic Long Walk To Freedom official after-party in March, New York Chef Omar Walters of Omar’s Kitchen, was flown to Jamaica to fête celebrities and fans attending the shindig at Liguanea Club in St Andrew. Later this week...

Published:Saturday | October 12, 2019 | 12:14 AMAnthony Turner/Gleaner Writer

New York: WBAI, a listener-supported radio station and a member of the Pacifica chain of radio stations, which provides original programming to listeners in the Metropolitan New York City region and worldwide, was abruptly shut down Monday...

Published:Thursday | October 10, 2019 | 12:10 AMAnthony Turner/Gleaner Writer

NY: Lt Stitchie, who made the transition from dancehall music to gospel, after a near tragic motor vehicle accident on his way to Reggae Sumfest in 1997, was overcome with emotion when he reunited with his long-time sparring partner, DJ Ricky...

Published:Sunday | October 6, 2019 | 2:15 PMAnthony Turner/Gleaner Writer

New York: History was created on Monday, September 30, with the official launch of My Turn Radio, an all-female disc jocks radio platform. The station, whose playlist includes reggae and dancehall music, is the brainchild of New York-based...

Published:Saturday | October 5, 2019 | 12:07 AMAnthony Turner/Gleaner Writer

Bronx, NY: At a time when some of the stakeholders in the music industry in Jamaica are complaining that their livelihood is under threat with the enforcement of the Noise Abatement Act, New York rolled out the red carpet for some of the biggest...

Published:Monday | September 30, 2019 | 12:16 AMAnthony Turner/Gleaner Writer

NEW YORK: After being off the airwaves for almost eight months, Kirk Nelson, aka ‘Captain Kirk,’ the renowned ‘bad boy’ of radio, has taken up residence at Supa Jamz radio in Palm Beach, South Florida, hosting the Captain Kirk Show. ‘The...

Published:Saturday | September 21, 2019 | 12:18 AMAnthony Turner/Gleaner Writer

Mt Vernon, NY: Hip hop superstar DMX and dancehall artiste, Serani brought the heat to CityFest last weekend in Mt Vernon, New York. The outdoor street festival featured performances from several American and local reggae-dancehall acts and...

Published:Saturday | September 14, 2019 | 12:15 AMAnthony Turner/Gleaner Writer

New York: Recent comments by female dancehall DJ D’Angel comparing herself musically to Koffee and demanding respect from the entertainment industry have put the spotlight on females in the reggae/dancehall space who are making strides or on the...

Published:Friday | September 13, 2019 | 12:32 AMAnthony Turner/Gleaner Writer

New York: Veteran reggae singer Don Angelo – father of Equal Rights deejay, Ishawna, whose spicy private life has made her a tabloid darling – is turning heads with his new single, Sign and Wonders. It’s a collaboration with singjay Jah Jason,...

Published:Wednesday | September 11, 2019 | 12:20 AMAnthony Turner/Gleaner Writer

Veteran reggae crooner Benjy Myaz, his sister, gospel singer Joan Myers, and their seven siblings are today mourning the death of their mother, Resa Myers, who passed away on Sunday, September 8, at the Cornwall Regional Hospital in St James. ‘...

Published:Monday | September 9, 2019 | 12:23 AMAnthony Turner/Gleaner Writer

Everytime You’re There, a single which was released by singer Richie Stephens in 1993, on Motown Records, was selected for the soundtrack of the groundbreaking short film, Daddy’s Not Around: D.N.A. The film will be screened on September 21 at the...

Published:Saturday | September 7, 2019 | 12:07 AMAnthony Turner/Gleaner Writer

New York: A huge magnet for the near-capacity crowd at the inaugural Westchester Music Festival that took place at the Capitol Theatre in upstate Portchester, NY was reggae icon Marcia Griffiths. Currently celebrating 56 years in the music...

Published:Wednesday | September 4, 2019 | 12:13 AMAnthony Turner/Gleaner Writer

New York: Castaway (Don’t Leave Me) by King Deco, a Jordanian born, US-based, indie pop singer, songwriter, and producer known for A-list collaborations with Melanie Martinez, Larzz Principato and Kinetics & One Love, is a trending pop...

Published:Friday | August 30, 2019 | 12:14 AMAnthony Turner/Gleaner Writer

New York: After being postponed in July by New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, due to high temperatures, the city’s largest Caribbean food event, the Grace Jamaican Jerk Festival, unfolded at Roy Wilkins Park on Sunday. New York food and music...

Published:Friday | August 23, 2019 | 12:28 AMAnthony Turner/Gleaner Writer

New York: On Saturday, August 31, entrepreneur and CEO of Bullzii Marketing LLC Andrea Bullens will seek to expand her portfolio to include concert producer/promoter of the inaugural Westchester Reggae Music Festival. The event, scheduled for the...

Published:Saturday | July 6, 2019 | 12:14 AMAnthony Turner/Gleaner Writer

Veteran broadcaster Barrington ‘Barry G’ Gordon, was on Sunday presented with a United States congressional proclamation from Congresswoman Yvette D. Clarke of the Ninth Congressional District in New York. The presentation was made to Gordon by...

Published:Thursday | May 9, 2019 | 12:19 AMAnthony Turner/Gleaner Writer

Queens, NY: He is the biggest and most accomplished artiste to have been booked to grace the stage of Groovin’ In The Park. In the event’s 9th year, crooner Michael Bolton will join lovers rock king Beres Hammond as the festival unfolds on Sunday,...

Published:Wednesday | November 7, 2018 | 12:00 AMAnthony Turner/Gleaner Writer

R & B singer Marvin Moore and Jamaican songbird Marcia Aitken are both confirmed for Rebel Salute 2019, scheduled for Grizzly's Plantation Cove in St Ann...

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