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Stories by Curtis Campbell

Published:Friday | September 15, 2017 | 9:18 AMCurtis Campbell

Producer Michael Bell, known for his work with Gyptian on My Girl, says some Jamaican artistes put so little effort into the recording process that even entourage members and producers are forced to contribute to the development of the final product...

Published:Tuesday | September 5, 2017 | 9:00 AMCurtis Campbell

Jamaican partygoers and event organisers have been very vocal with their disagreements regarding the stipulations outlined by the Noise Abatement Act and the cut-off time for parties.Several local events that have ended abruptly by police enforcing...

Published:Monday | August 21, 2017 | 8:00 AMCurtis Campbell

They have been part of Jamaica's entertainment industry for many years, having brought laughter to homes and at events both locally and internationally.However, practitioners are of the opinion that their jobs are not taken seriously when compared...

Published:Saturday | August 19, 2017 | 8:00 AMCurtis Campbell

With some sections of the country currently grappling with an upsurge in violence, the police have taken the decision to deny or restrict permits that are granted for events held in some troublesome areas.The decision has seen members of the music...

Published:Thursday | August 17, 2017 | 8:00 AMCurtis Campbell

UK based recording artiste, Epik Jones is promoting a new record titled Dancehall Girl, which he hopes will tap into the international market, especially since Jamaican music has been experiencing a rebirth courtesy of Major Lazer, Justin Bieber,...

Published:Tuesday | August 15, 2017 | 8:00 AMCurtis Campbell

Red Stripe has embarked on a media tour to promote its newest innovation, INJ!N bitters.Yesterday, the team made a stop at The Gleaner's North Street offices as part of its media tour, and staff members were invited to sample INJ!N drink mixes.There...

Published:Sunday | August 13, 2017 | 8:00 AMCurtis Campbell

Kingston is largely seen as the Mecca for Jamaican music, however, in recent times, the parish labelled the creative city by cultural critics, has been losing out where traditional forms of culture is concerned.Kingston is now said to be focused on...

Published:Saturday | August 12, 2017 | 8:05 AMCurtis Campbell

Overseas-based label, Upsetta Records, is gearing up to release a new Gregory Isaacs record. It is one of only two records to be released for the late king of lovers rock since his passing in 2010.According to Upsetta, they got the record through a...

Published:Sunday | August 6, 2017 | 8:00 AMCurtis Campbell

Music industry players have welcomed the JCDC's decision to endorse all of the island's popular street dances this year.According to insiders, the support from JCDC is way overdue and more government-affiliated bodies should help to develop the...

Published:Saturday | August 5, 2017 | 8:03 AMCurtis Campbell

Legendary athlete Usain Bolt has brought more to the sport than just new world records. The athlete is known for his sense of humour, his showmanship and certainly his side court theatrics, which have collectively made his races both exciting and...

Published:Sunday | July 30, 2017 | 7:00 AMCurtis Campbell

Local promoters have been making their way overseas to host events in different cities. However, in so doing, it would appear that some Jamaican supporters are not the only persons left behind. but so are the sponsors.According to BRT Weekend...

Published:Saturday | July 29, 2017 | 7:05 AMCurtis Campbell

Jamstage Production has come up with a novel concept of twinning their exciting new play, David Tulloch's Bad Breed, with the 'Loud', starring dynamic duo Ity and Fancy."We will be the opening act, we are just going to warm the crowd before the play...

Published:Saturday | July 29, 2017 | 7:00 AMCurtis Campbell

Reggae band EarthKry has released its debut album, Survival, and is currently on a summer tour in the US, in support of the album.According to the band, the album is a collectors' item for fans who pay attention to social issues."We chose the title...

Published:Sunday | July 23, 2017 | 7:00 AMCurtis Campbell

Gaming haven, Buzzers, recently extended their array of gaming gadgets to include laser tag.Laser tag is a tag game played with guns, which fire infrared beams. Infrared-sensitive targets (vests) are worn by each player and are sometimes integrated...

Published:Monday | July 17, 2017 | 7:41 AMCurtis Campbell

The recently concluded BRT Weekend All-White Party carried the usual all-white theme, and in a sea of white fabric, it was difficult to distinguish who coordinated accessories and wore the best fashion. It would appear that the majority of female...

Published:Monday | July 17, 2017 | 7:00 AMCurtis Campbell

Following the unsatisfactory ending to recently staged overseas-based shows, Best of The Best and Groovin' In The Park, due to conflicting views on time schedules between artistes and event organisers, some promoters are now of the view that there...

Published:Wednesday | July 12, 2017 | 7:12 AMCurtis Campbell

Grammy-nominated reggae band, Raging Fyah, has eyes on the potentially lucrative marijuana industry and are gearing up to officially launch its own strain of marijuana called the Raging Fyah Everlasting Kush, inspired by their recent Grammy-...

Published:Tuesday | July 11, 2017 | 7:00 AMCurtis Campbell

A relatively late start affected the time for the breakfast J'Ouvert party on Sunday morning, but it did not put a damper on the spirits of the partygoers who turned out for the BRT Weekend of parties.The...

Published:Sunday | July 2, 2017 | 7:00 AMCurtis Campbell

Reggae artiste Richie Stephens will be making his seventh appearance at Reggae Sumfest this year and his first with his band, Ska Nation.According to the artiste, who was recently awarded by the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers...

Published:Sunday | June 18, 2017 | 6:00 AMCurtis Campbell

Recording artiste Konshens is signalling fathers to step up and support their children.The father of two, who has released songs like Original Daddy and She's Happy, documenting the importance of fatherhood, also believes that society should...

Published:Thursday | June 15, 2017 | 6:00 AMCurtis Campbell

Entertainment promoter Denzie Frass is aiming to push Jamaican music into the international market through building relationships with overseas-based media outlets.According to the promoter, who recently launched his entertainment promotional...

Published:Wednesday | June 14, 2017 | 6:00 AMCurtis Campbell

The comedy series, Johnny Live Comedy Bar, has made the trek to Kingston after successful showings in Portmore, St Catherine.The series, organised by noted actor, comedian and media personality, Christopher 'Johnny' Daley, began in March 2017 at...

Published:Sunday | June 11, 2017 | 6:16 AMCurtis Campbell

Critics have in recent times proclaimed Japan to be the capital of dancehall music and France the capital of reggae music. With that being said, several music industry protagonists have rubbished those claims, while others have agreed that the...

Published:Tuesday | June 6, 2017 | 6:00 AMCurtis Campbell

Veteran mixtape DJ, CD Banging, believes the underground mixtape industry has been holding up the integrity of authentic Jamaican music, since radio stations are forced to play only watered-down versions of songs following the Broadcasting...

Published:Thursday | June 1, 2017 | 6:28 PMCurtis Campbell

Veteran producer/musician/arranger Clive Hunt, says recording artiste OMI deserves credit for selling over 500,000 units in the U.S., for his debut album, Me 4 U, despite receiving a negative review from Rolling Stone’s magazine The magazine...

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