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Stories by Curtis Campbell

Published:Sunday | January 15, 2017 | 12:00 AMCurtis Campbell

Carnival season 2017 is already on the lips of many Jamaicans with as many as four separate carnival brands aiming to take over the Corporate Area this year. With the scarcity of sponsorship for live shows in Jamaica, which incidentally saw the...

Published:Wednesday | January 11, 2017 | 12:00 AMCurtis Campbell

Bacchanal 2017 is off to a strong start with the recent New Year's launch pulling a huge audience to Mas Camp, even with stiff competition from Magnum Live, which was held at Sabina Park the same night.From as early as 11 p.m., security personnel at...

Published:Sunday | January 8, 2017 | 12:00 AMCurtis Campbell

The recently concluded festive season was packed with parties and events as is customary in Jamaica. However, despite the fact that the majority of events were able to hold their spot on the calendar, what was noticeably missing were title sponsors....

Published:Sunday | January 1, 2017 | 12:11 AMCurtis Campbell

The year 2016 was a year filled with highs and lows in the music industry, which saw Jamaican music making a glorious return to international charts courtesy of both local and international artistes. We also saw Reggae Sumfest reaping success...

Published:Sunday | December 25, 2016 | 12:00 AMCurtis Campbell

American rapper-actor Safaree will be spending his first Christmas in Jamaica in over 20 years. According to the rapper, who escaped the snow in New York to enjoy a more tropical experience, Christmas in Jamaica is like no other placeon Earth.The...

Published:Thursday | December 22, 2016 | 12:00 AMCurtis Campbell

Reggae artiste Jemere Morgan, son of Gramps Morgan, has recently announced his debut album as well as a joint tour with Grammy nominee J Boog and Jo Mersa Marley.The tour is slated to commence on January 12, 2017 in San Diego, California, and will...

Published:Sunday | December 18, 2016 | 12:00 AMCurtis Campbell

Between 2012 and 2014, there was a strong resurgence of reggae music on local airwaves and even on the hardcore dancehall scene. However, fast forward to 2016, the presence of the genre has again dipped locally, with no major hits coming from reggae...

Published:Sunday | October 30, 2016 | 12:00 AMCurtis Campbell

Grammy Award-winning reggae band Morgan Heritage has once again fended off competition from both local and overseas-based reggae acts to take home top honours after recently winning the Album of the Year award at the 2016 IRAWMA Awards held in...

Published:Saturday | October 29, 2016 | 12:00 AMCurtis Campbell

Hawaiian roots reggae band, The Lambsbread, is known to spread conscious messages in their region through music. However, with its new record, World Peace Before 2021, the band is hoping that the entire world will be impacted by their content,...

Published:Tuesday | October 25, 2016 | 12:00 AMCurtis Campbell

Reggae artiste Gregory Isaacs,OD, is the undisputed king of lover's rock, well, so says his brother and former road manager, Ruddy Isaacs, who claims the singer was the first artiste to cement lover's rock as a sub-genre of roots reggae.The...

Published:Monday | October 17, 2016 | 12:01 AMCurtis Campbell

Former Third World lead singer William 'Bunny Rugs' Clark will be posthumously awarded with the Order of Distinction (OD) in the rank...

Published:Sunday | October 9, 2016 | 12:08 AMCurtis Campbell

In the wake of present concerns that Jamaica's dancing culture is becoming more beneficial to foreigners, American dancer-choreographer-teacher Blacka Di Danca has taken a bold stance to encourage fellow foreigners to give credit to the Jamaican...

Published:Tuesday | October 4, 2016 | 12:00 AMCurtis Campbell

Organisers of the Miami Borward Carnival are not bothered by the effects of Hurricane Matthew.The success of the carnival heavily relies on the support of people from the Caribbean. This has made the organisers pull out all stops to execute...

Published:Monday | October 3, 2016 | 12:00 AMCurtis Campbell

More and more local party promoters and events are now taking flight to Florida in an effort to expand the scope and reach of their brands.Soca events like I Love Soca and Dancehall vs Soca, as well as events like MAPS, Sandz, Igloo and Marco Polo,...

Published:Saturday | October 1, 2016 | 12:00 AMCurtis Campbell

The organisers of the Kingston Jerk and Gospel Music Festival have confirmed that internationally renowned Grammy-nominated gospel singer, Kierra Sheard, will be headlining the October 17 event, which is set to take place at Hope Gardens, St Andrew....

Published:Sunday | September 11, 2016 | 12:00 AMCurtis Campbell

Jamaican model Brandon 'Pencil Lunatic' Bailey has his eyes set on reaching the top of the fashion world.The dancehall artiste-turned-model, who hails from Portmore, St Catherine, was discovered by Saint International's Deiwght Peters and has since...

Published:Saturday | August 27, 2016 | 12:00 AMCurtis Campbell

Dancehall artiste Sean Paul has fallen to number two on the Billboard Hot 100 this week, after spending three weeks in the number one spot with the single Cheap Thrills. The Chainsmokers have taken over the top spot with their new record, Closer....

Published:Saturday | August 20, 2016 | 12:00 AMCurtis Campbell

Dancehall artiste Sean Paul still sits atop the Billboard Hot 100 Chart this week, courtesy of his Cheap Thrills collaboration with pop star Sia.The single, which ousted Drake's dancehall/Afro beat-inspired single One Dance from the number one spot...

Published:Sunday | August 14, 2016 | 12:00 AMCurtis Campbell

VETERAN attorney Don Foote is requesting that the International Olympics Committee add music to its list of sport disciplines. According to Foote, with the power that Usain Bolt wields on the international scene, the time is right for Jamaica to put...

Published:Saturday | August 13, 2016 | 12:41 AMCurtis Campbell

Korean reggae artistes Skull & HaHa, have collaborated with iconic reggae artiste Sizzla Kalonji for a recently released single titled, Get Rich. The single has already received over 200,000 views on YouTube and is a hit in the Korean reggae...

Published:Saturday | August 13, 2016 | 12:00 AMCurtis Campbell

Reggae producer-recording artiste Stephen 'Ragga' Marley has climbed to the top of the reggae Billboard chart with his album Revelation Part 2. The album features several hip hop artistes, including legendary American rapper Rakim.Stephen Marley...

Published:Wednesday | August 10, 2016 | 12:00 AMCurtis Campbell

Reggae/dancehall artiste Mr Vegas is gearing up to release his eighth album, This Is Dancehall on September 23, 2016. However, Mr Vegas says the project will be his last in the dancehall genre.According to Mr Vegas, since albums are not selling, it...

Published:Saturday | August 6, 2016 | 12:00 AMCurtis Campbell

Dancehall, reggae and EDM group Major Lazer saw major success on the Billboard charts this week with their new single, Cold Water (which features Justin Bieber), peaking at number one on the Dance/Electronic Digital song chart on its debut.The song...

Published:Thursday | August 4, 2016 | 12:00 AMCurtis Campbell

The Dream Weekend party series may be over, but for some, it was not all about partying, as it was also seen as an opportunity for employment, networking and marketing.As such, several hopefuls took their work and ideas to Negril, in an effort to...

Published:Wednesday | August 3, 2016 | 12:00 AMCurtis Campbell

Appleton Jamaica not only offered liquor from theirpremium brands to patrons who turned out at Dream Weekend this year, but also presented special mixes that were indigenous to the company.Speaking with The Gleaner, Erica Williams, brand manager for...

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