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Stories by Curtis Campbell

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...

Published:Sunday | May 14, 2017 | 5:00 AMCurtis Campbell

Parents are always hopeful that their children will grow up to be ambitious, and in so doing, make wise decisions when choosing their career path. However, some of the choices, especially of those who decide to pursue a career in music, don't...

Published:Wednesday | May 10, 2017 | 5:00 AMCurtis Campbell

Popular Portmore-based sound system, Di Unit, recently made its debut in Africa, and according to manager Tall Man, it is a great accomplishment for the one-year-old sound system which is led by selectors Little Rich and Badda Bling.However, despite...

Published:Sunday | April 30, 2017 | 4:00 AMCurtis Campbell

With no immediate sign of a booming vinyl record industry making a return to the island, Jamaican music, despite its good standing on the international scene, is still suffering from poor sales.The death of vinyl also affected overseas artistes for...

Published:Monday | April 24, 2017 | 4:00 AMCurtis Campbell

XODUS CARNIVAL, in its first year, managed to make a good impression despite not necessarily pulling the same numbers usually associated with having a single road march. The parade commenced just after 10 a.m. along East King’s House Road and saw ...

Published:Sunday | April 23, 2017 | 4:02 AMCurtis Campbell

Veteran recording artistes Chaka Demus and Pliers have partnered with Half Pint and Dignitary Stylish to collaborate for a four-the-hard-way record titled Money Man Skank.The record sees Half Pint remixing his classic Money Man Skank record, which...

Published:Thursday | April 20, 2017 | 4:00 AMCurtis Campbell

European reggae singer-songwriter Patrice Williams, believes Europe has switched the majority of their support from reggae to electronic dance music (EDM)."Caribbean music, especially live, is very popular in Europe. The influence of Caribbean music...

Published:Wednesday | April 19, 2017 | 4:00 AMCurtis Campbell

Won't Stop Records, an independent label based in the United Kingdom, is part of a movement to champion roots-reggae music in Europe.With over 30 albums produced during the span of a decade, the label has built a reputation for hard-hitting dub and...

Published:Sunday | April 16, 2017 | 4:00 AMCurtis Campbell

The year 2016 saw several overseas-based recording artistes dabbling with Jamaican rhythms. In some cases, artistes have gone as far as remaking popular classic Jamaican songs in an attempt to produce an easy hit, banking on the previous success and...

Published:Wednesday | April 12, 2017 | 4:00 AMCurtis Campbell

Fashion designer Cecilia Davana is wearing a big smile these days. She recently copped the award for Avant-Garde Designer of the Year at the Courtleigh Auditorium last Saturday, as Saint International crowned its Male and Female Fashion Face of the...

Published:Saturday | April 8, 2017 | 4:00 AMCurtis Campbell

Music selector Bishop Escobar is pleading with his co-workers to desist from allowing their love of money and greed to mar the entertainment value at events. Speaking specifically to the practice of 'money pull-ups', which involves DJs opting to...

Published:Sunday | April 2, 2017 | 4:00 AMCurtis Campbell

Filmmaker Donovan Watkis and media personality Debbie Bissoon are pleased with the success of their 'No Violence in Love campaign, which was launched On February 14, 2017.The campaign features 21 popular personalities and was created as a response...

Published:Sunday | March 19, 2017 | 3:00 AMCurtis Campbell

In an attempt to capitalise on the carnival season, veteran soca artiste Fay-Ann Lyons has released her debut album, Break the World.The album has so far peaked on the Billboard Reggae Chart at number three, which is the highest honour for a female...

Published:Saturday | March 18, 2017 | 3:00 AMCurtis Campbell

Queen Ifrica now sits atop the Billboard Reggae chart, as her latest studio album, Climb, made its debut in the number one spot this week.Sales of the album seemed to have been bolstered by an in-store/acoustic performance event at VP Records'...

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