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Stories by Curtis Campbell

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'...

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

Dancehall artiste Bounty Killer, says he would have given Lee Scratch Perry his Grammy if he had been given the award ahead of the musical genius back in 2003.Bounty Killer's The Mystery, was nominated alongside Perry's Jamaica E T, Capleton's Still...

Published:Monday | March 13, 2017 | 3:00 AMCurtis Campbell

Reggae artiste I-Octane believes artistes should not shy away from merging their talents with Corporate companies, as this is by no means a 'sell-out' move.The artiste pointed to acts like Drake and Rihanna who have taken their careers to new...

Published:Thursday | March 9, 2017 | 3:00 AMCurtis Campbell

Following the success of the Grammy Award-winning Strictly Roots album, Morgan Heritage is gearing up to release their follow up effort titled, Avrakedabra.The band made the announcement via a mini-documentary film which was recently aired on the...

Published:Sunday | March 5, 2017 | 3:00 AMCurtis Campbell

Veteran reggae artiste Phillip Fraser has employed a self-promotion strategy to distribute his 13th album, I Who Have Nothing.According to the artiste, his decision to manually distribute the album came out of his distrust for distribution companies...

Published:Saturday | March 4, 2017 | 3:00 AMCurtis Campbell

Reggae artiste Kaepable believes that in order to improve the poor sales of reggae music, artistes must execute more rigid campaigns.The artiste who is promoting a new record titled Mama Africa, recently told The Gleaner that improving the overall...

Published:Sunday | February 26, 2017 | 2:00 AMCurtis Campbell

Veteran DJ, media personality and sound perfectionist DJ Squeeze is celebrating 40 years in music this year. According to the DJ, who will celebrate his career milestone with a party next Tuesday, his longevity in the music industry came as no...

Published:Sunday | February 26, 2017 | 2:00 AMCurtis Campbell

Former Member of Parliament and CEO of BOJ TV Kern Spencer is asking the Government of Jamaica to consider using music and events to attract more tourists.According to Spencer, sand and sea are not unique to Jamaica, since islands like Barbados and...

Published:Sunday | February 12, 2017 | 2:00 AMCurtis Campbell

Frankie Campbell, Fab 5's bass player and chairman of the Jamaica Association of Vintage Artistes and Affiliates (JAVAA), is concerned that events targeting vintage audiences are on the decline.According to the musician, promoters and sponsors alike...

Published:Friday | February 3, 2017 | 2:00 AMCurtis Campbell

The Simply Myrna concert will be celebrating its seventh anniversary this year. The event was launched on Thursday at the Hotel Four Seasons, Ruthven Road, St Andrew. Simply Myrna: Myrna Hague in Concert is scheduled for Saturday, March 4, at The...

Published:Sunday | January 22, 2017 | 1:00 AMCurtis Campbell

With the decline of live stage shows in the island, several concerned event organisers are now playing their part in an effort to keep that section of the industry alive.Last year saw the owners of Reggae Sumfest selling shares in the event to...

Published:Sunday | January 15, 2017 | 1:00 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 | 1:00 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...

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