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Published:Thursday | August 17, 2017 | 8:00 AMKimberley Small

Tribe Sankofa, a local performing arts collective, will journey to Barbados on Friday for the Carifesta XIII Symposium.Founded and artistically directed by Fabian Thomas, Tribe Sankofa was established in 2011. They describe themselves as a...

Published:Wednesday | August 16, 2017 | 8:38 PMKimberley Small

Spartan Health Club, franchise holder for Miss Jamaica World, have denied all claims of being aware of Shaneke William's hazy past. Once accused of aiding and abetting rape and sexual touching of a minor, Williams entered the...

Published:Tuesday | August 15, 2017 | 8:00 AMKimberley Small

In a recent interview with The Gleaner, Yaniq Walford, organiser of Bass Odyssey presents Jamaica Sound System Festival 2017, said: "Sound systems thrived for decades because it appealed to Jamaican people, and altering it is what will kill it ...,...

Published:Sunday | August 13, 2017 | 8:00 AMKimberley Small

For the past 28 years (on the second weekend in August), Bass Odyssey has celebrated its anniversary as a sound system. This year marks the third in a new five-year business projection, developed by the event's organiser, Yaniq Walford, which...

Published:Friday | August 11, 2017 | 8:00 AMKimberley Small

This weekend, Bass Odyssey celebrates its 28th anniversary as a sound system with the biggest dancehall street event of the year. Three years ago, the anniversary event was renamed Jamaica Sound System Festival. With two years remaining in the...

Published:Tuesday | August 8, 2017 | 8:00 AMKimberley Small

Mainly outfitted in fancy swimsuits, sheer coveralls, stylish sandals, and cut-off shorts, patrons of SPF Forever Beach Party, were not prepared for a thunderstorm.The promoter's original intent of a fire-infused event was thwarted by a surprise...

Published:Sunday | August 6, 2017 | 8:00 AMKimberley Small

Many decry the 'culture-vultures' cashing in on indigenous Jamaican music without acknowledgement of its origins, but there are those who see the benefit of the sound rumbling across the globe.Entertainment consultant Jerome Hamilton, founder of...

Published:Saturday | August 5, 2017 | 8:01 AMKimberley Small

Whether you measure success in wages or personal satisfaction, at the end of the day, if you do not take the time to enjoy the fruits of your labour, it becomes more of a stress than a success.From this notion, Usain Bolt is the perfect example of...

Published:Friday | August 4, 2017 | 8:00 AMKimberley Small

Once upon a time, Jamaica Cultural Development Commission (JCDC) events were the main ones on the entertainment calendar this time of year. However, by all accounts, the celebration of Jamaica's Independence has evolved from generation to generation...

Published:Monday | July 31, 2017 | 7:00 AMKimberley Small

Local film-makers have decried the anaemic presence of local fictive televised content.These days, the tone has shifted with young film-makers advocating that it is not merely an appetite for foreign product that is starving local content. Instead,...

Published:Monday | July 31, 2017 | 7:00 AMKimberley Small

Twelve years since the release of the Grammy Award-winning Welcome to Jamrock, Damian 'Jr Gong' Marley, released his fourth album, Stony Hill, on his birthday, July 21. The promotional path of this album release was accompanied by the news of the...

Published:Friday | July 28, 2017 | 7:00 AMKimberley Small

With prayers that the skies remain clear, this fifth instalment of Credit Unions Gosplash will take place on Tuesday, August 1 on Sugarman's Beach, Hellshire, Portmore, St Catherine.Along with the prayers come a promise of top class entertainment...

Published:Tuesday | July 25, 2017 | 7:03 PMKimberley Small

The music video for Protoje's latest single, Blood Money, landed online earlier this week, with a lauding premiere on the internationally acclaimed Pigeons and Planes music news platform. Described as a lyrically vivid piece, immediate reviews...

Published:Sunday | July 23, 2017 | 7:00 AMKimberley Small

In a move that holds personal, historical significance, Damian 'Jr Gong' Marley released his highly anticipated studio album called Stony Hill on Friday, July 21, his 38th birthday.With announcements for the project hitting the press as early as...

Published:Friday | July 21, 2017 | 7:00 AMKimberley Small

With the support of a dedicated management team and corporate backing, recording artiste Shenseea seems fast on the rise to dancehall stardom.Like many aspiring artistes before her, the young entertainer performed on the small stage at Reggae...

Published:Sunday | July 16, 2017 | 7:04 AMKimberley Small

Local dancehall artistes usually measure the vitality of their performance and lyrical alacrity through clashing. In December 2012, Marlon Plunkett, better known as KipRich, made headlines after winning a clash against the notoriously agile in...

Published:Friday | July 14, 2017 | 7:00 AMKimberley Small

Free distribution of content through the Internet is destroying the traditional business model for the media. "Content is disappearing," said Cordel Green, executive director of the Broadcasting Commission, during a recent Gleaner editor's Forum at...

Published:Thursday | July 13, 2017 | 7:00 AMKimberley Small

On Monday, July 10, the Little Theatre Movement (LTM) family learned that architect and dedicated theatre designer Michael Lorde had passed away.He had been ill for a short time, and died suddenly at Andrews Memorial Hospital where he had gone for...

Published:Tuesday | July 11, 2017 | 7:00 AMKimberley Small

Unlike Tifa and her sunglasses line, Jesse Royal's Rockers NYC collaboration or Buju Banton's upcoming clothing line, OMI is continuing with his slow and steady approach to entertain-ment and lifestyle industry ventures."I wouldn't just launch...

Published:Monday | July 10, 2017 | 7:00 AMKimberley Small

On Saturday night, the National Arena was a makeshift concert hall filled with the sound of familiar rocksteady melodies along with classic rhythm and blues, as is customary with The Original Startime. Spearheaded by Michael Barnett, the concert...

Published:Tuesday | July 4, 2017 | 7:00 AMKimberley Small

From being clash rivals in high school (although they studied at different institutions), Royal Blu and Runkus are to perform at a string of festivals, for their Class Is In tour.The young artistes will be sharing stages in Switzerland, the...

Published:Sunday | July 2, 2017 | 7:00 AMKimberley Small

The careers of Chronixx, Jesse Royal and Kabaka Pyramid are following resembling trajectories.The three, dubbed part of a 'Reggae Revivalist' movement, have enjoyed careers that have taken them across the world, as they continue on an upward move,...

Published:Friday | June 30, 2017 | 6:00 AMKimberley Small

A suggestion by film commissioner Renee Robinson last November has recently been reinforced by Professor Ian Boxill, dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences at the University of the West Indies (UWI), Mona. At the concluding event at this year's...

Published:Tuesday | June 27, 2017 | 6:10 PMKimberley Small

Since she appeared on the scene, singer-songwriter Sevana's career has enjoyed relative success. Earlier this year, the 'Carry You' singer, opened for Protoje and the Indiggnation band across eight cities in the United Kingdom...

Published:Monday | June 26, 2017 | 6:00 AMKimberley Small

The fifth annual Greater August Town Film Festival (GATFFEST) closed the curtains on nine days of regionally themed film screenings with an awards ceremony at the University of the West Indies on Saturday. Seventy-three films, screened over nine...

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