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Stories by Kimberley Small

Published:Monday | May 22, 2017 | 5:00 AMKimberley Small

The Reggae Revival Concert and Beach Party was the highlight event of the one-week Tmrw.Tday Culture Festival, which ends tomorrow. As the name suggests, the concert was heralded by some of Jamaica's contemporary reggae artistes affiliated with the...

Published:Monday | May 22, 2017 | 5:00 AMKimberley Small

At the Reggae Revival Concert and Beach Party, which took place at The Boardwalk Village, Negril, on Saturday night, Sevana delivered a seasoned performance. The young singer recently concluded her first international tour, opening for Protoje and...

Published:Sunday | May 21, 2017 | 5:31 PMKimberley Small

Crew Love, the six hour afternoon jam session orchestrated by the Tmrw.Tday Culture Festival team was impeded, but not completely interrupted by inclement weather. At about 3 p.m., approximately halfway through the festivities, the rain came,...

Published:Thursday | May 18, 2017 | 5:07 PMKimberley Small

  The production of Idris Elba's directorial debut has begun. Elba was recently spotted in Jamaica, apparently scouting filming locations for the feature film, Yardie. The film is based on the 1992 debut novel by Jamaican-born British...

Published:Thursday | May 18, 2017 | 5:00 AMKimberley Small

The inaugural staging of the weeklong Tmrw.Today Festival, like many other events this week, was threatened by intense islandwide rainfall. However, promoters say the festival commenced as planned yesterday."Most of the acts have already arrived on...

Published:Wednesday | May 17, 2017 | 5:54 PMKimberley Small

Set to begin today, the inaugural staging of the weeklong, Tmrw.Today Festival, will go on as planned despite heavy rains earlier this week. Promoters of the festival told The Gleaner, that the international response has been great and "most...

Published:Tuesday | May 16, 2017 | 5:00 AMKimberley Small

GATFFEST began as an initiative of the UWI Community Film Project and Centre for Tourism and Policy Research to encourage the development of what some consider an underserved skill set. It was designed to serve as a platform for local and...

Published:Tuesday | May 16, 2017 | 5:00 AMKimberley Small

With tabanca setting in for bacchanalists and fÍterans across Jamaica, proprietors of the parade of feathers, bedazzlement, and half-nakedness have already begun laying the groundwork for 2018."We are making sure to keep the momentum going, through...

Published:Monday | May 15, 2017 | 5:00 AMKimberley Small

While confined to a wheelchair, long-time reggae crooner Frankie Paul still managed to demonstrate formidable talent during a fundraiser at House of Dancehall, Cargill Avenue, St Andrew, late last year. These days, the resonance of Paul's voice has...

Published:Tuesday | May 9, 2017 | 5:00 AMKimberley Small

France, arguably the fashion capital of the world, has officially banned 'unhealthy' female models in an attempt to curb unrealistic body images portrayed in media that negatively influence young women. Legislation which came into effect earlier...

Published:Monday | May 8, 2017 | 5:00 AMKimberley Small

In preparation for the summer season and the anticipated increase in social and entertainment events across the island, Emilio Ebanks, public relations officer, Jamaica Fire Brigade, has reiterated that event planners and promoters of every public...

Published:Sunday | May 7, 2017 | 5:00 AMKimberley Small

Though it seems that Taj Francis's career graduated to astronomical levels in little or no time, the visual artist declares that his path to success was carefully crafted.Francis explained to The Sunday Gleaner, that his success as a visual artist...

Published:Sunday | April 30, 2017 | 4:00 AMKimberley Small

Most artistes who have had a major record label behind them have managed to find success, especially abroad. Success, however, often comes via the turning of well-oiled machines that promise ultimate output in sound quality, image management, and...

Published:Tuesday | April 25, 2017 | 4:00 AMKimberley Small

Heineken Rio provided a 'las' lap' on Road March Sunday for revellers of various carnival bands, particularly Xodus and Bacchanal. Gates opened at midday, and were scheduled to close at midnight; but eight hours into, the gates were closed earlier...

Published:Sunday | April 23, 2017 | 4:35 AMKimberley Small

It is carnival Sunday, and as revellers get ready to flood some of the major roadways in the Corporate Area with an unprecedented four bands being on parade today, the police have advised that there will be major traffic changes that will affect...

Published:Wednesday | April 19, 2017 | 4:00 AMKimberley Small

Across the Caribbean, the film community has been bubbling with activity. As it seeks to create distinct Caribbean identities through visual...

Published:Tuesday | April 18, 2017 | 4:00 AMKimberley Small

Within the Ministry of Tourism, under the umbrella of the Sports and Entertainment Network (SEN), the Carnival Stakeholders Committee was formed to encourage and engender the growth of carnival. "Every promoter that puts on a carnival set would love...

Published:Sunday | April 16, 2017 | 4:00 AMKimberley Small

Sometimes it takes two to get a song right.In a recent interview with The Sunday Gleaner, aspiring Jamaican rapper, Phillip 'Lopo' Lopez, suggested that the inflection of dancehall sound, utilised more and more often in international popular music,...

Published:Sunday | April 16, 2017 | 4:00 AMKimberley Small

A public forum was convened in response to an article written by Aza Kanika Auset, published in The Gleaner on Wednesday, March 17. The title was 'Dancehall - Civilisation or Barbarism', and it carried on to become the theme of a discussion hosted...

Published:Monday | April 10, 2017 | 4:00 AMKimberley Small

Kim Pommell, Sherida Sharpe and Faith Waltson, the three Jamaica female lead singers of the six-member band Rising Tide, have returned home with the hope of winning the fandom of their country. The trio are in Jamaica following the conclusion of...

Published:Sunday | April 9, 2017 | 4:00 AMKimberley Small

International acts from Snoop Dogg/Lion to Katy Perry have observed Jamaican culture and adapted recognisable patterns into their production. Recently, dancehall artiste Sean Paul topped the Billboard charts as a featured artiste of pop music singer...

Published:Friday | April 7, 2017 | 4:20 AMKimberley Small

On Easter Monday, April 17, an all-male line-up will present praise in music and laughter at the 'Unity in the City' concert, to be held at the National Indoor Sports Complex. Gospel performers and comedians will come together in a production...

Published:Sunday | April 2, 2017 | 4:36 AMKimberley Small

Denham Town High School held its annual Boys and Girls Day celebrations on Thursday, March 30 and Friday, March 31, respectively, where speakers were invited to come in and share with students, the main goal being to empower and encourage positive...

Published:Sunday | March 19, 2017 | 3:00 AMKimberley Small

Ranging from veteran practitioners to emerging professionals, the Jamaica Film and Television Association (JAFTA) is designed to support the efforts of the film industry by engaging its members with educational programmes, international networking...

Published:Friday | March 17, 2017 | 3:00 AMKimberley Small

The Jamaica Film and Television Association (JAFTA), in partnership with the Jamaica Promotions Company (JAMPRO) and the British Council Caribbean (BCC), hosted the Make Development Work scriptwriting workshop from March 1-5 with international...

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