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Stories by Kimberley Small

Published:Sunday | December 9, 2018 | 12:00 AMKimberley Small

Fuse ODG invites all Africans of the diaspora - Afro-Caribbean, African-Americans, and British-Africans - to 'come home'.Last month, the Ghanaian-English recording artiste released his latest single, Bra Fie (Come Home), featuring Damian 'Jr Gong'...

Published:Sunday | December 9, 2018 | 12:00 AMKimberley Small

Year after year, it has been lamented that international acts dominate the Billboard Reggae Charts and the Grammy nominations.However, this year's list of nominees for Best Reggae Album of the Year has completely changed that. Unlike last cycle,...

Published:Friday | December 7, 2018 | 12:13 AMKimberley Small

Literature buffs would be familiar with the name Rhett Butler — the quintessential male lead in Margaret Mitchell's classic novel Gone With The Wind, immortalised on film by Clark Gable. But this is not the Rhett we're talking...

Published:Sunday | December 2, 2018 | 12:00 AMKimberley Small

After a brief hiatus, Live From Kingston is back at Skyline Levels with a line-up of which feminist advocates would be proud. Koffee, Lila Ike, Naomi Cowan, and Yanah will take the stage of the event that takes place on December 22.The event is...

Published:Sunday | November 25, 2018 | 12:00 AMKimberley Small

The Jamaican film industry has been experiencing a rapid ebb and flow in recent years and seems poised for a huge wave of possibilities. Today, we conclude our feature 'The Reel', which explores the industry and highlights the players and the...

Published:Sunday | November 25, 2018 | 12:00 AMKimberley Small

For the past 30 years, reggae artiste Dave McAnuff, better known as MacKa Ruffin, has been living in Japan. Working consistently to strengthen the links between the land of his birth, and his home country, the career musician believes that the...

Published:Wednesday | November 21, 2018 | 6:14 PMKimberley Small

The Jamaican music industry has long reaped the benefits of talent searches. For instance, it was the Tastee Talent Contest that first exposed the talent and showmanship of entertainers such as Yellowman, Beenie Man, Papa San and Mr Vegas. Though...

Published:Sunday | November 18, 2018 | 12:00 AMKimberley Small

The Jamaican film industry has been experiencing a rapid ebb and flow in recent years and seems poised for a huge wave of possibilities. Today we continue our feature The Reel, which explores the industry and highlights the players and the...

Published:Sunday | November 4, 2018 | 12:00 AMKimberley Small

The Jamaican film industry has been experiencing a rapid ebb and flow in recent years and seems poised for a huge wave of possibilities. Today we continue our feature The Reel - which explores the industry, highlights the player and the...

Published:Sunday | November 4, 2018 | 12:00 AMKimberley Small

Those who frequent the reggae revival scene in the corporate area would be familiar with the artiste Mortimer. Currently a part of Ovastand Entertainment, his new single, Careful, has been receiving some positive feedback. But young Mortimer's...

Published:Sunday | October 28, 2018 | 12:00 AMKimberley Small

Many in the audience sat spellbound. The notes from the instrument were nothing like they had ever heard before. It was not a piano (though in part it looked like one), but the sound it produced was interesting.That was the experience of the...

Published:Sunday | October 28, 2018 | 12:00 AMKimberley Small

Jamaica has some classic films such as The Harder They Come, Dancehall Queen and Third World Cop, which helped lay the foundation of the local film industry. But contemporary local productions with 'classic' potential are few and far between....

Published:Sunday | October 21, 2018 | 12:00 AMKimberley Small

One year and five months ago, Jamaican photographer Patrick Planter landed in Zurich, Switzerland. He was understandably nervous, having been catapulted across the world into a new culture with new people and new languages. Nevertheless, he planned...

Published:Sunday | October 21, 2018 | 12:00 AMKimberley Small

The Jamaican film industry has been experiencing a rapid ebb and flow in recent years and seems poised for a huge wave of possibilities. Over the next six weeks, our new feature, The Reel, will explore the industry, highlight the players and the...

Published:Sunday | October 14, 2018 | 12:00 AMKimberley Small

Though confined to a wheelchair, Dr Jean 'Binta' Breeze rose to her feet to collect her silver Musgrave Medal at the presentation ceremony at the Institute of Jamaica on East Street on Wednesday.Breeze was among 10 individuals awarded the Musgrave...

Published:Sunday | October 14, 2018 | 12:00 AMKimberley Small

Walshy Fire, a member of the popular EDM and dancehall-reggae-influenced group Major Lazer, has expanded his scope with the release of his latest project. Walshy Fire and The Expanders Present Thanks For Life, which was launched on Friday, is a...

Published:Sunday | October 14, 2018 | 12:00 AMKimberley Small

The Jamaican film industry has been experiencing a rapid ebb and flow in recent years and seems poised for a huge wave of possibilities. Over the next six weeks, our new feature, The Reel, will explore the industry, highlight the players and the...

Published:Sunday | October 7, 2018 | 12:00 AMKimberley Small

Passers-by on East Street may not even look twice at the empty parking lot on Water Lane. The lot is controlled by Earl 'Chinna' Smith - the man whose guitar riffs and runs have been immortalised in the music of reggae's global ambassador, Bob...

Published:Sunday | September 30, 2018 | 12:00 AMKimberley Small

Damian Jr Gong Marley has another feather in his producer's hat as he will be the executive producer for the next album of the accomplished Third World band.Last Friday, the stalwart reggae band released Loving You Is Easy, the first single from the...

Published:Sunday | September 23, 2018 | 12:00 AMKimberley Small

Elecia Gordon from the rural community of Spring Mount in St James is now living her dream.Fresh from appearing on the catwalk for Giorgio Armani's Spring/Summer Ready-To-Wear 2019 collection at the Milano Linate Airport in Milan last Thursday night...

Published:Sunday | September 23, 2018 | 12:00 AMKimberley Small

Grammy award-winning Canadian band Arcade Fire has recruited a plethora of Jamaican talent for their latest project. They have enlisted local producers Nicholas 'Bobby Blackbird' Deane and Jordan 'Time Cow' Chung of Equiknoxx Music and Jeremy...

Published:Sunday | September 16, 2018 | 12:00 AMKimberley Small

As the film festival season kicks into high gear, Jamaican filmmakers have made a notable contribution to the content pool and begun taking steps towards international fame.Some of these filmmakers had the support of programmes like JAFTA PROPELLA (...

Published:Sunday | September 9, 2018 | 12:00 AMKimberley Small

The United Kingdom's interest in reggae music has existed for decades. In February 2017, Toddla T visited the island with BBC 1Xtra and organised a freshman cypher with upcoming local artistes. Shenseea, Lila Ike, Leno Banton, and Blvk H3ro were...

Published:Monday | August 27, 2018 | 12:06 AMKimberley Small

It takes a lot of energy and resources to turn a hashtag into a movement. It takes even more to turn that into an economically viable, culturally contributing entity. For Kingston Creative, the wheels have been oiled and the sails...

Published:Sunday | August 5, 2018 | 12:00 AMKimberley Small

There are very few indigenous cultural performance groups in Jamaica today that retain the essence of the nation's African ancestry. The Charles Town Maroons have sustained this for over three centuries. Kumina groups emerged in the post-...

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