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Stories by Kimberley Small

Published:Tuesday | November 7, 2017 | 12:00 AMKimberley Small

On Saturday, Yaadcore, founder of the prolific Dubwise series, managed to congregate the majority of those performers we have come to know as the Reggae Revivalists - and then some.The promise of Chronixx as the evening's toastmaster galvanised the...

Published:Monday | November 6, 2017 | 12:00 AMKimberley Small

Gavin 'Gavsborg' Blair, Jordan 'Time Cow' Chung, Shanique Marie, Bobby Blackbird and Kemikal Splash make up Equiknoxx Music. These contributors share an ideal - that dancehall music is potently universal from its roots to branches, and that real...

Published:Wednesday | November 1, 2017 | 12:00 AMKimberley Small

Noise Cans' sound system's sartorial style is so vibrant, it will bring to memory the bombastic style of Lee 'Scratch' Perry, or perhaps images of Junkanoo dancers and stilts-walkers.It is reminiscent of Junkanoo, because the story behind the mask...

Published:Sunday | October 29, 2017 | 12:00 AMKimberley Small

By all appearances, the television series adaptation of Marlon James's beloved, Man Booker prize-winning A Brief History of Seven Killings is in worthy hands.Following the recent announcement that Melina Matsoukas will sit in the director's chair...

Published:Friday | October 27, 2017 | 12:00 AMKimberley Small

A relief ship full of supplies recently left Jamaican shores and is making passage to the hurricane-ravaged island of Dominica.Continuing on this charitable track, but with a more local focus, some musicians have banded together for a cause closer...

Published:Wednesday | October 25, 2017 | 12:00 AMKimberley Small

It was unfortunate, for a moment, that Mikayla 'Koffee' Simpson was not called back for sixth form at Ardenne high school. Her mother told The Gleaner that her disappointment was momentary, and her pride proven in just a matter of months. With hopes...

Published:Tuesday | October 24, 2017 | 12:00 AMKimberley Small

The Peter Tosh Music Festival extended itself from celebrating the man, to become a McIntosh family affair, demonstrating an apparently undying legacy.While the festival pulled the support of many local music industry greats, the celebration also...

Published:Monday | October 23, 2017 | 12:00 AMKimberley Small

Last Thursday night, Peter Tosh's estate holders and museum curators hosted a gala event at the Spanish Court Hotel, New Kingston, on Tosh's birthday. Following the format of the tribute concert held last year, Kingsley Cooper used the opportunity...

Published:Friday | October 20, 2017 | 12:00 AMKimberley Small

From his introductory mixtape In Comes the Small Axe and breakout single Modern Day Judas, Jesse Royal has developed to the recent release of his debut album, Lily of Da Valley. The album is the top set on the Billboard Reggae Album Chart, and Jesse...

Published:Tuesday | October 17, 2017 | 12:03 AMKimberley Small

Wearing the hats of director, producer and screenwriter, Toni Morgan Haye has begun her career with a running start. On October 6, with the premiere of SYN on Amazon Prime Video, Toni Morgan Haye became the first Jamaican filmmaker to debut on one...

Published:Monday | October 16, 2017 | 12:00 AMKimberley Small

Parents across Jamaica will be familiar with the required recorder text book, Caribbean Beginner's Workbook for Soprano or Tenor Recorder.Author of the music work and practise book, which had many prep- and primary-school children tooting scales for...

Published:Monday | October 16, 2017 | 12:00 AMKimberley Small

This summer, Jesse Royal hit the promotional trail, tilling soil in preparation for the October release of his debut album, Lily of Da Valley. The long-awaited 14-track production re-positions hits the 'Small Axe' has become known for, like Finally...

Published:Sunday | October 15, 2017 | 12:00 AMKimberley Small

New Zealand is one such country that has experienced an increase in tourist activity since the revelation that the sprawling, majestic shots of the terrain in The Lord of the Rings were captured there. Between Oregon and Vancouver, the Twilight...

Published:Sunday | October 8, 2017 | 12:00 AMKimberley Small

"Cultural exploration around the globe" is currently the motto associated with Yvan Rodic's Facebook page.Fashion and style aficionados would be more familiar with Rodic's brand and moniker Facehunter. Beginning in 2006, Rodic has been at the...

Published:Friday | October 6, 2017 | 12:10 AMKimberley Small

Investor Joe Bogdanovich announced yesterday the launch of Caribbean Love, a hurricane relief campaign that will support rebuilding programmes in islands affected by Hurricanes Irma and Maria.Entities Bogdanovich has made partners of Caribbean Love...

Published:Thursday | October 5, 2017 | 12:00 AMKimberley Small

Denver 'Feluke' Smith will be heading to Mexico for the second stage of aggressive cancer treatment as early as this weekend.Two weeks ago, friends of the ailing musician rallied around to organise a benefit concert in the hopes of making light...

Published:Tuesday | October 3, 2017 | 12:00 AMKimberley Small

The visual adaptation of Marlon James' Man Booker prize-winning, 'A Brief History of Seven Killings', has found its director. Melina Matsoukas, chief director of the HBO series Insecure, will tackle adaptation for Amazon Studios.Matsoukas is...

Published:Sunday | October 1, 2017 | 12:00 AMKimberley Small

At the National Gallery, viewers are invited into uncomfortable conversations, where artists gathered from various points of the transatlantic narrative express their perspectives on slavery and its legacy.Perspectives of Jamaica, Guyana by way of...

Published:Friday | September 29, 2017 | 12:00 AMKimberley Small

Some aspect of Angela Hunte's decades-spanning work is on a contemporary Jamaican disc jockey's playlist. The Brooklyn-born, Trinidad-raised singer earned her first Grammy Award as a songwriter, and many of her credits appear in that capacity....

Published:Tuesday | September 26, 2017 | 12:00 AMKimberley Small

On Sunday night, a once-abandoned boy sat in the front row in the Karl Hendrickson Auditorium, Jamaica College, Old Hope Road. He, Feluke, was witness to a collection of performing artistes dedicating their time and skill to raising funds to get the...

Published:Sunday | September 24, 2017 | 12:00 AMKimberley Small

The cohort has been selected for the second reel of PROPELLA films.On September 21, directors of the five short films selected for support by the three-way JAFTA, JAMPRO, and Chase Fund partnership premiered their works to the audience of this year'...

Published:Friday | September 22, 2017 | 12:00 AMKimberley Small

Producer/vocalist Lee 'Scratch' Perry and drummer Larry McDonald have redone the Super Ape dub album, first released in 1976. Listed among the 100 essential reggae CDs by the Rough Guide publication, it includes tracks like Zion's Blood, Croaking...

Published:Monday | September 18, 2017 | 12:13 AMKimberley Small

Utilising the Internet has afforded many artistes the chance to share, connect and engage with partners and consumers across the globe. And as the World Wide Web blurs the barriers to communication and international interaction, attempts to...

Published:Monday | September 18, 2017 | 12:00 AMKimberley Small

The next art exhibition to be presented at the National Gallery of Jamaica, Kingston, in partnership with the British Council, is named We Have Met Before.Its purpose is to revisit the subject of Trans-Atlantic slavery and its afterlives, as seen...

Published:Friday | September 15, 2017 | 12:00 AMKimberley Small

Walshy Fire of Major Lazer has put on blazing performances and produced scorching tracks.Today, he gives The Gleaner a peep into his creative mind.1: Is there a secret to retaining enough energy to tour as extensively and tirelessly as Major Lazer...

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