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Published:Tuesday | April 18, 2017 | 12:00 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 | 12:00 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 | 12:00 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 | 12:00 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 | 12:00 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 | 12:20 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 | 12:36 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 | 12:00 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 | 12:00 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...

Published:Thursday | March 16, 2017 | 12:00 AMKimberley Small

Andrae 'Wangz' Carter, known in the music industry for his skills as a lead rhythm guitarist, has retired his life as a background musician, seeking to become his own frontman. After building an enviable touring history, the Edna Manley College of...

Published:Wednesday | March 15, 2017 | 12:00 AMKimberley Small

Saturday night's staging of Soca in the City saw patrons turn out in their numbers, as high-energy revelry and live performances filled the atmosphere.With DJ Kurt Riley on the turntables, alongside Supa, they rallied the crowd to near fever-pitch;...

Published:Sunday | March 12, 2017 | 12:00 AMKimberley Small

A combination of sultry female vocals with modern live loops, jazz- infused nylon-string guitars and other string arrangements makes the sound of The King Stones. With three musical members from Jamaica, Italy and Germany, the group has created a...

Published:Friday | March 10, 2017 | 12:00 AMKimberley Small

Radio host and entrepreneur Alisia Jarrett conceptualised the first Curvy Caribbean Conference, scheduled for April 8 - 9, 2017. It is designed to engage persons in discussions, provide networking opportunities and showcase lifestyle products...

Published:Sunday | March 5, 2017 | 12:00 AMKimberley Small

Fifteen local film-makers were selected to participate in the British Council's script-development workshop for experienced film professionals, in partnership with JAMPRO and the Jamaica Film and Television Association (JAFTA), from March 1-5, 2017...

Published:Thursday | March 2, 2017 | 12:00 AMKimberley Small

Damian 'Jr Gong' Marley and Ras Kassa have collaborated once again for his latest video, Roar For A Cause.The last of three daysof shooting ended in an abandoned building on Prin-cess Street. The downtown Kingston setting was deliberate, portraying...

Published:Sunday | February 26, 2017 | 12:00 AMKimberley Small

During the launch of Science Genius Jamaica at the Knutsford Court Hotel on February 22, Professor Christopher Emdin, author of Urban Science Education for the Hip-hop Generation and founder of the Science Genius project, was able to fully express...

Published:Thursday | February 23, 2017 | 12:00 AMKimberley Small

Wray & Nephew has announced their partnership with Jamaica Carnival this year as title sponsors.Delivering the news at a recent media announcement held at @twentythree on Dominica Drive were Pietro Gramegna, marketing manager, (JWN Ltd; Campari...

Published:Wednesday | February 22, 2017 | 12:00 AMKimberley Small

Borne simply from a passion for the reggae sound, and scene, 75-year-old archivist and curator, Roger Steffens, has declared that he will never retire. Over the past four decades, Steffens has evolved from a travelling hobby photographer into the...

Published:Wednesday | February 22, 2017 | 12:00 AMKimberley Small

To date, Steffens has completed eight books about the Wailers and on Jamaican music history and culture, "including two that I feel will have a long life. Bob Marley and the Wailers: The Definitive Discography, the only true discography ever...

Published:Tuesday | February 21, 2017 | 12:00 AMKimberley Small

On Wednesday, February 22, the JN Foundation will launch their next educational project, Science Genius Jamaica, which is inspired by the work of Professor Christopher Emdin of Teacher's College, Columbia University, New York."It's a movement to...

Published:Friday | February 17, 2017 | 12:00 AMKimberley Small

In honour of The Cool Ruler, Gregory Isaacs, his widow June Isaacs has masterminded a concert with Jamaican and overseas star vocalists paying respect to the late, legendary singer.The inaugural Red Rose for Gregory, initially slated to take place...

Published:Wednesday | February 15, 2017 | 12:41 AMKimberley Small

The International Schools Theatre Association (ISTA), in collaboration with Hillel Academy, will be hosting the 2017 edition of the International Schools Theatre Festival at Hillel Academy in St Andrew from February 16-19. In an effort to further...

Published:Monday | February 13, 2017 | 12:00 AMKimberley Small

VeilHymn is the product of a collaboration between US musicians Devonte Hynes of Blood Orange and Bryndon Cook of Starchild...

Published:Wednesday | February 8, 2017 | 12:00 AMKimberley Small

The Jamaican Music Museum recently hosted its first Grounation session for Reggae/Black History Month.Curator Herbie Miller invited newspaper columnist Roy Black, Professor Matthew Smith, head of the Department of History and Archaeology at the...

Published:Sunday | February 5, 2017 | 12:00 AMKimberley Small

The first panel discussion of the 2017 Reggae Open University series took place last Thursday evening at the Vera Moody Hall, Edna Manley College of the Visual and Performing Arts, Arthur Wint Drive, St Andrew. Moderated by Joan Webley, board member...

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