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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...

Published:Saturday | February 4, 2017 | 12:00 AMKimberley Small

Christopher Ellis, son of the late rocksteady great Alton Ellis, was born and raised in London, England. He has already made the rounds as a singer, taking to stages in Europe and doing sold-out shows in Japan.Now Christopher has his sights set on...

Published:Monday | January 30, 2017 | 12:00 AMKimberley Small

Speaking at the panel discussion 'Filming: Kingston As A City', held at the National Gallery, Kingston, last November, film professional Franklyn 'Chappy' St Juste said: "The business of subtitling might be less of a problem for us in our own...

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

Jamaica-born actress Debra Ehrhardt is bringing her second one-woman play, the tongue-wagging Cock Tales: Shame On Me! home. It began with sex as the subject but soon developed into introspection that the actress deemed necessary to share.The play...

Published:Wednesday | January 25, 2017 | 12:25 AMKimberley Small

Though the MPM Waste Management Limited, the corporate arm of the National Solid Waste Management Authority, has expressed concerns regarding the increase in pedestrian traffic for this year’s carnival season, the Jamaica Music Society (JAMMS...

Published:Tuesday | January 24, 2017 | 12:03 AMKimberley Small

On Saturday night, Xaymaca International Band hosted their first official event at the Constant Spring Golf Club, St Andrew. They have secured the support of a famous Jamaican face, Usain Bolt. "That's the guy right there," Bolt told The Gleaner at...

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

Kelissa McDonald's new Spellbound project is an 11-track collaboration between the singer's own label, Anbessa Music, and Natural High Music.Kelissa told The Gleaner that the project is one that explores different themes of womanhood, spirituality,...

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

Recently, the Jamaica Film Commission and the Creative Industries Unit hosted an Open Day exercise in the JAMPRO business auditorium, to explore and seek solutions for issues impacting the development of Jamaica's creative industries with...

Published:Wednesday | January 18, 2017 | 12:00 AMKimberley Small

JAMPRO board member Zachary Harding told The Gleaner last Thursday that moves are afoot to provide the Jamaican film industry with tangible support."We're pushing to mainly get the incentive structure in place. Historically, there were incentives...

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

The MPM Waste Management Limited (WML), the corporate arm of the National Solid Waste Management Authority (NSWMA), has expressed concern regarding the increase in pedestrian traffic and consequent littering on Carnival Sunday.The Sunday Gleaner...

Published:Tuesday | January 10, 2017 | 12:00 AMKimberley Small

January means more to the proprietors of Pulse Investments than being the first month of a new calendar year. It is the anniversary marker of an outstanding Caribbean modelling agency.Kingsley Cooper, his daughter (and successor), Safia Cooper, and...

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

The Cooler fete culture has been on the rise in Kingston, Jamaica. The practice of bringing your own bottle, or carrying your own cooler full of liquor, moved from the occasional lawn and pool party into events held on stadium lawns. The Sunday...

Published:Monday | January 2, 2017 | 12:00 AMKimberley Small

Every year, the purpose of the party favour is restored anew. Sequins, confetti, noisemakers and cardboard accessories have become celebratory signifiers, a necessary feature of fanfare.On Saturday, Syndicate Events hosted their annual New Year's...

Published:Sunday | December 25, 2016 | 12:12 AMKimberley Small

It is supposed that it has never happened, that a Jamaican hold the position of chairman for the Reggae Grammy Committee. In light of the recent complaining of reggae star Freddie McGregor, industry professionals Jerome Hamilton (head of Headline...

Published:Thursday | December 22, 2016 | 12:00 AMKimberley Small

When one considers the reach of indigenous Jamaican music, namely reggae and dancehall, and the influence it has on contemporary popular music, in a cyclic argument, they have been consistently referred to as genres that have been underserved for...

Published:Wednesday | December 7, 2016 | 12:00 AMKimberley Small

Likely contested by the concurrent staging of another live musical affair, the All Spice Food and Music Festival only managed to pull a small gathering of patrons.It is arguable that the All Spice Food and Music Festival saw its success in the fact...

Published:Sunday | November 27, 2016 | 12:00 AMKimberley Small

A crew of three has been island-hopping across the Caribbean on a mission to capture the various sounds and presentations of emerging recording artistes, with the support of the governments and film industry of Newfoundland and Labrador. From The...

Published:Sunday | November 20, 2016 | 12:00 AMKimberley Small

In the upward climb to establish a Jamaican film industry, there arises the perennial question of who the target market truly is. With the proposed introduction of island-wide touring by film and television series producer Lennie Little-White arose...

Published:Wednesday | November 16, 2016 | 12:00 AMKimberley Small

The organ, a fixture of the Catholic Church, stood silent and unattended as the bandstand at St Richard's Catholic Church was fashioned to accommodate a collection of Jamaica's instrumentalist 'elders', who gathered in melody and harmony to pay...

Published:Sunday | November 13, 2016 | 12:00 AMKimberley Small

From a selection process that began as early as May 2016, The Caribbean Development for the Arts, Sports and Culture Foundation will host the 13th staging of the Caribbean Hall of Fame Awards on Friday, November 25, 2016, at The Jamaica Pegasus...

Published:Wednesday | November 9, 2016 | 12:00 AMKimberley Small

Though his musical background was put on hold while relocating to Jamaica, Greek restaurateur Alexx Antaeus has been leading a double life - between managing his restaurant on Hope Road to working in his decorated studio in Manhattan, New York.On...

Published:Wednesday | November 2, 2016 | 12:00 AMKimberley Small

The recent release of the low-budget feature-length production by Lennie Little-White, It's a Family Affair, has sparked conversations about re-introducing an idea discontinued decades ago, perhaps due to leaps in technological advancement. Little-...

Published:Saturday | October 29, 2016 | 12:00 AMKimberley Small

Since its beginning in 2009, the Wickie Wackie Live concert series offered regularly programmed reggae music, performed at the pleasure of those some would refer to as catalysts for the so-called Reggae Revival. What began as a monthly concert...

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