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Stories by Kimberley Small/Staff Reporter

Published:Thursday | November 14, 2019 | 12:31 AMKimberley Small/Staff Reporter

The latest kerfuffle in Kingston’s nightlife is a brewing intellectual property war. Fridays At The Devon is a weekly event held at Reggae Mill Bar, which quickly settled into the entertainment calendar as a staple offering for those looking for a...

Published:Thursday | November 14, 2019 | 12:10 AMKimberley Small/Staff Reporter

David Rodigan, Rory Stone Love, and Delano and Jazzy T from Renaissance Disco headlined a groovy reggae party last Saturday night at a pre-opening event at Kaya Herb House on Lady Musgrave Road. Organisers aimed for an authentic dance hall, and...

Published:Wednesday | November 13, 2019 | 12:16 AMKimberley Small/Staff Reporter

Many worry that American reggae bands are stealing the spotlight from local stars. This is not necessarily always the case. For the Texas-based drum-and-bass duo, The San Antones, their love and knowledge of our music got deeper because celebrated...

Published:Wednesday | November 13, 2019 | 12:06 AMKimberley Small/Staff Reporter

As it continues on an arduous journey to develop from fledgling to full-form, eyes have been trained on the local film industry. For the next few weeks, those eyes will be set alight with entertainment, and in the future, film buffs will be able to...

Published:Tuesday | November 12, 2019 | 12:21 AMKimberley Small/Staff Reporter

In a time when technology allows the layman access to high-end cameras and cell phones, playwrights, directors and their actors often suffer the pains of piracy. Bootlegging is a common ailment plaguing the theatre and film spaces, and has cost...

Published:Monday | November 11, 2019 | 12:16 AMKimberley Small/Staff Reporter

British radio disc jockey and celebrated sound clash champion, David Rodigan has sounded off on an uncomfortable conversation, with an unsettling conclusion. As veterans and newcomers struggle to find ­common ground between the classic,...

Published:Saturday | November 9, 2019 | 12:19 AMKimberley Small/Staff Reporter

It’s a woman’s world. That’s the view of renowned British radio disc jockey David Rodigan. Last year, when the internationally respected sound clash champion celebrated his 40th anniversary in the music business with Dubwise Jamaica, he opined...

Published:Friday | November 8, 2019 | 12:27 AMKimberley Small/Staff Reporter

Last year’s top prize for the International Reggae Poster Contest took the winner to Jamaica, gifting an untravelled visual artist with a first plane ride, a first opportunity to see the sea, and a previously inconceivable visit to the home of...

Published:Friday | November 8, 2019 | 12:24 AMKimberley Small/Staff Reporter

As the saying goes, hindsight is 20/20 vision. In the case of Babylon (1980) which is now – four decades after its first screening – acknowledged as a certifiable classic, the adage applies. After its release in the United Kingdom in the late 1980s...

Published:Wednesday | November 6, 2019 | 12:25 AMKimberley Small/Staff Reporter

Hailed as a colossus of Caribbean filmmaking who revolutionised the industry, Franklyn ‘Chappie’ St Juste passed away yesterday, the last take of a career that set high standards and scaled new heights. St Juste died at the University Hospital of...

Published:Monday | November 4, 2019 | 12:12 AMKimberley Small/Staff Reporter

Even as some patrons left the National Arena disgruntled that their crew didn’t take the win, the skilful selections and deejay stylings of this year’s Red Bull Culture Clash Kingston contenders – Team Romeich Entertainment, Team Riddimstream...

Published:Thursday | October 31, 2019 | 12:11 AMKimberley Small/Staff Reporter

By design, Red Bull Culture Clash is shrouded in mystery. But something we do know is there is one entity earning its piece of the energy drink brand’s presumably enormous pie. Unsurprisingly, as a team that has dominated the live-show production...

Published:Thursday | October 31, 2019 | 12:07 AMKimberley Small/Staff Reporter

Rising reggae artiste Ras-I, real name Immanuel Kerr, is feeling good and excited about his upcoming debut album, Tsojourna, scheduled for release in the third week of November. The young singer said surely that the work would yield a positive...

Published:Wednesday | October 30, 2019 | 12:21 AMKimberley Small/Staff Reporter

Normally, it is the featured who celebrates being a magazine cover star. However, in the case of local film-maker Kia Moses propped atop a high iron chair on the cover of the United Kingdom-based publication Pitch, it’s the editor-in-chief Sherry...

Published:Monday | October 28, 2019 | 12:20 AMKimberley Small/Staff Reporter

Local film buffs have much to get excited about. The upcoming instalment of Cinema Paradise 2019, more affectionately known as Portie Film Festival, will feature a diverse collection of brand-new short films, facilitated by the Jamaica Film and...

Published:Friday | October 25, 2019 | 9:43 AMKimberley Small/Staff Reporter

United Kingdom-based recording artiste Doktor manages to be simultaneously deliberate and unintentional in the presentation of dancehall culture in his music. Action, his brand-new single, rings reminiscent of the old school with visuals set in a...

Published:Friday | October 25, 2019 | 9:42 AMKimberley Small/Staff Reporter

Sound system culture finds itself quieted in the Corporate Area, but the boxes are booming loud and proud on the other side of the world. Local players, like The Gleaner Entertainment Forum panellists Big Ship captain Freddie McGregor, Delano...

Published:Wednesday | October 23, 2019 | 12:18 AMKimberley Small/Staff Reporter

Thematically relevant, considering this year’s spotlight on the Windrush generation, Cinema Paradise 2019 will mount its bridge between film-makers from then and now, from the United Kingdom and Jamaica. The three-day film festival will open on...

Published:Friday | October 18, 2019 | 12:11 AMKimberley Small/Staff Reporter

Though Bermudan EDM DJ and producer Noise Cans’ perpetual masquerade is a direct cultural reference to the Gombey tradition of his home island, his musical motivations and impressions remain deeply rooted in Jamaican soil. And so, long attracted to...

Published:Tuesday | October 15, 2019 | 12:05 AMKimberley Small/Staff Reporter

The International Organization for Advancing the Body of Christ (IOABC) is a mouthful for a gospel music group. After they celebrated last week’s release of their debut EP, Oh Such Grace, founder Andrew Richards explained that the end goal for this...

Published:Friday | October 11, 2019 | 12:23 AMKimberley Small/Staff Reporter

Exactly one week after Red Bull Culture Clash takes the roof off the National Arena, there will be another major sound system event going down. On Saturday, November 9, the globetrotting Dubwise will return to Kingston with an encore from veteran...

Published:Thursday | October 10, 2019 | 12:12 AMKimberley Small/Staff Reporter

Jamaica’s sweetheart singjay, Koffee, is headlining her own tour here at home – the Haffi Make It School Tour. Named after a song that is yet to be released, the tour is currently focused on high school students, by encouraging them to unlock their...

Published:Monday | October 7, 2019 | 12:15 AMKimberley Small/Staff Reporter

Do It For The Culture, the last crew unveiled for the upcoming Red Bull Culture Clash, could shape up to be a musical force to be reckoned with. According to crew member DJ Bambino, this collection of artistes, musicians, and producers was not put...

Published:Monday | October 7, 2019 | 12:13 AMKimberley Small/Staff Reporter

International artistes don’t always come to Jamaica to promote themselves to the local audience. Sometimes, they come to find the legendary musicians and studios. Former West Indian cricketer Omari Banks, hailing from Anguilla, recently visited the...

Published:Sunday | October 6, 2019 | 12:10 AMKimberley Small/Staff Reporter

With major projects, major drawbacks are par for the course. Regardless of the challenges that have so far hindered the We Are Tomorrow Foundation’s development in Jamaica, its founder, multi-Grammy Award winning musician and composer, Pablo...

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