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Stories by Kimberley Small/Staff Reporter

Published:Saturday | May 16, 2020 | 12:00 AMKimberley Small/Staff Reporter

Social distancing didn’t stop Lila Ike from gathering thousands of fans, along with some of the top names in the music game, to her Instagram Live event, preceding the release of her debut project, The ExPerience. Settled in the hillside ‘Habitat...

Published:Friday | May 15, 2020 | 12:00 AMKimberley Small/Staff Reporter

Long distance? No problem for Manchester-based label and production duo, Swing Ting. In fact, they have extended their work and influence for over a decade, reaching all corners of the globe by producing ‘party-time’ music for the masses. Now, for...

Published:Wednesday | May 13, 2020 | 12:00 AMKimberley Small/Staff Reporter

Quarantining is an opportunity for some to spend time learning a new skill, getting their bodies into shape or getting their creative juices flowing freely enough to write, record and release new music. The change of pace can also just as easily...

Published:Monday | May 11, 2020 | 12:00 AMKimberley Small/Staff Reporter

RECORD DEALS are still sexy, but closed borders and social distancing have changed the game. As the COVID-19 pandemic maintains its grip on the entertainment industry, major label A...

Published:Sunday | May 17, 2020 | 9:12 AMKimberley Small/Staff Reporter

Event producers and entertainers still have a while to figure out how to right themselves after the threat of COVID-19 has passed. But that doesn’t mean they should wait until a vaccine is developed or until people begin to brave skies and crowds...

Published:Sunday | May 17, 2020 | 8:32 AMKimberley Small/Staff Reporter

IN AN effort to alleviate misconceptions and misinterpretations of our current COVID-19 reality, and to create the idea that human beings deserve respect, especially when they are ill, ListenMi News has collaborated with the International...

Published:Sunday | May 17, 2020 | 8:23 AMKimberley Small/Staff Reporter

Industries across the world face uncertainty, as no one entity can absolutely declare when or if economies will revert to normal in the wake of COVID-19. The local entertainment industry suffers the same uncertainty – and to address it, the Jamaica...

Published:Tuesday | May 5, 2020 | 12:00 AMKimberley Small/Staff Reporter

LOCAL MUSICIAN Janine JKUHL’s two-month-long immersive creative residency programme in Bali, Indonesia, has been extended indefinitely, or at least until the world has the COVID-19 spread under control and international airports open up to...

Published:Saturday | May 2, 2020 | 12:00 AMKimberley Small/Staff Reporter

Mental blinkers in place, film director Storm Saulter and producer Rob Maylor have toiled tirelessly for the past seven years, striding strongly side by side to accomplish what the local film industry and its audience celebrate – this next step...

Published:Tuesday | April 28, 2020 | 12:00 AMKimberley Small/Staff Reporter

ENTERTAINERS DON’T go on tours alone. They move with entire crews of roadies, instrumentalists and assistants. And among those invaluable crewmates are photographers, who help keep fans at home in the know about where in the world their favourite...

Published:Friday | April 24, 2020 | 12:00 AMKimberley Small/Staff Reporter

QUARANTINING HAS unearthed many creative responses. For artist Richard Nattoo, soon to be known as recording artiste Mr Nattoo, he has taken a high dive to present his expression, combining the fine art of painting with the popular art of music. On...

Published:Monday | April 20, 2020 | 12:00 AMKimberley Small/Staff Reporter

CANNABIS CONNOISSEURS need not worry, because the Southern California-based Green Holdings Group will unite them all today with the World’s Largest Virtual Sesh on Instagram Live. Hosted by rap group Too Short, viewers will have the opportunity to...

Published:Saturday | April 18, 2020 | 12:00 AMKimberley Small/Staff Reporter

‘Arnold’s Caribbean Pizza’ is more Jamaican than anything else, at least when it comes to the talent and the writers. Along with Grammy award-winning musician Fabian Cooke taking the lead in the writer’s room, penning most of the first season’s...

Published:Thursday | April 16, 2020 | 12:15 AMKimberley Small/Staff Reporter

ARNOLD’S CARIBBEAN Pizza is the latest sitcom added to the local television timetable. Interesting as it may be to watch regional migrants turn their hands in an American pizzeria, local audiences should take pleasure, or be excited to know that...

Published:Wednesday | April 15, 2020 | 12:00 AMKimberley Small/Staff Reporter

Wrapped up in the announcement of the In.Digg.Nation Collective’s partnership deal with Six Course/RCA Records was the doubly exciting news that label signee Lila Ike will release ‘ I Spy’, a brand new Izy Beats-produced single this Thursday,...

Published:Wednesday | April 15, 2020 | 12:00 AMKimberley Small/Staff Reporter

Easter Weekend rolled around with stricter curfews and adamant reminders to stay at home, but that didn’t mean there was no fun to be had. Among many that have been rostered in the past month, JN Group made sure to add their own spirit-lifting,...

Published:Thursday | April 9, 2020 | 12:00 AMKimberley Small/Staff Reporter

CONTEMPORARILY, THE blend of hip hop and reggae sounds is popular and highly sought after. But that wasn’t the case when Edley Shine first entered the music business decades ago. Born Jamericans, a ‘90s duo comprising Edley and Norman ‘Notch’...

Published:Tuesday | April 7, 2020 | 12:10 AMKimberley Small/Staff Reporter

Big Deal singer Chris Martin was the first famous face to hit home screens in support of the Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment, and Sport Olivia Grange’s fundraising initiative, Telethon Jamaica: Together We Stand. Named after Richie...

Published:Saturday | April 4, 2020 | 12:05 AMKimberley Small/Staff Reporter

In this time of crisis, all film productions have come to a halt. Nonetheless, the Jamaica Film and Television Association (JAFTA) Propella programme is still a go. The short-film programme, designed to take film-makers on a capacity-building...

Published:Friday | April 3, 2020 | 12:13 AMKimberley Small/Staff Reporter

FESTIVALS ACROSS the world have been postponed or cancelled, but Tmrw.Tday Culture Festival has decided on a third option – to take it all online. Instead of flocking to Seven Mile Beach, Negril, for a weekend of yoga, green eats, reggae, dub and...

Published:Thursday | April 2, 2020 | 12:00 AMKimberley Small/Staff Reporter

At the end of the Bull Bay quarantine comes some more good news for residents, especially the young and spritely. Freedom Skate Park, a massive undertaking that has been years in the making, is finally now very near its own end. Kevin Bourke, one...

Published:Wednesday | April 1, 2020 | 12:00 AMKimberley Small/Staff Reporter

Music fans can rest thankful that even with the requirement of social distancing, they can still stay connected with their favourite artistes. On Monday night, emerging deejay Matt Camps executed his first, self-branded online radio show, dedicated...

Published:Saturday | March 28, 2020 | 12:00 AMKimberley Small/Staff Reporter

The Kingston Creative brand is bold and will persist in its promotion of downtown Kingston as a cultural, artful hotspot even as citizens are asked to keep off the streets in the continued effort to flatten the curve of the COVID-19 viral spread....

Published:Saturday | March 28, 2020 | 12:09 AMKimberley Small/Staff Reporter

For the time being, there are no stages on which to perform or parties to attend. But that doesn’t mean that the music industry activity has come to a sudden halt. Entertainers are getting more creative with online concerts, parties, and podcasts....

Published:Saturday | March 28, 2020 | 12:00 AMKimberley Small/Staff Reporter

For this newest addition to reggae music’s visual library, the polymath Jason Panton gets behind the camera as co-director for Heavyweight Rockaz and Jesse Royal’s latest release, ‘ Sweet Sensation’. Set on the streets and beaches of Portland, the...

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