Sun | May 26, 2019

Stories by Sade Gardner

Published:Sunday | January 20, 2019 | 12:00 AMSade Gardner

Regarded as one of Jamaica's great cultural assets, dancehall music originated in the '70s and in many ways mirrored the socioeconomic realities of Kingston's inner-city communities. The genre, an upbeat or digitalised version of its predecessor,...

Published:Sunday | January 13, 2019 | 12:00 AMSade Gardner

The chilling six-part Lifetime docuseries Surviving R. Kelly has been trending on social media since its premier last week. It explores the life of the entertainer, who was reportedly molested as a child, and his rise to...

Published:Sunday | December 30, 2018 | 12:00 AMSade Gardner

Being the daughter of reggae luminary Tony Rebel comes with a lot of uninvited assumptions. As his daughter Davianah shared, she is often assumed to be a reggae singer and has tried to alter her brand because of who her father is.But not anymore....

Published:Sunday | December 23, 2018 | 2:17 PMSade Gardner

Twenty-seven years ago on Christmas Eve, Oradell Carwin gave birth to a vivacious baby girl. That baby, Jordan 'J Capri' Phillips, would grow to become an internationally embraced singer, who was one of few to successfully bridge...

Published:Sunday | December 23, 2018 | 12:00 AMSade Gardner

Dancehall deejay Bay-C explores his spirituality on his recently released solo debut album Holy Temple. It was only fitting that the visuals for the title be shot in the Holy Land of Israel.Directed by European Benjamin Lidsky, the music video...

Published:Sunday | December 16, 2018 | 12:00 AMSade Gardner

The month of December is quite celebratory with all the excitement and joyous atmosphere that abounds as Christmas is upon us. But for Novlyn 'Lovey' Banton, December carries an air of melancholy as it signifies the tragic death of her fiance,...

Published:Sunday | December 9, 2018 | 12:00 AMSade Gardner

Documenting Jamaican artistes on tour is not a new concept. Artistic director Neville Garrick became a close friend of reggae jewel Bob Marley, during the 1970s and 1980s, and often travelled with him, capturing some of the most prolific and...

Published:Sunday | December 2, 2018 | 12:00 AMSade Gardner

Thirty-five years ago, millions of Americans and people worldwide were glued to their TV screens, awaiting the debut of Michael Jackson's Thriller music video on the MTV channel.The 13-minute video was the first of its kind, both in visuals and cost...

Published:Sunday | November 25, 2018 | 12:00 AMSade Gardner

Whether she is doing gospel or reggae, singer Kristine Alicia says her message is the same. The Florida-based singer, born Kristine McCaw, started her solo career in 2007 as a gospel artiste, when she released her debut album Get Ready. Eleven years...

Published:Sunday | November 11, 2018 | 12:00 AMSade Gardner

In today's entertainment industry, image seems to be everything. Women take special care in their appearance to look a part, the end result an industry permeated by myriad female artistes as thick, human-sized dolls - 'luxury dolls'.International...

Published:Sunday | November 4, 2018 | 12:00 AMSade Gardner

Word-of-mouth marketing is what No-Maddz member Everaldo Creary is crediting for the group's international demand. The now reggae-dub duo has been making the rounds at several international festivals this year, most recently, the Disko Africa Film...

Subscribe to Sade Gardner