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Published:Tuesday | June 16, 2015 | 12:00 AMSadeke Brooks

With 35 students already benefiting from scholarships through Cherine's Reach One Child (ROC) Foundation, the singer said plans are in high gear for the ROC Kids Fest that is held to raise funds for the foundation.For the past 10 years, Cherine says...

Published:Thursday | May 28, 2015 | 12:00 AMSadeke Brooks

Performances from No-Maddz and Dre Island formed the perfect cherry on top of an activity-filled day at Beer Festival which was held at Barbican Beach Bar in St Andrew, recently.No-Maddz and Dre Island were the performers on day two of the three-day...

Published:Monday | May 25, 2015 | 12:00 AMSadeke Brooks

After years of honing his skills and doing music to inspire listeners, reggae singer Iba MaHr says he is now in a place to release an album.His entrance into the mainstream started with Will I Wait in 2011. The song got much airplay, but Iba MaHr...

Published:Tuesday | May 5, 2015 | 12:00 AMSadeke Brooks

After major premieres in Jamaica and Florida, Jeremy Whittaker intends to get even more publicity for his film, Destiny, with other screenings over the coming months.The film's Jamaica premiere was at Carib 5 in Cross Roads, St Andrew, in October...

Published:Monday | April 27, 2015 | 12:02 AMSadeke Brooks

More than four decades after it was originally recorded and released, Jimmy Cliff's song, Many Rivers to Cross, continues to make major strides.This time around, the song was featured in the finale of popular Netflix series, Daredevil. The song...

Published:Monday | April 20, 2015 | 12:00 AMSadeke Brooks

His recent comments may have come off as an attack against the Edna Manley College of the Visual and Performing Arts (EMCVPA), but musician and...

Published:Saturday | April 18, 2015 | 12:00 AMSadeke Brooks

With Welcome Paula Son due for release next week, Runkus is still beaming from what he said was a successful launch of the project late last month.Runkus and his Old SKL Band recently completed the project, which they showcased at Suzie's in St...

Published:Sunday | April 5, 2015 | 12:00 AMSadeke Brooks

For decades, music producer Clive Hunt has been arranging songs behind the scenes, but lately, he has come forward as a VP Records-signed producer, working with numerous big names in reggae music.Recently, Hunt has come to the fore working on albums...

Published:Saturday | April 4, 2015 | 12:00 AMSadeke Brooks

With much recognition in parts of Europe for hisprevious three albums, singer Ras Zacharri hopes to have a greater impact on Jamaican listeners with his new album, Love Over Hate.Ras Zacharri, who is the nephew of reggae artiste Buju Banton, said...

Published:Tuesday | March 31, 2015 | 12:00 AMSadeke Brooks

Lanterns lit the sky as lights were turned off for Earth Hour, but that beautiful view had to take a back seat to the performances from Kabaka Pyramid and Keznamdi, who were the highlight of the concert held at the Ranny Williams Entertainment...

Published:Sunday | March 29, 2015 | 12:00 AMSadeke Brooks

As one of the top soca acts for decades, Machel Montano says he is now trying to focus on conquering the international market.Montano has been one of the big names for some time and has won Trinidad's International Soca Monarch competition numerous...

Published:Thursday | March 26, 2015 | 12:00 AMSadeke Brooks

Two weeks after releasing his Ancient Future album, Protoje is currently holding the number-one spot on the Billboard Reggae Albums chart.The album, which is a collaborative effort between Phillip 'Winta' James of Overstand Entertainment and Protoje...

Published:Thursday | March 19, 2015 | 12:00 AMSadeke Brooks

WITH HIS EP due in September, European singer Alborosie is currently promoting the first song from the project.Alborosie said he released Poser a few months ago and has since followed with the music video that premiered on the weekend.He explained...

Published:Monday | March 9, 2015 | 12:00 AMSadeke Brooks

While she works on her first EP, singer Ikaya is currently basking in the buzz of her recent single, Ugly Girl.Ikaya made quite an impact in 2010 with the single Hard Way, but despite her constant presence in the industry, the singer admitted to The...

Published:Sunday | March 8, 2015 | 12:00 AMSadeke Brooks

There was much bloodshed and many lives were lost during the Morant Bay Rebellion of October 1865, but 150 years later, the historical event will be commemorated with a series of events throughout the rest of the year.Speaking with The Sunday...

Published:Tuesday | March 3, 2015 | 12:00 AMSadeke Brooks

The wine and hors d'oeuvres that were served prior to the start of the movie Selma were certainly the calm before the onset of intensity that could be felt throughout the movie.The movie premiere was held last Tuesday at Carib 5 in St Andrew by the...

Published:Monday | March 2, 2015 | 12:00 AMSadeke Brooks

The Government plans to spend about $74 million for Entertainment Policy and Monitoring in the 2015-2016 Budget, a massive increase over the approximately $11 million allocated the previous financial year.Charles Campbell, executive director of the...

Published:Thursday | February 26, 2015 | 12:00 AMSadeke Brooks

While he is proud to be the son of deejay Determine, Runkus says he is also his mother's child. Hence, his new project, Welcome Paula Son.Determine made a mark in dancehall with songs like Science and Kette Drum. As the child of a musician, Runkus,...

Published:Thursday | February 12, 2015 | 12:00 AMSadeke Brooks

With very few suitable entertainment venues in the Corporate Area, it seems many promoters are turning to the Hope Botanical Gardens to h

Published:Tuesday | February 10, 2015 | 12:00 AMSadeke Brooks

Although reggae music has found its way into many movies, there are still difficulties in getting proper clearance to use songs in films. This was the general view of of panellists at the...

Published:Sunday | February 8, 2015 | 12:00 AMSadeke Brooks

With an album that was released in July last year, accomplished singer Maxi Priest says he's still busy promoting Easy To Love, which he says has been doing very well amid generally low album sales worldwide.

Published:Friday | February 6, 2015 | 12:00 AMSadeke Brooks

Bob Marley is known for his many powerful songs, but he also gave the world several very talented children. 

Published:Thursday | January 29, 2015 | 12:00 AMSadeke Brooks

Receiving an injury as a high-school athlete would be devastating for most, but for Jeneil Williams it led to her following dreams of bec

Published:Wednesday | January 28, 2015 | 12:00 AMSadeke Brooks

While one expects heavy gyrating and adult music at carnival events in Jamaica, selector Richard 'Richie D' Martin is promoting clean and

Published:Wednesday | January 28, 2015 | 12:00 AMSadeke Brooks

Their reggae song, Rude, was extremely popular in Jamaica last year and Canada-based group, Magic!, plans to give patrons quite

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