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Stories by Shereita Grizzle

Published:Tuesday | July 7, 2015 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle

Jamaica needs to change its strategy if the country is going to continue to hold on to reggae music. That was the main message of Billboard's Pat Meschino as she addressed guests at the International...

Published:Sunday | July 5, 2015 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle

Since the 1950s, sound systems have been an integral feature of Jamaica's culture. They played an important role in exposing the world to Jamaican music, and by extension Jamaican culture. However, in recent years there have been concerns that the...

Published:Sunday | July 5, 2015 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle

Last Wednesday, International Reggae Day (IRD) was celebrated across the globe, with events in Miami, Ft Lauderdale and New York (USA), Honolulu (Hawaii), Bombay (India), as well as London (England), Rio (Brazil), Mexico City, and Madrid (Spain).The...

Published:Saturday | July 4, 2015 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle

"There couldn't be a more perfect day to recognise the winners of the second annual Rita Marley Foundation (RMF) Essay Competition than International Reggae Day," said Amina Blackwood-Meeks as she welcomed guests to the awards ceremony held at the...

Published:Wednesday | July 1, 2015 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle

Rita Marley, widow of legendary reggae singer Bob Marley, has been listed among 21 honourees by the University of the West Indies (UWI) at this year's graduation ceremonies in October. She will receive a DLitt (Doctorate of Letters).In a statement...

Published:Tuesday | June 30, 2015 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle

Bacchanal 3D-X Summer J'Ouvert kicked off the summer party season in fine style on Saturday night as bacchanal lovers turned out in droves to soak up the soca fun at Mas Camp, National Stadium grounds, St Andrew.The organisers of the annual event...

Published:Sunday | June 28, 2015 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle

Byron Lee and the Dragonaires played a huge role in taking Caribbean music to the world and was one of the most influential and important soca/calypso bands of its time. As a unit, the Dragonaires won the hearts of music lovers across the globe, but...

Published:Monday | June 22, 2015 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle

Following her role on the hit TV series, Criminal Minds, back in February, Jamaican actress and Goodwill ambassador, Shauna Chin is trying her hand at screenwriting.Chin, who was named among the list of film-makers whose script will be produced for...

Published:Sunday | June 21, 2015 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle

After years of being closed to the public, the Ward Theatre in downtown Kingston was last year reopened to the public for a one-night benefit concert put on by the organisers of the annual Kingston on the Edge Urban Art Festival (KOTE).This year,...

Published:Sunday | June 21, 2015 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle

COURTNEY Robb Sr, former bass player of Byron Lee and The Dragonaires, wants everyone to know he's alive and doing well. Robb Sr was given a medical scare back in February when he suffered congestive heart failure and had to receive medical...

Published:Thursday | June 18, 2015 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle

The winners of the second annual Rita Marley Foundation essay competition are to be announced at an awards ceremony next month.The ceremony will be held at the main library (multi-functional room) at the University of the West Indies (UWI), Mona, on...

Published:Thursday | June 18, 2015 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle

Julian Marley's move into the cannabis industry got another boost on Tuesday, when it was announced that his main business partner, Dropleaf LLC, signed an exclusive licensing agreement with Jacksam Corporation to manufacture and distribute...

Published:Sunday | June 14, 2015 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle

Following the success of his single, Together Tonight, featured on the soundtrack for the box-office hit, Destiny, Paris-born reggae singer, Bazil, is currently in the island recording songs for his second studio album slated to be completed in...

Published:Friday | June 12, 2015 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle

Minister of Youth and Culture the Honourable Lisa Hanna has officially launched activities to mark Jamaica's 2015 Emancipation and Independence Day celebrations under the theme 'Proud and Free, Jamaica 53'. The theme and slate of activities were...

Published:Wednesday | June 10, 2015 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle

Just over a year after being named as the second affiliate of the Grammy Museum, The Woody Guthrie Centre in Tulsa, Oklahoma, has opened a Bob Marley exhibition.The display will comprise nearly 30 photos showing the late legend in studio, on stage...

Published:Monday | June 8, 2015 | 12:09 AMShereita Grizzle

After his book advocating for animal rights was named as part of the catalogues at several Ivy League Universities worldwide, American-based Jamaican novelist, Roger Williams, is looking to break new ground with his sights set on the film industry....

Published:Sunday | June 7, 2015 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle

After premiering to a sold out audience at the Miramar Cultural Centre in Miramar, Florida, in March, Jeremy Whittaker's ground-breaking film, Destiny, continued its historic run at the at Regal Sawgrass Stadium 23 and Imax in Sawgrass Mills Mall,...

Published:Sunday | June 7, 2015 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle

Established in 1984, the Grammy Award for Best Reggae Album is an award presented to recording artistes for quality work in the reggae music genre.February's staging of the annual Grammy Awards marked 31 years since the Academy included a Best...

Published:Sunday | June 7, 2015 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle

On Tuesday, singer, actor, and social activist Harry Belafonte was given an honorary Doctor of Laws degree by the prestigious Princeton University at their annual graduation ceremony. Belafonte was among six officials honoured at the university's...

Published:Wednesday | June 3, 2015 | 12:01 AMShereita Grizzle

Jamaica Promotions Corporation (JAMPRO) has revealed the theme surrounding this year's staging of the annual Jamaica Film Festival. Titled 'Where Art Meets Business', this year's theme is aimed at creating new ways to extend Brand Jamaica's reach in...

Published:Monday | May 18, 2015 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle

Back in January when Ashe opened the doors to their own theatre space known as the Vibes Theatre, they did so with the hope of seeing success, especially as they were christening the new stage with a brand new production titled Ded Leff.Fast-forward...

Published:Friday | May 8, 2015 | 2:00 PMShereita Grizzle

With just some four months passing since putting out his reggae single, Oh Jah Jah, Eddie Murphy has released the highly anticipated music video for the song. The video which is directed by Richard Gumbs III, was released on Wednesday via Murphy...

Published:Sunday | February 15, 2015 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle

The date has been set for this year's staging of the annual Actor Boy Awards. Now in its 25th year, the highly anticipated awards show are just over a month away and organisers are already expecting the 2015 staging to be a memorable one.Last year,...

Published:Monday | February 9, 2015 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle

Yesterday Ziggy Marley won the Grammy Award in the Best Reggae category at The 57the Grammy Awards held at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles, California.

Published:Sunday | February 8, 2015 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle

On February 2, 2014, the music fraternity was sent into mourning upon learning of the passing of William ‘Bunny Rugs’ Clarke, lead singer of the legendary reggae band Third World. With just over a year since his death, the remaining ba...

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