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Stories by Shereita Grizzle - Staff Reporter

Published:Sunday | September 22, 2019 | 12:21 AMShereita Grizzle - Staff Reporter

Internationally renowned reggae artiste Ky-Mani Marley has years of musical experience under his belt. As son of reggae legend Bob Marley, the Grammy-nominated artiste knows exactly what it takes to make music timeless music, songs that will...

Published:Sunday | September 8, 2019 | 12:26 AMShereita Grizzle - Staff Reporter

National Public Radio’s (NPR) most talked-about live concert series may be called Tiny Desk, but the recording sessions are anything but. In fact, they are a pretty big deal. Since its debut in 2008, the live series, held at the desk of NPR’s Bob...

Published:Sunday | August 25, 2019 | 12:26 AMShereita Grizzle - Staff Reporter

“Music is not about talent anymore. It’s about how much money you have.” That was the sentiment shared by ’90s deejay Benzly Hype at a recent Entertainment Forum hosted by The Gleaner. The artiste, who was a member of the now defunct dancehall...

Published:Sunday | August 18, 2019 | 12:30 AMShereita Grizzle - Staff Reporter

An alter ego is defined in popular culture as an alternate personality. From Beyoncé (Sasha Fierce) to Nicki Minaj (Barbie, Roman) to local artistes like Spice (Grace Hamilton), some of the most popular music personalities across the world have...

Published:Sunday | August 11, 2019 | 12:26 AMShereita Grizzle - Staff Reporter

Come Monday, October 21, veteran producer Augustus ‘Gussie’ Clarke will be conferred the Order of Distinction (OD) in the rank of commander, for distinguished contribution in the field of music. Having done his due diligence in the entertainment...

Published:Sunday | August 4, 2019 | 12:19 AMShereita Grizzle - Staff Reporter

Miguel Collins, more popularly known as Sizzla Kalonji, is one of two entertainers who will be honoured by the Government at this year’s staging of the Grand Gala on Independence Day, August 6. Kalonji will be recognised, alongside Rita Marley, for...

Published:Sunday | July 28, 2019 | 12:23 AMShereita Grizzle - Staff Reporter

Producer-turned-artiste Esco is one of several reggae artistes involved in a musical campaign against the effects of climate change. Describing climate change as “a global crisis”, the artiste said he was contacted to do a track that would create...

Published:Sunday | July 21, 2019 | 12:32 AMShereita Grizzle - Staff Reporter

THE USE of profanity by entertainers, poor time management by staffers, and what appeared to be a tension-filled backstage spoiled an otherwise spectacular opening night of Reggae Sumfest 2019. On a night that reggae singers Chronixx and Koffee...

Published:Sunday | July 7, 2019 | 12:18 AMShereita Grizzle - Staff Reporter

Last Monday, July 1, the world celebrated International Reggae Day (IRD). But while there were several activities taking place worldwide to commemorate the day, locally, July 1 passed without much fanfare. The excitement surrounding the day has...

Published:Sunday | June 30, 2019 | 12:10 AMShereita Grizzle - Staff Reporter

The dancehall has always been presented as the ultimate playground for sex. Sexually charged lyrics and intimate moments between artistes and fans on stage have ruled the dancehall sphere since the ‘90s. Rexton Gordon also known as Shabba Ranks,...

Published:Sunday | May 26, 2019 | 12:06 AMShereita Grizzle - Staff Reporter

Male entertainers and their seeming lack of respect for women, has long been a hot topic on the music scene. The lyrics of certain songs within the dancehall space have come under the scrutiny for what many have described as the degradation of the...

Published:Sunday | May 12, 2019 | 12:22 AMShereita Grizzle - Staff Reporter

Motherhood is described as a journey that encapsulates the best of times and the worst of times. Many mothers have described raising children as the scariest yet most exciting thing they’ve ever done. With no manual available on how to tackle the...

Published:Sunday | April 21, 2019 | 12:13 AMShereita Grizzle - Staff Reporter

“It’s been a long, long time coming,” Everaldo Creary sings as he tries to adequately express how he felt after being awarded Best Actor in Supporting Role, at this year’s staging of the annual Actor Boy Awards. It seemed the only phrase fitting...

Published:Sunday | March 31, 2019 | 12:09 AMShereita Grizzle - Staff Reporter

Internationally based dub poet Sonsie X always has a passion for writing. Bringing words to life comes naturally to her, but she never dreamt of making a career out of it. For her, writing was simply an outlet. Of course, she profited from selling...

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