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Stories by Stephanie Lyew - Gleaner Writer

Published:Sunday | June 23, 2019 | 12:12 AMStephanie Lyew - Gleaner Writer

Contrary to the belief that Jamaica’s reggae music is being appropriated by entertainers across the globe, especially in the United States and Europe, Leicester resident and founder of Britain’s Got Reggae, Cyrlene Braithwaite, told The Sunday...

Published:Sunday | May 12, 2019 | 12:18 AMStephanie Lyew - Gleaner Writer

Reggae singer and ­philanthropist – matriarch of the Marley family – Rita Marley is often referred to as the ‘Mother of Reggae’ as she was ­married to the ‘Father of Reggae’, Robert Nesta Marley, and is the mother of some of this ­generation’s...

Published:Sunday | April 14, 2019 | 12:15 AMStephanie Lyew - Gleaner Writer

Originating in Trinidad and Tobago, calypso music, or kaiso, is characterised by social or political commentary and/or satirical lyrics sung to ballad-style rhythms. This quickly became the soundtrack of the twin island’s carnival celebrations. As...

Published:Sunday | March 24, 2019 | 12:19 AMStephanie Lyew - Gleaner Writer

In recognition of National Poetry Day on March 21, the National Library of Jamaica (NLJ), in association with Poet Laureate Lorna Goodison, hosted the second cycle of its celebration and award ceremony for local poets at the Knutsford Court Hotel...

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