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Stories by Yasmine Peru - Senior Sunday Gleaner Writer

Published:Sunday | October 25, 2020 | 12:16 AMYasmine Peru - Senior Sunday Gleaner Writer

Marley scion Ziggy admitted to The Sunday Gleaner in a recent interview that while contemplating producing his latest album, he found himself in a bit of a quandary as it related to the path he should take and the themes he should explore. “With...

Published:Sunday | October 25, 2020 | 12:14 AMYasmine Peru - Senior Sunday Gleaner Writer

COVID-19 is not one of the last-day plagues predicted in that prophetic book of Revelation, but it is playing a role in the rapid unfolding of what Seventh-day Adventists (SDAs) call ‘last-day events’. So says Dr Robert Wright, the director of the...

Published:Sunday | October 25, 2020 | 12:11 AMYasmine Peru - Senior Sunday Gleaner Writer

Artistes from across the Caribbean and the diaspora are set to thrill fans at a free concert on Sunday, organised by the New Jersey-based Lincoln Park Coast Cultural District (LPCCD). Dubbed the Lincoln Park Caribana, the event brings the curtain...

Published:Sunday | October 11, 2020 | 12:05 AMYasmine Peru - Senior Sunday Gleaner Writer

Some persons will argue that Jamaica is ‘not a real place’, mainly owing to the unimaginable and downright incredible experiences and escapades that are a regular feature of everyday life on the island. Twin brothers Ron and Don Brodie, who both...

Published:Sunday | October 4, 2020 | 12:13 AMYasmine Peru - Senior Sunday Gleaner Writer

Easily numbered among dancehall’s mega-successful artistes, and with an international pull and presence that has seen him collaborate with the best, from the likes of Beyoncé to Blu Cantrell, Sean Paul is never, ever considered controversial. But...

Published:Sunday | September 27, 2020 | 12:08 AMYasmine Peru - Senior Sunday Gleaner Writer

Four decades of the evolution of the music that has been dubbed ‘the heartbeat of the people’ have been chronicled by VP Records in a box set so exquisite that noted reggae historian and author Roger Steffens tells The Sunday Gleaner that it is “...

Published:Sunday | September 13, 2020 | 12:20 AMYasmine Peru - Senior Sunday Gleaner Writer

The 2020 United States Presidential race just got even more historic with the release of a classic dancehall dub plate from singer Nadine Sutherland. “Action, not a bag a mouth. She clean when she step inna the White House,” Nadine sings on a...

Published:Sunday | September 13, 2020 | 12:17 AMYasmine Peru - Senior Sunday Gleaner Writer

When presented with the opportunity to actually tutor up-and-coming DJ and selectors in an academy-like setting, DJ Delano Thomas of Renaissance Disco grasped it eagerly. Since 2017, his life has been enriched by sharing his expertise with those...

Published:Sunday | September 13, 2020 | 12:17 AMYasmine Peru - Senior Sunday Gleaner Writer

Thirty-three years ago, on September 11, Peter Tosh, reggae music’s ‘Stepping Razor’ was murdered by gunmen at his home in St Andrew, Jamaica. He was 42. Last Friday, the Peter Tosh Foundation led tributes to the singer, who, along with Bob Marley...

Published:Sunday | September 6, 2020 | 12:20 AMYasmine Peru - Senior Sunday Gleaner Writer

Anybody who knows Grammy Award-winning music producer Salaam Remi’s history will not be surprised that he recently linked up with the Don Dada, Super Cat, and at midnight on Wednesday, they quietly cancelled 2020 as they dropped a track and visuals...

Published:Sunday | August 2, 2020 | 12:00 AMYasmine Peru - Senior Sunday Gleaner Writer

On Friday, July 17, Koffee officially announced that “summer a keep” when Lockdown, the ultimate feel-good summer banger, “touched road”. By the following Tuesday, the entertainment industry had the go-ahead for the staging of entertainment events...

Published:Sunday | July 5, 2020 | 12:00 AMYasmine Peru - Senior Sunday Gleaner Writer

In the midst of an ongoing conversation about blackness, the injustice meted out to certain folk based on race and the colour of one’s skin, in walks a modern day saviour of the world. And he’s black, Jamaican and a Saint, to boot. Tafari Hinds, a...

Published:Sunday | June 21, 2020 | 12:19 AMYasmine Peru - Senior Sunday Gleaner Writer

Most persons will agree that an essential ingredient in the Father’s Day fare is great music. Fathers are heroes, defenders, teachers, and so much more, and today is the time to pause and celebrate the great ones among us and those who have gone...

Published:Sunday | June 14, 2020 | 12:21 AMYasmine Peru - Senior Sunday Gleaner Writer

It is certainly no secret that Jamaica’s entertainment offerings provide a major source of income for players internally and, along with culture, sports, and food, play a key role in strongly establishing the island’s identity both in the region...

Published:Sunday | June 7, 2020 | 12:00 AMYasmine Peru - Senior Sunday Gleaner Writer

Legendary reggae singer Gregory Isaacs has left a legacy of songs that perfectly fit into the compartment dedicated to classics. It is one of these anthems that is being celebrated as colleagues of the artiste known as the ‘Cool Ruler’ – quite...

Published:Sunday | May 31, 2020 | 12:00 AMYasmine Peru - Senior Sunday Gleaner Writer

Witty, full of spunk, and with a spirit of adventure that is 10 times her size – and which has no bearing on her age – is a description that pretty much sums up ‘Sister Carol’. A retired lecturer and 20-year volunteer at New York’s Museum of...

Published:Sunday | May 17, 2020 | 12:00 AMYasmine Peru - Senior Sunday Gleaner Writer

The jury is still out on whether dancehall ought to crown a king on every continent. Nonetheless, Ghana-born reggae-dancehall musician and producer Charles Nii Armah Mensah Jr has boldly laid claim to the title King of African Dancehall. And as if...

Published:Sunday | April 5, 2020 | 12:19 AMYasmine Peru - Senior Sunday Gleaner Writer

In a constantly evolving #MeToo era, the all-encompassing, potent messages of Bob Marley are given a distinctly feminist flavour in Women Rising, the second instalment of the yearlong docuseries Bob Marley– Legacy, in celebration of Bob Marley’s...

Published:Sunday | March 15, 2020 | 12:00 AMYasmine Peru - Senior Sunday Gleaner Writer

After 49 glorious years in theatre, actor, playwright and comedian extraordinaire, Oliver Samuels, sums up his longevity in one word – passion. In fact, Oliver’s passion is such that he was on the cusp of getting totally caught up in the...

Published:Sunday | January 5, 2020 | 12:20 AMYasmine Peru - Senior Sunday Gleaner Writer

If there’s any reggae artiste who can confidently state that Kenya is their second home, it’s Etana. Not only do the Kenyans support her concerts and treat her like royalty when she visits, they also place their money where their adoration is, and...

Published:Sunday | January 5, 2020 | 12:00 AMYasmine Peru - Senior Sunday Gleaner Writer

The year 2019, which marked the end of the second decade of the 21st century, was a smorgasbord of delight, some more delightful than others. With the steady rise of social media, it was sometimes hard to separate fact from fallacy, and too often...

Published:Sunday | December 22, 2019 | 12:41 AMYasmine Peru - Senior Sunday Gleaner Writer

The power of music is undeniable, and come December 29, the East Jamaica Conference (EJC) of Seventh-day Adventists will launch the Good Samaritan Inn School of Music, through the initiative, Instruments 4 Change. The goal is to engage at-risk...

Published:Sunday | December 15, 2019 | 12:00 AMYasmine Peru - Senior Sunday Gleaner Writer

Some 25 years after his passing, the legacy of reggae singer Garnett Silk will be celebrated with the establishment of a foundation in his honour. Spearheaded by his family, it is Silk’s second son, Fabian, who is now shouldering the responsibility...

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