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Stories by Yasmine Peru - Sunday Gleaner Writer

Published:Sunday | January 19, 2020 | 12:37 AMYasmine Peru - Sunday Gleaner Writer

For his newest album project, dancehall deejay Papa Michigan had one desire: for it to be different. And, fortunately for him, the man who wears “different” like a badge of honour, DJ DreGhost, was only too happy to oblige. “When he said he wanted...

Published:Sunday | January 12, 2020 | 12:38 AMYasmine Peru - Sunday Gleaner Writer

Legendary singer Tony Gregory has an enduring discography, almost 60 years deep, and during those six decades, he has amassed a fan base that stretches across the globe. While the adulation from the majority of his fans stems from his relatable...

Published:Sunday | January 12, 2020 | 12:36 AMYasmine Peru - Sunday Gleaner Writer

In chapter four of the great book of Judges, we meet Jael. She is not a harlot and doesn’t seem to have a scandalous past, but Bible commentators accuse her of other sins – “sacrificing the sacred rights of hospitality to her dark purpose”, “the...

Published:Sunday | January 5, 2020 | 12:30 AMYasmine Peru - Sunday Gleaner Writer

The Holy Bible is suffused with escapades of great men, and on the flip side, there are also incredible stories of great women, a couple of whom are even defined by the term ‘harlot’. Simply put, a harlot is a woman who prostitutes her body for...

Published:Sunday | December 29, 2019 | 12:31 AMYasmine Peru - Sunday Gleaner Writer

One dozen years have passed since Jodian Pantry hitched her wagon to a star when she placed second in the Digicel Rising Stars competition. The then 18-year-old Pantry had been no stranger to popularity, having placed second in the Jamaica Cultural...

Published:Sunday | December 29, 2019 | 12:22 AMYasmine Peru - Sunday Gleaner Writer

With his prognosis being labelled “very good”, legendary reggae artiste Bunny Wailer is currently working on a project that he hopes to release the weekend of February 28, 2020, to significantly close off Reggae Month. He is producing an EP in...

Published:Sunday | December 29, 2019 | 12:18 AMYasmine Peru - Sunday Gleaner Writer

The story of Samson and Delilah, which is dramatised in the book of Judges, Chapter 16, tells the story of the world’s strongest man, reduced to a puny weakling, meeting an untimely death all in the name of love. A beautiful Philistine woman,...

Published:Sunday | December 15, 2019 | 12:18 AMYasmine Peru - Sunday Gleaner Writer

The Book of Genesis reveals the most incredible dramas, some of which just happen to be sexual in nature. Take, for instance, the story of Joseph and Potiphar’s wife (hereafter referred to as Mrs Potiphar). Though old as the Bible, it possesses a...

Published:Sunday | December 8, 2019 | 12:18 AMYasmine Peru - Sunday Gleaner Writer

Jamaican actress Sashani is currently in total celebration mode over her first big film role. The movie, A Christmas Winter Song, which stars veteran actor Stan Shaw, actress and singer Ashanti, and Sashani will premiere on Lifetime on December 14...

Published:Sunday | December 1, 2019 | 6:44 AMYasmine Peru - Sunday Gleaner Writer

The year was 1991 and a singer named Wayne Wonder had a collection of big songs, which secured for him a space on the Sting stage that December. The venue was the National Stadium in Kingston, and not only was Wayne Wonder excited about his own...

Published:Sunday | November 24, 2019 | 12:28 AMYasmine Peru - Sunday Gleaner Writer

Can you imagine securing a role in a movie only for the producers to pour cold water on your giddy excitement by telling you that acceptance could mean being blacklisted by Hollywood and never working again? That’s exactly what happened to Ashley...

Published:Sunday | November 17, 2019 | 12:36 AMYasmine Peru - Sunday Gleaner Writer

The Gargamel, Mr Mention, Buju Banton, call him what you will, he is back. Not since the release of Buju Banton’s Browning has his co-manager, Donovon Germaine, seen such a frenzy with a new song. The referenced song was co-produced in 1991 by...

Published:Sunday | November 17, 2019 | 12:15 AMYasmine Peru - Sunday Gleaner Writer

Barbara Smith, better known as Lady Ann, a veteran dancehall artiste whose megahit, Informer, set her in a league of her own, has come in for commendation from the wife of Brigadier Jerry. “Lady Ann is my backbone. She has been a tower of strength...

Published:Sunday | November 3, 2019 | 12:14 AMYasmine Peru - Sunday Gleaner Writer

Afrobeats, the dancehall-dipped pop music of African origin, has arrived, and with its huge, burgeoning market, the whispers that it could be muscling out reggae and dancehall music are getting louder. In 2012, Afrobeats was said to be “the new...

Published:Sunday | October 27, 2019 | 12:24 AMYasmine Peru - Sunday Gleaner Writer

The name Cristy Barber carries a lot of weight in the music industry, and this isn’t surprising, given her wealth of experience and her award-winning exploits. A Grammy-nominated producer for her contributions to Island/Def Jam Records’ 2003 hip-...

Published:Sunday | September 29, 2019 | 12:26 AMYasmine Peru - Sunday Gleaner Writer

In a bid to set the record straight and not appear reactionary, president of the Jamaica Reggae Industry Association (JaRIA), Ewan Simpson, says that for close to two years, his organisation has been in discussion with the Ministry of Culture,...

Published:Sunday | September 8, 2019 | 12:25 AMYasmine Peru - Sunday Gleaner Writer

Simply put, TommyandCarlene are couple goals. And, they don’t even need a hashtag to write their names all joined together. Inseparable is perhaps the best word to describe them. In fact, the Dennis Brown song of the same name could be soundtrack...

Published:Sunday | August 18, 2019 | 12:14 AMYasmine Peru - Sunday Gleaner Writer

Winston Powell, owner of the immortal sound Stone Love, is today standing up on a platform of moral integrity, as he rallies against calls for Jamaican bad words to be made ‘legit’ in the dancehall space, more specifically, during sound clashes....

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