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Stories by Yasmine Peru - Sunday Gleaner Writer

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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