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Stories by Yasmine Peru/Gleaner Writer

Published:Saturday | May 18, 2019 | 12:11 AMYasmine Peru/Gleaner Writer

Among the approximately 500 Jamaicans currently employed on the set of the 25th James Bond movie, which has been filming in Portland since the beginning of May, are persons working on the actual production side of the 007 film, along with others...

Published:Monday | May 13, 2019 | 12:31 AMYasmine Peru/Gleaner Writer

On May 11, the day that marked 38 years since the passing of reggae legend Robert Nesta ‘Bob’ Marley, the International Reggae and World Music Awards (IRAWMA) held its glitzy 37th staging at The Jamaica Pegasus hotel in New Kingston. And, quite...

Published:Wednesday | May 8, 2019 | 12:10 AMYasmine Peru/Gleaner Writer

Firebrand reggae ‘messenjah’, Luciano, was in full social-consciousness mode on Sunday night at the St Luke’s church’s annual charity concert, Reggae, Jazz and Blues Go Gospel. Lamenting that he has ‘never seen so much wickedness from the day...

Published:Thursday | May 2, 2019 | 12:14 AMYasmine Peru/Gleaner Writer

If anybody had asked Freddie McGregor four years ago if there was hope for reggae music, his answer would have been iffy. But today, the veteran singer is excited that there is a great resurgence of interest in reggae music, and is confident that...

Published:Wednesday | May 1, 2019 | 12:06 AMYasmine Peru/Gleaner Writer

When St Luke’s Church in Cross Roads hosted the inaugural staging of their Reggae, Jazz...

Published:Monday | April 22, 2019 | 12:10 AMYasmine Peru/Gleaner Writer

Beenie Man and Bounty Killer have both been signed for this year’s instalment of Reggae Sumfest and will perform onstage together in what is gearing up to be an epic ‘tune-fi-tune’ ‘90s recall segment. Sumfest made the big announcement rather...

Published:Saturday | April 20, 2019 | 12:11 AMYasmine Peru/Gleaner Writer

Legendary reggae singer and patriarch of the Morgan (Heritage) family, Denroy Morgan, will definitely be lighting up his sacramental chalice at 4:20 p.m. today as he celebrates what he calls good over evil. “It is good that we have a day when we...

Published:Saturday | April 20, 2019 | 12:08 AMYasmine Peru/Gleaner Writer

Singjay Diginus is taking full advantage of April 20, or 4/20 (pronounced ‘four /twenty’) as it is known. This is the day that is internationally recognised in cannabis culture for the staging of cannabis-related protests and events and for the...

Published:Friday | April 12, 2019 | 12:14 AMYasmine Peru/Gleaner Writer

Evon Mullings, managing director of the 1,000-member strong Jamaica Music Society, JAMMS, is proud of the achievements of the not-for-profit organisation in it relatively short existence, and currently has plans to significantly elevate the profile...

Published:Monday | March 18, 2019 | 12:06 AMYasmine Peru/Gleaner Writer

A life-size statue of the Wailers – Bunny Wailer, Bob Marley and Peter Tosh – which was commissioned by the Bunny Wailer Foundation, as a way of honouring the legacy of the iconic reggae group, is coming to life with the help of Cuban sculptor...

Published:Friday | March 15, 2019 | 12:10 AMYasmine Peru/Gleaner Writer

While the secular world will be celebrating at Buju Banton’s Long Walk To Freedom concert on Saturday, devotees from the gospel fraternity will be indulging in a celebration of a different kind. They will be hosting the Sterling Gospel Music...

Published:Wednesday | January 23, 2019 | 12:16 AMYasmine Peru/Gleaner Writer

Reggae singer Kenyatta Hill is hoping that his third time on a Rebel Salute stage will be the charm. Despite making two appearances, Hill is yet to get an opportunity to showcase his vocal range at the annual reggae festival. Last year, the artiste...

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