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Published:Friday | August 28, 2020 | 12:00 AMYasmine Peru/Gleaner Writer

There will be no need for masks, social distancing nor quarantine as legendary reggae singer, Hugh Beresford Hammond, pauses to celebrate his 65th birthday today in inimitable style. Beres intends to get up close and personal as he shares with fans...

Published:Friday | July 24, 2020 | 12:21 AMYasmine Peru/Gleaner Writer

Fans of 007 got a delightful treat on Wednesday when the official Instagram account of the latest Bond flick, No Time To Die, shared two fabulous photos from their filming in Jamaica. The shots, drenched in tranquillity, show off the scenic beauty...

Published:Tuesday | March 3, 2020 | 12:00 AMYasmine Peru/Gleaner Writer

Research studies have found that theatre is effective in delivering educational messages in other domains of learning such as teaching health education to children and adults and engaging the general public in health-policy development. With this...

Published:Thursday | February 27, 2020 | 12:00 AMYasmine Peru/Gleaner Writer

It is said that lightning doesn’t strike twice at the same place, but reggae singer Mortimer put a spin on that when his song, Lightning, grabbed the Song of the Year title and he was voted Breakthrough Artiste of the Year at Tuesday’s Jamaica...

Published:Saturday | February 8, 2020 | 12:00 AMYasmine Peru/Gleaner Writer

It was a whole mood inside 56 Hope Road on Thursday. The occasion was the celebration of reggae legend Bob Marley’s 75th birthday, and his widow, Rita, was out to share in the adulation by family, fans and friends. Every big-up sent out to Bob was...

Published:Friday | January 31, 2020 | 12:07 AMYasmine Peru/Gleaner Writer

Grounation, a Rasta ceremonial event in which ­verbal exchange, reasoning, and artistic expression lie at the core of ‘overstanding’, is the title of choice for the annual Reggae and Black History Month activities presented by the Jamaica Music...

Published:Thursday | January 9, 2020 | 12:00 AMYasmine Peru/Gleaner Writer

Ugandan pop star-turned-politician Robert Kyagulanyi best known by his stage name Bobi Wine, has been released from detention and continues to make plans to come to Jamaica later this month for the annual roots reggae festival, Rebel Salute. “Bobi...

Published:Friday | November 22, 2019 | 12:10 AMYasmine Peru/Gleaner Writer

The year 2020 will mark one decade since the month of February has been designated for the celebration of reggae, the genre which UNESCO, the world body’s cultural and scientific agency, in 2018, added to its collection of intangible cultural...

Published:Friday | November 15, 2019 | 12:22 AMYasmine Peru/Gleaner Writer

“As an artiste in Jamaica, you just haffi know how to jump on a riddim,” says reggae singer Kelissa. Clearly fascinated by the sound-system culture, which foundation artistes hail as a great institution of learning, the young artiste has produced a...

Published:Friday | November 8, 2019 | 12:11 AMYasmine Peru/Gleaner Writer

Each year, prior to the selection of the nominees in the recording industry’s most prestigious award, the Grammys, the gatekeepers of the music assemble to listen to the usually overwhelming number of submissions in each category. This year, it was...

Published:Saturday | October 26, 2019 | 12:00 AMYasmine Peru/Gleaner Writer

With July 12-18 already revealed as the 2020 dates for Reggae Sumfest, CEO Josef Bogdanovich says he is now looking to book major acts for the week-long festival to be held in Montego Bay, Jamaica. And although Bogdanovich has his wish list of...

Published:Friday | October 25, 2019 | 12:00 AMYasmine Peru/Gleaner Writer

Founding member and the lone survivor of pioneering reggae group The Wailers, Neville O’Riley Livingston, will on November 2 accept the Pinnacle Award for Excellence at Reggae Culture Salute 2019 in New York. This year’s event has as its theme ‘...

Published:Thursday | October 24, 2019 | 12:00 AMYasmine Peru/Gleaner Writer

On the occasion of Peter Tosh’s diamond birthday celebration, broadcaster and music historian Mutabaruka made the observation that although the members of the Wailers – Peter Tosh, Bunny Wailer and Bob Marley – went their separate ways, “we memba...

Published:Monday | October 21, 2019 | 12:15 AMYasmine Peru/Gleaner Writer

On August 6, when a friend sent Patrick Roberts a simple text that said “congrats”, he had absolutely no idea what the person was talking about. He subsequently learned that his name had appeared in The Gleaner as one of the candidates who would...

Published:Friday | October 18, 2019 | 12:16 AMYasmine Peru/Gleaner Writer

When Tivoli Gardens High School Track Corporation celebrates the school’s 50th anniversary with a banquet honouring the 50 most outstanding alumni, numbered among that select group will be ’80s deejay Papa Michigan. A student of the institution...

Published:Wednesday | October 9, 2019 | 12:08 AMYasmine Peru/Gleaner Writer

An incredible young talent with a stupendous set of pipes, the quintessential ‘one man woman’, a sultry singer with music in her DNA, and a band with decades of showmanship under its belt, all converged inside the ballroom of The Jamaica Pegasus...

Published:Wednesday | October 2, 2019 | 12:24 AMYasmine Peru/Gleaner Writer

The death of Jamaican dancehall artiste and actor Louie Rankin has sent shock waves and made headlines around the world. Rankin’s peers in the entertainment and film industries have since paid tribute to a “cultural icon.” Entertainer and actor...

Published:Thursday | September 26, 2019 | 12:00 AMYasmine Peru/Gleaner Writer

The first round of voting for the annual Grammy awards got under way yesterday, and the music world is abuzz. As the only peer-recognized music award, the Grammy is viewed as the music industry’s highest honour. Reggae singer Sizzla’s latest album...

Published:Friday | September 20, 2019 | 12:25 AMYasmine Peru/Gleaner Writer

Dancehall artiste and Shottas actor Spragga Benz is about to add another feather to his cap. When he performs at the Grammy Museum Experience Prudential Center on Thursday, October 3, he will be the first reggae-dancehall act to perform in its...

Published:Thursday | September 19, 2019 | 12:00 AMYasmine Peru/Gleaner Writer

It was a quietly militant group of entertainment industry players who assembled at the Jamaica College auditorium on Hope Road last Tuesday evening, to discuss a very troubling topic – the Noise Abatement Act. In their midst was People’s National...

Published:Monday | September 16, 2019 | 12:10 AMYasmine Peru/Gleaner Writer

Responding to a call from the Jamaica Gospel Music Network, local artistes on Saturday night showed their philanthropic side, as they sang for free at the Bahamas Hurricane Relief Concert, held at the Fellowship Tabernacle in St Andrew. Traditional...

Published:Friday | September 13, 2019 | 12:30 AMYasmine Peru/Gleaner Writer

The music fraternity is in mourning following reports of the death of In The Streetz music producer and artiste manager, Byron Murray. Reports are that he passed away on Wednesday, after complaining of feeling ill while at home. He was 54. Murray’s...

Published:Wednesday | August 28, 2019 | 12:30 AMYasmine Peru/Gleaner Writer

Clearly cognisant of the longevity and immense value of foundation reggae rhythms, singer, Anthony Cruz has ticked off one item on his bucket list – to record on the original Walk Away From Love rhythm. It was in 2004 that British-Jamaican reggae...

Published:Monday | August 26, 2019 | 12:17 AMYasmine Peru/Gleaner Writer

Having completed his latest production, Third World’s just-released album, More Work To Be Done, which has been attracting much critical acclaim, Marley scion Jr Gong is not resting on his laurels. The young veteran, who has collected a floor-to-...

Published:Friday | August 23, 2019 | 12:34 AMYasmine Peru/Gleaner Writer

As the business of dancehall music meanders, it would seem that the players are making their way back into the splintered past from which it emerged. Dancehall producer Gahlxi made a surprising revelation at The Gleaner’s Entertainment Forum on...

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