|Recorded IN BYTES, played by hand
LIVE performances are a part of Jamaica's musical history. However, due to technological advances, the actual playing of instruments, especially for recording, has increasingly been pushed to the backburner.
Complimentary to artistes, headache to promoters
SIMPLY BECAUSE you haven't seen show promoters armed with placards torching the stage and screaming 'we want justice' doesn't mean they don't have a problem with the infamous complimentary ticket.
EARL MCKENZIE transfers poet's house
EARL MCKENZIE has lived, studied and worked in quite a few places. He grew up in Mount Charles, St. Andrew, ("Up there," he said, the left index finger pointing to the green hills from where we sit beside the pool at the SCR, UWI Mona...
Muscle in the music
ARTISTES have always been under immense pressure to please fans with their sultry voices and intense performances, but many are under even more pressure to become their fans' ultimate fantasy - and having flab isn't a part of the deal.
Local gospel theatre struggles
THE GOSPEL concerts Fun in the Son and Genesis, as well as the Jamaica Cultural Development Commission Gospel Song Contest finals, have a reputation for receiving overwhelming support over the years.
Artistes' birthdays a big 'bash'
CELEBRATING A birthday, or 'earth strong' as some Rastafarian artistes put it, has become more than just a mere gathering of close friends and family in Jamaica.