|Security checks on music - Artistes suffer from new safety measures
Jamaican musicians and entertainers probably never thought they would see a day when their instruments and accessories are considered a safety threat, but they have .... There have been stories of missed shows, bad weaves and damaged instruments.
Writing - a tough life at home
Last weekend, despite 'Ernesto's' bluff, the 2006 Mona Academic Conference took place at the University of the West Indies (UWI). Its theme was 'Writing Life: Reflections by West Indian Writers' and featured both Derek Walcott and Mark McWatt...
BUJU - 'Too Bad' to contain
Buju Banton, barely settling into 33, has achieved the iconic status usually bestowed upon those much older than himself. However, wearing the crown isn't easy, especially when it has been noticeably speckled by a few thorns.
Few Jamaican cross over
From this dot on the map we call Jamaica, huge voices cross the Caribbean sea and reach the ears of millions worldwide, as Bob Marley, Sean Paul, Shaggy and more have 'crossed over' the physical, cultural and racial barriers that separate nations.
Bunny Brown seeking real 'Anthem'
Joel 'Bunny' Brown, one of the big names of the '70s, is seeking to make a comeback by revamping his solo career in Jamaica. Brown, as lead singer for The Chosen Few, was once managed by Derrick Harriott and had several hits...