|'Academic' split between REGGAE, DANCEHALL
"Reggae has positioned our small island as a powerful force in the global marketplace," noted Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller at the launch of the Reggae Academy Awards, held in late April at the Caribbean Business Club, 3M Building, New Kingston.
Jeffrey Osborne comes for conch,'Congratulations'
WESTERN BUREAU:When Jeffrey Osborne's singing career commenced in 1969, the American music industry wouldn't even allow him to put his face on the cover of his record.
Promoters underperform for artistes
Promoters are usually the ones complaining about artistes; they are too late; they don't arrive at all; their huge entourages take up space and sometimes cause trouble.
Contracts the binding way to go
"You are supposed to get your full payment, whether or not the show works out for the promoter.
Antonia Ross blooms late, bright
A late bloomer to the world of music, at 36 Antonia Ross is forging her way.
Brazilian brings Latin rhythms to dancehall
A South American temptress with a Caribbean vibe, Rakell Sa, aka Rakstar, is bringing a bit of Latin flavour to the dancehall.