|Yard over 'broad' - Jamaican artistes favour local music awards
It's not quite at the stage of the Grammys, but for Jamaican performers, the local music awards have been blossoming quite well.
Backing bands play lead role
Stepping up to centre stage, a number of popular Jamaican backing bands are shying away from the support role and pursuing their own careers. Backing bands are an important part of the music industry, performing with entertainers at major and minor shows. But for a number of bands, being the 'backup' is simply not enough.
The Voice - Meeting of musical minds
IN 1955, Marilyn Monroe was a Hollywood icon and sex symbol, while Ella Fitzgerald was a rising jazz singer, struggling for success in racially segregated America.
On the surface, the pair do not appear to have anything in common....
'Bs' explored at Global Reggae Conference
The fourth day of the 2008 Global Reggae Conference, hosted at the University of the West Indies, Mona, opened with presentations on some of the major themes within dancehall. All were summarised in one topic: 'Badman, Bad Gyal and Batty Bwoy; Gender, Sexuality and Dancehall in the Global South'.
Glory days - No sunset for Dawn Penn
Having penned one of the more recognised reggae songs of love, Dawn Penn's voice has hauntingly cried "no no no" from speaker boxes for years. Penn's powerful signature song, You Don't Love Me, has topped the charts worldwide from UK to Japan ...
Trio delivers 'Messages from Women'
In the mid-morning of Thursday, a trio of women delivered some of the messages from others of their gender at the Assembly Hall, University of the West Indies, Mona campus.