|Iquail Shaheed passes on passion
Some 50 Jamaican dance students are currently learning a bit more about love and dance, and love of dance, than they probably expected when they signed up for summer classes. Their teacher is the gifted American dancer-choreographer-teacher, Iquail Shaheed, who is now conducting a two-week series of dance workshops at the Tony Wilson Dance Centre.
Dancer 'Condemned' to own company
Condemned, Iquail Shaheed's final-year college dance piece, did so well artistically and received so much attention that it led to his forming his company in 2006 with the 13 dancers in the piece.Chuckling, Iquail said, "People would come to school just...
Portmore Chorale gives 'Total Praise'
Despite the main act being the Portmore Chorale, the evening belonged to Alicia Stewart. She is a member of the Waterford Missionary Church, St Catherine, the host church and venue of the recent concert.
A Ginuwine mix
The United States singer Ginuwine, real name Elgin Lumpkin, has teamed up with British Asian producer Shayal, to create the new single Baby Dil Deewana, as part of an 'East meets West' style project.The venture is the brainchild of United Kingdom...
Roy shines ray on festival again
Although a common saying, the phrase 'give thanks and praises' still brings the now four-time Festival Song Competition winner, Roy Rayon, to mind. And while some people disagree with his latest win last weekend, he is still happy.
Dancehall not pressed into services - Dancehall gospel rejected in church worship
Taking the gospel outside of the hallowed precincts of the church has sometimes been an uphill struggle. However, the increased booking of gospel deejays on secular events is evidence that dancehall gospel is reaching 'the world'.
'Di Genius' at helm of Big Ship
The Sunday Gleaner continues with its series looking at influential studios in Jamaica. This week highlights the small, but powerful Big Ship.
Rain could not stop 'Musicfest'
The chairs at the event provided shelter from the rain, rather than seating, for many of those attending the National Festival of the Arts Concert Series, held at the Ranny Williams Entertainment Centre, Hope Road, St Andrew, last Wednesday.
Mavado rocks Sumfest
Western Bureau: On a night marred by the arrest of his mentor, Bounty Killer, deejay sensation Mavado emerged as the real McCoy on 'Dancehall Night' of Reggae Sumfest '08, in Montego Bay on Thursday night.While it could be argued...
Fashion takes centre stage at Dancehall Night
Perhaps the most popular night at Sumfest is Dancehall Night: a night when fashion reigns supreme. And, after Busy Signal stepped out in a fabulous three-piece suit, there is no denying that...
No parables from Tarrus Riley - Singer clear on ambition, desire
To say that music is in Tarrus Riley's blood is an understatement. Being the son of famed reggae vocalist Jimmy Riley (of Love and Devotion fame) may well have given him the music bug. But the rising reggae crooner admits that it wasn't actually his famous father who gave him musical encouragement.