Jamaica Gleaner Entertainment
Published: Monday Sunday | February 22, 2009
Oral historians - Vintage Boss, History Man put facts on record
From The Wailer's Mr Brown, about a coffin that was allegedly being guided by crows around the streets of Kingston to Mavado dismissing cassava as being too hard to fry, there are many Jamaican songs... Read More...Blackwood Meeks celebrates Obama with Nakumbuka 44
Nakumbuka means 'I remember' and, by attaching the number 44 to it for the title of her recently released four-track CD, storyteller Amina Blackwood Meeks points directly to the 44th president of the United States of... Read More...Making 'Desperate Decisions'
Desperate Decisions, the latest movie coming out of Jamaica, explores the romantic drama genre and introduces a new cast to the Jamaican screen. Read More...Chevonese Fender:Climbing to the top no matter what
In the depth of winter last month, Chevonese Fender went to New York to become a supermodel. Read More...Keith Mitchell: Born to compose
'Composing has been a major part of my life since my earlier years ... composing is as essential to me as eating, sleeping, and breathing.' Read More...STORY OF THE SONG: 'Love People' breaks AJ Brown out of cabaret
By the early 1980s, singer AJ Brown had reached the limits of the cabaret circuit in Jamaica. Read More...Nina Miskovsky: Capturing the mood, history of dancehall
Four years ago, Nina Miskovsky, a Swedish dance instructor at Shakti, set sail to the island's shores to create a documentary on Jamaican music and dances that have captured her... Read More...Is 'Man on Wire' the best film of the year?
NEW YORK (AP)Seldom is one of the most crowd-pleasing films of the year an Academy Award nominee for best documentary.Man on Wire, the odds-on favourite to win the Oscar for documentary today, is exactly that. Read More...Edna Manley, UWI to host dance conference
Edna Manley College of the Visual and Performing Arts (EMC) and the University of the West Indies, Mona (UWI) will host the 11th Dance and the Child International (daCi) Conference, August 2-8. Read More...