Jamaica Gleaner Entertainment
Published: Monday Sunday | March 8, 2009
Dancehall hurting reggae - Diaspora sounds off on 'daggerin' debate
A hot-button debate in New York on Wednesday, stimulated by the Broadcasting Commission's banning of lewd lyrics from the country's airwaves, ended with the conclusion that dancehall is a troubled genre poised to render Jamaican youths an endangered species. Read More...Jamaica's got soul
In the land that produced mento, ska, rocksteady, reggae and dancehall, love songs, commonly known as 'soul music', has an unshakeable place in the heart of the music-loving population. Read More...Performing helps a child's development - Douglas Bennett
The following is the second and final part of a feature on musical director Douglas Bennett. Read More...The train's still coming for Ken Boothe
The lines are now rusted and overgrown with weeds (and sometimes squatters); the cars are achingly still and the main station in downtown Kingston a rusted hulk. But when Ken Boothe wrote The Train is Coming in 1968 it was not an empty promise of a rail service that successive governments have pledged to revive. Read More...Lewis makes debut as stage producer
Coleen B. Lewis, an attorney-at-law by profession, is recognised by those in the know as the creator and producer of the popular television series, Comedy Buss and a co-owner of SI WI YAH ENTERTAINMENT. Read More...Shervington finds great 'second wind'
It's been 13 years since Pluto Shervington put out an album and heading up to four decades since he had his first hit with Ram Goat Liver. So he's well justified in calling his new 12-track release Second Wind; and it is an excellent second wind too. Read More...'Good Life' and laughter from Chuckleberry
When a song gets to the public via the airwaves or the dancehall, it is at the end of a long creative process. Today, The Sunday Gleaner takes you to an earlier stage in the making of a song than at the point where it is made a hit (or not) through publicity. Read More...