Jamaica Gleaner Entertainment
Published: Monday Sunday | April 12, 2009
Madden goes back to his musical roots
Since formally entering the popular Jamaican music business when ska was on the wane and rocksteady on the rise, trumpeter David Madden has seen many changes in beats and personalities.And he has not only noted the developments... Read More...'Blakka' quitting stand-up, no joke
On April 29, on the small stage at Backyaad at Constant Spring Road, St Andrew the larger-than-life comedian, Owen 'Blakka' Ellis, will take his final bow after 24 years of stand-up comedy.One of the most well-known comedic... Read More...Remembering 'Teenage Dance Party'
The year 1959 was a monumental one, as it heralded the formation of the most popular radio and television programme of its era, Teenage Dance Party (TADP).With that famous theme, Bear Man Shuffle, one would hear the mellow voice... Read More...David Aarons, the complete pannist
Few musicians are such masters of their art that they not only play, compose and teach music, but also make their musical instrument. Read More...Two tones to 'Colored Girls'
One half of arts criticism is, of course, to evaluate the work of art, to appraise it and to place it in context, as the product of a specific person or culture, a specific place or time, or all of the above. Read More...STORY OF THE SONG: Lloyd Parkes hits 'Officially'
These days, Lloyd Parkes is known primarily as a bass guitar player (after all, not many musicians have their name in the band's). But before he lays down the grooves at a show as part of Lloyd Parkes and We The People, he always takes time to welcome the audience 'Officially', with the song of that name. Read More...Solo album to be released this summer
This summer, Lloyd Parkes will return to singing in a big way with a 12-track album, eight of which are already finished. Read More...Bajie, Steve Locke find 'Equilibrium'
It is a mid-week evening and The Sunday Gleaner pulls into the Braemar Avenue, New Kingston, Truckback Records base about 9:30, well after the appointed hour. Read More...Discussions, accidents and responses
In the making of Equilibrium, there have been twists and turns along the way, as the production team has infused it with many genres of music."It have rock, ska, rocksteady style, uptempo. Read More...Blackwell cops prestigious music award
WESTERN BUREAU: Jamaica's home-grown musical maestro, Chris Blackwell, upstaged Beatles founder, Sir George Martin, American Idol's Simon Cowell, and 17 other big names copping the award for the UK's most influential man... Read More...