It is early Wednesday afternoon when The Sunday Gleaner turns off the St Thomas main road at the sign which announces Jamnesia, just past the well-known Little Copa beach. It is a small sign for a name that looms large in live music and surfing...
The hilariously and witty animated show Cabbie Chronicles is now enjoying its new slot on Television Jamaica (TVJ). The show, which gained popularity after being introduced to Jamaican audiences on Flow TV, has now gone mainstream.
Karl McLeod was Jamaica's consummate modern jazz drummer, part of the post-swing era, and was abreast of the elements of technique and intonation that indicated bebop vernacular. He passed on October 17, 2011.
Billy Mystic was angry when he wrote Mash Down Apartheid, which became Mystic Revealers' second release after debuting with Winner. "You a hear 'bout it and the South Africa thing and as a Rasta youth I find myself a feel so strongly as a result of this religious fervour me find myself in," said Billy Mystic.
The songwriting skill of Keith Anderson, better known as Bob Andy, is not well documented in the history of Jamaican music, yet the man is rated by many as the best the island has ever produced.