After having only two official music videos in his long, extensively storied dancehall career, Desmond 'Ninja Man' Ballentine measures his continued relevance to a generation grown up on screens by a simple marker.
Jamaican danceR Latonya Styles has opened the 'DanceJa Skool' in Kingston. According to Styles, dancing is a very influential art form, and the purpose of the dance school is to showcase and teach its students the value of Jamaican culture and the power of music.
Up-and-coming dancehall/reggae artiste Lamon 'Libran' Cousins, is begging the powerhouses in the music industry to give more exposure to young acts. According to the up-and-comer, recording artistes hoping to make it to the top are at a huge disadvantage when compared to artistes in different parts of the world.
Since its release earlier this year, Nicetime Productions Limited's Songs of Redemption has already picked up a Best Feature Film award from the Pan African Film Festival and has been garnering critical acclaim.
One of the features of Jamaican music has been the prevalence of spiritually oriented recordings, the type that many Jamaicans refer to as gospel or religious songs.
The Guardian Angel Foundation is understandably close to Craig 'Craigy T' Thompson's heart. A member of TOK, Craigy T explained to The Sunday Gleaner that he decided to start the foundation after going through a personal experience in his life which saw him changing his diet and his way of life.
When reggae music comes to mind, for many there are also accompanying thoughts of marijuana and Rastafari. Since its inception, reggae music has notoriously been related to the culture of marijuana smoking but for some, it has developed somewhat of a chicken or egg scenario where it is uncertain whether or not reggae music is a product of the effects of marijuana smoking or the culture of marijuana smoking was bolstered through reggae music.
"A fan is an appliance you plug in and out, I prefer the word family." This is one of the many things vivacious Rising Star alumni Nickeishia Barnes revealed about her music career and relationship with her admirers in an exclusive interview with The Sunday Gleaner.
Amid awards, buzz and critical acclaim from audience and critics alike, Jambiz International's outrageously hilarious Jamaican fairy tale, Glass Slippaz, will today tick off yet another major achievement when the curtain rises.