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Published:Saturday | February 8, 2020 | 12:12 AMRoy Black/Contributor

Amid a dazzling display of artwork depicting a mural of 24 Studio One icons, Clement Seymour ‘Coxsone’ Dodd was eulogised on Wednesday, January 29, for the work he did in laying the foundation on which Jamaica’s reggae music now stands. The...

Published:Saturday | February 8, 2020 | 12:08 AMRoy Black/Contributor -

Amid a dazzling display of artwork depicting a mural of 24 Studio One icons, Clement Seymour ‘Coxsone’ Dodd was eulogised on Wednesday, January 29, for the work he did in laying the foundation on which Jamaica’s reggae music now stands. The...

Published:Saturday | February 8, 2020 | 12:05 AMYasmine Peru/Senior Gleaner Writer

Papa Michigan’s One Love Jamdown, with its strident dismissal of segregation at every level, powered by the lusty Rope In ‘riddim’, certainly embodied the theme for the kickoff staging of Reggae Wednesdays, 'One Big Family'. The old-school deejay...

Published:Friday | February 7, 2020 | 12:21 AM

Today Reggae Films in the Park Films with a reggae music soundtrack, or which use the music or the ‘livity’ of the music in it – ranging from short films to feature length movies – will be shown at Reggae Films in the Park in Emancipation Park...

Published:Friday | February 7, 2020 | 12:20 AM

“Find your purpose and your life will be fruitful.” That is the personal mantra of popular dancer Orville Hall, and after years of dedication to the dance industry, it’s safe to say Hall found his purpose and has pursued it relentlessly. As leader...

Published:Friday | February 7, 2020 | 12:17 AM

Feel The Fuego Party at Fuego at RKP Chill Spot (in front of JN Building), on Saturday, February 8, from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. Admission: $1,000. Fete Munro Students’ Council presents F ê te – Reloaded on the school campus, on Saturday, February 8...

Published:Friday | February 7, 2020 | 12:10 AMYasmine Peru/Senior Gleaner Writer

Rastafarian elder and reggae singer, Denroy Morgan, is releasing a new single today. However, that is a small part of a much more serious mission on which he has militantly embarked. He is making a case for the United Nations (UN) to declare...

Published:Friday | February 7, 2020 | 12:08 AM

With just about a dozen studio albums and at least half a dozen more compilation albums under his belt, the last being Before The Dawn, released in 2010, many have been waiting, wondering what The Gargamel’s next body of work will be like,...

Published:Friday | February 7, 2020 | 12:07 AMChristopher Serju/Gleaner Writer

“Education is the pathway to freedom, and every child deserves the opportunity to walk down that path”. – Stephen Marley This quote from one of Bob Marley’s sons has been a pivotal guiding ­principle behind the conception and design of the...

Published:Friday | February 7, 2020 | 12:05 AMMichael Reckord/Gleaner Writer

In order to join in the conversations taking place this Black History Month, many people will be trying to learn a bit more about our national heroes. Their quest for information about the most popular, Marcus Garvey Jr, will doubtlessly cause some...

Published:Thursday | February 6, 2020 | 12:14 AM

Fans of Bob Marley enjoyed an unexpected treat yesterday when a new music video was premiered on the eve of the reggae legend’s birthday. The media spotlight focused on the anthem Redemption Song, a timeless classic, which is now paired with what...

Published:Thursday | February 6, 2020 | 12:07 AMYasmine Peru/Senior Gleaner Writer

Most persons with a February 6 birthday are said to be born on the ‘earthstrong’ of reggae legend, Robert Nesta Marley. Derrick Harriott, however, has a slightly different take. “Bob Marley was born on my birthday,” he states very matter-of-factly...

Published:Thursday | February 6, 2020 | 12:06 AMYasmine Peru/Senior Gleaner Writer

Attorney-at-law and reggae music connoisseur Bert Samuels has a deep respect for the music and the message of iconic reggae singer Robert Nesta ‘Bob’ Marley, who would have celebrated his 75th birthday today. But he also has a case against the “...

Published:Thursday | February 6, 2020 | 12:06 AMPaul H. Williams/Gleaner Writer

Great Huts in Portland will, this evening, host a Bob Marley birthday bash, which will precede several days of film screening inside the Great Room of African House to celebrate the life and legacy of Bob Marley. Right Band Entertainment from...

Published:Wednesday | February 5, 2020 | 12:21 AMShereita Grizzle/Staff Reporter

The lack of adequate sponsorship has been a thorn in the side of Reggae Month organisers for many years. In recent times, some activities planned under the month-long celebrations have had to be postponed or cancelled as organisers scrambled to get...

Published:Wednesday | February 5, 2020 | 12:19 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

Just days before leaving Jamaica for Africa, reggae star Buju Banton paid a surprise visit to the Mount Pleasant Football Academy (MFPA), St Ann, on Monday. Scheduled to leave Jamaica yesterday to fulfil a February 8 engagement in Nairobi, Kenya,...

Published:Wednesday | February 5, 2020 | 12:07 AM

One of America’s favourite operas returns to the Met for the first time in nearly 30 years. James Robinson’s stylish production transports audiences to Catfish Row on the Charleston waterfront, vibrant with the music, dancing, emotion, and...

Published:Wednesday | February 5, 2020 | 12:07 AM

A twisted tale told by Harley Quinn herself. When Gotham’s most nefariously narcissistic villain, Roman Sionis, and his zealous right-hand, Zsasz, put a target on a young girl named Cass, the city is turned upside down looking for her. Harley,...

Published:Wednesday | February 5, 2020 | 12:06 AMKimberley Small/Staff Reporter

Hailing from France, independent curator Sebastian Carayol is one of the three collaborators behind the newest exhibition, covering the ground floor of the National Gallery of Jamaica. Together, the triumvate of Herbie Miller, director of the...

Published:Tuesday | February 4, 2020 | 12:20 AMStephanie Lyew/Gleaner Writer

Volier ‘Maffie’ Johnson performed in his first theatrical production while attending St Andrew Technical High School – a pantomime filled with newsworthy jokes and music. The small-school productions prepared the budding thespian for the next role...

Published:Tuesday | February 4, 2020 | 12:05 AMKimberley Small/Staff Reporter

In anticipation of the 13th iteration of Reggae Month, industry professionals, executives, and advisers were gathered for The Gleaner’s Entertainment Forum to seek to determine the importance of dedicating an entire month to reggae. The panel...

Published:Monday | February 3, 2020 | 12:26 AM

Mitsy Campbell, more popularly known as ‘Shuga’, celebrates her birthday today. The 2009 winner of televised talent contest Digicel Rising Stars was born in New Ramble, St James, and grew up in a Christian home. Her mom was a devoted Seventh-day...

Published:Monday | February 3, 2020 | 12:25 AMYasmine Peru/Senior Gleaner Writer

Despite appeals from players within the music industry and positive reports of its effectiveness, the two-hour extension granted for the hosting of entertainment events has come to an end. This was disclosed by participants at a recent Gleaner...

Published:Monday | February 3, 2020 | 12:23 AMDamian Levy/Gleaner Writer

In the 25 years it has existed, I’ve never seen a film from the Bad Boys series. If you asked me the names of the characters, I would have said “Fresh Prince and Martin”. Still, even with my limited knowledge, I could tell you of a few iconic...

Published:Monday | February 3, 2020 | 12:20 AMKimberley Small/Staff Reporter

“It always comes from the margins,” said Lenford Salmon, senior advisor to the Minister of culture, gender, entertainment and sport, who admits that the nation has been late to the party - in recognising and attempting to harness the power and...

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