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Published:Sunday | July 22, 2018 | 12:41 AMOkoye Henry

  Reggae artiste Fanton Mojah, brought the message of unity to the people of Montego Bay while performing on Festival Night 2 of Reggae Sumfest 2018. The 'Mama Hungry' entertainer expressed his discontent...

Published:Sunday | July 22, 2018 | 12:00 AM

The camaraderie that existed among veteran entertainers in the very early years of Jamaican popular music seem almost non-existent among the current set of entertainers.I remember Bob Andy telling me that while he was about to record the 1966 mid-...

Published:Sunday | July 22, 2018 | 12:00 AMKimberley Small

A round of applause erupted at the arrivals patio of the Norman Manley International Airport as the purple-clad members of deCarteret College Choir emerged. Parents, teachers, and schoolmates had gathered to welcome the award-winning group home from...

Published:Sunday | July 22, 2018 | 12:00 AMMel Cooke

On the face of it, Lone Ranger's song Love Bump seems to be about the visible after-effects of two lovers nuzzling as he asks, "how yu ketch de love bump?" and immediately answers, "when you're young and in love." He then enquires, "how the love...

Published:Sunday | July 22, 2018 | 12:00 AMStephanie Lyew

With a street dance on nearly every corner almost every day of the week, one would be hard pressed to find a live band performing at one's favourite restaurant, lounge, or any such venue. While it might have been easier in the past to find live...

Published:Saturday | July 21, 2018 | 11:19 PMShereita Grizzle

The next generation of reggae stars are ready to chart their own course as they look to come out from under the shadows of their superstar parents. Abatau, son of reggae star Tony Rebel, and Imeru Tafari, son of Queen Ifrica, both put in great...

Published:Saturday | July 21, 2018 | 11:15 PMShereita Grizzle

Although special arrangements had been made with the authorities for Reggae Sumfest to go beyond the usual lock off time for entertainment events, organisers were trying to make a 5 a.m. deadline for Friday night's performances. This resulted in...

Published:Saturday | July 21, 2018 | 5:22 AMJanet Silvera

Neither Gucci, Moschino nor Michael Kors made it into the fashionable Reggae Sumfest mall that transformed the grounds of the Catherine Hall Complex in Montego Bay, St James. In fact, Night One of the event tagged the world's largest reggae...

Published:Saturday | July 21, 2018 | 12:00 AMMel Cooke/Gleaner Writer

There is an act that I call riddim rape , which I first saw at a gas station on Mannings Hill Road, St Andrew, at a time when there were still Shell-branded service stations in Jamaica.A car with a few men on board and tunes pumping, drove in not to...

Published:Saturday | July 21, 2018 | 12:00 AMDave Rodney/Gleaner Writer

As sunset fell on the Hudson River in New York last Sunday, hundreds of music lovers scurried to find the perfect spot at Hastings on the Hudson , a sprawling, luxurious riverside venue to enjoy Blue...

Published:Saturday | July 21, 2018 | 12:00 AMJanet Silvera/ Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU:Living legend Bob Andy, internationally acclaimed duo Sly and Robbie, the Godfather Chris Blackwell, and promoter Copeland Forbes were inducted into the Reggae Sumfest Hall of Fame while crooner Beres Hammond received the Lifetime...

Published:Friday | July 20, 2018 | 4:17 PMJanet Silvera

WESTERN BUREAU: Promoter, manager and booking agent Copeland Forbes, feels that if Jamaica capitalises on  reggae music, the country will not need to borrow from the International Monetary Fund (IMF). Forbes, who has had over 50 years ...

Published:Friday | July 20, 2018 | 12:21 AMMel Cooke/Gleaner Writer

Former Prime Minister Edward Seaga's shaping of West Kingston's physical and institutional infrastructure, along with his involvement in music, will be reflected in his being honoured by Tivoli High's graduates in New York, USA.Seaga was integral to...

Published:Friday | July 20, 2018 | 12:08 AM

FRI July 20 Kingston and St. Andrew Simone and PhotoBoss in association with KonKa Progress Fridays presents KGN 20 J'ouvert at Black Lion HQ, New Haven, Kingston 20 (Bimbo Bar across from 6 miles). Music by: Black Lion sound and DJ Gargamel....

Published:Friday | July 20, 2018 | 12:00 AMMichael Reckord/ Gleaner Writer

When the stage curtains at the Little Theatre open tonight for the start of the 56th season of the National Dance Theatre Company (NDTC), Barry Moncrieffe will be sitting in the audience watching the show and "feeling fine".I learnt that in his 55...

Published:Friday | July 20, 2018 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle/Gleaner Writer

Tariq St Patrick may be the character everyone loves to hate on the TV drama Power. But the teenager who plays him - Michael Rainey Jr - says he couldn't be more different from Ghost's troubled son.The TV star is currently in Jamaica, where he has...

Published:Friday | July 20, 2018 | 12:00 AMKimberley Small/Gleaner Writer

Followers of Sevana's social-media profiles would have had their fill of the sultry songstress' teasing of the release of her next single - Sometime Love.Tucking away previously ingrained images of playful modesty and irie reverence, Sevana's flirty...

Published:Friday | July 20, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Jamaica has opened its first seed-to-sale cannabis retail store. Located in Market place on Constant Spring Road, it opened its doors over the weekend.The ribbon-cutting ceremony signified the beginning of a new era for the use of medical marijuana...

Published:Friday | July 20, 2018 | 12:00 AMStephanie Lyew/Gleaner Writer

Garreth M. Daley is a veteran in Jamaica's film industry with almost two decades of work under his belt. Spending much of his life behind the scenes shooting commercials, music videos, and documentaries, Daley's career story board includes live...

Published:Thursday | July 19, 2018 | 12:00 AMMel Cooke/Gleaner Writer

Monte Blake of Merritone - the oldest continuously active sound system in the world - is clear about his objective for the outfit formed by his father Val, and continued by his sons in the next 24 months. "My goal is to get Merritone to that magic...

Published:Thursday | July 19, 2018 | 12:00 AMRoy Black/Gleaner Writer

The Medal of Appreciation by Prime Minister Andrew Holness to Anthony 'Chips' Richards, for services to Jamaica in the field of music last April, seemed to have opened new doors for him, while widening his scope of endeavours to keep Jamaica in...

Published:Thursday | July 19, 2018 | 12:00 AMKimberley Small/Gleaner Writer

For the 70th anniversary of the founding of the University of the West Indies, the Chancellor's Week has taken on a new life, and is sure to be one of the highlights of the institution's year-long celebration of '70 years of service: 70 years of...

Published:Wednesday | July 18, 2018 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle/Gleaner Writer

She's had an illustrious career that has allowed her to not only cross the paths of numerous reggae stars, but one that gave her the opportunity to work with some of them.She has done work with the likes of Garnett Silk, John Holt, Pluto Shervington...

Published:Wednesday | July 18, 2018 | 12:00 AMMel Cooke/Gleaner Writer

Last week, Raging Fyah band's lead singer Kumar Bent announced that he is quitting the group, which earned a Best Reggae Album Grammy nomination in 2017 for Everlasting. The band is slated to perform next Saturday at Reggae Sumfest's Reggae Night,...

Published:Wednesday | July 18, 2018 | 12:00 AM

The Equalizer 2Academy Award winner Denzel Washington returns to one of his signature roles in the first sequel of his career. Robert McCall serves unflinching justice for the exploited and oppressed, but how far will he go when it's someone he...

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