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Published:Sunday | October 27, 2019 | 12:24 AMShereita Grizzle - Staff Reporter

Image is defined by the Cambridge Dictionary as the way that something or someone is thought of by other people. In The Gleaner’s most recent staging of its Entertainment Forum, industry insiders discussed imaging as they pointed out that it may be...

Published:Sunday | October 27, 2019 | 12:18 AMYasmine Peru - Senior Gleaner Writer

Dubplates and specials are integral to the sound system culture, and in a space where there is an overwhelming number of sounds, specials are used to distinguish the various players in the business. David Harper of Killamanjaro stated at a recent...

Published:Sunday | October 27, 2019 | 12:18 AMStephanie Lyew - Sunday Gleaner Writer

As sound systems were, and still are, such crucial elements of Jamaica’s cultural history, they also travelled with the rush of Caribbean migrants to Europe. Along with their purpose of being a method of disseminating music and their messages,...

Published:Sunday | October 27, 2019 | 12:16 AMStephanie Lyew - Sunday Gleaner Writer

There are nearly 3,000 miles that separate Jamaica from Brazil, but on Vai, the first single released from her upcoming EP, recording artiste Keida is looking to shorten that distance. The singer channels her ‘inner-Shakira’ – not the one who...

Published:Sunday | October 27, 2019 | 12:16 AMRoy Black

The success of Jamaican music on the international market owes a lot to the contribution made by Emile Shalit, an Austrian-born American who established his record distribution company – Melodisc Records – in the United Kingdom (UK) in the late...

Published:Saturday | October 26, 2019 | 12:07 AMMarcia Rowe/Gleaner Writer

Singer and composer Carmen Paris’ ‘En Sintesis’ tour, celebrating her 35-year career, made a stop at the Little Theatre in Kingston on Wednesday. Organised by the Embassy of Spain in association with The Spanish-Jamaican Foundation, it was more...

Published:Saturday | October 26, 2019 | 12:05 AMYasmine Peru/Gleaner Writer

With July 12-18 already revealed as the 2020 dates for Reggae Sumfest, CEO Josef Bogdanovich says he is now looking to book major acts for the week-long festival to be held in Montego Bay, Jamaica. And although Bogdanovich has his wish list of...

Published:Friday | October 25, 2019 | 9:43 AMKimberley Small/Staff Reporter

United Kingdom-based recording artiste Doktor manages to be simultaneously deliberate and unintentional in the presentation of dancehall culture in his music. Action, his brand-new single, rings reminiscent of the old school with visuals set in a...

Published:Friday | October 25, 2019 | 9:43 AMStephanie Lyew/Gleaner Writer

Deeply touched by the passing of Jamaican actor and artiste Louie Rankin, multiplatinum-selling South African entertainer Menelik Nesta Gibbons has recorded and produced a song in honour of his life and name. The entertainer said that after...

Published:Friday | October 25, 2019 | 9:42 AMYasmine Peru/Gleaner Writer

Founding member and the lone survivor of pioneering reggae group The Wailers, Neville O’Riley Livingston, will on November 2 accept the Pinnacle Award for Excellence at Reggae Culture Salute 2019 in New York. This year’s event has as its theme ‘...

Published:Friday | October 25, 2019 | 9:42 AMKimberley Small/Staff Reporter

Sound system culture finds itself quieted in the Corporate Area, but the boxes are booming loud and proud on the other side of the world. Local players, like The Gleaner Entertainment Forum panellists Big Ship captain Freddie McGregor, Delano...

Published:Friday | October 25, 2019 | 9:41 AM

It is a truth, not very easily acknowledged or readily recognised, that some of the world’s top musical acts are not singers, rappers or deejays. There is a popular subset of chart-topping, Grammy-winning entertainers that take control of audiences...

Published:Friday | October 25, 2019 | 9:41 AMMichael Reckord/Gleaner Writer

“Across the world, cities are recognising the advantages of leveraging their cultural and creative industries to accelerate economic growth.” Kingston should do the same, says the director of marketing and communications at the Edna Manley College...

Published:Friday | October 25, 2019 | 9:40 AM

Before she jets off to London, England, to compete with over 100 other similarly talented, educated and personable beauties, The Gleaner caught up with the island’s newest Miss Jamaica World, Toni-Ann Singh. If this interview were an indicator of...

Published:Thursday | October 24, 2019 | 9:16 AMYasmine Peru/Gleaner Writer

On the occasion of Peter Tosh’s diamond birthday celebration, broadcaster and music historian Mutabaruka made the observation that although the members of the Wailers – Peter Tosh, Bunny Wailer and Bob Marley – went their separate ways, “we memba...

Published:Thursday | October 24, 2019 | 1:19 AM

Since the 1950s, sound systems have been an integral part of the Jamaican landscape. But in recent times, there have been concerns that the culture in Jamaica is not as vibrant as it used to be. The latter has even led to questions about whether...

Published:Wednesday | October 23, 2019 | 10:39 AM

A source close to Grammy-nominated reggae artiste Sizzla says the entertainer may remain in hospital for a few more days following an accident on the weekend. The August Town-based deejay is recuperating from a broken ankle, an injury he sustained when...

Published:Wednesday | October 23, 2019 | 12:23 AM

NEW YORK (AP): The final trailer for the Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker debuted Monday night, offering montages of epic cosmic combat and a fleeting glimpse of the late Carrie Fisher as Princess Leia embracing Daisy Ridley’s Rey. The spot...

Published:Wednesday | October 23, 2019 | 12:20 AM

An ex-convict working undercover, intentionally gets himself incarcerated again in order to infiltrate the mob at a maximum security prison. ‘The Informer’ is a British crime thriller directed by Andrea Di Stefano and written by Matt Cook. It stars...

Published:Wednesday | October 23, 2019 | 12:20 AM

The Lehman Trilogy is a story of a family and a company that changed the world, told in three parts on a single evening. Sam Mendes directs Simon Russell Beale, Adam Godley and Ben Miles who play the Lehman Brothers, their sons and grandsons. On a...

Published:Wednesday | October 23, 2019 | 12:19 AM

A rookie cop inadvertently captures the murder of a young drug dealer on her body cam. After realising that the murder was committed by corrupt cops, she teams up with the one person from her community who is willing to help her as she tries to...

Published:Wednesday | October 23, 2019 | 12:18 AMKimberley Small/Staff Reporter

Thematically relevant, considering this year’s spotlight on the Windrush generation, Cinema Paradise 2019 will mount its bridge between film-makers from then and now, from the United Kingdom and Jamaica. The three-day film festival will open on...

Published:Wednesday | October 23, 2019 | 12:17 AMMarcia Rowe/Gleaner Writer

Jamaica Family Fest 2019 splashed into the Kingston waterfront on Monday with a festive atmosphere. Sponsors’ colourful feather banners flanked booths catering to the various needs of patrons of all ages, as kids were entertained with rides in...

Published:Tuesday | October 22, 2019 | 12:22 AMStephanie Lyew/Gleaner Writer

Prior to receiving his National Award at King’s House yesterday, actor Glen ‘Titus’ Campbell said that he asked permission to do the official shuffle as he collected the nation’s sixth honour – the Order of Distinction in the rank of Officer. “I...

Published:Tuesday | October 22, 2019 | 12:20 AMMarcia Rowe/Gleaner Writer

For gospel singer and motivational speaker Jekalyn Carr, the inaugural staging of the ‘I Love Gospel Jamaica’ concert was yet another opportunity to inspire. “I believe that my lane is to inspire people. I write music that tells them who they are...

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