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Published:Sunday | January 30, 2011 | 12:00 AM

Since appearing as the title song of the soundtrack to the outstanding 1972 movie The Harder They Come, in which Jimmy Cliff starred as Ivanhoe Martin, the uptempo Cliff song of the same name is a testament to resolve and a determination not to wait for the afterlife to "get what's mine".

Published:Sunday | January 30, 2011 | 12:00 AM

In the same way her musical compatriot Machel Montano dominated the Jamaica Jazz and Blues Festival last year, soca queen Alison Hinds wore her crown well, injecting a carnival-like energy in The Trelawny Multi-purpose Stadium to steal the show last Thursday night.

Published:Sunday | January 30, 2011 | 12:00 AM

The Heineken Small Stage was the scene of a musical furnace as talented entertainers stirred up heat at the 15th staging of the Jamaica Jazz and Blues Festival.

Published:Sunday | January 30, 2011 | 12:00 AM

The title of Dr Sonjah Stanley-Niaah's new book, Dancehall: From Slave Ship to Ghetto, immediately explains the topic and movement of music and people. And Stanley-Niaah, currently a senior lecturer at the University of the West Indies, explains to The Sunday Gleaner that a thread of limbo runs through the movement across oceans and is critical to her research.

Published:Sunday | January 30, 2011 | 12:00 AM

With the hope of shedding some positive light on his parish, promoter David Anderson will be hosting the Clarendon Music Awards. For years, the parish has been plagued by crime and violence, but Anderson said he wants to remove this negative image.

Published:Sunday | January 30, 2011 | 12:00 AM

Space is critical to Dancehall: From Slave Ship to Ghetto and one of the striking images in the book, though an accustomed one, is a plan view of Africans crammed into a slave ship.

Published:Saturday | January 29, 2011 | 12:00 AM

TELECOMS firm Digicel teamed with Spanish Town Citizens Against Gun Violence to host a fun day in the St Catherine community of Sligoville last Saturday. Hundreds of children from the community were treated to a children's fun zone with face-painting, dandy-shandy, hopscotch and jump rope with the 'kick for prizes' activity being a big hit.

Published:Saturday | January 29, 2011 | 12:00 AM

Last night (for the second time), The Gleaner gave away Golden Tickets at the Jamaica Jazz and Blues Festival. Ticket holders have the opportunity to answer the question below and win actual tickets to tonight's performance. Air Supply, here you come!

Published:Saturday | January 29, 2011 | 12:00 AM

Praise Academy of Dance, founded in 1993 by C. Pat Noble, has been making an indelible mark in the area of dance in Jamaica. Though the academy commenced primarily as a dance school, it has been evolving into a performing arts company.

Published:Friday | January 28, 2011 | 12:00 AM

After a seven-year journey filled with consistent writing, building his craft, hard work and dedication to release his debut album, singjay Protoje could only give thanks when he made his way on stage at the launch of 7 Year Itch.

Published:Friday | January 28, 2011 | 12:00 AM

For spectators, the annual Jamaica Jazz and Blues Festival is a source of great entertainment. Each year, thousands are taken away on a melodious journey, to a world where a love for music is the ticket to freedom...

Published:Friday | January 28, 2011 | 12:00 AM

Dennis 'Jah D' Fearon laughs when he recalls the point at which he concluded, "I have a hope in music." After playing the mouth organ from he was about five or six years old,...

Published:Friday | January 28, 2011 | 12:00 AM

Fresh off the success of his Song of the Year, Unconditional Love, reggae crooner Jah Cure is banking on his upcoming single World Cry becoming an even bigger success because it's a song that the world needs."The world cries...

Published:Friday | January 28, 2011 | 12:00 AM

Jamaicans at home and abroad have been busy on the social scene and we have some snapshots for you....

Published:Friday | January 28, 2011 | 12:00 AM

Chan Dizzy, one of Jamaica's fastest rising young talents, continues to make major strides in his musical endeavours.

Published:Thursday | January 27, 2011 | 12:00 AM

The annual Sportsman and Sportswoman of the Year Awards was held last Friday....

Published:Thursday | January 27, 2011 | 12:00 AM

When Christopher Crooks left his band, Boom Draw, in 2005, he knew he was embarking on what was the most important aspect of his career as an entertainer.That knowledge can be scary, but Crooks was not to be deterred...

Published:Thursday | January 27, 2011 | 12:00 AM

Rhythm and Blues sensation SWV are set to rock the Jamaica Jazz and Blues Festival stage with a potent blend of sassy and soulful blast from the past, come tomorrow night! The Gleaner caught up with the trio's lead singer...

Published:Thursday | January 27, 2011 | 12:00 AM

Johnnie Walker, over the years, has stood by the Jamaica Jazz and Blues Festival while it opened its doors to the likes of international performing artistes, Babyface, Erykah Badu, Joss Stone and Gladys Knight.Today, the renowned product will partner...

Published:Thursday | January 27, 2011 | 12:00 AM

The LIME All-Island Carnival has been creating quite a buzz since its launch last Wednesday, January 19, evening at the Devonshire, Devon House.The 12-week carnival series, which will encompass soca lovers revelling and partying in 10 parishes across...

Published:Wednesday | January 26, 2011 | 12:00 AM

All roads lead to the western end of the island today, as this year's Jamaica Jazz and Blues Festival gets under way at the Trelawny Multi-purpose Stadium.

Published:Wednesday | January 26, 2011 | 12:00 AM

Last week, instructors from predominantly Latin America and trainers from Haiti, St Lucia and Jamaica were involved in an intense week-long workshop held at the newly constructed Jamaica Social Investment Fund multi-purpose...

Published:Wednesday | January 26, 2011 | 12:00 AM

Western Bureau: Through it all, the Jamaica Jazz and Blues Festival is cemented in the heart and runs through the veins of Dominique Peterkin, who has been going to the event since it first began 15 years ago. "It is a great social time for persons.

Published:Wednesday | January 26, 2011 | 12:00 AM

Hundreds of jazz and music enthusiasts flooded The Deck, New Kingston, for A Taste Of Jazz on Thursday night. Gibby gave a rock-inspired performance with some heavy bass and drums while also treating the audience to some dancehall and reggae....

Published:Tuesday | January 25, 2011 | 12:00 AM

It may be her biggest assignment to date, but singer Sachana Beepot said she is not nervous about her appearance at this week's Jazz and Blues Festival....

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