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Published:Thursday | January 23, 2020 | 12:09 AMKimberley Small/Staff Reporter

Gospel artiste Kevin Downswell is not a man ever short on words, or air from the diaphragm. Last week, the performer invited a small group of close friends and relatives to gather in a private listening session for not one, but two singles. In...

Published:Wednesday | January 22, 2020 | 12:17 AMYasmine Peru/Senior Gleaner Writer

Frankie Campbell, frontman of legendary Jamaican band Fab 5, while questioning the inclusion of a sound clash on the stage of the just-concluded roots reggae festival, Rebel Salute, is also calling out emcee Mutabaruka for his “utterances”. For...

Published:Wednesday | January 22, 2020 | 12:16 AM

A World War II satire that follows a lonely German boy named Jojo whose world view is turned upside down when he discovers his single mother is hiding a young Jewish girl in their attic. Aided only by his idiotic imaginary friend, Adolf Hitler,...

Published:Wednesday | January 22, 2020 | 12:16 AM

Two young British soldiers during the First World War are given an impossible mission: deliver a message deep in enemy territory that will stop 1,600 men, and one of the soldiers’ brothers, from walking straight into a deadly trap. 1917 is a war...

Published:Wednesday | January 22, 2020 | 12:13 AMStephanie Lyew/Gleaner Writer

For the reggae and dancehall fans present at Rebel Salute early Sunday morning who wondered who Akeem Campbell was, their curiosity was satisfied when one of 2019’s breakthrough artistes, Chronic Law, stepped on to the stage as the sun rose in the...

Published:Tuesday | January 21, 2020 | 6:21 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

Next month’s annual staging of Reggae Month in Jamaica will see the introduction of Sound System Echoes – The Showdown at Sundown, a clash featuring 12 sound systems. The new feature, introduced to appease disgruntled reggae lovers who feel Reggae...

Published:Tuesday | January 21, 2020 | 6:15 AMShanna Monteith/Gleaner Writer

Roots and culture Reggae Singer Bushman is proclaiming that he should have been booked for this year’s staging of the highly anticipated cultural show Rebel Salute despite the unfortunate way in which his set ended last year. Bushman drew much...

Published:Monday | January 20, 2020 | 12:41 AMStephanie Lyew/Gleaner Writer

Rebel Salute is a festival that is known for battling the elements – and winning. ‘Saluters’ know by now that a little rain never hurts a soul. Instead, it awakens the spirits of dancehall and reggae music lovers. And this is exactly what it did on...

Published:Monday | January 20, 2020 | 12:10 AM

The Sir Sam Mendes-directed war film, 1917, won the Outstanding Producer of Theatrical Motion Pictures gong at the Producers Guild Awards (PGA) on Saturday night. The acclaimed movie, which stars the likes of Mark Strong, Andrew Scott and Richard...

Published:Monday | January 20, 2020 | 12:10 AMDamian Levy/Gleaner Writer

Considering how many parodies there have been made for movies like Like A Boss, it’s a wonder that they still exist. Then again, it shouldn’t be that surprising. Comedies cost next to nothing to make, and they’re flocked to by the very people they’...

Published:Sunday | January 19, 2020 | 7:51 AM

It has been a night filled with dark skies, intermittent showers of rain and muddy earth beneath the feet, seats and blankets of the Rebel Salute supporters and entertainers, but although some persons are soaking wet, it has not put a damper on their moods.

Published:Sunday | January 19, 2020 | 7:12 AM

Stephanie Lyew / Gleaner Writer  By all accounts, the females featured on Rebel Salute this year have a strong presence - what they weren’t though, was enough. Night one of the music festival only featured three women - Jamaica...

Published:Sunday | January 19, 2020 | 12:53 AM

Each year, to cap the celebrations of Reggae Month, the Jamaica Reggae Industry Association (JaRIA) honours stalwarts in the music industry for their exceptional contribution. This year, the organisation will issue 25 awards across 18 categories....

Published:Sunday | January 19, 2020 | 12:48 AMKimberley Small - Staff Reporter

“YES!” Young film-maker Deron Douglas could not contain his excitement, when his film, The Tree Speaks was selected as the first-prize winner during the first-ever European Union (EU) Short Film Competition awards ceremony. Douglas’ affirmations...

Published:Sunday | January 19, 2020 | 12:44 AMShereita Grizzle - Staff Reporter

For too long, Jamaica has swept the necessary conversation of masculinity and mental health under the rug. As a society, discussions surrounding anxiety and depression have been largely ignored, and the consequences of avoiding such dialogue have...

Published:Sunday | January 19, 2020 | 12:37 AMYasmine Peru - Sunday Gleaner Writer

For his newest album project, dancehall deejay Papa Michigan had one desire: for it to be different. And, fortunately for him, the man who wears “different” like a badge of honour, DJ DreGhost, was only too happy to oblige. “When he said he wanted...

Published:Sunday | January 19, 2020 | 12:36 AMStephanie Lyew - Sunday Gleaner Writer

The phone rings, and a sleepy-sounding Shadz, wondering who could be calling her at 10 a.m., answers. Shadz: “Hello.” Caller: “Hey, you in town?” Shadz: “No, I am home in St Mary.” Caller: “How quickly can you get there?” Shadz: “In two hours...

Published:Sunday | January 19, 2020 | 12:29 AMYasmine Peru - Senior Gleaner Writer

Two decades after his passing, the legacy of the Crown Prince of Reggae Dennis Emmanuel Brown will be celebrated with the release of a single on his birthday, February 1. Producer Tads Dawkins, on whose Tad’s Records imprint the song will appear,...

Published:Sunday | January 19, 2020 | 12:27 AMKimberley Small - Staff Reporter

At the start of the year, young recording artiste and producer Tessellated, real name Joshua Meeks, has made a major first move. Known for his 2017 hit Pine...

Published:Saturday | January 18, 2020 | 11:17 PM

Umbrellas, rain boots and hooded jackets are all part of the dress code for the second night of Rebel Salute. The event kicked off with grey skies hinting at the possibility of rain, and so it was - showers of blessings hit the stage as Jahbar I, Pastor Stephen Blake, Rhoda Isabella, Mortimer and Imeru Tafari distracted the audience from running for cover, with their creative melodies and musical magic. 

Published:Saturday | January 18, 2020 | 4:23 PM

Chi Ching Ching might have missed out on performing at Rebel Salute last year, but there was nothing holding him back early Saturday morning as he delivered a set which left no room for disappointment.

 

Published:Saturday | January 18, 2020 | 9:10 AM

From the outskirts of Manchester, at Brooks Park where it all started, to the Alpart Grounds in St Elizabeth, and on to the cool plains in St Ann, Rebel Salute’s musical splendour is one that keeps supporters of reggae music captivated and coming back. And the overall atmosphere gets a thumbs-up too, said Beres Hammond, one of the masters of Jamaican lovers rock and reggae music. 

 

Published:Saturday | January 18, 2020 | 4:03 AM

It was at Sunsplash in 1987 that General Trees (given name Amos Edwards), one of Jamaica’s most popular dancehall toasters, first invited his daughter Kareen on stage to perform with him. And tonight at Rebel Salute inside Grizzly’s Plantation Cove in St Ann, Trees again called on his musical daughter.

 

Published:Saturday | January 18, 2020 | 2:30 AM

Music festivals are best known for - well - music. However, the non-music act at Rebel Salute, long-standing comedian Christopher ‘Johnny’ Daley, had patrons in stitches from the minute he walked on to the stage at midnight, down to the last second at half-past the hour.

Published:Saturday | January 18, 2020 | 12:18 AM

NEW YORK (AP): The Recording Academy has placed Deborah Dugan, its president and CEO of just six months, on administrative leave following an allegation of misconduct by a senior leader at the organisation. The move announced late Thursday comes 10...

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