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Published:Friday | November 21, 2014 | 4:46 PMMel Cooke

Carlene Davis recently released the gospel album Dripping Blood.

Published:Friday | November 21, 2014 | 10:43 AMMel Cooke

A few weeks ago I had cause to speak to the Twin of Twins ahead of the release of the movie Ching Pow: Far East Yardies, for which they d

Published:Monday | November 17, 2014 | 1:57 PMMel Cooke

After the Jamaica Rising events in Bristol, United Kingdom, in mid-October, Asif Khan and Richard Jones, who had visited the island earli

Published:Friday | November 14, 2014 | 12:58 PMMel Cooke

To market with Super Cat

Published:Friday | November 14, 2014 | 10:08 PMMel Cooke

Despite the ludicrous lengths some younger Jamaican deejays go to in order to forge an outstanding visual in this age where music is as m

Published:Friday | November 14, 2014 | 12:18 AMMel Cooke

Latoya Messam encountered gospel singer Shirley Willis in two of her formative childhood spaces, the church and school.

Published:Friday | November 7, 2014 | 5:06 PMMel Cooke

There is no shortage of musical compliments to mothers in Jamaican

Published:Friday | November 7, 2014 | 12:45 AMMel Cooke

Singer Moesh plans to do a balancing act of sorts for her Buss Big album launch, slated for Thursday, November 13, at Comfitanya Lounge,

Published:Friday | October 31, 2014 | 10:24 AMMel Cooke

John Holt's recent death has triggered the expected outpouring of (in many cases) belated regard.

Published:Friday | October 31, 2014 | 9:54 AMMel Cooke

I have seen this cycle before - the death of a noted performer, the outpouring of emotion, the increased level of airplay, the many newsp

Published:Thursday | October 30, 2014 | 2:29 PMMel Cooke

When Krazy Kris, who plays on KOOL FM, decided to put on an all-soul music party in 2008, it seemed that many thought his disc jock's mon

Published:Wednesday | October 22, 2014 | 8:51 AMMel Cooke

The days of the week, in sequence, are among the standard first lessons for children at the very basic level of the education system.

Published:Friday | October 24, 2014 | 11:37 PMMel Cooke

On the face of it, Sting, dubbed The Greatest One Night Reggae and Dancehall Show on Earth, and Rebel Salute are opposites - even opposin

Published:Thursday | October 23, 2014 | 11:46 PMMel Cooke

On Monday, October 27, this year's edition of the annual Peter Tosh Symposium takes place in the Multifunctional Room of the Main Library

Published:Monday | October 20, 2014 | 7:11 PMMel Cooke

Save for coughs from various points of the large room, the packed Great Hall of the Wills Memorial Building in Bristol, United Kingdom, w

Published:Friday | October 17, 2014 | 2:45 PMMel Cooke

As October edges up to November – and none too slowly at that - the merchants of good cheer are revving up to start the countdown to the

Published:Friday | October 10, 2014 | 4:06 PMMel Cooke

Lovers walking in the wet, oblivious to or even relishing the raindrops.

Published:Thursday | October 9, 2014 | 9:24 PMMel Cooke

As Jamaica celebrates its heritage in general, with a special focus on heroic figures - including the musical standouts who will be among

Published:Thursday | October 2, 2014 | 1:51 PMMel Cooke

Since the last Thursday in May this year, Car Lane and Ian Gibson of Tent City have been hosting Reggae to Reggae weekly at Comfitanya Lo

Published:Sunday | September 28, 2014 | 7:57 PMMel Cooke

Jamaican singer Brina, whose debut album, Under One Sun, was released in 2012, has charted another direction with the music in her new fo

Published:Friday | September 26, 2014 | 4:54 PMMel Cooke

Rain and romance

Published:Thursday | September 25, 2014 | 10:55 AMMel Cooke

On Sunday, a group of musical volunteers will perform in the chapel at the University of the West Indies (UWI), Mona Campus.

Published:Monday | September 15, 2014 | 1:22 PMMel Cooke

The significance of next month’s 7th E.

Published:Friday | September 12, 2014 | 2:23 PMMel Cooke

In one of the many clips of selector and radio-show host David Rodigan in action posted on YouTube, he is playing at a clash in New York

Published:Friday | September 12, 2014 | 12:50 AMMel Cooke




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