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Stories by Sade Gardner/Staff Reporter

Published:Friday | October 15, 2021 | 12:07 AMSade Gardner/Staff Reporter

A circle forms around an older woman perusing JACANA’s four collections at its New Kingston opening last Friday. It’s veteran journalist Barbara Blake-Hannah, and her eyes sparkle above her mask as she absorbs the space as a member of the Cannabis...

Published:Tuesday | October 12, 2021 | 12:07 AMSade Gardner/Staff Reporter

Strict COVID measures were in place at this year’s graduation photo sessions at The University of the West Indies (UWI), Mona, disallowing extra company, including close family and friends. But for 22-year-old David-Asher, Jon-Michael and Marc-...

Published:Monday | October 11, 2021 | 12:08 AMSade Gardner/Staff Reporter

“I think a lot of people started to fold psychologically, physically even, during the pandemic,” Yeza tells The Gleaner. She includes herself in this lot, as she went off the grid for a couple of months while she sought to overcome a “low...

Published:Wednesday | October 6, 2021 | 12:08 AMSade Gardner/Staff Reporter

‘Delayed but not denied’ is a prominent theme in the career of reggae crooner Chester Miller. The Canada-based artiste is currently promoting his single Unity, a project he had hoped to release five years ago. The Mikey Chang-produced track...

Published:Wednesday | September 29, 2021 | 2:40 AMSade Gardner/Staff Reporter

Bella Blair’s EP Shine is consistent with the musical brand she’s built since 2016: refreshingly original, genre-defiant and visually universal. The five-track set, which Blair said wasn’t strategically planned, debuted on September 10 with...

Published:Monday | September 27, 2021 | 12:06 AMSade Gardner/Staff Reporter

Kushites. It’s the name of a Nubian kingdom often credited for the region’s rich culture and awe-inspiring architecture, but also a fetching label for a marijuana enthusiast. For Chiney KiKi and Evie Pukupoo, it’s both. Even greater? It’s the name...

Published:Tuesday | September 21, 2021 | 12:07 AMSade Gardner/Staff Reporter

“It’s literally a local phenomenon,” choreographer-cum-film-maker Orville Hall told The Gleaner about The Bartender. It’s an accurate statement for the Dance Xpressionz dramedy series that has completely transformed Sundays thanks to its...

Published:Tuesday | September 21, 2021 | 12:06 AMSade Gardner/Staff Reporter

For the past two weeks, Kyng Tavii’s C!an has been blamed for trying to deactivate the social media accounts of influencers including Negus Imara and Able Boss. The narrative? Tavii instructs his superfan group to report the pages of those who...

Published:Wednesday | September 15, 2021 | 12:08 AMSade Gardner/Staff Reporter

Jamaican dancer Chad ‘Global Bob’ Torrington is known for taking dancehall moves worldwide, and now he’s taking foreigners to experience the island through Ease N Sekkle Yaad, a lodging and excursion service company. The brand, named after his...

Published:Wednesday | September 8, 2021 | 12:07 AMSade Gardner/Staff Reporter

For more than a decade, DJ Naz Gurlpower has observed patrons erupting with excitement at the sound of other people’s music, and now she’s on the receiving end of gun salutes and ‘money pull-ups’ because of her song Mad Gyal. Consecrating JimmyQ’...

Published:Tuesday | September 7, 2021 | 12:06 AMSade Gardner/Staff Reporter

Silk Sonic’s debut record, Leave the Door Open, soared to the top of several charts earlier this year, and Anthony Cruz is confident that his cover of the song will do likewise. The track, which is self-produced on Cruz’s label, Shan Shan Records...

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