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Stories by Sade Gardner/Staff Reporter

Published:Friday | July 22, 2022 | 12:06 AMSade Gardner/Staff Reporter

There’s no debate; Merciless is synonymous with Sting. News of his passing in St Andrew on Tuesday saw several fans flocking to YouTube to revisit the deejay’s historic victory at Sting in 2000 against “the men in black” – Ninjaman, Bounty Killer...

Published:Wednesday | July 20, 2022 | 12:12 AMSade Gardner/Staff Reporter

Musical excellence will sweep the shores at Marley Beach in Boscobel, St Mary, when Merritone Music presents its inaugural Merritone on the Beach event on July 31. The concert, set to kick-start an islandwide series which will celebrate Jamaica’s...

Published:Monday | July 18, 2022 | 12:06 AMSade Gardner/Staff Reporter

Reggae singer Ginjah, who now goes by Ginjah – The Reggae Soul Man, is still processing having his own day in the United States. Mayor of Buffalo Bryon Brown issued a proclamation announcing Ginjah – The Reggae Soul Man Day on June 12 in that...

Published:Saturday | July 16, 2022 | 12:09 AMSade Gardner/Staff Reporter

Renowned actor and comedian Keith ‘Shebada’ Ramsay is returning to the local stage after several years with Man Problem! Written and directed by Ramsay, the play is slated to show at 22 Jerk Restaurant, St Andrew, on July 24. “The feeling is like...

Published:Thursday | July 14, 2022 | 12:10 AMSade Gardner/Staff Reporter

Singer One1 believes ageism is hindering the growth of the Jamaican music industry. The entertainer told The Gleaner that the current environment has a tendency to discard artistes once they’ve reached a particular age. “Our music isn’t benefiting...

Published:Wednesday | July 13, 2022 | 12:08 AMSade Gardner/Staff Reporter

Veteran French music collective L’Entourloop is offering ‘clarity in confusion’ – the English translation and name for their third album La Clarté dans la Confusion – amid the unique and unprecedented times faced worldwide over the last three years...

Published:Tuesday | July 12, 2022 | 12:08 AMSade Gardner/Staff Reporter

As the curtains close on carnival in Jamaica, organisers of Miami Carnival are promoting the upcoming event which is slated for South Florida in October. The carnival, which is celebrating 38 years, will span across four events: the Kiddies Junior...

Published:Monday | July 11, 2022 | 12:07 AMSade Gardner/Staff Reporter

Chunky, variegated feathers climbed a fence on Trafalgar Road to dance atop a Guardian Group bus stop as trucks on the Xodus route blasted soca favourites during Sunday’s road march. The spirited and daring revellers were among several who found...

Published:Saturday | July 9, 2022 | 12:05 AMSade Gardner/Staff Reporter

Recording artiste One1 believes that the cash prize for the winner of the 2022 Jamaica Festival Song Competition should have been higher. Three million dollars is up for grabs for the winning song’s producer, writer and singer, in which case One1...

Published:Wednesday | July 6, 2022 | 12:10 AMSade Gardner/Staff Reporter

Reggae singer Nature Ellis is calling for balance in the type of songs that are played on-air and other mainstream platforms. “Since the last five years, I’m afraid to turn on my radio,” he shared with The Gleaner. “It’s hard to find some nice...

Published:Saturday | July 2, 2022 | 12:07 AMSade Gardner/Staff Reporter

While high views and trending statuses on YouTube have become the marker of success for some artistes, Buju Banton is more focused on creating music that will carry a longer shelf life. This is according to the veteran deejay’s long-time...

Published:Friday | July 1, 2022 | 12:05 AMSade Gardner/Staff Reporter

Bacchanal Jamaica’s highly anticipated Rum for Breakfast (RFB) event returned to Hope Zoo in St Andrew on Saturday to the delight of waistline-wining and shot-taking patrons. Beyond the easy synergy generated by the extensive soca ‘famalay’ and DJs...

Published:Wednesday | June 29, 2022 | 12:08 AMSade Gardner/Staff Reporter

When reggae singer Nature Ellis announced a tribute project to Garnet Silk on the weekend, it made total sense. His voice has been likened to the late singer for many years, and he’s never shied away from acknowledging the influence of the Afro-...

Published:Thursday | June 23, 2022 | 12:09 AMSade Gardner/Staff Reporter

Be it with a full band, solo guitarist or even a cappella, Sevana has a way of captivating and engaging audiences before she even sings a word. From her eclectic, sometimes pastel, but always edgy ensemble, to her otherworldly vocals and occasional...

Published:Saturday | June 18, 2022 | 12:07 AMSade Gardner/Staff Reporter

Playwright Andrea ‘Delcita’ Wright is shedding light and context on the impact of toxic step relationships on children in her current production The Ex Baby Motha. Dubbing it her contribution to Jamaica’s diamond jubilee, the play takes a critical...

Published:Saturday | June 18, 2022 | 12:06 AMSade Gardner/Staff Reporter

Monday nights are becoming synonymous with fun and entertainment thanks to Mek It Work, a talent showcase hosted by two of Jamaica’s finest creatives, Christopher ‘Johnny’ Daley and Everaldo ‘Evie’ Creary. The show premièred in April on Johnny Live...

Published:Saturday | June 11, 2022 | 12:07 AMSade Gardner/Staff Reporter

Visiting Jamaica has been a recurring dream for Croatian reggae band Brain Holidays that finally came true in February 2020. To celebrate their 20-year anniversary, the eight-member group made the two-day journey from Zagreb to Jamaica to record...

Published:Friday | June 10, 2022 | 12:05 AMSade Gardner/Staff Reporter

Reggae and dancehall’s resident ‘fireman’ returns as a headliner for the Jamaica Rum Festival slated for June 25 at The Aqueduct, in Rose Hall, Montego Bay. The event, presented by Appleton Estate Jamaica Rum in partnership with the Jamaica Tourist...

Published:Tuesday | June 21, 2022 | 6:37 AMSade Gardner/Staff Reporter

Ras-I recently released vibrant visuals for his single Somewhere Wonderful, and for about three minutes, viewers are enraptured in a tropical escape of self-care and an experience that transcends the physical. Shot by Alt Media, the video sees the...

Published:Monday | June 6, 2022 | 12:07 AMSade Gardner/Staff Reporter

If bodies weren’t drenched from dancing at Soca Forever on Hope Road in Kingston on Saturday, they certainly were from the intermittent rain. But even that couldn’t dampen the vibe of soca babies who turned it up a notch, from throwing water on...

Published:Saturday | June 4, 2022 | 12:06 AMSade Gardner/Staff Reporter

Theatre arts group Dance Xpressionz is feeling overwhelmed following the international début of their dancehall musical, From Den Til Now. The production, written and directed by company head Orville Hall, was performed in Berlin, Germany, on May...

Published:Tuesday | May 31, 2022 | 1:03 AMSade Gardner/Staff Reporter

While performing his One Blood classic at Reggae Love Fest in New York on Friday, Junior Reid paused his set to engage the audience in a “free her” chant. The singer’s daughter Tanya is five years into a nine-year drug sentence at Aliceville...

Published:Thursday | May 26, 2022 | 12:09 AMSade Gardner/Staff Reporter

Singer Chester Miller’s hope for his upcoming EP, Loving Feeling, coincides with the five-set project’s name. “My hope for this EP is that it puts smiles on people’s faces when they hear it, and feel a sense of freedom to dance and have fun again,...

Published:Monday | May 23, 2022 | 12:06 AMSade Gardner/Staff Reporter

Minister Marion Hall is up for doing Reggae Sumfest, but only if it’s for a gospel night. Formerly Lady Saw, the gospel minister used her Facebook platform on Saturday to share that the Downsound Entertainment team has been in dialogue with her...

Published:Friday | May 20, 2022 | 12:08 AMSade Gardner/Staff Reporter

Netflix’s debut original Nigerian television series, Blood Sisters, has been in the top five most popular shows on the streaming platform in Jamaica for several days, and it’s not hard to see why. Jamaicans have had a long-standing affair with...

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