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Stories by Yasmine Peru/Senior Gleaner Writer

Published:Saturday | December 3, 2022 | 12:08 AMYasmine Peru/Senior Gleaner Writer

Shoutout to Big Ship Captain Freddie McGregor, who is recuperating in hospital in Florida, following a reported stroke last Sunday. Several people have confirmed off the record that the Push Come to Shove singer is alert following the emergency...

Published:Friday | December 2, 2022 | 12:10 AMYasmine Peru/Senior Gleaner Writer

Foundation reggae singer, producer and ordained gospel minister, Tommy Cowan, in paying tribute to former Wailer Tyrone Downie at the thanksgiving service for the musical prodigy last Saturday, emphasised that reggae music is from Jamaica and...

Published:Tuesday | November 29, 2022 | 12:09 AMYasmine Peru/Senior Gleaner Writer

When an icon like Beres Hammond has an event as one of his “must attend”, then clearly something is very right. Hammond was numbered among the fans who were present at last Saturday night’s staging of Stars ‘R’ Us at the Ranny Williams Centre on...

Published:Saturday | November 26, 2022 | 12:06 AMYasmine Peru/Senior Gleaner Writer

The family of late keyboard genius, Tyrone Downie, is requesting that all who attend his thanksgiving service today at the Chapel of St Augustine of Hippo at Kingston College, 2a North Street, dress in cheerful colours. Downie, a past student of...

Published:Friday | November 18, 2022 | 12:08 AMYasmine Peru/Senior Gleaner Writer

Family, extended family and well-wishers gathered at St Margaret’s Church in Liguanea on Thursday for a royal send-off for Leonie Evadne Forbes, a woman who was honoured as “first and foremost a queen … full stop”. There seemed to be hardly enough...

Published:Thursday | November 17, 2022 | 12:09 AMYasmine Peru/Senior Gleaner Writer

Reggae artiste Blvk H3ro is looking forward to making the most of the Grammy red carpet when he arrives at the Crypto.com Arena in Los Angeles – with his Jamaica flag – on February 5 next year. It is actually something he sang about in one of his...

Published:Wednesday | November 16, 2022 | 12:11 AMYasmine Peru/Senior Gleaner Writer

With the announcement on Tuesday afternoon that albums by Shaggy, Sean Paul, Koffee, Protoje and Kabaka Pyramid all received Grammy nominations, Grammy-nominated producer and music executive Cristy Barber is shouting loud and proud. The five reggae...

Published:Tuesday | November 15, 2022 | 12:07 AMYasmine Peru/Senior Gleaner Writer

Grammy season gets into high gear today with the announcement of the nominees at noon eastern time on Live.GRAMMY.com and the Recording Academy’s social channels. Grammy watchers locally are focused on the Best Reggae Album category, in which 67...

Published:Thursday | November 10, 2022 | 3:27 AMYasmine Peru/Senior Gleaner Writer

God-fearing is perhaps not the first, nor the second, nor even the third adjective of choice which onlookers would use to describe Isaiah Laing, the ex-policeman and the promoter of ‘the greatest one-night reggae and dancehall show on Earth, Sting...

Published:Monday | November 7, 2022 | 12:08 AMYasmine Peru/Senior Gleaner Writer

Tribute are pouring in for veteran Jamaican keyboardist Tyrone Downie, who rose to prominence as a member of Bob Marley and The Wailers. Downie, who was reportedly ailing, passed away last Saturday at hospital in Jamaica, his partner, Bernadine...

Published:Saturday | November 5, 2022 | 12:08 AMYasmine Peru/Senior Gleaner Writer

Founding member of Third World band, Stephen ‘Cat’ Coore, has memories of theatre icon and pioneering broadcaster Leonie Forbes visiting his house when he was a child because she was friends with his mother, musician and broadcaster Rita Coore....

Published:Monday | October 31, 2022 | 4:42 PMYasmine Peru/Senior Gleaner Writer

Reggae singer Sevana this morning pleaded guilty to a charge of death by dangerous driving and will be sentenced on November 17. Sevana, whose real name is Anna Blake, appeared before Justice Courtney Daye at the Westmoreland Circuit Court for the...

Published:Friday | October 28, 2022 | 12:07 AMYasmine Peru/Senior Gleaner Writer

Reggae and hip hop artiste, Kali Ranks, is brimming with enthusiasm at the upcoming release of the album Tropical House Cruises to Jamaica: The Asian Edition. When the A-list heavy Contractor Music Group and Triple Century Records production...

Published:Friday | October 21, 2022 | 12:06 AMYasmine Peru/Senior Gleaner Writer

Even as Kareem ‘Remus’ Burrell navigates the ins and outs of the music industry and secures his place as a producer of merit, he is not afraid to wholeheartedly embrace the great legacy of his late father, Phillip ‘Fatis’ Burrell. He continues to...

Published:Wednesday | October 19, 2022 | 12:10 AMYasmine Peru/Senior Gleaner Writer

On National Heroes Day, Rastafarian reggae artiste Sizzla, dressed in a smart, well-fitting three-piece suit, came with a repatriation and reparation message to present to Prince Ermias Sahle Selassie, the grandson of Emperor Haile Selassie I....

Published:Tuesday | October 18, 2022 | 10:28 AMYasmine Peru/Senior Gleaner Writer

It was definitely a case of ‘better a little late than never’ for Emmy Award-winning actress Sheryl Lee Ralph on Heroes Day, when she showed up at King’s House to be officially conferred with the Order of Jamaica (OJ), a title which now gives her...

Published:Monday | October 17, 2022 | 12:07 AMYasmine Peru/Senior Gleaner Writer

When Dr Ephraim Martin, president of Martin’s International, founder of the International Reggae and World Music Awards (IRAWMA) executive producer of the Chicago Music Awards and chair of the Chicago-based Black Heroes Matter coalition, steps up...

Published:Friday | October 14, 2022 | 12:06 AMYasmine Peru/Senior Gleaner Writer

Stating that “a systemic failure has occurred”, executive director of the Broadcasting Commission of Jamaica (BCJ), Cordell Green, is of the opinion that the gatekeepers for radio and television should be embarrassed that the regulatory body has...

Published:Wednesday | October 12, 2022 | 12:11 AMYasmine Peru/Senior Gleaner Writer

By the end of the concert at the Edna Manley College of the Visual and Performing Arts (EMCVPA) last Sunday, a few things were accepted as fact: on that great resurrection morn, Karen Smith will be the leader of the ‘Jerusalem Choir’; the spirit...

Published:Saturday | October 1, 2022 | 12:07 AMYasmine Peru/Senior Gleaner Writer

Top of the wish list for Sherene Harris, principal of Baxter’s Mountain Primary School in St Mary, is a literacy room for her students, who range from grades one to six. That wish is very closely followed by Internet connection, computers and...

Published:Friday | September 30, 2022 | 12:07 AMYasmine Peru/Senior Gleaner Writer

When the members of the legendary Toots and the Maytals band announced last December that they would be changing their name to oBessa, they vowed to pull out all the stops by “bringing the best of Toots and the Maytals experience and unveiling...

Published:Wednesday | September 28, 2022 | 12:08 AMYasmine Peru/Senior Gleaner Writer

When foundation gospel singer and musician, Sam Wisdom, was told that he was selected for special honour at this year’s Sterling Gospel Music Awards, he admitted that his first feeling was “a little annoyance”. And that stemmed from the fact that...

Published:Friday | September 23, 2022 | 12:06 AMYasmine Peru/Senior Gleaner Writer

Grammy award-winning singer, songwriter, musician and producer Roy ‘Gramps’ Morgan is always eager to share new music with his fans, and today he is giving them a special treat, a six-track EP. However, Gramps is playing games, as he has yet to...

Published:Thursday | September 22, 2022 | 12:09 AMYasmine Peru/Senior Gleaner Writer

Aiesha Barrett, the daughter of celebrated reggae bass guitarist Aston ‘Family Man’ Barrett, who played with Bob Marley...

Published:Tuesday | September 20, 2022 | 12:08 AMYasmine Peru/Senior Gleaner Writer

King of Reggae Bob Marley is no longer number one on the Billboard Reggae Albums Chart. After holding on to pole position for a staggering, unbroken two years and seven months, the album Legend: The Best of Bob Marley and the Wailers has...

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