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Stories by Yasmine Peru/Senior Gleaner Writer

Published:Friday | September 17, 2021 | 12:10 AMYasmine Peru/Senior Gleaner Writer

He’s named HonoRebel simply because he is not afraid of rebelling against the status quo, whether it is personal or musical. He explained that the “honour” is aligned to his humility, while the “Rebel” trademarks his fighting, warrior spirit. Born...

Published:Wednesday | September 15, 2021 | 12:05 AMYasmine Peru/Senior Gleaner Writer

It should not come as a surprise that first out of the blocks at the Miss Jamaica World Fast Track Fitness Challenge is former student athlete, Jamela Rookwood. Wearing the sash Miss LP Azar, Rookwood convincingly won her rounds and has claimed an...

Published:Friday | September 10, 2021 | 12:07 AMYasmine Peru/Senior Gleaner Writer

The name Shizzle Sherlock has become synonymous with memorable dancehall slangs – ‘think a chattingz’, ‘know di know, du di do’, ‘top coote’ – fashion and, increasingly, music. All three are definitely intertwined, and Shizzle has been clever and...

Published:Thursday | September 9, 2021 | 12:09 AMYasmine Peru/Senior Gleaner Writer

Journeyman Mikal Asher, like his older brother, Denroy Morgan, patriarch of the Morgan Heritage clan, waves the flag high for the “ancient order of righteousness” and to bring his convictions to life ‘The Binghiman’ has encapsulated them in 13...

Published:Wednesday | September 8, 2021 | 12:07 AMYasmine Peru/Senior Gleaner Writer

When your real name sounds like a diminutive of your real name, the obvious questions can become a bit tiresome at times. But Bobby Smith tries his best to take it all in his stride, and, truth be told, the winner of the Jamaica 60 logo competition...

Published:Thursday | September 2, 2021 | 12:08 AMYasmine Peru/Senior Gleaner Writer

A representative from the Brooklyn Mirage, the venue in New York where Chronixx was scheduled to perform next Monday, September 6, says it was the reggae artiste who pulled the plug on the concert and not them nor the city. The representative also...

Published:Thursday | September 2, 2021 | 12:06 AMYasmine Peru/Senior Gleaner Writer

Singer Max Romeo remains forever grateful to Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry, the man who, more than four decades ago, produced a single and an entire album that are now enshrined in the catalogue of esteemed dub classics. “Lee Scratch Perry has left us. The...

Published:Monday | August 30, 2021 | 12:09 AMYasmine Peru/Senior Gleaner Writer

All things begin from Scratch. Reggae historian Roger Steffens’ simple yet profound conclusion captured the genius of Jamaican music’s quintessential eccentric Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry, whose praise in death was as loud as his acclaim in life. The 85-...

Published:Friday | August 27, 2021 | 12:06 AMYasmine Peru/Senior Gleaner Writer

The airing of the contentious, highly anticipated episode 7 of reality comedy series 876 Roommates has seen battle lines being firmly drawn between the fans of comedians King Tavii and the once-clownish Facebook Hero, who has rebranded into the...

Published:Thursday | August 26, 2021 | 12:07 AMYasmine Peru/Senior Gleaner Writer

With Jamaica the keeper of the Miss World crown until it is officially handed over at the next staging of the competition, Crown of Beauty Jamaica, the franchise holders of Miss Jamaica World, are pulling out all the stops to ensure that the island...

Published:Friday | August 20, 2021 | 12:08 AMYasmine Peru/Senior Gleaner Writer

Isat Buchanan, the tough-talking lawyer representing dancehall artiste Adijah ‘Vybz Kartel’ Palmer is taking no prisoners as it relates to any talk of a probe regarding a recent bombshell jailhouse interview with his client. The first of a two-part...

Published:Thursday | August 19, 2021 | 12:07 AMYasmine Peru/Senior Gleaner Writer

The Good Vibes Summer Tour 2021, headlined by California reggae band Rebelution, and originally featuring Steel Pulse, Kabaka Pyramid, Keznamdi and DJ Mackie, kicked off on August 5 in Fresno, California, but with one alteration; there was no Steel...

Published:Tuesday | August 17, 2021 | 12:08 AMYasmine Peru/Senior Gleaner Writer

Marcus Mosiah Garvey, Jamaica’s first national hero, is revered in reggae and Rastafari circles, and as a result, songs abound that pay tribute to the visionary, the black nationalist and the leader of the Pan-Africanism movement. Among the many...

Published:Saturday | August 14, 2021 | 12:08 AMYasmine Peru/Senior Gleaner Writer

Glory Music CEO, Tommy Cowan, was recently recognised with the Good Neighbor Legend Award at the ninth staging of the gospel festival, Fun in the Son, Bronx, and the producer and festival promoter is giving all the glory to God. “I give honour to...

Published:Friday | August 13, 2021 | 12:05 AMYasmine Peru/Senior Gleaner Writer

Al Hardwicke Kassi, the booking agent who has represented Toots and the Maytals in the United Kingdom for the last 20 years, insists that it was a cease-and-desist letter from the estate of the late Maytals frontman that has resulted in the...

Published:Thursday | August 12, 2021 | 12:09 AMYasmine Peru/Senior Gleaner Writer

The story of reggae music is one that is best told by those who lived it, and for that reason, ska, rocksteady and reggae icon Jimmy Cliff will be writing the true story of the music. “So many of the books about reggae are written by foreigners. I...

Published:Wednesday | August 11, 2021 | 12:09 AMYasmine Peru/Senior Gleaner Writer

Many humorous stories were shared on Tuesday about Volier ‘Maffie’ Johnson, the master of comedic timing, the man for all seasons, the point person at every event who would ensure that everyone was taken care of, and also the man who would...

Published:Tuesday | August 10, 2021 | 12:09 AMYasmine Peru/Senior Gleaner Writer

Ricardo ‘Drummie’ Davis, drummer for award-winning band Ruff Kutt, is feeling relieved that keyboard player Nigel Staff has been reacting favourably to treatment following a stroke last Saturday. “He is improving,” Davis told The Gleaner. “If you...

Published:Saturday | August 7, 2021 | 12:07 AMYasmine Peru/Senior Gleaner Writer

Although well-fitted masks covered their mouths and noses, the members of the National Chorale of Jamaica (NCOJ) nonetheless belted out high notes of praise which floated up towards the high ceiling of the St Theresa Roman Catholic Church and...

Published:Saturday | August 7, 2021 | 12:06 AMYasmine Peru/Senior Gleaner Writer

Fans of beloved Jamaica actor Volier ‘Maffie’ Johnson will be given an opportunity to see him one last time at a viewing set for Monday, August 9, his daughter Asha confirmed to The Gleaner. “There will be a viewing Roman’s [Chapel] between 10 a.m...

Published:Thursday | August 5, 2021 | 12:29 AMYasmine Peru/Senior Gleaner Writer

It is touted as the Caribbean’s largest party festival, and Dream Weekend kicks off today along the seven-mile beach strip on Norman Manley Boulevard in the resort town of Negril, Westmoreland. It’s all systems go for the promoters, Dream...

Published:Wednesday | August 4, 2021 | 12:05 AMYasmine Peru/Senior Gleaner Writer

Eighteen-year-old Gospel Star winner, Erica Lumsden, is happy that she could put a smile on her father’s face. Her dad, a Seventh-day Adventist pastor, always told her that he was her biggest cheerleader, and despite suffering a stroke last year...

Published:Tuesday | August 3, 2021 | 12:08 AMYasmine Peru/Senior Gleaner Writer

Chairman of the Festival Song and Gospel Star Committee Orville Hill is pleased with the entire production and execution of the Festival Song, Gospel Star, and the Festival Queen competitions, all of which have already crowned...

Published:Friday | July 30, 2021 | 12:11 AMYasmine Peru/Senior Gleaner Writer

Following a drought, Kevin Downswell Ministries and Clearsound Production Services are planning the mother of all gospel concerts for August 7 at the Police Officers’ Club on Hope Road, with a set-up that could set the trend for the hosting of...

Published:Thursday | July 29, 2021 | 12:06 AMYasmine Peru/Senior Gleaner Writer

‘Hunger’ is a word both Chris Martin and Robert Livingston used in separate interviews to describe their passion for music. The two are collaborating now, more than before, to satiate that need and give the world the proper medicine, especially in...

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