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Published:Monday | April 19, 2021 | 12:18 AMYasmine Peru/Senior Gleaner Writer

If legendary toaster Big Youth had one wish for his birthday today, it would be to see love, peace and harmony reign in Jamaica, and he is happy to use whatever platform is available to get his message to the world. “Every day yuh wake up all yuh...

Published:Monday | April 19, 2021 | 12:14 AMYasmine Peru/Senior Gleaner Writer

The name Isat Buchanan is getting more and more attention within and outside of legal circles, as the young attorney takes huge strides up the professional ladder. The son of music legend Big Youth, Buchanan was formally called to the bar in 2017...

Published:Monday | April 19, 2021 | 12:13 AM

DUBLIN, Georgia (AP): A Dublin flight nurse had one of her wildest dreams come true this week when Taylor Swift sent her a handwritten note and a box of clothes and other merchandise after reading about her journey in The Telegraph. Britta...

Published:Sunday | April 18, 2021 | 12:19 AMStephanie Lyew - Sunday Gleaner Writer

Kimberly Nain has been keeping herself busy, more than one can imagine. But it’s not just music that has the singer-songwriter flipping through her notepad and checking her schedule. She is the policy director of International Health for the...

Published:Sunday | April 18, 2021 | 12:19 AMShereita Grizzle - Staff Reporter

The issue of artiste management has always been a complex one, but at least two prominent managers believe that many professionals could have avoided the irreversible loss of their investment and ugly smear campaigns if expectations were outlined...

Published:Sunday | April 18, 2021 | 12:18 AMYasmine Peru - Sunday Gleaner Writer

An exhilarated “I did it!” just about sums up singer-turn-actress Jovi Rockwell’s reaction to making her acting début in Traytown, a film that explores relationships with quite a bit of politics, passion and drama thrown in. Its synopsis states, “...

Published:Sunday | April 18, 2021 | 12:17 AM

Marley scion, Julian, has been tapped to headline a big-name compilation which has a title that accurately reflects the times. In a period of Earth’s history where the use of the word ‘vaccine’ must surely come a close second to ‘pandemic’ or ‘...

Published:Sunday | April 18, 2021 | 12:17 AM

NEW YORK (AP): Issa Rae remembers what life was like when she was starting out in Hollywood: no money and just hoping for a chance to be discovered. “It was about ‘I just want the exposure. I need the right person to see me and see my work’, and I...

Published:Saturday | April 17, 2021 | 12:17 AMYasmine Peru/Senior Gleaner Writer

The usual themes of money and man footing the bills just because are played out in Pay For It, but there is really nothing regular about this creatively packaged dancehall tune. Konshens, the artiste who “gyal pickiney” absolutely love to love,...

Published:Saturday | April 17, 2021 | 12:17 AMStephanie Lyew/Gleaner Writer

Reggae-dancehall recording artiste Bay-C has voiced his praises of the ongoing non-fungible token (NFT) trend, saying that “ it is the future for our music”. Sales of the blockchain-supported asset, which proves ownership of a piece of digital...

Published:Saturday | April 17, 2021 | 12:15 AM

Pepsi-Cola Jamaica has relaunched its popular 2019 ‘Jamaica I Can’ campaign. Dubbed ‘JAMA I CAN 2.0’ (Jamaican I Can), this year’s revitalised campaign seeks to make a greater connection with its customers by reminding individuals that they are the...

Published:Saturday | April 17, 2021 | 12:15 AMStephanie Lyew/Gleaner Writer

Xaymaca International is launching an initiative to support the recovery efforts in St Vincent. The popular carnival band has launched a drive for the collection of essential items as the island faces a shortage of necessities. From a humanitarian...

Published:Saturday | April 17, 2021 | 12:13 AM

CAMBRIDGE, Massachusetts (AP): Viola Davis was named Woman of the Year on Friday by Harvard University’s Hasty Pudding Theatricals. “Viola has inspired our company with her incredible grit and determination, and we cannot wait to celebrate her...

Published:Friday | April 16, 2021 | 12:17 AMStephanie Lyew/Gleaner Writer

There’s music; then there’s everything else, said Nature Ellis, a reggae crooner known for delivering social commentary and conscious messages to raise awareness on global issues. “As messengers, it can’t be about the money,” Ellis said in a...

Published:Friday | April 16, 2021 | 12:17 AMYasmine Peru/Senior Gleaner Writer

“Family” was the word used by music industry veteran and producer extraordinaire Gussie Clarke when describing engineer, Donald ‘Tixie’ Dixon, whose death last Friday stunned the industry. Tixie, who had been battling cancer, passed away at home in...

Published:Friday | April 16, 2021 | 12:14 AMYasmine Peru/Senior Gleaner Writer

IN ADDITION to being singers and players of instruments, Tommy Cowan, Wayne Marshall, Shinehead, Bunny Wailer, Pinchers, Capleton, Cat Coore, Benjy Myaz, Sizzla, Stephen Marley, Big Youth, Duane Stephenson, Tarrus Riley, General Degree, I-Octane...

Published:Friday | April 16, 2021 | 12:13 AMStephanie Lyew/Gleaner Writer - -

THE SOUNDS of crickets playing an all-too-familiar country nightlife concerto in Yaksta’s background sets the mood for a conversation that brings out the best in the entertainer. Adding to the natural vibrations, the friendly calls of people...

Published:Thursday | April 15, 2021 | 12:13 AM

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP): American rap artiste and singer, Akon, is drawing criticism from rights activists over his meetings with Uganda’s president as he pursues the development of a futuristic city in the East African country. Akon is helping to...

Published:Thursday | April 15, 2021 | 12:12 AM

The residents and staff at the Mount Olivet Boys’ Home in Manchester are singing songs of gratitude for the gift of shiny new musical instruments, courtesy of the Buju Banton Foundation and music streaming platform, Audiomack. The presentation was...

Published:Wednesday | April 14, 2021 | 5:44 AMStephanie Lyew/Gleaner Writer

In the wake of La Soufrière volcanic eruptions in St Vincent and the Grenadines, popular musician, singer- songwriter Skinny Fabulous has been pooling resources with other cultural ambassadors to aid the devastated island nation. “It feels like a ‘...

Published:Wednesday | April 14, 2021 | 5:37 AMStephanie Lyew/Gleaner Writer

The Jahdon story neither begins nor ends with music. The reggae artiste has several talents, such as making traditional coconut palm brooms and cooking. He even owned his own cookshop, but was faced with choosing between the kitchen and the stage...

Published:Tuesday | April 13, 2021 | 12:19 AMStephanie Lyew/Gleaner Writer

Joseph ‘Jo Mersa’ Marley is known for his blend of roots reggae and dancehall, with several singles and mixtapes under his belt to date. The recording artiste, who has an inherited skill for producing, has pushed himself out of his comfort zone for...

Published:Tuesday | April 13, 2021 | 12:17 AMYasmine Peru/Senior Gleaner Writer

Music producer and People’s National Party politician Patrick Roberts is in partial agreement with Prime Minister Andrew Holness, who used a recent sitting of the House of Representatives to criticise certain aspects of Jamaica’s popular culture,...

Published:Tuesday | April 13, 2021 | 12:17 AM

Marlene (Milnes-Fenton) O’Brien, the beauty who glided away with the Miss Jamaica title in 1955, passed away last Friday at her home in Fairfield, Connecticut, after a long illness, her daughter Sarah O’Brien, told The Gleaner. She was 83. The...

Published:Monday | April 12, 2021 | 12:17 AMShereita Grizzle/Staff Reporter

At the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic last year, recording artiste Ce’Cile rediscovered her zeal for music. She begun writing three songs a day and vowed to put together a body of work that will showcase just how much she has grown musically over...

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