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Published:Wednesday | October 26, 2022 | 12:06 AM

Veteran dub poet Yasus Afari recently inked a deal with VPAL Music for the international release next month of his album Golden Spoon Maroon which features lovers rock king Beres Hammond, Ini Kamoze and Afari’s daughter Mik. The synergy between...

Published:Wednesday | October 26, 2022 | 12:05 AM

A concert under the patronage of Consul General to Miami, Oliver Mair, will be held in Florida to honour the late Jamaican songbird Karen Smith. Dubbed, Fall Musik Fest and Remembering Karen Smith, the event will take place at Miami Gardens on...

Published:Tuesday | October 25, 2022 | 12:08 AMStephanie Lyew/Gleaner Writer

At nine years old, Warrior King had a goal to pursue medical studies to become a doctor, but at the same time he was the ideal candidate for a career in music, having realised he had a creative mind and a talent for the performing arts. “I was a...

Published:Tuesday | October 25, 2022 | 12:06 AMAnthony Turner/Gleaner Writer

Veteran producer Noel Christano Browne, a member of the ‘70s sibling group the Browne Bunch, which included his brothers Glen, Danny, Clevie and the late Dalton, will be laid to rest on Friday, October 28, in the United Kingdom (UK). Noel, who has...

Published:Monday | October 24, 2022 | 4:29 PM

LOS ANGELES ( AP ): Leslie Jordan, the actor whose wry Southern drawl and versatility made him a comedy and drama standout on TV series, including Will...

Published:Monday | October 24, 2022 | 12:08 AM

Any organisation or entity that has achieved a milestone of 72 years deserves to have its own “day in the sun”. This is the belief of Monique Blake, daughter of Monte Blake and managing director of the historical movement. Monique is taking...

Published:Sunday | October 23, 2022 | 12:11 AMYasmine Peru - Sunday Gleaner Writer

Over the decades, the name John Swaby has become synonymous with light, stage and sound. In fact, he was the first person to actually own a stage in Jamaica. He can recall a time when the Jamaica Defence Force used to “have to be traipsing all over...

Published:Sunday | October 23, 2022 | 12:07 AMMichael Reckord - Sunday Gleaner Writer

In light of Jamaica’s growing, internationally applauded status as an arts and culture superpower, it was fitting that more national awards were bestowed on contributors to that growth this year than ever before. Monday’s Ceremony of Investiture...

Published:Sunday | October 23, 2022 | 12:07 AMStephanie Lyew - Sunday Gleaner Writer

Any interview with veteran ska artiste Lord Creator will always touch on his love for Jamaica. Six decades have passed since he wrote and recorded Independent Jamaica, the song documented as one of the first on the iconic Island Records label...

Published:Saturday | October 22, 2022 | 12:08 AM

It’s safe to say that outside of musicians and artistes, local disc jockeys (DJs) and sound systems are the musical ambassadors who promote Jamaican genres and culture to the world. According to the founder of Renaissance Disco, DJ Delano Thomas,...

Published:Saturday | October 22, 2022 | 12:07 AM

Album: Midnights Artiste: Taylor Swift Label: Republic Records “All of me changed like midnight,” Taylor Swift confesses halfway through her latest album, the aptly named and moody Midnights. It’s a moment on the electric Midnight Rain that...

Published:Friday | October 21, 2022 | 12:06 AM

Veteran singer Bitty McLean has covered Bob Andy’s 1968 hit Let Them Say, and this will be the first single to be released from a tribute album titled We Remember Bob Andy. A release from VP Records stated that the project, which features 15...

Published:Friday | October 21, 2022 | 12:06 AM

The Queens Of Reggae Islands Honorary Ceremonies (QORIHC), scheduled for October 23 at Courtleigh Auditorium in Kingston, has been postponed. In making the announcement, Laurell Nurse, founder and chief organiser of the event, said that inadequate...

Published:Friday | October 21, 2022 | 12:06 AMDamian Levy/Gleaner Writer

Sometimes, you’re just in the wrong place at the wrong time. Dr Rose Cotter was simply going about her day, when a new patient presented in the throes of what seemed to be a psychotic episode. She describes hallucinations, faces of ordinary people...

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:Thursday | October 20, 2022 | 12:08 AM

SANTA ANA, Calif (AP): A self-described family man with a distinctive back tattoo felt humiliated after Cardi B allegedly misused his likeness for her sexually suggestive mixtape cover art, his lawyer said during opening arguments Tuesday. Kevin...

Published:Thursday | October 20, 2022 | 12:07 AMAaliyah Cunningham/Gleaner Writer

In March of this year, the now Prince and Princess of Wales, Prince William and his wife Kate, took a tour of Culture Yard, the former home-turned-historical site of reggae legend Bob Marley in Trench Town. On Tuesday, tour manager and chief tour...

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:Wednesday | October 19, 2022 | 12:09 AM

Based on the best-selling book series by Bernard Waber, Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile is a live-action/CGI musical comedy that brings this beloved character to a new, global audience. When the Primm family (Constance Wu, Scoot McNairy, Winslow Fegley)...

Published:Wednesday | October 19, 2022 | 12:08 AM

LONDON (AP): Writer Shehan Karunatilaka won the prestigious Booker Prize for fiction on Monday for The Seven Moons of Maali Almeida, a satirical “afterlife noir” set during Sri Lanka’s brutal civil war. Karunatilaka, one of Sri Lanka’s leading...

Published:Wednesday | October 19, 2022 | 12:08 AM

Album: Only Built for Infinity Links Artistes: Quavo and Takeoff Label: Quality Control Music The nephew-uncle duo, Takeoff and Quavo, have joined forces in their debut as a duo. While there have been whisperings of the Atlanta rap trio...

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 | 11:22 AM

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The members of K-pop band BTS will serve their mandatory military duties under South Korean law, their management company said Monday, effectively ending a debate on whether they should be granted exemptions because...

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:Monday | October 17, 2022 | 12:07 AMAnthony Turner/Gleaner Writer

NY: Award-winning broadcaster, Kirk ‘Captain Kirk’ Nelson, of 107.9 FM in South Florida is among a growing list of Jamaican media practitioners in the diaspora who have voiced strong support for the recent ban by the Broadcasting Commission of...

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