Sun | Dec 9, 2018

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Published:Sunday | December 9, 2018 | 12:00 AMSade Gardner

Documenting Jamaican artistes on tour is not a new concept. Artistic director Neville Garrick became a close friend of reggae jewel Bob Marley, during the 1970s and 1980s, and often travelled with him, capturing some of the most prolific and...

Published:Sunday | December 9, 2018 | 12:00 AMKimberley Small

Fuse ODG invites all Africans of the diaspora - Afro-Caribbean, African-Americans, and British-Africans - to 'come home'.Last month, the Ghanaian-English recording artiste released his latest single, Bra Fie (Come Home), featuring Damian 'Jr Gong'...

Published:Sunday | December 9, 2018 | 12:00 AM

The recent announcement that Jamaica's reggae music has been added to the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) list of cultural treasures that must be safeguarded, is welcome news for Jamaica and the Jamaican...

Published:Sunday | December 9, 2018 | 12:00 AMMelville Cooke

On Thursday, November 29, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) added reggae music to its list of intangible cultural heritage that deserve protection and promotion. It was five decades after The Maytals...

Published:Sunday | December 9, 2018 | 12:00 AMDaraine Luton

Stephanie Black, one of the three persons called by the defence in Buju Banton's drug trial in 2011, says that she is ashamed of her country's justice system. Black, a film-maker, and entertainers Gramps Morgan and Stephen Marley were character...

Published:Sunday | December 9, 2018 | 12:00 AMKimberley Small

Year after year, it has been lamented that international acts dominate the Billboard Reggae Charts and the Grammy nominations.However, this year's list of nominees for Best Reggae Album of the Year has completely changed that. Unlike last cycle,...

Published:Saturday | December 8, 2018 | 12:59 AMStephanie Lyew

Europe seems to be the new meeting place for Jamaican dancers. Dancers and choreographers like Dance Jamaica Academy’s founder, Latonya Style; Lonsdale ‘Boysie’ Guy, who received his training from the popular Gerald ‘...

Published:Saturday | December 8, 2018 | 12:00 AM

WESTERN BUREAU:Jazz great Mica Paris was as enthralled by her audience as they were with her. They were also equally impressed by the competence of pianist Lloyd Shirley, assigned to play alongside the jazz sensation on Tuesday night at Hanover...

Published:Saturday | December 8, 2018 | 12:00 AMAkeem Masters/Gleaner Writer

Preparations were in high gear for the return of Buju Banton at Gargamel Recording Studio, which is located off Red Hills Road in St Andrew, yesterday. A woman was seen busy wiping down the walls, while technicians were installing Internet and...

Published:Friday | December 7, 2018 | 7:31 PMNashauna Lalah

The Norman Manley International Airport in Kingston was the centre of all activity — as far as reggae music lovers are concerned — moments ago, as dancehall-turned reggae superstar Mark 'Buju Banton' Myrie touched down after...

Published:Friday | December 7, 2018 | 2:27 PM

The United States embassy in Kingston is tight-lipped about when reggae superstar Buju Banton will be returned to the country. Buju was released from the McRae Correctional institution, where he spent the last eight years, on...

Published:Friday | December 7, 2018 | 9:34 AM

The highly anticipated Grammy nominations for 2019 have been announced, and the reggae category has a predominantly all local line up. The nominees for Best Reggae Album are: As The World Turns by Black Uhuru; Reggae Forever by Etana; Rebellion...

Published:Friday | December 7, 2018 | 12:13 AMKimberley Small

Literature buffs would be familiar with the name Rhett Butler — the quintessential male lead in Margaret Mitchell's classic novel Gone With The Wind, immortalised on film by Clark Gable. But this is not the Rhett we're talking...

Published:Friday | December 7, 2018 | 12:00 AMKimberley Small/Gleaner Writer

For the next instalment of Live From Kingston, entrepreneur Jason Panton and reggae artiste Protoje, have curated a line-up like never before. On December 22 at Skyline Levels, Koffee, Lila Ike, Naomi Cowan and Yanah will headline the concert that...

Published:Friday | December 7, 2018 | 12:00 AMMichael Reckord/Gleaner Writer

Since mid-October, scores of teachers and students across the island havebeen attending workshops onthe performing and literaryarts conducted by theJamaica Cultural Development Commission (JCDC).On Tuesday, the sessions were in central Jamaica (...

Published:Friday | December 7, 2018 | 12:00 AMStephanie Lyew/Gleaner Writer

The opening charity night for the Annual Concert Season of Dance has fanned the flame that the Movements Dance Company has dubbed 'Candlelight', an evening of music, movements and worship.Candlelight, a charity event, being staged by Movements, will...

Published:Friday | December 7, 2018 | 12:00 AM

It is almost impossible to attend a party or church concert or even use public transportation without hearing Wayne Marshall's Glory to God. The gospel-inspired single, which features Tessanne Chin and Ryan Mark, has morphed into an anthem for...

Published:Friday | December 7, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Reggae duo Orisha Sound is set to release their Fire and Ice album which is slated to be released during the first quarter of 2019.The 13-track album will feature production works from Grammy-winning producer Timothy Bloom, who is currently in the...

Published:Friday | December 7, 2018 | 12:00 AMSimone Morgan Lindo/ Gleaner Writer

Reggae singer Julian Marley, is putting final touches to his upcoming album - As I am. Slated to be released in January, this will be Marley's fist album in almost a decade. Speaking with The Gleaner after a captivating performance on the Welcome to...

Published:Thursday | December 6, 2018 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle/Gleaner Writer

Belly-busting laughter filled the Karl Hendrickson Auditorium on Sunday at the 14th annual installation of the Come Mek We Laaf charity event.With a line-up that included some of Jamaica's best comedians, as well as two acts out of Trinidad and...

Published:Thursday | December 6, 2018 | 12:00 AMMichael Reckord/Gleaner Writer

The Jamaica Philharmonic Orchestra received a very long and loud round of applause at the end of Sunday's concert at the University of the West Indies Mona Chapel.The applause was for the superb presentations in the concert's two parts - the first...

Published:Wednesday | December 5, 2018 | 12:13 PM

Chairman of Downsound Entertainment and Reggae Sumfest Joe Bogdanovich has signed a deal with Caribbean Airlines, naming the airline the new presenting sponsor for Reggae Sumfest 2019.   “We are very excited about this partnership,...

Published:Wednesday | December 5, 2018 | 12:00 AMKimberley Small/Gleaner Writer

On Saturday, December 1, the Red Fashion Film Festival invited designers and film-makers to the Courtleigh Auditorium to recognise World AIDS Day in a fashionable and cinematic way - building awareness and sensitivity around the issue.The programme'...

Published:Wednesday | December 5, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Creed IILife has become a balancing act for Adonis Creed. Between personal obligations and training for his next big fight, he is up against the challenge of his life. Facing an opponent with ties to his family's past only intensifies his impending...

Published:Wednesday | December 5, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Instant FamilyOffering heartfelt and touching moments, Instant Family follows Pete (Academy Award nominee Mark Wahlberg) and Ellie (Rose Byrne) as they embark on starting a family.They stumble into the world of foster-care adoption with plans to...

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