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Published:Tuesday | October 15, 2019 | 12:05 AMKimberley Small/Staff Reporter

The International Organization for Advancing the Body of Christ (IOABC) is a mouthful for a gospel music group. After they celebrated last week’s release of their debut EP, Oh Such Grace, founder Andrew Richards explained that the end goal for this...

Published:Friday | October 11, 2019 | 12:23 AMKimberley Small/Staff Reporter

Exactly one week after Red Bull Culture Clash takes the roof off the National Arena, there will be another major sound system event going down. On Saturday, November 9, the globetrotting Dubwise will return to Kingston with an encore from veteran...

Published:Thursday | October 10, 2019 | 12:00 AMKimberley Small/Staff Reporter

Jamaica’s sweetheart singjay, Koffee, is headlining her own tour here at home – the Haffi Make It School Tour. Named after a song that is yet to be released, the tour is currently focused on high school students, by encouraging them to unlock their...

Published:Monday | October 7, 2019 | 12:15 AMKimberley Small/Staff Reporter

Do It For The Culture, the last crew unveiled for the upcoming Red Bull Culture Clash, could shape up to be a musical force to be reckoned with. According to crew member DJ Bambino, this collection of artistes, musicians, and producers was not put...

Published:Monday | October 7, 2019 | 12:13 AMKimberley Small/Staff Reporter

International artistes don’t always come to Jamaica to promote themselves to the local audience. Sometimes, they come to find the legendary musicians and studios. Former West Indian cricketer Omari Banks, hailing from Anguilla, recently visited the...

Published:Sunday | October 6, 2019 | 12:10 AMKimberley Small/Staff Reporter

With major projects, major drawbacks are par for the course. Regardless of the challenges that have so far hindered the We Are Tomorrow Foundation’s development in Jamaica, its founder, multi-Grammy Award winning musician and composer, Pablo...

Published:Thursday | October 3, 2019 | 12:00 AMKimberley Small/Staff Reporter

As a happy result of this year’s KingsTOON Animation Festival, Sesame Street’s 50th anniversary season will take a bite out of Jamaican culture. From the animation and design studio, Listen Mi Caribbean, the beloved children’s show, starring the...

Published:Wednesday | September 25, 2019 | 12:00 AMKimberley Small/Staff Reporter

Since its implementation in 1997, the Noise Abatement Act has been a pain in the rear for sound system operators, particularly those in the Corporate Area. With the law considered an action by the Government to quiet the audible imposition of all-...

Published:Tuesday | September 24, 2019 | 12:00 AMKimberley Small/Staff Reporter

In a space where promoters are uneasy because their events may be shut down early, where recording artistes and producers lament the strain of payola, where performers are fined for particular utterances, there are players with ideas as to how to...

Published:Friday | September 20, 2019 | 12:28 AMKimberley Small/Staff Reporter

For this instalment of The Gleaner’s Entertainment Forum, our panellists peered into the history of Jamaican music in an attempt to rationalise the pervasiveness of sex and violence in dancehall lyrics. The conversation, however, went tangential...

Published:Wednesday | September 18, 2019 | 12:00 AMKimberley Small/Staff Reporter

We know Sevana for her effortless slurs, impressive vocal range and her thoughtful, insightful and usually quite personal music. We also know her for taking a few turns in front of the lens, whether modelling, in her music videos or as the lead in...

Published:Friday | September 13, 2019 | 12:23 AMKimberley Small/Staff Reporter

Local sound systems, their selectors, and recording artistes must all be abuzz with excitement for the upcoming Red Bull Culture Clash. For its eighth instalment on Saturday, November 2, the competition will finally make its way to Jamaica – the...

Published:Friday | September 13, 2019 | 12:05 AMKimberley Small/Staff Reporter

Dancehall artiste Khxos is fresh on the scene, but he was quick to learn that social media is a perfect tool to promote his music. When his latest single, Tambrin, wasn’t picking up as much attention as he would have liked, comedians, dancers, and...

Published:Thursday | September 5, 2019 | 12:00 AMKimberley Small/Staff Reporter

It was two years ago that the idea to carry the experience he had hanging out with friends high in the hills, down to the flatlands, sparked and lingered in Daniel Edwards. He recalled having the time of his life, and thought it could happen all...

Published:Friday | August 30, 2019 | 12:00 AMKimberley Small/Staff Reporter

Standard reactions when Remario Sebastian Thomas crawls into a room are pregnant pauses or squeals and screams. Known as the Jamaican ‘King of Cosplay’, the 29-year-old computer technician will whip his spiky, scary tail and leak ‘acid spit’ while...

Published:Thursday | August 29, 2019 | 12:00 AMKimberley Small/Staff Reporter

After a 14-year absence, Reggae Sunsplash, the original reggae music festival, is set to return in November 2020 at Grizzly’s Plantation, St Ann. For many, this revival reiterates Jamaica’s ability to produce unique, exclusive experiences, and...

Published:Tuesday | August 27, 2019 | 12:00 AMKimberley Small/Staff Reporter

When Supa Dups saw that Too Good was Barack Obama’s No. 1 summer selection, he said he felt like he had won the lottery. “Having the once most powerful black man in the world pick your song as his favourite song on his summer 2019 playlist, for...

Published:Monday | August 26, 2019 | 12:00 AMKimberley Small/Staff Reporter

You know how goosebumps feel, or the feeling when your ‘belly-bottom’ picks itself up and relocates under your ribcage, then down a hill, where every ‘rockstone’ makes it bounce up and tumble again. It can happen when you hear a song that sticks to...

Published:Thursday | August 22, 2019 | 12:00 AMKimberley Small/Staff Reporter

While discussing the local music industry’s current turmoil, in an Entertainment Forum hosted by The Gleaner, on Tuesday, some panellists came at the ready, with their own diagnoses for why contemporary dancehall music, produced locally, has yet to...

Published:Friday | August 16, 2019 | 12:20 AMKimberley Small/Staff Reporter

Rising reggae star Runkus, has a new song out, and for this project, he goes back to the drawing board. Titled 99%, it is Runkus’ first solo release this year, and it was driven by some self-evaluation which took him back to his roots. “My last...

Published:Wednesday | August 14, 2019 | 12:00 AMKimberley Small/Staff Reporter

From a local standpoint, the power of Jamaica’s creative and cultural industries is inarguable, but it is not measured. Framework to determine such values, such as the overall monetary measurement of the local music industry, or profits and losses...

Published:Tuesday | August 6, 2019 | 12:00 AMKimberley Small/Staff Reporter

Last week’s finale for ASHE’s annual summer school programme was fantastic for two reasons. It showcased some of Jamaica’s next multifaceted talents; and it showed that the children had a willing, engaged audience – which actually spilled out of...

Published:Friday | August 2, 2019 | 12:16 AMKimberley Small/Staff Reporter

There was no more room, not even a foothold in the doorway, to house all the bodies trying to get into ASHE’s makeshift Vibez Theatre for their summer school musical finale, Island In The Sun. Some patrons even had to be turned away at the door,...

Published:Monday | July 29, 2019 | 12:25 AMKimberley Small/Staff Reporter

With footballer Kyle Butler as chief executive officer and Leon Bailey as chief financial officer, Craig Butler plans to stand in the background as the advisor behind some serious plans for the latest entertainment brand, Empire Entertainment....

Published:Wednesday | July 24, 2019 | 12:06 AMKimberley Small/Staff Reporter

Performing arts company ASHE was in fine form in Florida last weekend. Ifidel Williams, integrated marketing and communications lead for the ensemble, said the members had their Miami audience in stitches, and later, dancing out of their seats in a...

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