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Published:Wednesday | May 12, 2021 | 12:10 AMStephanie Lyew/Gleaner Writer

Miss Universe Jamaica 2020 Miqueal-Symone Williams has the support of her Miss Universe Jamaica (MUJ) sisters. This was obvious in the outpouring of love she received from several former titleholders, who, having journeyed to represent their...

Published:Tuesday | May 11, 2021 | 12:05 AMStephanie Lyew/Gleaner Writer

Acclaimed storyteller and author Dr Amina Blackwood-Meeks pulled on her childhood imagination for her first official children’s book, That’s a Good Idea. It’s a modern folk-tale, inspired by creation and a child’s curiosity about the creator’s...

Published:Monday | May 10, 2021 | 12:06 AMStephanie Lyew/Gleaner Writer

Reggae singer and songwriter Etana is known for delivering messages about finding and exuding internal strength. However, she said a lot of the strength she has portrayed to the world originated from the memories of her grandmother, Henrietta...

Published:Thursday | April 29, 2021 | 12:12 AMStephanie Lyew/Gleaner Writer

More than 70 candidates are vying for the prestigious Miss Universe title this year, and voting has already started for people to choose their favourite delegate to earn a spot as one of the Top 21 semi-finalists. Organisers of the local Miss...

Published:Saturday | April 24, 2021 | 12:20 AMStephanie Lyew/Gleaner Writer

Distinguished marriage and family counsellor, author and minister Reverend Dr Carla Dunbar is putting her best foot forward as she prepares for her ordination into the bishopric today during the sixth staging of the Annual National Families Prayer...

Published:Wednesday | April 21, 2021 | 12:06 AMStephanie Lyew/Gleaner Writer

Morgan Heritage’s Light It Up non-fungible tokens (NFTs) have sold out. The two-time Grammy Award-winning reggae group announced the release of three songs as limited-edition NFTs in partnership with Bondly Finance. One of the NFTs is a new...

Published:Tuesday | April 20, 2021 | 12:05 AMStephanie Lyew/Gleaner Writer

“She is that girl who’s on a journey right now, figuring herself – and other things – out,” says singer-songwriter Courtni in an interview with The Gleaner. Working as a background vocalist for reggae and dancehall entertainers like Ras I, Royal...

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 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: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: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:Thursday | April 8, 2021 | 12:25 AMStephanie Lyew/Gleaner Writer

Sauces are a chef’s vehicle. One that transports the simplest dishes and turns them into next-level delicious. Peppatree is getting saucy with its brand, making everyday favourites uniquely Jamaican. The brand has a line of hot pepper sauces, Spicy...

Published:Thursday | April 8, 2021 | 12:23 AMStephanie Lyew/Gleaner Writer

Miqueal-Symone Williams is stunning, articulate, determined and resolute, knowing all the while that she wanted to represent Jamaica in the Miss Universe pageant. But it hasn’t been all sashes and scripts for Williams, who first stepped into the...

Published:Thursday | April 8, 2021 | 12:09 AMStephanie Lyew/Gleaner Writer

Business strategist Mannin Marsh does not like attention. But as Ma’neen, the recording artiste, he puts on a show – one that hides the male character who is a socially-awkward nerd, he says, and presents a headliner. “I am good at presenting...

Published:Monday | April 5, 2021 | 10:43 AMStephanie Lyew/Gleaner Writer

Like almost everything in the music industry over the years, the role of artiste managers is constantly evolving. Taking a deeper dive into the ever-changing role, it is not only to manage but also to challenge the artiste, and push their messages...

Published:Tuesday | March 30, 2021 | 1:02 AMStephanie Lyew/Gleaner Writer

Not everything is black and white when it comes to the piano, says Nina Howe, for whom playing the musical instrument means much more than pressing the keys. “It’s about self-expression, using the keys to unlock a whole new world,” Howe told The...

Published:Monday | March 29, 2021 | 12:17 AMStephanie Lyew/Gleaner Writer

The all-encompassing celebration of rum ended with a flourish, as the Jamaica Rum Festival Virtual Concert featuring reggae-dancehall entertainers Shaggy, Sizzla and Shenseea closed the event, which incorporated the use of all-digital platforms to...

Published:Thursday | March 25, 2021 | 12:06 AMStephanie Lyew/Gleaner Writer

Everyone loves a trip to the beach to catch the fresh air and, of course, the fresh fish. However, this Easter, with many of us finding ourselves inside, we will have to recreate those signature seaside dishes at home. No fish recipe is more...

Published:Wednesday | March 24, 2021 | 12:12 AMStephanie Lyew/Gleaner Writer

Veteran recording artiste and producer Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry says that he is feeling as fit as a fiddle. “I have been well, me escape the devil. I turn 80-something and don’t look like that, me look much younger than that, and feel younger than that...

Published:Tuesday | March 23, 2021 | 12:10 AMStephanie Lyew/Gleaner Writer

Reggae-rocksteady icon Jimmy Riley holds a special place in the heart and lore of Kingston. The legendary singer, songwriter and producer was born and raised in the Jonestown community on May 22, 1947, as Martin James Norman Riley. Still, to the...

Published:Saturday | March 20, 2021 | 12:15 AMStephanie Lyew/Gleaner Writer

At 85 years old, Lee Scratch Perry has outlived many of his rivals and experienced several generations of reggae and its transformers - him being one of the eccentric characters to reshape the genre, too. Waiting on the music producer and artiste...

Published:Friday | March 19, 2021 | 12:15 AMStephanie Lyew/Gleaner Writer

For recording artiste Answele, the rise to stardom is beginning to feel inevitable, but that is not his only focus. His music is getting support from some of the bigger names in Jamaica’s musical landscape. Earlier this year, a single titled Jah Is...

Published:Friday | March 19, 2021 | 12:10 AMStephanie Lyew/Gleaner Writer

Between her strong stage presence and the charisma with which she delivers to captivated audiences, it is difficult to imagine Miss Kitty as anyone other than the energetic character-playing host on some of Jamaica’s major entertainment platforms....

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