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Stories by Yasmine Peru/Senior Gleaner Writer

Published:Friday | July 30, 2021 | 12:11 AMYasmine Peru/Senior Gleaner Writer

Following a drought, Kevin Downswell Ministries and Clearsound Production Services are planning the mother of all gospel concerts for August 7 at the Police Officers’ Club on Hope Road, with a set-up that could set the trend for the hosting of...

Published:Thursday | July 29, 2021 | 12:06 AMYasmine Peru/Senior Gleaner Writer

‘Hunger’ is a word both Chris Martin and Robert Livingston used in separate interviews to describe their passion for music. The two are collaborating now, more than before, to satiate that need and give the world the proper medicine, especially in...

Published:Saturday | July 24, 2021 | 4:29 AMYasmine Peru/Senior Gleaner Writer

During her interview at the July 15 presentation show for all 12 finalists in the Jamaica Cultural Development Commission (JCDC) Festival Song Competition 2021, a sassy Stacious, oozing with confidence, had declared, “Me – trendsetter; me – history...

Published:Saturday | July 24, 2021 | 12:08 AMYasmine Peru/Senior Gleaner Writer

Nelson Mandela International Day was celebrated on July 18, which was also the 103rd birth anniversary of the freedom fighter and former president of South Africa. Mandela, one of the most celebrated and respected statesmen in the world, had a...

Published:Thursday | July 22, 2021 | 12:09 AMYasmine Peru/Senior Gleaner Writer

Nine-year-old poet and songwriter Mikaya ‘MiK’ Sinclair is poised and articulate, plain and simple. But don’t be fooled by her seemingly no-fuss persona; she is ready and able to kick up a storm. The youngster recently co-wrote her first song, an...

Published:Tuesday | July 20, 2021 | 12:09 AMYasmine Peru/Senior Gleaner Writer

Veteran singer, songwriter, producer, promoter and artiste manager Tommy Cowan firmly believes that the right music, given the right airplay, will have the right impact. And while this position is not by any means new, Cowan says that this is a...

Published:Monday | July 19, 2021 | 12:08 AMYasmine Peru/Senior Gleaner Writer

Clifton ‘Jackie’ Jackson, a founding member of reggae band The Maytals, is dismissing as “a storm in a teacup” recent reports that a legal battle is looming between the estate of Frederick ‘Toots’ Hibbert, otherwise called Toots and the Maytals,...

Published:Saturday | July 17, 2021 | 12:09 AMYasmine Peru/Senior Gleaner Writer

One week before the final showdown at which the winner will be declared, the 12 contestants in the 2021 Jamaica Festival Song Competition got a chance to show their mettle at a televised presentation show, which was also streamed live on various...

Published:Friday | July 16, 2021 | 12:09 AMYasmine Peru/Senior Gleaner Writer

Actress Deon Silvera is fit and fabulous at 60 and declares, not surprisingly, that she “feels like 16”. The multi-award-winning actress celebrated her birthday on June 23, but a “surprise” party was held last Saturday in Norbrook, one of the many...

Published:Friday | July 9, 2021 | 12:06 AMYasmine Peru/Senior Gleaner Writer

Singjay I-Octane is keen to bridge a perceived generational gap between the 55-year-old Festival Song Competition and the current crop of dancehall and reggae artistes, and he says this is one reason for his entry in the 2021 contest. Noting that...

Published:Thursday | July 8, 2021 | 12:08 AMYasmine Peru/Senior Gleaner Writer

Argentinian Hernan ‘Don Camel’ Sforzini has been promoting, playing, recording and producing reggae since 1990, playing percussion for reggae bands in his homeland, as well as for Israel Vibration, UB40, Steel Pulse, The Abyssinians, The Congos,...

Published:Saturday | July 3, 2021 | 12:07 AMYasmine Peru/Senior Gleaner Writer

Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, Olivia ‘Babsy’ Grange, is hoping that the message embedded in the newly premièred Dennis Brown docufilm will resonate with those persons in the music industry who “find themselves moving in the...

Published:Friday | July 2, 2021 | 12:08 AMYasmine Peru/Senior Gleaner Writer

Top broadcaster, Richard ‘Richie B’ Burgess, recently made “one of the toughest decisions” ever. The popular radio jock has resigned from the newly formed radio station, The Edge 105 FM, which he joined at its opening in February last year. “My...

Published:Thursday | July 1, 2021 | 12:12 AMYasmine Peru/Senior Gleaner Writer

The ‘1Love’ theme chosen to celebrate International Reggae Day (IRD) today has resonated across the globe, with several countries jumping on board to savour the One Love experience. Co-producer of the event Lisa-Ann Ogilvie shared with The Gleaner...

Published:Thursday | July 1, 2021 | 12:08 AMYasmine Peru/Senior Gleaner Writer

Dave Rodney is that guy who always looks so unbothered that he fits into the décor – any décor. He really defines ‘been there, done that’, but the exceptional thing is, far from being blasé, his attitude says that he’d do it all over again, with...

Published:Wednesday | June 30, 2021 | 12:07 AMYasmine Peru/Senior Gleaner Writer

There is surely an element of pre-destiny in the fact that a man with the surname ‘Case’ would make his livelihood by making cases for vinyl albums and CDs. From the days of physical cut-and-paste and when music was packaged and sold as albums,...

Published:Friday | June 25, 2021 | 12:07 AMYasmine Peru/Senior Gleaner Writer

Pageturner Publishing House Limited is the medium through which television host-turned-recording artiste and restaurateur Yanique ‘Curvy Diva’ Barrett will publish her first cookbook, Dining With Curvy – From My Table To Yours. Living recently...

Published:Thursday | June 24, 2021 | 12:11 AMYasmine Peru/Senior Gleaner Writer

For quite a few persons, healthy vegetarian food conjures up images of boring staples – veggie chunks and veggie mince or some sausage-looking stuff in tins. But there is actually a world of exciting veggie dishes that compare ‘flavour-ably’ with...

Published:Thursday | June 24, 2021 | 12:08 AMYasmine Peru/Senior Gleaner Writer

Up until last year June, the affable Bobo Negus, selling juices out of the box fitted on his bike, was a familiar sight in Half-Way Tree and on the plazas along Constant Spring Road in St Andrew. However, in the midst of the pandemic in 2020,...

Published:Friday | June 18, 2021 | 1:09 AMYasmine Peru/Senior Gleaner Writer

Bang bang billy beng beng bang ding dilly bidi bong bong didi dong dong. Once you hear those almost hypnotically bizarre sounds, it can mean only one thing, Eek! there’s a mouse in the house! And his name is Eek-A-Mouse, the entertainer who for...

Published:Friday | June 18, 2021 | 1:03 AMYasmine Peru/Senior Gleaner Writer

The Jamaica Reggae Industry Association (JaRIA) has appointed its board of directors for the 2021-2023 term, with Ewan Simpson, attorney-at-law and musician, being returned for a second term as chairman. JaRIA has as its mandate to unite and...

Published:Wednesday | June 16, 2021 | 12:10 AMYasmine Peru/Senior Gleaner Writer

Excerpts from Patrick Brown’s laugh-a-line play, Windscream Posse, will be one of the treats on offer for 20 windscreen cleaner boys who will be hosted by several corporate, civic and religious leaders on Father’s Day at the Aspiring Dads of...

Published:Monday | June 14, 2021 | 12:06 AMYasmine Peru/Senior Gleaner Writer

For dancehall and Jamaica to be represented on US prime time TV with slots on ‘Good Morning America’, ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live!’ and ‘ Wendy Williams’, mere days apart, is being hailed as epic and calls for a ‘catawampus’ celebration, complete with Go...

Published:Saturday | June 12, 2021 | 12:06 AMYasmine Peru/Senior Gleaner Writer

At least 18 residents of The Golden Age Home in Kingston will now enjoy sweeter dreams, thanks to the donation of several brand new mattresses from reggae singer George Nooks. Cluster supervisor at The Golden Age Home, Morelene Moncrieffe, told The...

Published:Friday | June 11, 2021 | 12:11 AMYasmine Peru/Senior Gleaner Writer

Emerging artiste Iotosh has released his third single, and with a title like Fee Fi Foe (with an ‘e’), it is near impossible not to hear the terrifying roar, Fee-fi-fo-fum, of the giant – some call him Gogmagog – in the classic English fairy tale...

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