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Stories by Yasmine Peru/Senior Gleaner Writer

Published:Monday | February 6, 2023 | 12:34 AMYasmine Peru/Senior Gleaner Writer

February 6, the birthday of Robert Nesta ‘Bob’ Marley, is a day that is celebrated throughout the reggae-loving world, with not just the playing of songs from the icon’s extensive catalogue, but also with concerts, dances and all things musical...

Published:Friday | February 3, 2023 | 12:44 AMYasmine Peru/Senior Gleaner Writer

The place was the National Heroes Park in Kingston, and the summons went out for a gathering of the people – dressed in white – at the final resting place of the ‘Crown Prince of Reggae’ Dennis Emanuel Brown, to commemorate the 66th anniversary of...

Published:Friday | January 27, 2023 | 1:18 AMYasmine Peru/Senior Gleaner Writer

Kingdom Culture, the organisers of The Well Encounter, have announced March 18 as the new date for the gospel showcase headlined by Grammy Award-winning gospel music ministers Chandler Moore and Naomi Raine from Atlanta-based worship music...

Published:Thursday | January 26, 2023 | 12:27 AMYasmine Peru/Senior Gleaner Writer

American singer, songwriter, rapper and record producer Lauryn Hill delivered a passionate tribute to Joseph ‘Jo Mersa’ Marley, the grandson of reggae icon Bob Marley, at her recent concert in Miami, at which some members of the Marley family were...

Published:Sunday | January 22, 2023 | 9:04 AMYasmine Peru/Senior Gleaner Writer

Don't play with the River Nile Crocodile ... he bites. And DJ Naz with her Gurl Power sound fell victim to him early Sunday morning at Rebel Salute at Grizzly's Plantation Cove in Priory, St Ann. Dynamq — as the selector and croc is called— is an...

Published:Friday | January 20, 2023 | 12:23 AMYasmine Peru/Senior Gleaner Writer

At the start of his interview with The Gleaner, Stonebwoy said with pride that he “is an honorary Jamaican”, but truthfully, by the end of the interview, he proved that he is really a ‘yardie’. The Bhim Nation president came across as gracious,...

Published:Monday | January 16, 2023 | 12:48 AMYasmine Peru/Senior Gleaner Writer

It was only appropriate that the fingers of master pianist, Ozou’ne, and the pipes of saxophonist Sean ‘Jahdore’ McDonald created the music that filled the pulpit, the pews, and the aisles of the Meadowvale Seventh-day Adventist Church on Chancery...

Published:Tuesday | January 10, 2023 | 12:36 AMYasmine Peru/Senior Gleaner Writer

Production manager and audio consultant Martin Lewis estimates that 20,000 reggae-loving fans descended on Grizzly’s Plantation Cove in St Ann on New Year’s Day to witness firsthand the fantastic showcase featuring headliners Beres Hammond and Buju...

Published:Thursday | January 5, 2023 | 12:44 AMYasmine Peru/Senior Gleaner Writer

In December 2021, Jah Cure posted a video of his young daughter singing a cover of Bruno Mars’ Talking to the Moon and fans immediately jumped in the chat to offer words of praise and encouragement. Anje_ja declared “Wow! She’s awesome... Please @...

Published:Tuesday | January 3, 2023 | 12:34 AMYasmine Peru/Senior Gleaner Writer

With three plays opening last month, Lenny Salmon, a senior director of Jambiz International, believes that live theatre is definitely on its way back. It is no secret that the sector was hard hit by the pandemic and the subsequent lockdown...

Published:Saturday | December 31, 2022 | 12:53 AMYasmine Peru/Senior Gleaner Writer

When it comes to Sting, Ninjaman is the real OG. The Don Gorgon, who has dominated many a Sting stageshow over the years, may be behind bars, but he was very much present at Sting 2022 - The Return. Singer Ras Ghandi came to Sting proclaiming that...

Published:Friday | December 30, 2022 | 12:21 AMYasmine Peru/Senior Gleaner Writer

Looking regal and resplendent in the more traditional of her two famous wedding gowns, Queenie Ladi Gangsta held court backstage at Sting 2022 at Priory in St Ann, prior to taking the stage where she was billed for a highly anticipated clash with A...

Published:Thursday | December 29, 2022 | 1:04 AMYasmine Peru/Senior Gleaner Writer

Sting is the stage show which set the stage for what is now referred to as “trending”. Way before trending was a thing on social media, Sting was sure to trend. Post-event, Sting can always be counted on to be the talk of the town, whether uptown...

Published:Wednesday | December 28, 2022 | 1:11 AMYasmine Peru/Senior Gleaner Writer

The family of Joseph ‘Jo Mersa’ Marley is mourning the sudden death of the reggae artiste who passed away on Tuesday. Joe Mersa, the first child of Stephen Marley and grandson of Bob and Rita Marley, was also the nephew of Dancehall Queen Carlene....

Published:Wednesday | December 21, 2022 | 1:11 AMYasmine Peru/Senior Gleaner Writer

Last Saturday night, an extra special cake designed with sound system boxes, turntables and cassette was presented to Winston ‘Wee Pow’ Powell while Minister Olivia ‘Babsy’ Grange led in the singing of Happy Birthday at Stone Love’s 50th...

Published:Friday | December 16, 2022 | 2:27 PMYasmine Peru/Senior Gleaner Writer

Stephen 'Cat' Coore, founding member of the Reggae Ambassadors, Third World, is back in hospital, having had a "cardiac situation" following recent oesophageal surgery at The University Hospital of the West Indies (UHWI). A text message making...

Published:Monday | December 12, 2022 | 5:32 AMYasmine Peru/Senior Gleaner Writer

Transparency was the name of the game last Friday as the organisers of a highly anticipated gospel concert, featuring Maverick City’s Chandler Moore and Naomi Raine, explained that the late payment of fees was the reason why the headliners...

Published:Friday | December 9, 2022 | 1:09 AMYasmine Peru/Senior Gleaner Writer

University of the West Indies medical student Shanique Singh, having won two of the Miss Jamaica World all-important fast-track events – the Serengeti Talent Fast Track Event, which she won with a traditional Indian dance and the Fort Clarence...

Published:Thursday | December 8, 2022 | 12:10 AMYasmine Peru/Senior Gleaner Writer

The fourth staging of Island Child Star, which unfolded last Saturday at the Historic Naval Dockyard in Port Royal, has been attracting quite a bit of kudos, especially on social media, where the comments are clothed in words such as ‘epic’, ‘...

Published:Wednesday | December 7, 2022 | 12:08 AMYasmine Peru/Senior Gleaner Writer

Khalif Lawrence, the nine-year-old son of deejay, Sheldon ‘Aidonia’ Lawrence and his wife Kimberley, died in hospital last Saturday following a three-year battle with cancer. The family is appreciative of the tributes that have been pouring in;...

Published:Saturday | December 3, 2022 | 12:08 AMYasmine Peru/Senior Gleaner Writer

Shoutout to Big Ship Captain Freddie McGregor, who is recuperating in hospital in Florida, following a reported stroke last Sunday. Several people have confirmed off the record that the Push Come to Shove singer is alert following the emergency...

Published:Friday | December 2, 2022 | 12:10 AMYasmine Peru/Senior Gleaner Writer

Foundation reggae singer, producer and ordained gospel minister, Tommy Cowan, in paying tribute to former Wailer Tyrone Downie at the thanksgiving service for the musical prodigy last Saturday, emphasised that reggae music is from Jamaica and...

Published:Tuesday | November 29, 2022 | 12:09 AMYasmine Peru/Senior Gleaner Writer

When an icon like Beres Hammond has an event as one of his “must attend”, then clearly something is very right. Hammond was numbered among the fans who were present at last Saturday night’s staging of Stars ‘R’ Us at the Ranny Williams Centre on...

Published:Saturday | November 26, 2022 | 12:06 AMYasmine Peru/Senior Gleaner Writer

The family of late keyboard genius, Tyrone Downie, is requesting that all who attend his thanksgiving service today at the Chapel of St Augustine of Hippo at Kingston College, 2a North Street, dress in cheerful colours. Downie, a past student of...

Published:Friday | November 18, 2022 | 12:08 AMYasmine Peru/Senior Gleaner Writer

Family, extended family and well-wishers gathered at St Margaret’s Church in Liguanea on Thursday for a royal send-off for Leonie Evadne Forbes, a woman who was honoured as “first and foremost a queen … full stop”. There seemed to be hardly enough...

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