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Published:Saturday | October 1, 2022 | 12:07 AMYasmine Peru/Senior Gleaner Writer

Top of the wish list for Sherene Harris, principal of Baxter’s Mountain Primary School in St Mary, is a literacy room for her students, who range from grades one to six. That wish is very closely followed by Internet connection, computers and...

Published:Friday | September 30, 2022 | 12:07 AMYasmine Peru/Senior Gleaner Writer

When the members of the legendary Toots and the Maytals band announced last December that they would be changing their name to oBessa, they vowed to pull out all the stops by “bringing the best of Toots and the Maytals experience and unveiling...

Published:Wednesday | September 28, 2022 | 12:08 AMYasmine Peru/Senior Gleaner Writer

When foundation gospel singer and musician, Sam Wisdom, was told that he was selected for special honour at this year’s Sterling Gospel Music Awards, he admitted that his first feeling was “a little annoyance”. And that stemmed from the fact that...

Published:Friday | September 23, 2022 | 12:06 AMYasmine Peru/Senior Gleaner Writer

Grammy award-winning singer, songwriter, musician and producer Roy ‘Gramps’ Morgan is always eager to share new music with his fans, and today he is giving them a special treat, a six-track EP. However, Gramps is playing games, as he has yet to...

Published:Thursday | September 22, 2022 | 12:09 AMYasmine Peru/Senior Gleaner Writer

Aiesha Barrett, the daughter of celebrated reggae bass guitarist Aston ‘Family Man’ Barrett, who played with Bob Marley...

Published:Tuesday | September 20, 2022 | 12:08 AMYasmine Peru/Senior Gleaner Writer

King of Reggae Bob Marley is no longer number one on the Billboard Reggae Albums Chart. After holding on to pole position for a staggering, unbroken two years and seven months, the album Legend: The Best of Bob Marley and the Wailers has...

Published:Monday | September 19, 2022 | 11:58 AMYasmine Peru/Senior Gleaner Writer

Acclaimed musician Noel Browne, one of the five musical Browne brothers, which also includes Glen, Danny and Clevie, as well as the late Dalton, passed away in Wolverhampton, England, on the weekend. His death comes close to the two-year...

Published:Saturday | September 17, 2022 | 12:06 AMYasmine Peru/Senior Gleaner Writer

This year, September to be precise, marks three decades in the life of the Sunbeam Early Childhood Development Centre, a pre-school and kindergarten institution run by the Meadowvale Seventh Day Adventist church. It is also the 30th anniversary for...

Published:Saturday | September 17, 2022 | 12:05 AMYasmine Peru/Senior Gleaner Writer

The funeral service for Horace ‘Culture Dan’ Clarke, the Rastafarian entertainer and Twelve Tribes of Israel soldier, who was gunned at Sizzla Kalonji’s Judgement Yard in August Town on June 19, will be held on Sunday. Culture Dan’s sister, Colleen...

Published:Wednesday | September 14, 2022 | 12:07 AMYasmine Peru/Senior Gleaner Writer

King of Comedy Oliver Samuels has a new status – viral – and this time it’s definitely not because of one of his numerous side-splitting jokes. Oliver’s video, in which he questioned Jamaica’s allegiance to the British monarchy and aired his...

Published:Friday | September 9, 2022 | 12:05 AMYasmine Peru/Senior Gleaner Writer

It was in a roundabout way that Grammy award-winning songwriter Carlos Battey, known in music circles as Jackie’s Boy, got involved in a project by a Jamaican producer. Described as “one of today’s songwriters in music industry contributing...

Published:Tuesday | September 6, 2022 | 12:07 AMYasmine Peru/Senior Gleaner Writer

They didn’t believe in him, but “God did” has been DJ Khaled’s refrain in recent times. His new slogan is intentional. God Did is the name of his 13th album, which was released on August 26, and as first week sales are in, predictions by music...

Published:Thursday | September 1, 2022 | 7:13 PMYasmine Peru/Senior Gleaner Writer

Reggae's acclaimed 'Messenjah', Luciano, is known for his passionate delivery of timeless songs; his energetic performances on stage; his 'Holy Ras' persona, which some in the music industry choose to take offence with; and his no-holds-barred...

Published:Thursday | August 25, 2022 | 12:05 AMYasmine Peru/Senior Gleaner Writer

A conversation with singer, songwriter and deejay from St Vincent and the Grenadines, Shiiloh, is flavoured with all the spices from the Caribbean, pretty much the same way her music is. Caribbean unity and integration and the West Indies...

Published:Tuesday | August 23, 2022 | 12:07 AMYasmine Peru/Senior Gleaner Writer

Last Sunday evening, the University Chapel, UWI, Mona, came alive with the sound of music as the National Chorale of Jamaica (NCOJ) presented its Golden Gala Concert, in celebrations of its milestone 50th anniversary. Guest performers for the...

Published:Friday | August 19, 2022 | 12:08 AMYasmine Peru/Senior Gleaner Writer

Reggae singer Blvk H3ro (pronounced ‘Black Hero’), who is signed to Delicious Vinyl Island, is on his very first tour of the United States of America and from all reports, he has been blowing up the summer tour circuit. From Wynwood in Florida to...

Published:Tuesday | August 16, 2022 | 12:08 AMYasmine Peru/Senior Gleaner Writer

Upon hearing that Merciless’ autopsy report has been deemed inconclusive, his former manager and producer, Harvel ‘Gadaffie’ Hart, is reiterating claims which he made shortly after the deejay’s sudden death. He said that the Gal Dem Gizzada...

Published:Friday | August 12, 2022 | 12:06 AMYasmine Peru/Senior Gleaner Writer

During his whirlwind, first visit to Jamaica last week, Sunday Are [pronounced Ar-reh], manager of Afrobeats superstar, Wizkid, pronounced that “reggae music is alive and well” and shared that he has hopes of staging a mega concert in the island....

Published:Friday | August 5, 2022 | 12:09 AMYasmine Peru/Senior Gleaner Writer

History was again created inside the National Indoor Sports Centre last week Thursday night when 22-year-old emerging singer, Sacaj, walked away with the Festival Song title, triumphing in a field that saw her as the only female finalist. Her...

Published:Saturday | August 13, 2022 | 2:59 AMYasmine Peru/Senior Gleaner Writer

A boat parade, a street parade and a sports festival are all part of the offering on Independence Day as Treasure Beach in St Elizabeth launches its grand celebration of Jamaica 60 in its own unique way. And chief cook and bottle washer is none...

Published:Thursday | August 4, 2022 | 10:43 AMYasmine Peru/Senior Gleaner Writer

A spectacular showcase featuring a never-before-seen 300-drones will be one of the main highlights of this year’s Independence Grand Gala, which will be held at the National Stadium in Kingston on Saturday, August 6. Minister of Culture, Gender,...

Published:Wednesday | August 3, 2022 | 12:08 AMYasmine Peru/Senior Gleaner Writer

“I feel great! Feeling more than elated. Super proud, super blessed. I am not surprised because I know the type of child she is,” a beaming Ras Ghandi told The Gleaner on Monday night after his daughter, Velonique Bowen, took the 2022 Jamaica...

Published:Monday | August 1, 2022 | 12:08 AMYasmine Peru/Senior Gleaner Writer

Rev Dr Devon Dick made his feeling clear about Skillibeng’s Whap Whap song on Sunday morning during the ecumenical church service for Jamaica 60, which was held at the Boulevard Baptist Church in St Andrew. Dick, host pastor at the church, was...

Published:Saturday | July 30, 2022 | 12:06 AMYasmine Peru/Senior Gleaner Writer

The moment that Sacaj’s Nuh Weh Nice Like Yard was announced as the winner of the 2022 Festival Song Competition last Thursday night, the entire National Indoor Sports Centre erupted in celebration. The audience was out of their seats and jostling...

Published:Friday | July 29, 2022 | 12:10 AMYasmine Peru/Senior Gleaner Writer

Christopher Meredith, one of reggae music’s most prominent bass players, passed away on Wednesday in Miami, Florida, his son Chrissano confirmed to The Gleaner. Meredith said that his 54-year-old father took ill on Father’s Day and had been...

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