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

Artiste, producer and promoter, Lawrence ‘Jah Mike’ Lugg, is hoping to add yet another title to his name – councillor – and the humanitarian says he has been preparing for this role all his life. Therefore, come next year February, he will be...

Published:Wednesday | April 21, 2021 | 12:18 AMYasmine Peru/Senior Gleaner Writer

The passing of prominent journalist, editor, lecturer, communications specialist and former Television Jamaica news anchor Michael Sharpe early Tuesday morning has had an impact on people from every sector, including entertainment. Sharpe, who was...

Published:Tuesday | April 20, 2021 | 12:10 AMYasmine Peru/Senior Gleaner Writer

On Monday, a billboard in Times Square, New York, loudly proclaimed, ‘Nasdaq salutes International Peter Tosh Day’ along with an advertisement detailing activities for today, April 20, the official weed day, also known as 4/20 (four-twenty). Reggae...

Published:Monday | April 19, 2021 | 12:18 AMYasmine Peru/Senior Gleaner Writer

If legendary toaster Big Youth had one wish for his birthday today, it would be to see love, peace and harmony reign in Jamaica, and he is happy to use whatever platform is available to get his message to the world. “Every day yuh wake up all yuh...

Published:Monday | April 19, 2021 | 12:14 AMYasmine Peru/Senior Gleaner Writer

The name Isat Buchanan is getting more and more attention within and outside of legal circles, as the young attorney takes huge strides up the professional ladder. The son of music legend Big Youth, Buchanan was formally called to the bar in 2017...

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

The usual themes of money and man footing the bills just because are played out in Pay For It, but there is really nothing regular about this creatively packaged dancehall tune. Konshens, the artiste who “gyal pickiney” absolutely love to love,...

Published:Friday | April 16, 2021 | 12:17 AMYasmine Peru/Senior Gleaner Writer

“Family” was the word used by music industry veteran and producer extraordinaire Gussie Clarke when describing engineer, Donald ‘Tixie’ Dixon, whose death last Friday stunned the industry. Tixie, who had been battling cancer, passed away at home in...

Published:Friday | April 16, 2021 | 12:14 AMYasmine Peru/Senior Gleaner Writer

IN ADDITION to being singers and players of instruments, Tommy Cowan, Wayne Marshall, Shinehead, Bunny Wailer, Pinchers, Capleton, Cat Coore, Benjy Myaz, Sizzla, Stephen Marley, Big Youth, Duane Stephenson, Tarrus Riley, General Degree, I-Octane...

Published:Tuesday | April 13, 2021 | 12:17 AMYasmine Peru/Senior Gleaner Writer

Music producer and People’s National Party politician Patrick Roberts is in partial agreement with Prime Minister Andrew Holness, who used a recent sitting of the House of Representatives to criticise certain aspects of Jamaica’s popular culture,...

Published:Monday | April 12, 2021 | 12:13 AMYasmine Peru/Senior Gleaner Writer

Director of Contractor Music Group Sean ‘Contractor’ Edwards is upbeat that a major collab, which he produced by drawing on artistes from England, Mexico and Jamaica, has racked up a whopping one million streams on streaming giant Spotify in just...

Published:Tuesday | April 6, 2021 | 12:19 AMYasmine Peru/Senior Gleaner Writer

Following some of the financial affairs of Bunny Wailer being exposed in the public sphere, his son and co-executor of his estate, Abijah Asadenaki Livingston, is seeking to separate fact from fiction. He blasted what he said “seems to be a...

Published:Tuesday | April 6, 2021 | 12:14 AMYasmine Peru/Senior Gleaner Writer

At 75, and being able to celebrate another birthday, especially during the era of the COVID-19 pandemic, is nothing to take lightly. And no one knows that better than Tommy Cowan, the impresario who has seen and done more than most. But if the...

Published:Monday | March 29, 2021 | 12:11 AMYasmine Peru/Senior Gleaner Writer

Fans of ‘royal couple’ Queenie and Dowey would realise by now that the bride actually had, not one, but two fabulous wedding dresses – an exquisite, traditional lace, fairy-tale gown and the stunning, ultra-modern, pearl white mermaid sweep dress,...

Published:Thursday | March 25, 2021 | 12:11 AMYasmine Peru/Senior Gleaner Writer

The International Reggae and World Music Awards (IRAWMA) on Tuesday evening unveiled the nominees for the 39th staging of the ceremony. Unlike previous years, the event was virtual, and streamed live on the award’s website. The virtual conference...

Published:Thursday | March 25, 2021 | 12:06 AMYasmine Peru/Senior Gleaner Writer

On Sunday, Prime Minister Andrew Holness announced that starting today, until April 13, burials will be allowed on weekdays between the hours of 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. The guidelines state that no more than 15 persons can be present, and the burial...

Published:Wednesday | March 24, 2021 | 12:11 AMYasmine Peru/Senior Gleaner Writer

The soundtrack for seminal Jamaican film, The Harder They Come, has been added to the prestigious Library of Congress National Recording Registry, making it only the second reggae album to be so recognised. In 2007, Burnin’, the sixth studio album...

Published:Monday | March 22, 2021 | 12:19 AMYasmine Peru/Senior Gleaner Writer

One month after walking his daughter down the aisle, King Yellowman is still beaming with pride, and enjoys reliving the treasured moment. “It feels good. The wedding was very well organised,” the devout family man told The Gleaner. “It was easy...

Published:Saturday | March 20, 2021 | 12:05 AMYasmine Peru/Senior Gleaner Writer

Even as dancehall artiste David ‘Mavado’ Brooks joined the list of artistes plunged into mourning for the loss of their mothers, moves to extend the olive branch by colleagues, mainly Bounty Killer and Popcann, are being hailed as positive. It...

Published:Friday | March 19, 2021 | 12:24 AMYasmine Peru/Senior Gleaner Writer

Dancehall star Konshens will be very present these next few months with new music, and he’s turning up the sound today in a major way with the release of the hard-hitting, say-it-like-it-is single Can’t Stay Sober. Paradoxically, the message on...

Published:Thursday | March 18, 2021 | 12:22 AMYasmine Peru/Senior Gleaner Writer

Jamaica-born chef, Christopher Pinder, is enjoying preparing food for the people of Denmark, a place he has called home for close to 20 years. The chef, who owns a restaurant in that Scandinavian country, gets really excited when his diners ask for...

Published:Thursday | March 18, 2021 | 12:16 AMYasmine Peru/Senior Gleaner Writer

Farmer, writer and performer Ras Takura is thrilled that his Dis Poem Wordz...

Published:Wednesday | March 17, 2021 | 12:28 AMYasmine Peru/Senior Gleaner Writer

After what he says was a “very rough year”, veteran sound system owner Winston ‘Wee Pow’ Powell, who celebrates his birthday today, is understandably not in a celebratory mood. Nonetheless, he will ring in the milestone at his Burlington Avenue...

Published:Monday | March 15, 2021 | 10:31 PMYasmine Peru/Senior Gleaner Writer

With the announcement that legendary reggae artiste Bunny Wailer would be buried on the 142-acre estate known as Dreamland Farm, many in the entertainment industry have asked questions about where the countries icons should be buried. Published...

Published:Monday | March 15, 2021 | 12:15 AMYasmine Peru/Senior Gleaner Writer

When the Recording Academy announced on Sunday that Got to be Tough, by pioneering ska and reggae band, Toots and the Maytals had won the Best Reggae Album category of the 63rd Grammy Awards, there were at least two persons who were not surprised...

Published:Monday | March 15, 2021 | 12:12 AMYasmine Peru/Senior Gleaner Writer

The ‘Poor People’s Governor’ Bounty Killer has told The Gleaner that his soon-to-be-released album will be “a definite treat for dancehall fans”. And, as if to prove it, on Thursday he gave a sneak peak of a scorching-hot collab with longtime...

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