An emancipating catamaran cruise in Barbados – Reggae music strong in the ­Eastern Caribbean

By Stephanie Lyew/Gleaner Writer Bridgetown, BARBADOS: The sounds of Pluto Shervington's I Man Born Yah echoed through the speakers of the catamaran on which the The Gleaner set sail early on Emancipation morning on our first get-together to celebrate Crop Over, the most popular... ...read more

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Teen pianists impress at fundraising concert

By Michael Reckord/Gleaner Writer After receiving high merits and distinctions in all of the graded Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music (ABRSM) piano exams, two talented Jamaican teenage pianists are booked to fly off to the USA shortly for further studies. Sixteen-year-... ...read more

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Jam-packed ASHE summer school finale

By Kimberley Small/Staff Reporter There was no more room, not even a foothold in the doorway, to house all the bodies trying to get into ASHE's makeshift Vibez Theatre for their summer school musical finale, Island In The Sun. Some patrons even had to be turned away at the door,... ...read more

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5 Things

After-work Jam Vibes After Work – A First-Friday Series, hosted by Chec Boss, on the lawns of Print Big, Lot 2 Naggo Head Industrial Complex, Portmore. Music by Hypnotic Sound. Admission: Bring a business card. Bike Fest Head out for the... ...read more

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Reggae footprint distinct in the UK, says Chips Richards

By Stephanie Lyew/Gleaner Writer After 47 years in the music business, Anthony Richards, also known as ‘Chips', is still spreading Jamaica's reggae and dancehall genres on the global scale. The former marketing and promotions manager of Trojan Records, the British record label... ...read more

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Jonathan Nelson brings joyful noise to MoBay

American gospel singer Jonathan Nelson, has been booked as the headline act for Leharia Ministries' Joyful Noise concert, to be staged at the Montego Bay Community College auditorium on Sunday, July 28. His Jamaican counterpart, gospel reggae... ...read more

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Campion College’s Ultima first class

By Marcia Rowe/Gleaner Writer It was a dance show of the highest calibre, especially for a local high-school production. From the spectacle of costumes, set and props, to some amazing dance formations, beautiful body extensions and gripping display of emotions, the talented... ...read more

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Reggae Sumfest Street Dance loud – Foota Hype ‘shell it’

By Adrian Frater/News Editor Western Bureau: Veteran selector Oneil ‘Foota Hype' Thomas ended his protracted hiatus from the local dancehall space in fine style when he combined his selecting skills and his social media bravado, churning out non-stop excitement as he ‘shelled... ...read more

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Spiritual Gargamel celebrates first birthday post-prison

By Shereita Grizzle/Staff Reporter “In the dark places of human ignorance, it's Thy hands that guide me. The light that light the pathway of desolation and lead I to a land of plenty. I have perceived thee from afar and the spirit within me yearns unto Thee, oh Almighty One. Soweth... ...read more

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Stacy Letrice meditating on dance for stage

By Stephanie Lyew/Gleaner Writer Dance and music are deeply rooted in Chicago-born Stacy Letrice's life. Her father, who she says is a lover of all types of music, is the person responsible for exposing her to music of African and Caribbean origin. “As a little girl, my dad... ...read more

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