Kes The Band rocks Tuesday On The Rock

By Kimberley Small/Staff Reporter If Kes The Band intended to prove the power of soca by introducing a new element of live bands, multiple genres and satisfied revellers to the Jamaican carnival season, then they succeeded. For the inaugural instalment of Tuesday On The Rock in... ...read more

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Sylvia Rhone: new chairman and CEO of Epic Records

By Dave Rodney/Gleaner Writer Veteran music industry trailblazer Sylvia Rhone was earlier this week named chairman and CEO of Epic Records. Epic is a division of Sony Music Entertainment and it is perhaps best known as the label that turned R... ...read more

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Sumfest goes ultra, not about 100 artistes

By Yasmine Peru/Senior Gleaner Writer Josef Bogdanovich, CEO/founder of Downsound Entertainment, organisers of Reggae Sumfest, is a happy man. Tickets for the July 14-20 event are selling as fast as fans of headliner, Buju Banton, can say ‘Long Walk to Freedom'. Sumfest saw a whirlwind... ...read more

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Kristofer Madu has a mission and the music for it

By Stephanie Lyew/Gleaner Writer “Rather than controversial, the choice in topics and titles of my music are more on the provocative side,” explained Kristofer Madu to The Gleaner, during an interview that would later unearth the Kingston-raised rapper's true mission. Madu has a... ...read more

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Coming soon – ‘The Intruder’

A happily married couple buy the home of their dreams in the Napa Valley, but the vendor they bought it from refuses to leave the property. ...read more

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Big wins for ‘Belly Woman’!

By Shereita Grizzle/Gleaner Writer The school of Drama at the Edna Manley College of the Visual and Performing Arts had the most nominations going into Monday night's 29th staging of the annual Actor Boy Awards, held at the Knutsford Court Hotel in New Kingston. The School of Drama'... ...read more

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Can Buju Banton perform in the US again?

By Dave Rodney and Anthony Turner/Gleaner Writers Can Buju Banton, Jamaica's Grammy-winning reggae icon, return to the United Sates to perform again? Can he, once again, electrify stages at concert venues in the land that locked him away behind bars for seven years on drug charges, almost... ...read more

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Two decades later, Beenie Man and Mya return

By Stephanie Lyew/Gleaner Writer It was the simmering dancehall hit, Who Am I (Sim Simma), that introduced dancehall sensation Anthony Moses Davis, or as many would know him, Beenie Man, to the world. Recorded and released in 1997, the playful confidence of the deejay is showcased... ...read more

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Sean Paul to perform at Billboard Latin Music Awards

Five years ago, Grammy Award-winning artiste Sean Paul rocked the Billboard Latin Music Awards with an opening performance alongside the group Wisin with their song Baby Danger. And he is set to light up the stage again this year. Yesterday morning... ...read more

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Drum Fest 2019 – A smashing display of beats

By Marcia Rowe/Gleaner Writer Joy and disappointment are always present at any competition, and Sunday's staging of Jamaica Cultural Development Commission's (JCDC) Drum Fest 2019 was no different. Even as the Louise Bennett Gardens Theatre on Hope Road reverberated to the... ...read more

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