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Like A Champion, Buju Banton Returns

By Kimberley Small/Gleaner Writer Gargamel fans can rest assured that the reggae artiste is truly back and in full form. Like those who got to hear his vocals live for the first time in eight years on Saturday night, patrons … Continue reading

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Lupita wants a ‘normal’ job

Lupita Nyong’o wants a “normal” job. While she loves being an actress, Lupita also wants a job where she feels she can “be of use to the world” too. She told The Sunday Times’ Culture magazine: “My parents instilled in … Continue reading

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Grange reveals plans for performing arts centres in Kingston and MoBay

By Kimberley Small/Gleaner Writer Reports of heavily booked hotels and a surge in motor vehicle rentals were on the tips of many Kingstonians’ tongues last weekend. More than the euphoric welcome back of Buju Banton to the performance arena, the … Continue reading

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Philadelphia honours Meek Mill

Meek Mill has been honoured by his home town for his work on criminal justice reform. The 31-year-old rapper’s native Philadelphia declared March 15-17 ‘Meek Mill Weekend’ in recognition of his contributions to hip-hop and bringing national… …read more Source:: … Continue reading

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‘A Madea Family Funeral’: an unfunny farewell

By Damian Levy/Gleaner Writer For a moment, the wool was pulled over my eyes. The characters on screen reveal their connection to one another in subtle ways, and wonderfully sow the seeds for what will be future familial conflict. It … Continue reading

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#BujuLive: The long wait is over – Gargamel delivers

By Kimberley Small – Staff Reporter It was a prayerful Buju Banton who graced the stage at the National Stadium in Kingson on Saturday night asking, “have mercy on me”. Dressed in all white, the ‘Gargamel’ hit the stage about … Continue reading

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Pam Hall to turn heads with ‘What You Gon’ Do?’

By Stephanie Lyew – Gleaner Writer In her latest single, What You Gon’ Do?, Pam Hall says that she is tired of the same old story of being ignored by a man. The sparse rhythm puts all the focus on … Continue reading

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Chune Een | The future of sound systems and their lasting impact

By Sade Gardner – Gleaner Writer Today, we present the final of our seven-part series Chune Een, focusing on key aspects of the Jamaican sound system industry from its roots, dubplate and clash cultures, international spread, survival in an evolving … Continue reading

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Dancing in the streets of Senegal – Latonya Style’s African excursion

By Stephanie Lyew – Gleaner Writer Six years ago in Europe, during a conversation with Luise Fall (a German doctor married to Khalifa Fall, one of Senegal’s top Sabars, (traditional dance of Senegal), Dance Jamaica Academy founder Latonya Style expressed … Continue reading

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The Music Diaries | Jamaica’s first child star – Delroy Wilson

By Roy Black He was Jamaica’s first child star and boy wonder in popular music, who started recording from as early as age 13, while still attending Boys’ Town Primary. And he was barely out of short pants when he … Continue reading

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