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Israel Vibration

By Yasmine Peru/Senior Gleaner Writer The Israel Vibration journey is storied and full of drama, much like the journey of the biblical Children of Israel during their trek from bondage into the Promised Land. Formed in 1975, the reggae harmony … Continue reading

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Romain, Sasco, Ding Dong strike generous chords in MoBay … Artistes donate over J$500K to CRH

By Adrian Frater/News Editor Western Bureau: Artistes Romain Virgo, Agent Sasco and Ding Dong Ravers were at their generous best Wednesday night as in addition to churning out impressive performances at the annual Rainforest Seafoods and Music Festival in Montego … Continue reading

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Best Bets

Today Bacchanal Fridays presents Street Fete at Park Place, St Andrew, starting at 9 p.m.; ladies two-for-one before 11 p.m. Tomorrow Jamaica Rum Festival is at Hope Gardens today and tomorrow from 1 p.m. – 11 p.m. each day. Featuring… … Continue reading

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Educator examines acceptance of ‘Patwa’ over the decades

By Michael Reckord/Gleaner Writer Over the last 90 years or so, Jamaican ‘patwa’has gradually become a legitimate, even respectable language. That’s the essence of the thesis argued in the 2020 Philip Sherlock Lecture by educator and theatre practitioner Carolyn Allen … Continue reading

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Quada on ‘Pain’, forthcoming album and females – Hardcore dancehall entertainer talks about having the right attitude

By Stephanie Lyew/Gleaner Writer “Them say life come with pain, sunshine after the rain,” are the lyrics that start the chorus of Quada’s one-month-old single, Pain. It serves as a testimony to what is happening in his life, said the … Continue reading

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‘Sonic The Hedgehog’ – fast friends

By Damian Levy/Gleaner Writer Movie trailers are a funny thing. They’re meant to get you hyped, but there’s a balance to making a good one. Show too much and you ruin the movie. Show too little, and there’s nothing to … Continue reading

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13-y-o teaches ‘Book Pon Book’ – Julanda counteracts Skillibeng’s ‘Brik Pon Brik’; says students need more positive ­educational music

By Stephanie Lyew/Gleaner Writer It appears that dancehall entertainer Unknown Gringo is not the only person inspired by the popular riddim and catchphrase of Skillibeng’s hit, Brik Pon Brik. Thirteen-year-old Julanda Frater says what was just her word play has … Continue reading

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Lizzo, ‘Just Mercy’ on top at NAACP Image Awards

PASADENA, California (AP): Lizzo was named Entertainer of The Year and Just Mercy won Best Motion Picture, best actor and Best Supporting Actor last Saturday at the NAACP Image Awards, as the show that recognises entertainers of colour ladled… …read … Continue reading

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Dennis Brown was the Melody King – Samory I – Performing at tribute concert today

By Yasmine Peru – Senior Gleaner Writer Conscious reggae singer Samory I makes no secret of the fact that legendary reggae artiste Dennis Brown is one of his musical heroes, and he eagerly accepts any opportunity to pay tribute to … Continue reading

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No curfew = safer city – Netherlands night mayor says his city’s model could work for Kingston

By Kimberley Small – Staff Reporter Across the world, they go by many names – night czars, night commissions, night-time ambassadors, night-time economy strategy managers, or night mayors. They are varied titles but function with the same ideal: that while … Continue reading

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