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#GrammyKid makes industry proud

By Kimberley Small/Staff Reporter Congratulations continue to roll in for Koffee, the teenager who made history as the first woman to walk away with the Grammy Award for Best Reggae Album. On Sunday night, at the 62nd annual Grammy Awards … Continue reading

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New Jamaican urban drama series unveiled

New Kingston Films, in association with the LAB and the Jamaica Film Commission, JAMPRO, officially announced its production of Jamaican urban drama series For Little Girls Who Are Afraid To Speak: August’s Town at the Jamaican Consulate in New… …read … Continue reading

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Xodus has the Remedy – Ready to claim ‘baddest band’ title

By Shereita Grizzle/Staff Reporter With just over two months to go before the highly anticipated Carnival Road March, the competition is on to see who will be the ‘baddest band’ on the road this year. As the soca fever steadily … Continue reading

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Streaming a sound foundation – Symposium updates industry professionals

By Stephanie Lyew/Gleaner Writer The idea of filling up a portable music-playing device with carefully selected digital files is probably as distant in some music listeners’ memories as is the Mesozoic era when dinosaurs roamed the Earth. These days, streaming … Continue reading

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Grief and celebration at Staples Center – Fans mourn Kobe Bryant on music’s biggest night

It was a study of contrasts at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California, yesterday as grief and celebration struggled to occupy the same space. Only hours before the 62nd Grammy Awards were set to get under way, news broke … Continue reading

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Rebel Salute 2020: Here comes the rain again – Patrons determined to make best of venue conditions

It has been a night filled with dark skies, intermittent showers of rain and muddy earth beneath the feet, seats and blankets of the Rebel Salute supporters and entertainers, but although some persons are soaking wet, it has not put … Continue reading

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Rebel Salute 2020 | Lady G, Minister Grange lobby for more women on the big stage

Stephanie Lyew / Gleaner Writer By all accounts, the females featured on Rebel Salute this year have a strong presence – what they weren’t though, was enough. Night one of the music festival only featured three women – Jamaica… …read … Continue reading

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25 to be awarded by JaRIA this Reggae Month

Each year, to cap the celebrations of Reggae Month, the Jamaica Reggae Industry Association (JaRIA) honours stalwarts in the music industry for their exceptional contribution. This year, the organisation will issue 25 awards across 18 categories…. …read more Source:: jamaica … Continue reading

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EU awards local film-makers

By Kimberley Small – Staff Reporter “YES!” Young film-maker Deron Douglas could not contain his excitement, when his film, The Tree Speaks was selected as the first-prize winner during the first-ever European Union (EU) Short Film Competition awards ceremony. Douglas’ … Continue reading

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Mastering masculinity & mental health – Professor Donna Hope says toxic ideal about male identity and depression must be dismantled

By Shereita Grizzle – Staff Reporter For too long, Jamaica has swept the necessary conversation of masculinity and mental health under the rug. As a society, discussions surrounding anxiety and depression have been largely ignored, and the consequences of avoiding … Continue reading

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