Jamaican film-maker presents at Venice Biennale

For Jamaican cinematographer Christopher Thomas, it was his hours spent at the Carib cinema in Cross Roads, watching movies with friends, that ignited what would become a long and lasting love affair with film. Thomas, who now resides in Finland... ...read more

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The Smith family – Three generations of musicians

By Janet Silvera - Senior Gleaner Writer WESTERN BUREAU: Karen Smith is from a musical family. Her mother Barbara plays the organ, and has been the organist at the St James Parish Church for over 30 years. Her 24-year-old daughter Courtni Jackson is studying music performance in jazz and... ...read more

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We are proud mothers! – Mothers of entertainers say motherhood is the absolute best!

By Shereita Grizzle - Staff Reporter Motherhood is described as a journey that encapsulates the best of times and the worst of times. Many mothers have described raising children as the scariest yet most exciting thing they've ever done. With no manual available on how to tackle the... ...read more

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Vintage Voices | Great Jamaican songwriters

By Roy Black Jamaica has a rich legacy of songwriting talents in popular music. To many, Bob Marley may be the first to come to mind. But whereas Marley wrote mainly in prose, there were others who delved deep into rhythmic poetry to express their innermost... ...read more

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Story of the Song | No woman No Cry – an ode to women everywhere

By Sade Gardner - Gleaner Writer A tenement yard in the '60s or 2019 remains an underdeveloped space, rich with sounds of all kinds. As he laid in his room on First Street in Trench Town, Vincent ‘Tata' Ford heard the cry of a mother whose son had been arrested and charged with... ...read more

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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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