UNESCO’s assistant director says Kingston has a lot to offer

The Reggae Gold Awards not only commemorated 50 years of the music genre that originated during the period when Jamaica, as a newly independent nation, began charting its course to self-reliance, through social upheaval and economic challenges, but... ...read more

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Jimmy James ready for Simply Myrna

By Yasmine Peru/Senior Gleaner Writer Although veteran singer-songwriter Jimmy James says it's great to be back in Jamaica, the jovial entertainer told The Gleaner that he is “nervous as hell” about his upcoming performance at Simply Myrna tomorrow night. In a very light-hearted mood... ...read more

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5 Questions With Jeremy Ashbourne

Local live-music lovers should be familiar with the steadfast staging of The Jam is Back. Spearheaded by career musician Jeremy Ashbourne and supported by a wide swathe of accomplished and aspiring local musicians and performers, the event takes... ...read more

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St Andrew Parish Church Foundation hosts ‘The Language of Music’

The St Andrew Parish Foundation will host a classical music concert, The Language of Music, on Sunday, March 3, starting at 5:30 p.m., at the Parish Church, Half-Way Tree. World-renowned pianist Dr Chan Kiat Lim and accomplished vocalist Shawn Roy... ...read more

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Protoje’s ‘Matter of Time’ was worth it

By Stephanie Lyew/Gleaner Writer Tickets for Protoje's ‘A Matter of Time' live concert, which originally reserved the bandshell inside Hope Botanical Gardens were sold out, not once, but twice before Saturday night. With a larger number of patrons anticipated to attend, the... ...read more

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Fitting tribute to the prince – Bumper crowd at Dennis Brown Tribute Concert

By Sade Gardner - Gleaner Writer The return of the free Dennis Brown Tribute Concert on Sunday night attracted double the crowd at the Kingston waterfront than the tribute concert staged for the icon last year. Brown's cousin, Prynce David Royal, sang the organiser's praises,... ...read more

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Sumfest heads to Trinidad for first-ever launch; eyes London as well

The twin-island republic of Trinidad and Tobago, which has been selected as the first place to kick off the Reggae Sumfest launch parties for 2019, also enjoys another first. It's the first time that the reggae festival will have a launch in that... ...read more

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Jimmy James to ignite ‘Simply Myrna’ March 2

Jimmy James, former lead singer of The Vagabonds, which was one of Jamaica's leading bands, will be flying to Jamaica from his London home base to perform at the Simply Myrna cabaret show on Saturday, March 2, at the Courtleigh Auditorium, New... ...read more

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Sun, rum and fun at Xodus’ Debut Breakfast Party

By Jerome Reynolds/Assistant Editor - Online Soca lovers debuted their waistlines and party vibe at the curtain-raiser event for carnival band Xodus last Saturday morning. The botanical grounds of the Sunken Gardens in St Andrew were transformed into a fêters' soirée for the Debut Breakfast... ...read more

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Dennis Brown tribute concert to honour the man behind the music

By Shereita Grizzle/Gleaner Writer According to the organisers of the annual Dennis Brown Tribute Concert, this Sunday's event will be more than a tribute to a musical genius as they will also be paying homage to the man behind the hits. Junior Lincoln, chairman of the Dennis Brown... ...read more

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