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Stories by Kimberley Small

Published:Saturday | March 16, 2019 | 9:08 PMKimberley Small

Veteran Reggae Artiste Cocoa Tea, postponed his tour to ensure he could perform at the first show of Buju Banton's Long Walk to Freedom Tour. "I was supposed to start touring from this week. I put it off and seh ...

Published:Saturday | March 16, 2019 | 6:00 PMKimberley Small

Thousands of Jamaicans from home and abroad flooded into the National Stadium in Kingston for Buju Banton's Long Walk to Freedom concert, some arriving as early as 2 p.m. Kevin McGregor and his wife, Curreina, from Tampa, booked...

Published:Wednesday | January 30, 2019 | 12:31 PMKimberley Small

The line-up for Buju Banton's Long Walk To Freedom concert, has been revealed.  Slated for the National Stadium on March 16, the artiste's publicist Ronnie Tomlinson, confirmed the line up with The Gleaner. It includes; Chronixx, Cocoa...

Published:Thursday | January 24, 2019 | 12:47 AMKimberley Small

It’s no secret that many Jamaicans get excited and beam with pride when they see one (or some) of their own representing well on an international stage – even if it is a day-time game show. Come February, they will get that chance as...

Published:Thursday | January 24, 2019 | 12:30 AMKimberley Small

Over the past five years, Dutty Berry has worked tirelessly to build an online brand, which has surpassed his expectations. These days, fans of the comedian can find him hosting award ceremonies and other corporate events. Those gigs are a direct...

Published:Sunday | January 20, 2019 | 12:00 AMKimberley Small

Local comic book fans will be happy to know that there is a Jamaican playing alongside Marvel's gritty, take-no-prisoners superhero The Punisher on the popular Netflix streaming platform.Jamaican Jason R. Moore portrays the trusted, confident Curtis...

Published:Sunday | January 13, 2019 | 12:00 AMKimberley Small

After a quarter of a century, Patrick 'Tony Rebel' Barrett is still intricately involved in organising the hallmark event - Rebel Salute. Held this year under the banner of 'The Preservation of Reggae,' Tony Rebel and the Organic H.E. A. R. T. Group...

Published:Sunday | January 6, 2019 | 12:00 AMKimberley Small

Last year, Jamaica was listed as one of the top five trending destinations to travel to in January 2019 by international travel website Kayak. The site showed a 30 per cent increase in year-over-year searches for the New Year period by travellers...

Published:Sunday | December 16, 2018 | 12:00 AMKimberley Small

Chillin' at the Serengeti has only been open for a few weeks, but the restaurant has quickly proved itself a worthy performance space.On Thursday's staging of 'Appleton Estate's Signature Nights', dedicated fans of Keznamdi and Tarrus Riley filled...

Published:Sunday | December 9, 2018 | 12:00 AMKimberley Small

Fuse ODG invites all Africans of the diaspora - Afro-Caribbean, African-Americans, and British-Africans - to 'come home'.Last month, the Ghanaian-English recording artiste released his latest single, Bra Fie (Come Home), featuring Damian 'Jr Gong'...

Published:Sunday | December 9, 2018 | 12:00 AMKimberley Small

Year after year, it has been lamented that international acts dominate the Billboard Reggae Charts and the Grammy nominations.However, this year's list of nominees for Best Reggae Album of the Year has completely changed that. Unlike last cycle,...

Published:Friday | December 7, 2018 | 12:13 AMKimberley Small

Literature buffs would be familiar with the name Rhett Butler — the quintessential male lead in Margaret Mitchell's classic novel Gone With The Wind, immortalised on film by Clark Gable. But this is not the Rhett we're talking...

Published:Sunday | December 2, 2018 | 12:00 AMKimberley Small

After a brief hiatus, Live From Kingston is back at Skyline Levels with a line-up of which feminist advocates would be proud. Koffee, Lila Ike, Naomi Cowan, and Yanah will take the stage of the event that takes place on December 22.The event is...

Published:Sunday | November 25, 2018 | 12:00 AMKimberley Small

The Jamaican film industry has been experiencing a rapid ebb and flow in recent years and seems poised for a huge wave of possibilities. Today, we conclude our feature 'The Reel', which explores the industry and highlights the players and the...

Published:Sunday | November 25, 2018 | 12:00 AMKimberley Small

For the past 30 years, reggae artiste Dave McAnuff, better known as MacKa Ruffin, has been living in Japan. Working consistently to strengthen the links between the land of his birth, and his home country, the career musician believes that the...

Published:Wednesday | November 21, 2018 | 6:14 PMKimberley Small

The Jamaican music industry has long reaped the benefits of talent searches. For instance, it was the Tastee Talent Contest that first exposed the talent and showmanship of entertainers such as Yellowman, Beenie Man, Papa San and Mr Vegas. Though...

Published:Sunday | November 18, 2018 | 12:00 AMKimberley Small

The Jamaican film industry has been experiencing a rapid ebb and flow in recent years and seems poised for a huge wave of possibilities. Today we continue our feature The Reel, which explores the industry and highlights the players and the...

Published:Sunday | November 4, 2018 | 12:00 AMKimberley Small

The Jamaican film industry has been experiencing a rapid ebb and flow in recent years and seems poised for a huge wave of possibilities. Today we continue our feature The Reel - which explores the industry, highlights the player and the...

Published:Sunday | November 4, 2018 | 12:00 AMKimberley Small

Those who frequent the reggae revival scene in the corporate area would be familiar with the artiste Mortimer. Currently a part of Ovastand Entertainment, his new single, Careful, has been receiving some positive feedback. But young Mortimer's...

Published:Sunday | October 28, 2018 | 12:00 AMKimberley Small

Many in the audience sat spellbound. The notes from the instrument were nothing like they had ever heard before. It was not a piano (though in part it looked like one), but the sound it produced was interesting.That was the experience of the...

Published:Sunday | October 28, 2018 | 12:00 AMKimberley Small

Jamaica has some classic films such as The Harder They Come, Dancehall Queen and Third World Cop, which helped lay the foundation of the local film industry. But contemporary local productions with 'classic' potential are few and far between....

Published:Sunday | October 21, 2018 | 12:00 AMKimberley Small

One year and five months ago, Jamaican photographer Patrick Planter landed in Zurich, Switzerland. He was understandably nervous, having been catapulted across the world into a new culture with new people and new languages. Nevertheless, he planned...

Published:Sunday | October 21, 2018 | 12:00 AMKimberley Small

The Jamaican film industry has been experiencing a rapid ebb and flow in recent years and seems poised for a huge wave of possibilities. Over the next six weeks, our new feature, The Reel, will explore the industry, highlight the players and the...

Published:Sunday | October 14, 2018 | 12:00 AMKimberley Small

Though confined to a wheelchair, Dr Jean 'Binta' Breeze rose to her feet to collect her silver Musgrave Medal at the presentation ceremony at the Institute of Jamaica on East Street on Wednesday.Breeze was among 10 individuals awarded the Musgrave...

Published:Sunday | October 14, 2018 | 12:00 AMKimberley Small

Walshy Fire, a member of the popular EDM and dancehall-reggae-influenced group Major Lazer, has expanded his scope with the release of his latest project. Walshy Fire and The Expanders Present Thanks For Life, which was launched on Friday, is a...

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