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Stories by Kimberley Small - Staff Reporter

Published:Sunday | June 9, 2019 | 12:10 AMKimberley Small - Staff Reporter

In grade seven, Jade Brooks decided to join his high school band playing the drums. “But I heard somebody else and took a U-turn then started playing to playing the recorder. But a sugession by his music teacher Dacham led him to the bass. Brooks...

Published:Sunday | June 2, 2019 | 12:21 AMKimberley Small - Staff Reporter

Last weekend, Richard Nattoo invited his peers to the Blank Space at the Trade Centre on Red Hills Road to see his art exhibition, Fragility, and to listen to the artwork’s accompanying songs. Along with the symmetrical, colourful presentation of...

Published:Sunday | May 26, 2019 | 12:11 AMKimberley Small - Staff Reporter

With many major entertainment events, there comes the issue of waste. Earlier this year, carnival bands campaigned about reducing plastic consumption by walking with your own party cups and providing biodegradable lunchboxes for the thousands of...

Published:Sunday | May 19, 2019 | 12:12 AMKimberley Small - Staff Reporter

Jamaican film-makers Kia Moses and Adrian McDonald have been enjoying the type of exposure amateurs dream of. Their 13 minutes-long short film, Flight, produced as part of the JAFTA Propella Short Film Initiative, is making its way to the biggest...

Published:Sunday | May 19, 2019 | 12:08 AMKimberley Small - Staff Reporter

When choosing her moniker, Shanique Brown faced an identity crisis. Her first choice was her birth name, Shanique, but people immediately assumed that her style would be similar to Denyque, known for her song Supergirl. She then switched to Dakota...

Published:Sunday | May 5, 2019 | 12:14 AMKimberley Small - Staff Reporter

As most musicians are focused on growing their Spotify, Apple Music, or Deezer libraries, there are still those who prefer the analog ­approach to music distribution. Behind the advent of MP3 ­players, compact discs, and cassette tapes, there were...

Published:Sunday | April 7, 2019 | 12:16 AMKimberley Small - Staff Reporter

Origins, one of five in the first JAFTA PROPELLA cohort, caused a stir in the local industry following its premiere screening in 2016. Though it has only been screened locally a few times since, the short film has a following that will be...

Published:Sunday | March 24, 2019 | 12:18 AMKimberley Small - Staff Reporter

CEO of Gemagination Studios Gemmar McFarlane suffers from a touch of imposter syndrome because despite pre-conceived notions of film directors, the young film-maker readily admits that he is not very good at handling cameras. “I didn’t go to film...

Published:Sunday | March 24, 2019 | 12:09 AMKimberley Small - Staff Reporter

Iset Sankofa has introduced a new Kingston subculture, and in just a few years, has established herself as a beacon to those seeking a music space steeped in rhythm, dance, and an afro-centric ambiance. Now, she’s planning to broadcast her eclectic...

Published:Sunday | March 17, 2019 | 2:24 AMKimberley Small - Staff Reporter

It was a prayerful Buju Banton who graced the stage at the National Stadium in Kingson on Saturday night asking, "have mercy on me". Dressed in all white, the 'Gargamel' hit the stage about 11:30 p.m., and it was pandemonium as he went on bended...

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