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Stories by Sade Gardner - Sunday Gleaner Writer

Published:Sunday | October 6, 2019 | 12:26 AMSade Gardner - Sunday Gleaner Writer

“It’s E to the L to the V to the A!” – Elva Ruddock’s classic introductory line. But with her contagious laugh, liberated wit, diversified wigs, ‘house and land’ handbags, and apologetic authenticity, the comedienne did not need any introduction....

Published:Sunday | September 29, 2019 | 12:21 AMSade Gardner - Sunday Gleaner Writer

For years, players in the entertainment industry have voiced their frustration with the government, owing to the 2:00 a.m. cut-off time stipulated in the Noise Abatement Act. Tensions have heightened over the past few weeks, with Jamaica Sound...

Published:Sunday | September 15, 2019 | 12:23 AMSade Gardner - Sunday Gleaner Writer

Long before music producer Troyton Hinds released Healing Project, his debut gospel production, his friend and singer Omari had always encouraged him to make Gospel records. The effort premièred in July and features Omari’s declarative track, I Am...

Published:Sunday | September 1, 2019 | 12:25 AMSade Gardner - Sunday Gleaner Writer

As a child, Rashaun Riley did not have to look too far for musical inspiration. His grandfather, Winston Riley, was one of the island’s premier producers and principal at Techniques record label, responsible for the revered Stalag rhythm, featuring...

Published:Sunday | August 18, 2019 | 12:27 AMSade Gardner - Sunday Gleaner Writer

The sun pelts as Half Pint signals to The Sunday Gleaner from the top floor of his Oaklands Apartments residence in St Andrew. His small frame complements his thick, knee-length dreadlocks which swing as he walks to give us his ‘greetings’. “Bwoy...

Published:Sunday | July 28, 2019 | 12:15 AMSade Gardner - Sunday Gleaner Writer

Jamaica, once the pioneer for providing platforms to showcase our own talent, has been reduced to three major music festivals annually, Rebel Salute, the International Ocho Rios Jazz Festival, and the recently concluded Reggae Sumfest. On the...

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