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Published:Sunday | April 26, 2020 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle - Staff Reporter

Ishango is a name synonymous with photography and videography in Jamaica. With a career spanning a decade, the artist, real name Ishaka Abu Shango, has worked with a number of local celebrities, including Usain Bolt, Christopher Martin, and Romain...

Published:Sunday | April 26, 2020 | 12:16 AM

In a strategic move towards driving home the message of a nation united in the fight against COVID-19, the Government has enlisted the help of those most likely to engage the masses in a manner to which they would be most receptive. To communicate...

Published:Sunday | April 26, 2020 | 12:00 AMKimberley Small - Staff Reporter

Many modern authors write stories with a film franchise in mind. The same can be said for Atlanta-based author Richard Coore as he peddles his self-published work, Revolution Jamrock. According to the author, the book is a tale of the past, present...

Published:Sunday | April 26, 2020 | 12:00 AMKimberley Small - Staff Reporter

IF SELF-TAUGHT vocal violinist Ziah went with his original plan, the music video for his single, ‘ Black Magic Woman’, would have taken on obviously mystical elements, steeped in stories of local folklore’s magical heroines or spectres. The result...

Published:Sunday | April 26, 2020 | 12:00 AMKimberley Small - Staff Reporter

THESE DAYS, fundraisers have emerged in support of healthcare workers or other essential service personnel. So it comes with some surprise that gospel artiste Terri Cann is seeking to raise funds to support the production of her debut praise-and-...

Published:Saturday | April 25, 2020 | 12:00 AMStephanie Lyew/Gleaner Writer

Longevity in the music business for bands is rare, and Third World proudly continues to defeat the test of time. For close to five decades, one would think that they have done and seen it all, but for the reggae ambassadors, as their latest Grammy-...

Published:Saturday | April 25, 2020 | 12:00 AM

By popular demand of thousands of online partygoers, Koffee, Wayne Marshall, and Naomi Cowan are set to take the mic tomorrow for the grand finale of the Digicel Unplugged online concert series. The event will be streamed live on Digicel’s...

Published:Saturday | April 25, 2020 | 12:00 AM

As virtual music concerts continue to attract mass audiences due to the global intermission caused by COVID-19, the Harry J Live Couch Series live music jam session was launched on April 14. Produced by Tara Johnson, daughter of producer Harry J,...

Published:Friday | April 24, 2020 | 12:00 AM

Ancient Harmonies, one of the many rich stories tracing the musical nuances of the great grandmaster of the melodica, Augustus Pablo, will be released on streaming and digital platforms for the first time today (Friday, April 24). Pablo, described...

Published:Friday | April 24, 2020 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle/Staff Reporter

NOT ONE for the spotlight, artiste manager Richard Roach is usually found working his magic behind the scenes. A shy, unassuming individual, one cannot tell the magnitude of his contribution to the music industry by simply looking. His work,...

Published:Friday | April 24, 2020 | 12:16 AMYasmine Peru/Senior Gleaner Writer

Although ‘ Toast’ is recognised as Koffee’s signature breakout song, the commotion-causing ‘ Raggamuffin’, which calls out gun violence and Government’s neglect of the youth, wrapped up in a must-listen, friendly, spitfire flow, is rated by some...

Published:Friday | April 24, 2020 | 12:00 AMKimberley Small/Staff Reporter

QUARANTINING HAS unearthed many creative responses. For artist Richard Nattoo, soon to be known as recording artiste Mr Nattoo, he has taken a high dive to present his expression, combining the fine art of painting with the popular art of music. On...

Published:Thursday | April 23, 2020 | 12:13 AMYasmine Peru/Senior Gleaner Writer

Last month, before the world went awry, roots reggae singer Chronixx made his second appearance on the Tiny Desk Concerts, this time as a special guest of US group, The Free Nationals. The session was officially released on Monday, to great reviews...

Published:Thursday | April 23, 2020 | 12:00 AMStephanie Lyew/Gleaner Writer

A diet of pseudo Jamaican food – canned callaloo and boiled dumplings, or cock soup made with squash instead of pumpkin – is the only thing that brings the flavour of home to Oraine Frater and Tara Price, a pair of Jamaican dancers stranded in the...

Published:Wednesday | April 22, 2020 | 12:22 AM

The Jamaica Co-operative Credit Union League’s (JCCUL) Group CEO Robin Levy hands over a symbolic cheque to Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport Olivia ‘Babsy’ Grange. The cheque represents the JCCUL’s pledge of $4 million during...

Published:Wednesday | April 22, 2020 | 12:15 AM

For his birthday today, the man from August Town, Duane Stephenson, will be holding a ‘meditate and chill’ vibe, as he gives thanks for another year, while relaxing at home with family. For the respected singer and songwriter, this is unusual in...

Published:Wednesday | April 22, 2020 | 12:00 AMYasmine Peru/Senior Gleaner Writer

Humanity has become one of the ‘now’ words as nations grapple with the invisible monster called COVID-19. At the end of March, the United Nations launched a US$2-billion coordinated global humanitarian response plan to fight COVID-19 in some of the...

Published:Tuesday | April 21, 2020 | 12:00 AMYasmine Peru/Senior Gleaner Writer

AN EYE-WATERING $2.5 billion is the figure representing the loss in the entertainment and sporting industries in the last two months. In breaking down this number, Entertainment Advisory Board (EAB) Chairman Howard McIntosh listed events such as...

Published:Tuesday | April 21, 2020 | 12:05 AMStephanie Lyew/Gleaner Writer

Numerous dancehall entertainers have experimented with Afrobeats, the launch pad for a new generation of artistes from Nigeria, Ghana, and other English-speaking countries in West Africa. Popcaan, Demarco, Busy Signal, Beenie Man and Tarrus Riley...

Published:Monday | April 20, 2020 | 12:00 AM

NEW YORK (AP): LADY GAGA, Stevie Wonder, Lizzo, Shawn Mendes and others sang classic songs brimmed with messages of hope and change during a TV special aimed at fighting the coronavirus, while Beyoncé and Alicia Keys spoke passionately about how...

Published:Monday | April 20, 2020 | 12:00 AMKimberley Small/Staff Reporter

CANNABIS CONNOISSEURS need not worry, because the Southern California-based Green Holdings Group will unite them all today with the World’s Largest Virtual Sesh on Instagram Live. Hosted by rap group Too Short, viewers will have the opportunity to...

Published:Monday | April 20, 2020 | 12:08 AMStephanie Lyew/Gleaner Writer

RICHIE LOOP likens his love for music to that of a relationship with a woman who craves attention. “The very same music you love, she’ll leave you the moment you stop giving her the attention she needs,” the recording artiste surmised in an...

Published:Sunday | April 19, 2020 | 12:18 AM

Two weeks into their Spring 2020 tour, EarthKry was forced to cancel their remaining 25 dates. Before COVID-19 began its ravage of the globe, the Houston-based reggae band was well on the way to matching or championing their impressive 76...

Published:Sunday | April 19, 2020 | 12:18 AMShereita Grizzle - Staff Reporter

Tomorrow, April 20, is the day marijuana is celebrated across the globe. 4/20, as it is called, is usually marked by major music shows in different cities worldwide as ganja lovers ‘light up their spliffs’ in recognition of the herb. Celebrations...

Published:Sunday | April 19, 2020 | 12:00 AMKimberley Small - Staff Reporter

In the world was as we remember it, Kabaka Pyramid would have spent today, his earthstrong, on the road, making yet another stop on one of his frequent tours. But just like entertainers around the world, he’s grounded for the foreseeable future....

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