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Published:Sunday | April 19, 2020 | 12:00 AMStephanie Lyew - Sunday Gleaner Writer

Carnival in Jamaica’s annual road parade, originally scheduled for today, Sunday, April 19, may have been moved to Sunday, October 25, but its postponement does not stop ­organisers and supporters from celebrating the tradition. Physical distancing...

Published:Sunday | April 19, 2020 | 12:00 AMYasmine Peru - Sunday Gleaner Writer

In 2011, Bushman Sings the Bush Doctor: A Tribute to Peter Tosh, was produced in collaboration with Penthouse Productions and released by VP Records. The artiste, Bushman, agrees that the album, all 12 tracks – among them Bush Doctor, Legalise It,...

Published:Sunday | April 19, 2020 | 12:15 AMAnthony Turner - Gleaner Writer

On March 15, 2010, Dr Jimmy Cliff, OM, was inducted into the Rock...

Published:Saturday | April 18, 2020 | 12:00 AMYasmine Peru/Senior Gleaner Writer

Bert Samuels, the attorney-at-law for entertainer Shawn ‘Shawn Storm’ Campbell, is experiencing some degree of satisfaction by the ruling handed down by the court, reducing by 30 months the date for his client’s eligibility for parole. Campbell’s...

Published:Saturday | April 18, 2020 | 12:00 AM

Jukeboxes were to record stores and bars what sound systems were to street dances, creating seismic waves for Jamaica’s authentic sounds. According to Trevor ‘Leggo Beast’ Douglas, downtown Kingston was at the epicentre of this auditory movement. A...

Published:Saturday | April 18, 2020 | 12:11 AMStephanie Lyew/Gleaner Writer

For the past four years, on a Saturday in April, VP Records has celebrated International Record Store Day with its free, vinyl-only sound system showcase at its retail outlet in Jamaica Queens, New York. It is a day dedicated to independently owned...

Published:Saturday | April 18, 2020 | 12:00 AM

‘One World: Together At Home’, a historic, first-of-its-kind global broadcast event to celebrate the heroic efforts of community health workers and to support the World Health Organization (WHO) in the global fight to end COVID-19, will be...

Published:Saturday | April 18, 2020 | 12:00 AMKimberley Small/Staff Reporter

‘Arnold’s Caribbean Pizza’ is more Jamaican than anything else, at least when it comes to the talent and the writers. Along with Grammy award-winning musician Fabian Cooke taking the lead in the writer’s room, penning most of the first season’s...

Published:Friday | April 17, 2020 | 12:00 AMYasmine Peru/Senior Gleaner Writer

“Day 1, Thursday, April 16, 2020: Arrive in the reggae capital of the world. The vibe is intoxicating … However, you won’t hear any reggae on this trip … It’s a soca takeover! So it is going to be pure carnival vibes on the beautiful island of...

Published:Friday | April 17, 2020 | 12:10 AMYasmine Peru/Senior Gleaner Writer

The countries of Europe have long been numbered among the most lucrative markets for reggae artistes, owing to the numerous huge festivals staged there, especially during the summer months. Among the annual festivals are Reggae Geel, Uprising...

Published:Friday | April 17, 2020 | 12:05 AMMichael Reckord/Gleaner Writer

“CAN YOU imagine the surge in writing that will come out of the enforced isolation and increased anxiety of the COVID crisis?” That question was asked this week by Dr Rachel Moseley-Wood, head of the Department of Literatures in English at The...

Published:Thursday | April 16, 2020 | 12:15 AMKimberley Small/Staff Reporter

ARNOLD’S CARIBBEAN Pizza is the latest sitcom added to the local television timetable. Interesting as it may be to watch regional migrants turn their hands in an American pizzeria, local audiences should take pleasure, or be excited to know that...

Published:Thursday | April 16, 2020 | 12:15 AMYasmine Peru/Senior Gleaner Writer

Grammy award-winning reggae and dancehall artiste, Shaggy, has announced that he is revisiting the classics, and will release Hot Shot 2020, an album which will comprise some of his mega hits and also a few new tracks. This year marks two decades...

Published:Thursday | April 16, 2020 | 12:00 AMStephanie Lyew/Gleaner Writer

Like a salmon swimming upstream, Austria-born singer and songwriter Stefan Prieler is on the long and hard journey of finding the right niche. He wants to be added to the list of respected non-Jamaican reggae and dancehall acts, such as Gentleman,...

Published:Wednesday | April 15, 2020 | 12:00 AM

Bacchanal Beach Jouvert took place on Saturday, April 15, 2006, at James Bond Beach, Oracabessa, St Mary. This is how The Gleaner reported on it. Beach J’ouvert is like a box of chocolates; you never know what you’re gonna get. The warm,...

Published:Wednesday | April 15, 2020 | 12:00 AMYasmine Peru/Senior Gleaner Writer

Gil Bailey, a giant in the field of broadcasting, passed away on Monday in New York, leaving a void which many acknowledge will be hard to fill. Tributes have been pouring in for the pioneer who proudly wore the well-deserved title, Godfather, and...

Published:Wednesday | April 15, 2020 | 12:00 AMKimberley Small/Staff Reporter

Wrapped up in the announcement of the In.Digg.Nation Collective’s partnership deal with Six Course/RCA Records was the doubly exciting news that label signee Lila Ike will release ‘ I Spy’, a brand new Izy Beats-produced single this Thursday,...

Published:Wednesday | April 15, 2020 | 12:00 AMKimberley Small/Staff Reporter

Easter Weekend rolled around with stricter curfews and adamant reminders to stay at home, but that didn’t mean there was no fun to be had. Among many that have been rostered in the past month, JN Group made sure to add their own spirit-lifting,...

Published:Tuesday | April 14, 2020 | 12:00 AMStephanie Lyew/Gleaner Writer

RADIO HAS been a staple of international and local media for decades, reinventing itself with each new wave of technological advancement. For Gavin Whylie, co-founder of JamRockOne, radio has been a mainstay in our lives, “with most of us not...

Published:Tuesday | April 14, 2020 | 12:14 AMMarcia Rowe/Gleaner Writer

THE JOB of an actor is a manifestation of mental courage, physical strength and emotional dexterity. So, for Jamaican Glen Campbell and Dennis Titus, to be nominated for an Actor Boy Award is much more than a feeling of joy. “It’s a humbling...

Published:Monday | April 13, 2020 | 12:00 AMYasmine Peru/Senior Gleaner Writer

Social distancing didn’t get in the way of Jamaicans and friends of Jamaica standing together on Sunday. For some persons across the world encased in lockdown, ‘Telethon Jamaica, Together We Stand’, the six-hour live event staged on Easter Sunday,...

Published:Monday | April 13, 2020 | 12:00 AMDamian Levy/Gleaner Writer

As the cinemas continue to be closed and new movie releases remain retired, streaming platforms have had to fill the gap. This week, I caught up with one of the newer Netflix-only releases that had everything going for it in terms of cinematic...

Published:Monday | April 13, 2020 | 12:12 AM

THE GLOBAL reggae community was shocked on the morning of April 2 to learn that beloved New York City (NYC)-based music impresario German Vera, or ‘Father German’, as he was better known throughout the entertainment world, passed away from a...

Published:Monday | April 13, 2020 | 12:07 AM

TOM HANKS joked about his coronavirus battle during his monologue on Saturday Night Live: At Home. The 63-year-old actor and his wife, Rita Wilson, tested positive for the virus back in March - but having overcome the disease, Hanks was happy to...

Published:Monday | April 13, 2020 | 12:07 AM

THE CAST of Friends have reportedly recorded a 90-minute special. An unscripted reunion special of the hit sitcom was originally set to be filmed in March, before it had to be postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic - but Courteney Cox and...

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