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Published:Sunday | July 21, 2019 | 12:15 AMAdrian Frater - News Editor

Western Bureau: MC Nuffy, who has probably witnessed more top-class sound clashes than any other host, believes that sound preparation was behind Germany’s Warrior Sound International surprise win in Thursday night’s Reggae Sumfest’s Global Sound...

Published:Sunday | July 21, 2019 | 12:13 AMRoy Black

Last Monday, July 15, marked the 69th anniversary of the birth of the late, legendary, Jamaican singer Gregory Isaacs. Dubbed ‘The Cool Ruler”, nine years after his passing, he is living up to his moniker as his hits still rule, causing Isaacs to...

Published:Sunday | July 21, 2019 | 12:12 AMRoy Black - Gleaner Writer

The Jamaican music industry has again suffered a big loss. On July 16, Pat Kelly, perhaps the most distinctive falsetto voice in Jamaican popular music, and more specifically in the rocksteady era of the 1960s, passed away. Kelly came to...

Published:Saturday | July 20, 2019 | 11:09 PM

Unlike last night, when patrons arrived late at the Catherine Hall venue in Montego Bay, St James, forcing the show off schedule, it's almost clockwork tonight.

Published:Saturday | July 20, 2019 | 8:07 PM

Estimated as one of the largest crowds at Montego Bay’s Catherine Hall Complex, patrons at Friday night’s 27th instalment of Reggae Sumfest rivalled the population of a small city.

Published:Saturday | July 20, 2019 | 10:18 AM

The police this morning ordered an abrupt end to night one of Reggae Sumfest inside Montego Bay's Catherine Hall Complex with around six artistes left to perform. The show was scheduled to be closed at 5.30 a.m but according to Superintendent...

Published:Saturday | July 20, 2019 | 4:25 AM

Reggae Sumfest patrons had many listening options on Friday night at the Catherine Hall Complex in Montego Bay, St James. Among the options was to shut out any semblance of noise through a technology that saw several people flocking the Island Stains Herb House booth for the 'silent party'.

Published:Saturday | July 20, 2019 | 12:08 AM

The Walking Dead creator has hinted at a Negan spin-off comic. This month the long-running comic series came to a surprising end with issue #192 but arch-villain Negan, played in the TV series by Jeffrey Dean Morgan, is still alive and creator...

Published:Saturday | July 20, 2019 | 12:07 AMAdrian Frater/News Editor

Mattia Ruebenstruck, the man whose Warrior Sound International won the 2019 edition of Reggae Sumfest’s Global Sound Clash title, believes he has successfully carved his name in dancehall’s history. The German sound beat out two Jamaicans, a...

Published:Saturday | July 20, 2019 | 12:06 AM

Over its 27-year history, Reggae Sumfest has launched the careers of countless artistes. Every year, up and coming talents clamour to be included in the line-up, hoping to get their shot at fame. 

Published:Saturday | July 20, 2019 | 12:04 AMSherieita Grizzle

Stacy (last name withheld) from Florida in the United States is in Jamaica to celebrate her 50th birthday and this one's extra special. Although not her first trip to the island, it's her first time at Reggae Sumfest and...

Published:Friday | July 19, 2019 | 10:08 AMAdrian Frater

Warrior Sound International, the one-man German outfit featuring selector Mattia Ruebenstruck, created a stunning upset at the Pier One Complex in Montego Bay, St James, on Thursday night by capturing the 2019 edition of Reggae Sumfest...

Published:Friday | July 19, 2019 | 12:35 AM

Jamaica is known worldwide for its wealth of talented performers and actors, and the award-winning film Sprinter, written and directed by prolific Jamaican film-maker Storm Saulter, has created an international platform for this talent. The film,...

Published:Friday | July 19, 2019 | 12:28 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: He had nothing to do with the planning. He didn’t have to lift a finger. All he had to do was show up. And the ‘Caribbeaness’ of big, bad, soca giant Bunji Garlin and his equally musically rich empress, Fay-Ann Lyons, was...

Published:Friday | July 19, 2019 | 12:21 AM

Internationally acknowledged as the cultural capital of the English-speaking Caribbean, Kingston recently got the wherewithal to offer even more to culture buffs. There’s a new orchestra and a new theatre in town. The former is the Avant Academy...

Published:Friday | July 19, 2019 | 12:18 AMKimberley Small/Staff Reporter

Today heralds a long-anticipated release from In.Digg.Nation-managed singer, Sevana. Her new single, Nobody Man, is different from what fans have heard the songstress do before, because it’s dancehall and she’s deejaying. More so, the song takes on...

Published:Friday | July 19, 2019 | 12:15 AMSade Gardner/Gleaner Writer

It is often said that a king is never honoured in his own land, and meteoric entertainer Rygin King believes that the expression best fits his experience. Undeniably one of the most talked about and lauded dancehall toasters of 2018, the...

Published:Friday | July 19, 2019 | 12:11 AM

Dream Entertainment head honchos have promised that Dream Weekend 2019 will continue to amaze patrons. As the group readies for the Emancipendence weekend, the writing is on the wall that favourites; Twisted Spiritz, Yush, Wet n Wild, Celebrity...

Published:Friday | July 19, 2019 | 12:11 AM

Miss Jamaica World kicks into high gear on Sunday with the private selection of finalists for the 2019 pageant. National Director Weston Haughton says there are even more applicants this year than there were for the 2018 pageant “Applications...

Published:Friday | July 19, 2019 | 12:09 AMKimberley Small/Staff Reporter

Since the Reggae Sumfest brand was acquired by Downsound Entertainment’s Josef Bogdanovich two years ago, the festival format is turning away from having one night branded ‘Dancehall Night’ and another dedicated to reggae. But breaking habits are...

Published:Friday | July 19, 2019 | 12:06 AM

Returning to the Reggae Sumfest stage for a second year in a row is 4th Genna officiate, Govana. The dancehall artiste has been rising high since Sumfest 2018, when he took on the big stage for the first time – solo. Well prepared from his time...

Published:Thursday | July 18, 2019 | 12:23 AMJanet Silvera/ Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: If Reggae Sumfest’s All-White party Tuesday night at Pier One was any indication of what to expect come Friday and Saturday at the main venue, the Catherine Hall complex, festivalgoers are in for a treat. The waterfront was packed...

Published:Thursday | July 18, 2019 | 12:22 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Director of Tourism Donovan White says Jamaica remains the hottest entertainment destination in the Caribbean this summer, triggered by the Jamaica Tourist Board’s (JTB) Jamrock Summer promotion, which features 21 days of non-stop...

Published:Thursday | July 18, 2019 | 12:21 AMMarcia Rowe/Gleaner Writer

Colourful backdrop, coupled with spectacular set and costumes, reinforced the creatively bold choreographies at Saturday’s staging of Milan 2019. It was the Anjali dancers’ 11th season, and it could be best described as a showpiece of India, and...

Published:Thursday | July 18, 2019 | 12:20 AMSade Gardner/Gleaner Writer

You may have Money Fever, Trending, Ohh Lala La or Allergy down as favourites in your Squash playlist, but there is only one song that stands out for Squash of all the ‘bangers’ he has recorded, Overcome. Not his usual party-flavoured or gangster...

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