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Stories by Kimberly Small/Gleaner Writer

Published:Wednesday | March 13, 2019 | 12:05 AMKimberly Small/Gleaner Writer

Award-winning film-maker Peter Webber came to Jamaica about two years ago on the invitation of reggae singer Winston McAnuff. They met following an Inna De Yard concert, and conversation flowed into the hospitality that has become a defining...

Published:Sunday | March 3, 2019 | 12:12 AMKimberly Small/Gleaner Writer

Built by a lifetime of travel, art, advocacy and a trip to the edge and back, Myrna Hague-Bradshaw has proven her magnetism. Time and again, dedicated patrons flock to her jazz concerts, festivals and benefits to bask in the rolling, easy but...

Published:Monday | January 21, 2019 | 12:00 AMKimberly Small/Gleaner Writer

In the realm of Rastafarianism, it is assumed that the conversation about Jamaica's ban on plastic and single-use plastic items, falls in the area of ital livity. However, conversations at the 26th annual Rebel Salute Reggae festival revealed that...

Published:Monday | January 7, 2019 | 12:00 AMKimberly Small/Gleaner Writer

Celebrating 44 years in the music business, Lloyd Parks and We The People Band presented a formidable showcase at Mas Camp last Saturday night. Featuring some of Jamaica's pioneering performers, Parks (affectionately referred by most as 'Lydie'),...

Published:Wednesday | December 19, 2018 | 12:00 AMKimberly Small/Gleaner Writer

Though the holiday season is well under way, and Christmas Day is just around the corner, dBURNZ doesn't think it's too late to introduce a new Jamaican Christmas song. Last weekend, the young reggae singer was part of the Jamaica Youth Chorale's...

Published:Wednesday | August 8, 2018 | 12:00 AMKimberly Small/Gleaner Writer

This year's Grand Gala's overarching theme was One Love, One Family, and attracted approximately 30,000 attendees.The packed stadium was focused on the midfield filled with performances as they outlined the development of Jamaica - from the...

Published:Saturday | August 4, 2018 | 12:00 AMKimberly Small/Gleaner Writer

The late, great Lousie Bennett-Coverley championed the use of Patois as an apt, funny vehicle for storytelling. Today it's an art form Dr Amina Blackwood-Meeks continues to employ.Dr Blackwood-Meeks recently co-hosted the Seville Emancipation Jubilee...

Published:Friday | July 13, 2018 | 12:00 AMKimberly Small/Gleaner Writer

When Sanchez's name is on the bill, promoters can expect that both men and women will come out in droves to listen to the smooth, expert crooning of the musical genius.Recently, after his second appearance under the Appleton Signature Nights banner...

Published:Friday | July 6, 2018 | 12:00 AMKimberly Small/Gleaner Writer

Toni Morgan Haye initially planned to write and direct a futuristic, sci-fi series. Last year, she became the first Jamaican director to debut on Amazon Prime, one of the world's largest broadcast networks. That pilot for a 10-episode-long...

Published:Wednesday | June 27, 2018 | 12:00 AMKimberly Small/Gleaner Writer

To commemorate their 10th anniversary as a saxophone quartet, the SIGMA Project, accompanied by violinist Cecilia Bercovich, on Monday filled the UWI Chapel with melodies and harmonies, making the famous church feel more like the even more famous...

Published:Monday | May 14, 2018 | 12:00 AMKimberly Small/Gleaner Writer

"GATFFEST is the biggest community film festival in the region." This according to State Minister in the Ministry of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport Alando Terrelonge, who delivered the keynote address at the launch of this year's...

Published:Monday | April 30, 2018 | 12:11 AMKimberly Small/Gleaner Writer

Performing for the Jamaican public for the first time, social-media personality-turned-stand-up comedian Majah Hype did not disappoint. Last Friday night at the Karl Hendrickson Auditorium in St Andrew, the expert 'accent impersonator' performed at...

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