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Published:Monday | November 16, 2020 | 12:11 AMShereita Grizzle/Staff Reporter

Ten years ago, when spoken-word artiste, Ras Takura, started the Dis Poem Wordz...

Published:Monday | November 16, 2020 | 12:08 AMShereita Grizzle/Staff Reporter

The latest installation in a 12-part series which delves into the life of reggae icon Robert Nesta Marley has been released. Part seven in the YouTube documentary, titled Legacy: Freedom Fighter, sees some of the world’s most renowned artistes,...

Published:Saturday | November 14, 2020 | 12:05 AMShereita Grizzle/Staff Reporter

Still on a high after going Gold in Canada for his work as a producer on Kranium’s Can’t Believe, ZJ Liquid says he is on a mission to prove that he is more than just a popular radio personality. The entertainer, who has been actively pursuing a...

Published:Tuesday | November 10, 2020 | 12:08 AMShereita Grizzle/Staff Reporter

Ever since the conclusion of last year’s show, organisers of the annual Ghetto Splash concert had begun putting plans in place for the 2020 staging. Unfortunately, with the COVID-19 pandemic having caused a total lockdown of the local entertainment...

Published:Wednesday | November 4, 2020 | 12:13 AMShereita Grizzle/Staff Reporter

Established video director Sasha Bling is encouraging entertainers to churn out more music videos as these productions could be the key to remaining relevant. In an interview with The Gleaner, the content creator, who has worked with the likes of...

Published:Monday | November 2, 2020 | 12:10 AMShereita Grizzle/Staff Reporter

Since winning the Magnum Kings and Queens of Dancehall title in 2017, Shanekia ‘Suspense’ Morrison has been seeking to find her footing in the industry. Having turned over her life to Christ shortly after winning the competition, the entertainer...

Published:Wednesday | October 28, 2020 | 12:19 AMShereita Grizzle/Staff Reporter

Veteran dancehall artiste, Chaka Demus has been igniting the local and international music scenes since catapulting to fame in the 90s with his ‘other half’, Pliers. Having been well supported over the years by music lovers across the globe, the...

Published:Wednesday | October 28, 2020 | 12:14 AMShereita Grizzle/Staff Reporter

It is no secret that the already thin line that exists between highly sexualised dancehall content and full-on soft porn has eroded even further, as more dancehall entertainers say that they are embracing their sexuality, sometimes in eye-popping...

Published:Monday | October 26, 2020 | 12:08 AMShereita Grizzle/Staff Reporter

Technical difficulties and inclement weather caused Palace Amusement to postpone Friday’s grand opening of their New Kingston Drive-In Cinema, but only for 24 hours. Having sorted through the technical glitches and with the rains having...

Published:Friday | October 23, 2020 | 11:44 AMShereita Grizzle/Staff Reporter

Palace Amusements has announced that as a result of technical difficulties, today's grand opening of the New Kingston drive-in cinema has been postponed.  In a statement sent to The Gleaner a short while ago, Melanie Graham,...

Published:Friday | October 23, 2020 | 12:08 AMShereita Grizzle/Staff Reporter

When The Gleaner interviewed Palace Amusement Marketing Manager Melanie Graham back in June, the return of drive-in cinemas in Jamaica was a mere thought, an idea the team was actively pursuing as an alternative to indoor cinemas that had been...

Published:Tuesday | October 20, 2020 | 12:06 AMShereita Grizzle/Staff Reporter

She promised to show Jamaica exactly what she is made of, and on Sunday evening, up-and-coming artiste Marcy Chin did just that. After her much-talked-about performance during prime time at July’s virtual staging of Reggae Sumfest, the petite Chin...

Published:Monday | October 19, 2020 | 7:26 AMShereita Grizzle/Staff Reporter

Like many other holidays this year, National Heroes Day, today, will be heavily impacted by COVID-19 restrictions. Prolonged lockdown conditions have put a damper on the usual festivities; nevertheless, at least one performing arts group will today...

Published:Wednesday | September 30, 2020 | 12:11 AMShereita Grizzle/Staff Reporter

The official Pressure remix was released last Friday and has since amassed close to 300,000 views. Grammy-winning artiste Koffee teamed up with the Gargamel himself, Buju Banton. The track sees the pair taking on various social issues, such as...

Published:Friday | September 25, 2020 | 12:07 AMShereita Grizzle/Staff Reporter

She is fierce. She is bold. She is legendary. She is dancehall’s ‘top doll’, Ishawna. Since her introduction in music back in 2005, the 33-year-old deejay has been paving a way for herself in a highly competitive industry. Today, with more than a...

Published:Friday | September 18, 2020 | 12:10 AMShereita Grizzle/Staff Reporter

From fashion designing to business mogul to artiste manager, Romeich Major does it all. Humble and jovial, the Romeich Entertainment frontman freely gave business advice as he spoke about his journey in the entertainment industry. If you are a...

Published:Thursday | September 17, 2020 | 12:09 AMShereita Grizzle/Staff Reporter

Producer-turned-artiste T’Jean Bennett says he hopes his latest single, Let Them Talk, will inspire listeners to stay motivated in the midst of constant scrutiny and bad mind. Disclosing that the track was given to him via biblical revelation,...

Published:Monday | September 14, 2020 | 12:13 AMShereita Grizzle/Staff Reporter

As the music fraternity mourns the loss of iconic reggae artiste Frederick ‘Toots’ Hibberts, the Jamaica Cultural Development Commission (JCDC) is urging the younger generation to take some time to learn about his contribution to the development...

Published:Thursday | September 10, 2020 | 12:08 AMShereita Grizzle/Staff Reporter

Sean ‘Young Pow’ Diedrick says having been brought up in a musical family, there was no escaping the lure of the entertainment industry. And, with his three brothers also having musical inclinations, the seasoned producer and musician said he had...

Published:Saturday | September 5, 2020 | 12:05 AMShereita Grizzle/Staff Reporter

Reggae artistes Bugle, Kabaka Pyramid, and Jesse Royal have joined forces to deliver a powerful track that they hope will influence people to be the agents of change that the world needs. The song, Change The World, was released just over a week...

Published:Friday | September 4, 2020 | 12:08 AMShereita Grizzle/Staff Reporter

While many artistes were busy cutting dubs for politicians to use as part of their campaigns this election season, dancehall artiste Denyque was voicing jingles for the Bank of Jamaica (BOJ). The advertisement, which is part of the BOJ’s inflation...

Published:Wednesday | September 2, 2020 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle/Staff Reporter

Grammy-nominated reggae artiste Protoje is today basking in the success of his song, Like Royalty. The track, which features Billboard-charting artiste Popcaan, appears on Protoje’s fifth studio album, In Search of Lost Time, and currently has 1.2...

Published:Tuesday | August 25, 2020 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle/Staff Reporter

Recently appointed CEO of the Garvey Institute for Human Development, Michael Dawson, says the organisation has set up a scholarship fund for the daughter of Dale and Sherine Virgo to assist with back-to-school efforts. The Virgos story captured...

Published:Friday | August 21, 2020 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle/Staff Reporter

Singer Zia Benjamin has been making waves on the local and international music circuit over the past few years. Her bohemian island girl style and sound has made it impossible to ignore her, and her achievements so far has commanded not just...

Published:Friday | August 21, 2020 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle/Staff Reporter

Reggae artiste Protoje has never been afraid to express his dissatisfaction with the Jamaican Government and its treatment of the music industry. In fact, the entertainer has been quoted in several interviews questioning the Government’s commitment...

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