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Stories by Stephanie Lyew - Sunday Gleaner Writer

Published:Sunday | December 4, 2022 | 12:08 AMStephanie Lyew - Sunday Gleaner Writer

The love shared between Tami Chynn and Wayne Marshall would have permeated the dancehall landscape for almost two decades ago as the then recording artistes chronicled their friendship-turned-love story in the lyrics of — and the music videos of...

Published:Sunday | November 27, 2022 | 12:09 AMStephanie Lyew - Sunday Gleaner Writer

After a long hiatus from the stages and studios, Damian Moss-Solomon, a former member of the acclaimed dancehall collective Dutty Cup Crew, has returned to the scene. The reggae-dancehall entertainer, who performs under the moniker Mossy Kid, has...

Published:Sunday | November 13, 2022 | 12:06 AMStephanie Lyew - Sunday Gleaner Writer

‘Yo Izy, are you kidding me?’ “There is no joke about it,” IzyBeats answered in an interview with The Sunday Gleaner, alluding to his debut album Edgehill, which is slated to be released in 2023. In 2017, IzyBeats joined the roster of international...

Published:Sunday | November 6, 2022 | 12:09 AMStephanie Lyew - Sunday Gleaner Writer

After a whirlwind year as Miss Jamaica World 2021, Khalia Hall is feeling more prepared to move forward into the next chapter of her life as she prepares to hand over the crown in a month’s time. Hall, who has been sitting in the seat of...

Published:Sunday | October 23, 2022 | 12:07 AMStephanie Lyew - Sunday Gleaner Writer

Any interview with veteran ska artiste Lord Creator will always touch on his love for Jamaica. Six decades have passed since he wrote and recorded Independent Jamaica, the song documented as one of the first on the iconic Island Records label...

Published:Sunday | October 9, 2022 | 10:57 AMStephanie Lyew - Sunday Gleaner Writer

There is no doubt that when it comes to talent in Jamaica, there is a big pool, but according to television host and music industry insider Donovan ‘JR’ Watkis, there is a bigger knowledge gap as it relates to strategies for turning entertainment...

Published:Sunday | October 2, 2022 | 12:06 AMStephanie Lyew - Sunday Gleaner Writer

Recording artiste and songwriter Nyanda Thorbourne has her hands full. She has been balancing being a mother, running a household, family life, a recording career, and a business, which evolved out of being part of the popular group Brick...

Published:Sunday | September 4, 2022 | 12:07 AMStephanie Lyew - Sunday Gleaner Writer

A stalwart of Julian Marley’s The Uprising touring band, Miami-born-and-raised musician Jaime Hinckson is a classical and jazz pianist and composer who has had the opportunity to open the stage for several icons. In 2006, at 17, Hinckson opened the...

Published:Sunday | August 28, 2022 | 12:08 AMStephanie Lyew - Sunday Gleaner Writer

Toronto-based R...

Published:Sunday | August 21, 2022 | 12:06 AMStephanie Lyew - Sunday Gleaner Writer

Popular dancehall entertainer, Serani, had a very special duet partner at the recent staging of Manchester Caribbean Carnival at Alexandra Park. The 40-year-old singer-songwriter welcomed seven-year-old Lottie Tute on the stage during his...

Published:Sunday | August 14, 2022 | 12:09 AMStephanie Lyew - Sunday Gleaner Writer

Whenever the stories of drumming are chronicled in Jamaica’s musical landscape, the name Marjorie Whylie is likely to come up. Not only has she committed to playing the pulsating instrument – among other instruments, including the piano – from her...

Published:Sunday | July 31, 2022 | 12:10 AMStephanie Lyew - Sunday Gleaner Writer

Michael Nicholson, easily one of Jamaica’s renowned actors and comedians, was celebrated by friends and family last Wednesday as he turned 60 at a nautical-themed dinner party. “I’m truly surprised,” he said after catching his breath, having...

Published:Sunday | July 24, 2022 | 12:10 AMStephanie Lyew - Sunday Gleaner Writer

Teejay is changing the way he approaches the music industry. Ahead of the release of the long-awaited Rags To Riches album, the reggae-dancehall entertainer is taking the time to make connections, and in doing so, giving more of himself, he said in...

Published:Sunday | July 17, 2022 | 12:08 AMStephanie Lyew - Sunday Gleaner Writer

“It’s not about keeping up an image; the fashion industry – being in front of the cameras on and off the runway – can be exhausting at times. There will be people who tease and make fun of you, but be yourself, be the individual that makes fun of...

Published:Sunday | July 10, 2022 | 12:06 AMStephanie Lyew - Sunday Gleaner Writer

A kaleidoscope of colours, the pageantry of costumes, craft and designs and clean-cut fun. Byron Lee envisioned the streets of Jamaica painted with people of all ages, adorned in all the colours of the earth, the revelry, and at the centre of it...

Published:Sunday | June 26, 2022 | 12:07 AMStephanie Lyew - Sunday Gleaner Writer

Legendary cultural ‘toaster’ Manley Augustus Buchanan, more popularly known as Big Youth, is always reggae red carpet ready. He is a benchmark for signature style and flair in the reggae music landscape, but reminds youths that “image is not what...

Published:Sunday | June 19, 2022 | 12:10 AMStephanie Lyew - Sunday Gleaner Writer

( It’s Father’s Day in the year of Jamaica 60 and as part of the jubilee celebrations, The Sunday Gleaner’s Entertainment section is featuring the sound system culture, which was born in Jamaica in the late 40s and 50s through the creativity of the...

Published:Sunday | June 19, 2022 | 12:06 AMStephanie Lyew - Sunday Gleaner Writer

( It’s Father’s Day in the year of Jamaica 60 and, as part of the jubilee celebrations, The Sunday Gleaner’s Entertainment section is featuring the sound system culture, which was born in Jamaica in the late ‘40s and ‘50s through the creativity of...

Published:Monday | June 6, 2022 | 8:03 AMStephanie Lyew - Sunday Gleaner Writer

Dancehall sweetheart Samantha J appears ready to get back into the music industry ring, and she’s throwing punches. With new-found drive and energy, and dare we mention it, a fit bod, the recording artiste who gave birth to her son, Trillion, in...

Published:Sunday | May 29, 2022 | 12:41 AMStephanie Lyew - Sunday Gleaner Writer

A consummate follow-up to his 2021 Grammy Award-nominated album, Sean Paul’s Scorcha is a light-footed strut around the dancehall playground. The highly acclaimed reggae and dancehall artiste quickly transitions from one theme to the next; from...

Published:Sunday | May 22, 2022 | 12:08 AMStephanie Lyew - Sunday Gleaner Writer

Thriving in a smoky blur of local acts crossing over into the pop realm, fusing the sounds of reggae and dancehall with other genres and capturing the attention of the techie generation is the multi-hyphenate Indie Allen, who not only captured but...

Published:Sunday | May 22, 2022 | 12:07 AMStephanie Lyew - Sunday Gleaner Writer

In a moment when all her goals seemed possible, Esther Antoine nearly lost her mind and then her life. The unexpected death of her youngest child in 2008 left the singer, songwriter, author and her family in a daze as it was discovered that the...

Published:Sunday | May 15, 2022 | 12:06 AMStephanie Lyew - Sunday Gleaner Writer

The people of the Caribbean became creative in preserving African traditions over the years, fashioning new words, and recombining and recreating the sounds of the percussions, essentially defying colonial bans on the traditional cylindrical drums...

Published:Sunday | April 24, 2022 | 12:06 AMStephanie Lyew - Sunday Gleaner Writer

As Trinidad and Tobago’s government continues to question the total revenue generated by the National Carnival Commission from its $15 million investment in its ‘Taste of Carnival’ season that ended on March 1, one native is celebrating success and...

Published:Sunday | April 17, 2022 | 12:09 AMStephanie Lyew - Sunday Gleaner Writer

Demarco’s influence lies not only in the fact that he has made an unforgettable mark on a generation of recording artistes, penning, performing and producing songs, but also because he has managed to maintain his relevance with an audience known to...

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