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Published:Sunday | January 29, 2023 | 1:17 AMStephanie Lyew - Sunday Gleaner Writer

Fervour around Terrence Harold’s personality and interpretation of dancehall’s ‘rude bwoy’ style hit fever pitch at several points throughout his career as an entertainer, music producer, actor, visual artist and live event curator. Undeniably,...

Published:Sunday | January 22, 2023 | 1:31 AMStephanie Lyew - Sunday Gleaner Writer

Pain and mourning did not stop reggae-dancehall artistes from hitting the stage or giving their very best during the first night of roots reggae event Rebel Salute. Even the most experienced entertainers find themselves overcome with emotions from...

Published:Sunday | January 15, 2023 | 1:27 AMStephanie Lyew - Sunday Gleaner Writer

Royal Blu is focused on his target and aims to hit hard, while hitting home, even with sights set on the road ahead. “Real life we struggling, but living it up online,” are the lyrics of the first verse of Artillery, the latest song from Royal Blu...

Published:Sunday | January 1, 2023 | 1:15 AMStephanie Lyew - Sunday Gleaner Writer

Award-winning actor Desmond Dennis has landed his next major role in Anancy...

Published:Sunday | December 25, 2022 | 1:44 AMStephanie Lyew - Sunday Gleaner Writer

Sister Nancy looks like she is taking up a new hobby to keep her active – skateboarding. A trailblazing dancehall entertainer, she is certainly one of the genre’s pioneering females who capitalised on her music and has kept the lyrics of her iconic...

Published:Sunday | December 25, 2022 | 1:18 AMStephanie Lyew - Sunday Gleaner Writer

There is one Christmas memory that always gets classic reggae duo Chaka Demus and Pliers laughing to tears. In the early days of their career and friendship, while in Los Angeles (LA) for a performance at Christmastime, as the two entertainers...

Published:Sunday | December 18, 2022 | 12:40 AMStephanie Lyew - Sunday Gleaner Writer

Lately, Craig ‘Craigy T’ Thompson, singer-songwriter, musician and record producer, can be found juggling several tools along with the usual microphone and music recording equipment. Behind a wall of privacy, he may be found hammering, bending and...

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...

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