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Stories by Kimberley Small

Published:Friday | January 5, 2018 | 12:00 AMKimberley Small

'Shaggy and Friends' is as literal a title the charity concert could have. For the 'Boombastic' superstar, all it takes is a phone call to gather world-class performers biennially on one stage for a single night, to entertain in support of the...

Published:Friday | January 5, 2018 | 12:00 AMKimberley Small

The 7th Harbour Beach Park will not host another event for at least a month. Mugz, Big Cups, Shore, and Daydreams are some of the events which have utilised the Palisadoes road venue in Kingston. However, the road pileup for Monday night's staging...

Published:Sunday | December 31, 2017 | 12:00 AMKimberley Small

Kingston's progression as a competitive creative city appears promising when comparing the municipality's activities over the last two years. In December 2015, Kingston was the first Caribbean city to be appointed to the UNESCO Creative Cities...

Published:Monday | December 25, 2017 | 12:06 AMKimberley Small

Sean Kingston has returned from the US to his roots. The international music star recently purchased a home in Jamaica and has also brought with him a number of traditions. Earlier this year, the singer/rapper/record producer ...

Published:Sunday | December 24, 2017 | 12:00 AMKimberley Small

Considering Jamaica's proximity to the equator, most Jamaicans cannot relate to Bing Crosby's White Christmas. Regardless, the festivities carry on and to help you get fully immersed in the Yuletide holiday, we have compiled a playlist of Christmas...

Published:Friday | December 22, 2017 | 12:00 AMKimberley Small

Yaadcore is the tastemaker responsible for the Dubwise series, the reggae representative co-host of VP Records' new mix show Studio 17, and also wears the hat of resident DJ of Protoje's In.Digg.Nation collective. The producer has planned one final...

Published:Thursday | December 21, 2017 | 12:00 AMKimberley Small

In the earlier part of last month, Kingston-based digital dancehall collective Equiknoxx told The Gleaner about the release of their 2016 debut instrumental dancehall album called Bird Power Sound, an ongoing online radio show and curating dancehall...

Published:Sunday | December 17, 2017 | 12:00 AMKimberley Small

From ramen-making with a Japanese to exploring the secret of sacred tattoos in Thailand, and even kayaking in the lakes of Dublin, Scotland, the popular virtual bed and breakfast AirBnB now offers their guests 'experiences', as designed by their...

Published:Friday | December 15, 2017 | 12:00 AMKimberley Small

Tribe Sankofa's presentations have gone political. In 2015, the performing arts troupe acknowledged the Mario Deane incident (in which the young man died after being beaten at a police station, after being arrested for a spliff) to highlight the...

Published:Thursday | December 14, 2017 | 12:00 AMKimberley Small

Last month, Garfield 'Chin' Bourne revealed his plan to put on display various recognisable elements associated with dancehall and sound system culture at the 16th staging of Miami's Art Basel. At the veteran deejay's curation, called 'Let There Be...

Published:Sunday | December 10, 2017 | 12:00 AMKimberley Small

The JAMPRO Film Commission has committed to answering the call to action given by the Economic Growth Council for five per cent growth in four years (5-in-4).In January 2017, approximately one year after acquiring the position of film commissioner,...

Published:Wednesday | December 6, 2017 | 12:00 AMKimberley Small

Her music is not reggae, but in the recurring ad-libs is the undeniable inflection of Jamaican patois, as Zuri, mumble-sings what her 'mama said' and 'lick yo' head'.Zuri, daughter of Grammy Award winning reggae artiste Ziggy Marley, has begun to...

Published:Tuesday | December 5, 2017 | 12:00 AMKimberley Small

Under the theme 'Rebirth', Bacchanal Jamaica has once again partnered with the Frenchmen team to offer a premium experience that offers exclusive treatment, including access across events.VIP ticket holders for the recently rescheduled band launch...

Published:Sunday | December 3, 2017 | 12:14 AMKimberley Small

Musical forms like calypso and soca, are often buried in shallow graves, tongue-in-cheek quips and sexual innuendo (for example, Kitty Cat by Square One or Big Phat Fish by Machel Montano). It can be assumed the intent was to amuse the audience, and...

Published:Friday | December 1, 2017 | 12:00 AMKimberley Small

Gramps Morgan of the two-time Grammy nominated reggae band, Morgan Heritage, believes the recognition paid to Jamaican reggae musicians in this Grammy cycle is a testament to the quality of production.Morgan Heritage has been nominated in the 60th...

Published:Monday | November 27, 2017 | 12:00 AMKimberley Small

Last Friday at the National Gallery of Jamaica, Kingston, two out of three prizes were announced for the 2017 Lignum Vitae Writing Awards. There are three categories in the awards: the Una Marson Prize, awarded for adult fiction or adult creative...

Published:Sunday | November 26, 2017 | 12:00 AMKimberley Small

Chronixx and Ghanian recording artiste Fuse ODG have united in an attempt to raise £500,000 for one Ghanian and one Jamaican secondary-level school. With powerful assists from filmmaker Donisha Prendergast and social activist Chaka Clarke (aka...

Published:Tuesday | November 21, 2017 | 12:00 AMKimberley Small

One more locally produced pilot has premiered on national television. On the heels of giving airtime to the grassroots, stoically comical Losing Patience, TVJ recently showed Savannah. Shot over three days between the lush...

Published:Sunday | November 19, 2017 | 12:00 AMKimberley Small

Earlier this year the shores of Negril were awash with yogis and reggae fans, who came to the island to enjoy the inaugural TmrwTday Culture Fest from May 17 to 23.The presence of reggae legends like Lee Scratch Perry, reggae revivalists such as...

Published:Saturday | November 18, 2017 | 12:28 AMKimberley Small

JohnEli DaCosta started off his creative career as an architecture student at the Caribbean School of Architecture, University of Technology, Jamaica (UTech). Affirming the fears of parents the world over, DaCosta's interests shifted into a lesser...

Published:Wednesday | November 15, 2017 | 12:00 AMKimberley Small

Each year, celebrities, fine artists and art aficionados flock to the shores of Miami Beach for the extensive Art Basel exhibition.For the first time this year, a piece of sound system culture will be put on display by veteran sound system Irish...

Published:Sunday | November 12, 2017 | 12:00 AMKimberley Small

It has long been the practice of politicians to use the music of entertainers as a means of injecting energy into their campaigns and political rallies, but according to Chronixx, he does not take kindly to the use of his music for political...

Published:Thursday | November 9, 2017 | 12:00 AMKimberley Small

Michael Sean Harris is breaking the moulds of music making, by deconstructing folks songs that Jamaicans know and love, and introducing new technologies into the recording process to ultimately construe the old familiar sound into one that the...

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