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While many female artistes in Jamaica are focused on climbing to the top, and doing so quickly, none of that seems to matter to the reggae-rocking old soul that is Joelle Clarke, or, as most people know her, Jovi Rockwell.The reggae genre, with its...

Just as he set foot in the elevator, the fellow passenger's eyes fixed on Akeem Mignott."Is this the actor?" the passenger asked. Mignott responded with a wide smile, "Yes, the actor." Their conversation was short and polite, ending with the...

The demand for mento bands skyrocketed during the Christmas season, leaving the Jamaica Cultural Development Commission (JCDC) to conclude that there is still life in this style of Jamaican folk music that influenced ska and reggae."Mento was a...

Liam Gallagher has received his first solo BRIT Awards nomination, while his older brother Noel Gallagher was snubbed.Former Oasis lead singer Liam will compete against Ed Sheeran, Loyle Carner, Rag'n'Bone Man and Stormzy for British Male Solo...

It is standard to see persons running or walking as briskly as they can along the jogging trail inside Emancipation Park, New Kingston, sweat dripping and sinews taut as they look outwards to a fixed image of their target distance. If the Jamaica...

As the Jamaica Association of Vintage Artistes and Affiliates (JAVAA) turns the corner into its 15th year, chairman Frankie Campbell identifies the death insurance...

The art of storytelling is missing from the music. That was the sentiment shared by veteran entertainer Professor Nuts, as he encouraged young entertainers to make music for the long haul.In an interview with The Sunday Gleaner, the Inna Di Bus...

While Fab Five's hit soca song, Ringroad Jam, was literally centred on the road march centerpiece of carnival annually at the University of the West Indies (UWI), Mona, it took a confluence of circumstances - and lots of time - to have it eventually...

Close to the end of Pimento and Hot Pepper: The Story of Mento Music, the connection between Elephant Man's Chaka Chaka and the melody of Sammy Dead is clearly illustrated, even before the documentary's narrative reasserts a point made close to the...

Sam Cooke, Clement 'Sir Coxsone' Dodd, Elvis Presley and David Ruffin - all have two things in common. They were all early outstanding performers in the entertainment business and they were all born in the month of January. So, as we progress...
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