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Stories by Yasmine Peru/Senior Gleaner Writer

Published:Thursday | May 6, 2021 | 12:20 AMYasmine Peru/Senior Gleaner Writer

Jamaican music is as rich in originality and brilliance as it is in fascinating stories, some less happy than others, but no less blockbuster-worthy. One such is the life and times of renowned and revered trombonist and composer, Don Drummond, who...

Published:Wednesday | May 5, 2021 | 12:28 AMYasmine Peru/Senior Gleaner Writer

Jamaica-born American film-maker and novelist Julian ‘Jingles’ Reynolds, CEO of the New York-based Fiwi Productions, said the global demand for the Jamaican culture not only remains, it is growing stronger. Reynolds is celebrating a recent deal...

Published:Wednesday | May 5, 2021 | 12:25 AMYasmine Peru/Senior Gleaner Writer

The Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) is receiving lots of praise from some quarters for a creative social media campaign dubbed ‘Wanted Wednesdays’. The initiative, which appears to tap straight into the dancehall culture, mimics the names of the...

Published:Monday | May 3, 2021 | 12:08 AMYasmine Peru/Senior Gleaner Writer

What once hosted a bustling business, which provided bread and butter for tour guides, Jamaica Union of Travellers Association (JUTA) drivers, and the community of Trench Town, is now glum buildings devoid of energy, the patter of feet, the clicks...

Published:Saturday | May 1, 2021 | 12:09 AMYasmine Peru/Senior Gleaner Writer

Bob Marley: Legacy, the 12-part, mini-documentary web series that delves into the life of reggae icon Robert Nesta ‘Bob’ Marley, regarded as one of the 20th century’s most influential figures, has been nominated for a coveted Webby Award. The...

Published:Friday | April 30, 2021 | 12:25 AMYasmine Peru/Senior Gleaner Writer

Frenchman David Cairol is no construction worker, but he knows a lot about building bridges. He started listening to reggae music at the age of 14 – nearly three decades ago – and he has been using the message therein to build bridges of hope and...

Published:Tuesday | April 27, 2021 | 12:14 AMYasmine Peru/Senior Gleaner Writer

The enduring legacy of dreadlocked reggae icon Bob Marley has clearly had a tremendous impact on superstar rapper and businessman Jay-Z. Some 40 years after the death of the reggae legend, Jay-Z said during a recent interview that he wants to be...

Published:Monday | April 26, 2021 | 12:13 AMYasmine Peru/Senior Gleaner Writer

The children of reggae icon Bunny Wailer have settled outstanding hospital bills and have secured the death certificate and the documentation needed for them to start making plans for an appropriate and dignified send-off for their beloved father....

Published:Thursday | April 22, 2021 | 12:09 AMYasmine Peru/Senior Gleaner Writer

Artiste, producer and promoter, Lawrence ‘Jah Mike’ Lugg, is hoping to add yet another title to his name – councillor – and the humanitarian says he has been preparing for this role all his life. Therefore, come next year February, he will be...

Published:Wednesday | April 21, 2021 | 12:18 AMYasmine Peru/Senior Gleaner Writer

The passing of prominent journalist, editor, lecturer, communications specialist and former Television Jamaica news anchor Michael Sharpe early Tuesday morning has had an impact on people from every sector, including entertainment. Sharpe, who was...

Published:Tuesday | April 20, 2021 | 12:10 AMYasmine Peru/Senior Gleaner Writer

On Monday, a billboard in Times Square, New York, loudly proclaimed, ‘Nasdaq salutes International Peter Tosh Day’ along with an advertisement detailing activities for today, April 20, the official weed day, also known as 4/20 (four-twenty). Reggae...

Published:Monday | April 19, 2021 | 12:18 AMYasmine Peru/Senior Gleaner Writer

If legendary toaster Big Youth had one wish for his birthday today, it would be to see love, peace and harmony reign in Jamaica, and he is happy to use whatever platform is available to get his message to the world. “Every day yuh wake up all yuh...

Published:Monday | April 19, 2021 | 12:14 AMYasmine Peru/Senior Gleaner Writer

The name Isat Buchanan is getting more and more attention within and outside of legal circles, as the young attorney takes huge strides up the professional ladder. The son of music legend Big Youth, Buchanan was formally called to the bar in 2017...

Published:Saturday | April 17, 2021 | 12:17 AMYasmine Peru/Senior Gleaner Writer

The usual themes of money and man footing the bills just because are played out in Pay For It, but there is really nothing regular about this creatively packaged dancehall tune. Konshens, the artiste who “gyal pickiney” absolutely love to love,...

Published:Friday | April 16, 2021 | 12:17 AMYasmine Peru/Senior Gleaner Writer

“Family” was the word used by music industry veteran and producer extraordinaire Gussie Clarke when describing engineer, Donald ‘Tixie’ Dixon, whose death last Friday stunned the industry. Tixie, who had been battling cancer, passed away at home in...

Published:Friday | April 16, 2021 | 12:14 AMYasmine Peru/Senior Gleaner Writer

IN ADDITION to being singers and players of instruments, Tommy Cowan, Wayne Marshall, Shinehead, Bunny Wailer, Pinchers, Capleton, Cat Coore, Benjy Myaz, Sizzla, Stephen Marley, Big Youth, Duane Stephenson, Tarrus Riley, General Degree, I-Octane...

Published:Tuesday | April 13, 2021 | 12:17 AMYasmine Peru/Senior Gleaner Writer

Music producer and People’s National Party politician Patrick Roberts is in partial agreement with Prime Minister Andrew Holness, who used a recent sitting of the House of Representatives to criticise certain aspects of Jamaica’s popular culture,...

Published:Monday | April 12, 2021 | 12:13 AMYasmine Peru/Senior Gleaner Writer

Director of Contractor Music Group Sean ‘Contractor’ Edwards is upbeat that a major collab, which he produced by drawing on artistes from England, Mexico and Jamaica, has racked up a whopping one million streams on streaming giant Spotify in just...

Published:Tuesday | April 6, 2021 | 12:19 AMYasmine Peru/Senior Gleaner Writer

Following some of the financial affairs of Bunny Wailer being exposed in the public sphere, his son and co-executor of his estate, Abijah Asadenaki Livingston, is seeking to separate fact from fiction. He blasted what he said “seems to be a...

Published:Tuesday | April 6, 2021 | 12:14 AMYasmine Peru/Senior Gleaner Writer

At 75, and being able to celebrate another birthday, especially during the era of the COVID-19 pandemic, is nothing to take lightly. And no one knows that better than Tommy Cowan, the impresario who has seen and done more than most. But if the...

Published:Monday | March 29, 2021 | 12:11 AMYasmine Peru/Senior Gleaner Writer

Fans of ‘royal couple’ Queenie and Dowey would realise by now that the bride actually had, not one, but two fabulous wedding dresses – an exquisite, traditional lace, fairy-tale gown and the stunning, ultra-modern, pearl white mermaid sweep dress,...

Published:Thursday | March 25, 2021 | 12:11 AMYasmine Peru/Senior Gleaner Writer

The International Reggae and World Music Awards (IRAWMA) on Tuesday evening unveiled the nominees for the 39th staging of the ceremony. Unlike previous years, the event was virtual, and streamed live on the award’s website. The virtual conference...

Published:Thursday | March 25, 2021 | 12:06 AMYasmine Peru/Senior Gleaner Writer

On Sunday, Prime Minister Andrew Holness announced that starting today, until April 13, burials will be allowed on weekdays between the hours of 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. The guidelines state that no more than 15 persons can be present, and the burial...

Published:Wednesday | March 24, 2021 | 12:11 AMYasmine Peru/Senior Gleaner Writer

The soundtrack for seminal Jamaican film, The Harder They Come, has been added to the prestigious Library of Congress National Recording Registry, making it only the second reggae album to be so recognised. In 2007, Burnin’, the sixth studio album...

Published:Monday | March 22, 2021 | 12:19 AMYasmine Peru/Senior Gleaner Writer

One month after walking his daughter down the aisle, King Yellowman is still beaming with pride, and enjoys reliving the treasured moment. “It feels good. The wedding was very well organised,” the devout family man told The Gleaner. “It was easy...

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