Ricky Trooper, Pink Panther prepare for Sumfest’s Global Sound Clash - Local selectors say winning is a matter of cultural pride
Jamaica Gleaner

Reggae and dancehall entertainers are oftentimes mentioned for having a competitive nature, whether by their attempts to surpass previous musical achievements or to outdo peers. And over the years, the platform that has...

Vershon highlights struggles in ‘Reply’
Jamaica Star

Known for singles like 'Inna Real Life' and 'Mercy of God', dancehall artiste Vershon again hopes to make an impact on the industry with a new song. The artiste's latest single, Reply, that was produced by Real Queffa...

Hot fashion at Morning Bliss
Jamaica Star

Scenes during Morning Bliss, held at Chelsea Avenue, New Kingston, recently.

Fans mark one-year anniversary of XXXTentacion’s death
Jamaica Star

Tuesday marked the one-year anniversary of the death of US rapper XXXTentacion. The deceased, who is of Jamaican decent, was gunned down in Deerfield Beach, Florida, on June 18 last year. His death created waves in the...

Zenyth taking it to the top
Jamaica Star

As his name suggests, singer and songwriter Zenyth has plans on taking dancehall music to the highest level possible. The up-and-coming artiste, a 2004 graduate of Kingston College, describes himself as a talented,...

Daddy 1 ready to prove lyrical potency
Jamaica Star

Another name coming from the famed dancehall alliance known as the 6ix is Salt Spring native Daddy 1. Armed with a story and catchy chorus lines, Daddy 1 says he is ready to prove himself lyrically loyal to the 6ix and...

Eek-A-Mouse is an attention seeker - Industry players say entertainer’s ‘apology’ video is a PR stunt
Jamaica Star

Eek-A-Mouse's viral apology video has left many tongues wagging, with critics and music lovers questioning the veteran deejay's sexuality, intentions, and even mental health. Decked in a flamboyant wide brim hat,...

Catalyst for change - Menzies urges JFF, sponsors to aid Girlz in effort to spread women’s game in communities
Jamaica Gleaner

GRENOBLE, France: The story of Jamaica’s road to the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup (FWWC) qualification is well documented. Raised from the ashes through the benevolence of Cedella Marley, daughter of reggae icon...

IRD hails Sunsplash
Jamaica Observer

Reggae Sunsplash, the ground-breaking festival which began in 1978, will be recognised for its seminal role in the development of reggae music, during International Reggae Day (IRD), set for July 1.The festival ran...

Sol keeps it real with Inna Life
Jamaica Observer

Sol Weatherman feels his song, Inna Life , has been resonating with listeners due to its message of upliftment and empowerment.

JoJo Mac has a greater power
Jamaica Observer

IN a moment of self-reflection, singer JoJo Mac was inspired to write a song that summed up her personal and professional life. Titled Greater Power , it was released in May by Philadelphia-based Nyah Bless Music.For JoJo...

Karma on road to Greatness
Jamaica Observer

MUNGA Honorable and sound system Road Karma were the toast of Guinness Sounds of Greatness competition held at the Rudolph Elder Park in Morant Bay, St Thomas, last Friday.The dancehall deejay was the guest performer at...

Reggae On The River cancelled
Jamaica Observer

For the second time since its inception, Reggae On The River has been cancelled.According to the San Francisco Chronicle newspaper, “Reggae On The River, the troubled Humboldt County reggae festival along the Eel...

West African artiste makes Jamaican connection
Jamaica Star

Growing up in the west African country of Liberia, Afrobeat artiste Shuravee always had a passion for Jamaican music. “I feel the vibes of Jamaica, and I respect the culture. I appreciate the love that Jamaicans have...

Kedley Morrison serves up dancehall-inspired pan chicken
Jamaica Star

Pulsating music, rotating hips and urban street fashion are elements that make up the captivating culture of dancehall. For these reasons, the genre attracts a wide spectrum of people and supports a cross section of...

Gyal Fest was a hit
Jamaica Star

Team Gyal Fest JA Events is enjoying much success following the second staging of their event, Gyal Fest Barbeque, held at Oracabessa Bus Park, Oracabessa, St Mary, recently. With their 'High Definition of Food and...

Bobby Bigga 5 bats for positive music
Jamaica Star

Dancehall artiste Bobby Bigga 5 is pleased with the feedback to the video for his Day One single. "The feedback to the new Day One video has been phenomenal online so far, and the next move will be to get it on the cable...

Omari sees the glass as ‘half-full’
Jamaica Star

Already boasting an impressive discography, former professional athlete, now guitarist/singer/songwriter Omari Banks is adding one more to the list with his upcoming single ' Half Full or Half Empty'. The track was...

CP Ink not giving up on ‘Wash Mi Locks’
Jamaica Star

Reggae artiste CP Ink believes in the power of persistence. That is why the singjay is still pushing his single, 'Wash Mi Locks', which was released more than a year ago. "I'm not a person who believes in giving up, and...

Good fathers recognised at It’s A Party
Jamaica Star

Saturday night's staging of Bounty Killer's It's A Party was special, not only because it was the event's 20th anniversary, but because the event carried over into Father's Day celebrations. The catalogue of songs...

Purple-carpet affair for Sumfest Get Social Awards
Jamaica Star

Public relations specialist Tara Playfair-Scott says it's all systems go for the inaugural staging of the Reggae Sumfest Get Social Awards. The awards ceremony is set to take place next Saturday at Downsound Records'...

Elephant Man returns to Sumfest after five years
Jamaica Star

It has been five years since Elephant Man touched the Reggae Sumfest stage, but his zestful performances have not changed. The full force of the 'Energy God' will be on show when he makes his return on Festival Night One...

Entertainment Diary - Wednesday
Jamaica Star

THURS, June 20 Kingston...

Eek-A-Mouse insists he’s a gallis - Says recent video is an apology to LGBTQ community
Jamaica Star

Despite the appearance of a controversial video which would certainly suggest that he has embraced the gay lifestyle, veteran reggae and dancehall artiste Eek-A-Mouse is emphasising that he has not. However, he says that...

Child's Play | Best friends forever
Jamaica Gleaner

After moving to a new city, young Andy Barclay receives a special gift from his mother, a seemingly innocent Buddi doll that becomes his best friend. When the doll suddenly takes on a life of its own, Andy unites with...

The Sun is also a Star | Sparks fly in the darkest hour
Jamaica Gleaner

College-bound romantic Daniel Bae and Jamaica-born pragmatist Natasha Kingsley meet and fall for each other, over one magical day amid the fervour and flurry of New York City. Sparks immediately fly between these two...

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