Father takes son out of Musical Youth - Michael Jackson respected group but passed up on picture
Jamaica Gleaner

Musical Youth's official biography, a printed 48-page keepsake, says, "it was in Birmingham that Michael and Kelvin Grant, Junior and Patrick Waite, and Dennis Seaton were born and grew up. It's still the boys' home base,...

Creative minds encouraged to get their business in order
Jamaica Gleaner

Individuals are often told to pursue what they love as a career choice. They are told, 'if you do what you love, you will never work a day in your life'. While that may be true, young professionals are encouraging persons...

The music and sports explosion of 1966
Jamaica Gleaner

Many may not have been around in 1966 to witness the multitude of events that made that year one of the most exciting and historic in Jamaica's history.Those who were around may well remember the excitement that was...

Hunger makes 'dutchie' out of 'kouchie'
Jamaica Gleaner

The Mighty Diamonds and Musical Youth both sang about pot but neither used the word in the titles of their hit songs. In Jamaica, The Mighty Diamonds made Pass the Kouchie a marijuana (also called pot) anthem which starts...

Bushman has Goodyear factory plan
Jamaica Gleaner

The old Goodyear factory in Springfield, St Thomas, has attracted many an intention for pressing it back into service. But, unlike the tyres that were once made there and eventually fitted to motor vehicles, none of the...

Silver Birds, flying their way to mainstream music
Jamaica Gleaner

If you are not familiar with steel pan music, all you may need to know is that the instrument, made from a 55-gallon metal drum, is played with rubber-tipped sticks, and the sound that is produced is monumental.The steel...

British Council advances development of the festival economy in Ja
Jamaica Gleaner

The British Council hosted its first festival skills seminar in Jamaica called Festival X, held on Wednesday, June 15, in collaboration with partners the Ministry of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport and the...

Illusion marks milestone today
Jamaica Observer

DUNN'S River Falls will be the venue for St Ann-based Illusion Sound this evening as they celebrate with the annual event Illusion Anniversary.

Birch adds Lemonade to summer
Jamaica Observer

CHRISTOP HER Birch, principal of Birchill Records, is set to blaze the summer with his Lemonade Riddim.Released yesterday via Zojak World Wide, the high-energy rhythm has tracks from artistes including Charly Black,...

DJs schooled
Jamaica Observer

MONTEGO BAY, St James — Twenty-six hotel staffers, disc jocks and entertainers graduated from the inaugural Capacity Building Training Programme for Disc Jockeys (DJs) in Hotels at a ceremony held at Iberostar Rose...

Future Vybz turns it up
Jamaica Observer

Five years ago budding deejay Future Vybz released his first song Summer Turn Up , a combination with dancehall veteran Cutty Ranks. Released digitally, it created enough of a buzz for his brother and mentor Dennis...

Miss Universe Ja NE final next Saturday
Jamaica Observer

Singer and songwriter Tanya Stephens is the among the main attractions for the grand final of the Miss Universe Jamaica North East pageant, which is set for the lawns of Island Village in Ocho Rios next Saturday.

EU plans to make film festival an annual event
Jamaica Observer

THE European Union (EU) Film Festival will be back next year, and the organisers are promising that the event will be bigger and better.The festival returned to Jamaica this year after a long break, and plans are to make...

Kabañas heads to Kingston
Jamaica Observer

Tahiti Kabañas is set to make its Kingston debut at the Sunken Gardens in Hope Gardens, St Andrew, tomorrow.The event is set to kick off at 4:00 pm.Nashwell Thomas, co-promoter of the event, shared why the...

Keida's got the 'Right Moves' on Christina Aguilera's new album
Jamaica Gleaner

As many international pop stars continue to incorporate elements of Jamaican dancehall or reggae into their music, renowned powerhouse Christina Aguilera has joined the list with her latest album. On June 15, the pop star...

A matter of space and that Famous flop
Jamaica Gleaner

Having been to the opening and a few events at Famous, including an excellent showing from Sanchez before he returned to the big stages in Jamaica, I have some thoughts on that Famous flop which are related to the staging...

Nessa B aiming for big break
Jamaica Observer

Singjay Nessa B feels she is on the verge of a breakthrough with her latest single Protect Mi Life.The song, which is already on a number of mix tapes and doing the rounds, will be officially released in August on the...

Tosh Alexander ready to BrukOut
Jamaica Observer

Singer Tosh Alexander has signed with the United Kingdom-based BrukOut label which is distributed by Polydor, an affiliate of Universal Music.“I'm excited and very grateful because this is what I've been working...

Ricman readies
Jamaica Observer

US-based deejay Ricman is in the island ahead of Sunday's performance on Tease, scheduled for Sugarman Beach in Portmore, St Catherine. According to the entertainer, he will be using the opportunity to promote his singles...

XxxTentacion: a rapper's story
Jamaica Observer

At age 20, XxxTentacion lived a life typical of many rappers. He had hit songs, girls flocking him and his share of brushes with the law.The diminutive artiste's life ended tragically on June 18 when he was murdered at an...

Diversion debuts with Last Night
Jamaica Observer

IT's a practice that annoys some men and drives fear in others: their significant others going through their cellphones.Singjay Diversion, who said he has experienced this, puts it all in the single Last...

Vershon looks to Poetry
Jamaica Observer

Poetry, the first album from singjay Vershon, will be released this summer. No official date or distributor have been announced, but the set's lead song, Love Them (All My Friends), has been in rotation since April.It...

Sugar Bear making big splash
Jamaica Observer

 It was during his teenage years that deejay Sugar Bear decided that he wanted to pursue a career in music.“My love for music and my admiration for Bounty Killer and his work were what led me to pursue my...

Rise and fall of Gully Bop
Jamaica Observer

Controversial deejay Gully Bop will appear at the St Thomas Parish Court on June 27 to answer assault charges. The 54-year-old artiste is currently on $40,000 bail after being arrested in the parish two weeks ago and...

Groovin' In The Park promoters promise no repeat of a premature ending
Jamaica Gleaner

Last year saw a record number of attendees at Groovin' In The Park. The eight-year-old concert attracted more than 20,000 patrons and featured reggae musicians such as Freddie McGregor, Ken Boothe, Leroy Sibbles, U Roy...

Groovin' In The Park promoters promise no repeat of a premature ending
Jamaica Gleaner

Last year saw a record number of attendees at Groovin' In The Park. The eight-year-old concert attracted more than 20,000 patrons and featured reggae musicians such as Freddie McGregor, Ken Boothe, Leroy Sibbles, U Roy...

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