Youth add voice to abortion debate
Jamaica Observer

THE subject of abortion is a taboo topic, no matter the age, race or denomination. However, at last Wednesday's premiere of Unplanned, a number of youth in the audience were not afraid to add their voices to the...

Buju Banton gives helping hand to Possibility Programme
Jamaica Gleaner

Earlier this year, iconic reggae entertainer, Buju Banton, announced the launch of his foundation aimed at providing support to the nation’s youth that are in need. Buju Banton affirmed then, “I know what it is...

Vintage Voices | Lynn Taitt, Lord Creator great voices from distant shores
Jamaica Gleaner

The contribution to Jamaica made by entertainers whose origins lie outside of our shores is not well documented in Jamaica’s music history. Jamaica’s rich musical heritage, however, owes a lot to these aliens....

Women’s respect is not my responsibility! - Male entertainers say it’s not their duty to stop women from getting rude on stage
Jamaica Gleaner

Male entertainers and their seeming lack of respect for women, has long been a hot topic on the music scene. The lyrics of certain songs within the dancehall space have come under the scrutiny for what many have described...

Nikki Z says NO to plastic at Reggae Sumfest
Jamaica Gleaner

With many major entertainment events, there comes the issue of waste. Earlier this year, carnival bands campaigned about reducing plastic consumption by walking with your own party cups and providing biodegradable...

Marcia Griffiths – A Timeless Journey In Reggae Music
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When a young, impressionable, ingénue named Marcia Griffiths set off on her journey in reggae music, she had no idea whatsoever that half a century later, she would be living the words of her own song, which has become...

JFF must do better! – coach - Player, coaches livid about travel arrangements made by federation
Jamaica Gleaner

Assistant coach for Jamaica’s national senior women’s football team Lorne Donaldson has hit out at the Jamaica Football Federation (JFF) for its management of the flight arrangements for the Reggae Girlz and...

Reggae Girlz
Jamaica Observer

Forget the traditional lawyer, doctor, teacher. Five-year-old Kharie Burke of Obistan Kinder Prep wants to become the coach of the country's female football squad, the Reggae Girlz, so she dressed the part, down to the...

Following in grandma's stilettos
Jamaica Observer

At last Saturday's staging of Fashion Block, the outdoor runway show organised by local modelling agency Saint International as part of StyleWeek Jamaica, there was no prouder grandmother in the house than veteran...

Fleurette Harris, the comeback girl
Jamaica Observer

 For fans of Jamaican theatre during the 1980s, Fleurette Harris was among the actors earmarked as 'one to watch'. Though living up to that promise by performing in quality productions, she gave up the stage 10...

Sumfest goes social
Jamaica Observer

The Get Social Awards is the latest initiative being employed by the organisers of Reggae Sumfest in an effort to promote the annual music festival.This award scheme is the second in as many years staged by Downsound...

Palace to shine in Portmore
Jamaica Observer

Special features are coming for Sunshine Palace, the new cinema to be opened in Portmore, St Catherine, next month. Palace Amusement Company, Jamaica's sole motion picture exhibitor and distributor, notes that there will...

Chyna Nicole elated at AWSL Music nod
Jamaica Observer

Chyna Nicole is elated at her second-place win in the International Artiste category of the AWSL Music Awards held at the Holiday Inn in London last month.She received a certificate.

Big Plans For Unplanned
Jamaica Observer

Though it made its Jamaican debut on Wednesday, there are already big plans for the American movie Unplanned.According to Father Richard Ho Lung, head of the Missionaries of the Poor, the film will open in theatres next...

Footloose rolls out next week Saturday
Jamaica Observer

The second staging of Stone's Footloose retro party for this year is scheduled for Mas Camp, Stadium North in Kingston, on Saturday, June 1.Now in its 13th year, Footloose continues to pull a large number of patrons with...

Yush scores big at Sabina
Jamaica Observer

 SCOTT Dunn, conceptualiser of party series Yush, is pleased with the turnout at Wednesday's staging of the retro party.“The turnout was great and the vibe was amazing!,” he told the Jamaica Observer.Yush...

Rhoda Isabella creates Kingdom
Jamaica Observer

Kingdom Rhode is the name of the debut album from gospel singer Rhoda Isabella. It is slated to be released at the Swallowfield Chapel in Kingston this evening at 7:00 pm.The 11-track set is produced on the Barbwiya Music...

Etana puts 'Flava' in Ganja Lovers
Jamaica Observer

Etana has reunited with hit-making producer Kemar “Flava” McGregor for her latest single Ganja Lovers.“It's always a pleasure working with 'Flava', the vibe and the energy between us is very positive, I...

Demi Lovato said to be living her best life
Jamaica Gleaner

Jax Jones says Demi Lovato is “living her best life” now. The 31-year-old producer worked with Demi on the 2017 single Instruction – which also featured rapper Steflon Don – and he has stayed in touch...

Sizzla to leave his signature at Murray’s Chillin’ next Thursday
Jamaica Gleaner

Hitmaker Sizzla Kalonji is set to ignite Appleton Estate Signature Nights when he performs at Murray’s Chillin’ in Clarendon on Thursday, May 30. Sizzla, who recently collaborated on the first single, Holy...

Lots Of Praise and Worship at Labour Day Concert
Jamaica Gleaner

Like Labour Day projects, gospel is participatory, and a gospel concert has more to do with galvanising the audience than with the individual entertainers or songs. Last Thursday’s Praise and Worship Concert,...

Girl power! - WATA provides young female ­footballers support for Reggae Girlz
Jamaica Gleaner

According the Jamaica Football Federation, last Sunday’s crowd at the National Stadium was the largest to date for a Reggae Girlz match in Jamaica. The crowd included over 500 schoolgirl footballers and their coaches...

Menzies pleased with Girlz’s character
Jamaica Gleaner

Reggae Girlz head coach Hue Menzies was pleased that the makeshift team that he put out against Miami-based outfit, FC Surge, in a friendly game in Miami on Thursday had the mentality to get a positive result despite not...

Gospel Spotlight: Tiffany Hall eyes mainstream market
Jamaica Star

Gospel singer Tiffany Hall is eyeing the mainstream market in her quest to become a household name. She attained prominence at age 19 in 2010 when she placed third in the Jamaica Cultural Development Commission’s...

Weh Dem Up To: DyDy mixing music and philanthropy
Jamaica Star

In the advent of video apps like Instagram and Vine, Dyrana ‘DyDy’ McIntosh became an intensely expressive maven who took the Jamaican subset of the social media space by storm – but all of that was a means...

Dancers' Paradise: Not From Here dancers target unsaved youth
Jamaica Star

Sporting coordinated outfits, including skinny jeans and bandanas, Not From Here dance group puts the ‘S’ in swag without neglecting their ministry. Yes, this four-member ensemble reps for Jesus Christ, and it...

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