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Reggae rises in Wall’s ruin

AS the world recognises the 30th anniversary of the demolition of the Berlin Wall in Germany, veteran music insider Copeland Forbes is marking...

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Lazimba does it for the love

For much of his career, singjay Lazimba has done roots-reggae songs, a genre he grew up listening to. After moving to Munich, Germany...

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Straight talk from Nadean Rawlins

MEN “getting jacket” has been a sensitive topic in Jamaica for many years. Though a serious issue, fathers at the receiving end of...

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‘Brand new’ Jahvy

Jahvel “Jahvy” Morrison is now the brand ambassador for Western Sports, one of Jamaica’s leading sporting goods stores. The dancehall producer made the...

ENTERTAINMENT

Notnice to the rescue

PRODUCER Ainsley “Notnice” Morris says he’s on a mission to return dancehall music to its pride of place on the global stage. “The...

News

Mark Krajewski and Roger James join Executive Leadership Team at PRS for Music

UK music licensing company PRS for Music made two new appointments to its Executive Leadership Team. Roger James joins as Chief Commercial Officer...

Xodus enchants with 2020 band launch

Jamaica’s 2020 Carnival season is already heating up with band launches. Last Saturday, Xodus Carnival delivered its ‘Enchanted’ reveal of costume designs in...

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Mr Lexx instructed to ‘flow more like the 6ixes’ – ’90s deejay said he was offended by young producer’s comments

Veteran dancehall artist Mr Lexx says a recent encounter with a young producer has left him even more disappointed in the direction today’s...

DJ Mental says he is the ‘mad boss of energy’

Though not yet a veteran selector, Jason Morrison, aka ‘DJ Mental’, says his energy at parties is akin to seeing fireworks. The selector,...

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NotNice bats for more variety in music – Says industry could benefit from players stepping outside the box

B illboard -charting producer NotNice believes that if Jamaica’s music is to return to its glory days, the change must begin in the...

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Stylysh gets Tufton’s attention – Entertainer says she’s looking forward to discussing solutions with health minister

After expressing an interest in having dialogue with the minister of health about lapses in the sector, dancehall artiste Stylysh may b e...

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Tyler Perry talks politics and poverty

Tyler Perry was “running from poverty” during the early years of his career. The 50-year-old star – who is now one of the...

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Finally, the terminator is back

It should come as no ­surprise that there is another Terminator film among us. Despite the last iteration being surmised as a failure...

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Afrobeat has replaced dancehall – Rodigan

British radio disc jockey and celebrated sound clash champion, David Rodigan has sounded off on an uncomfortable conversation, with an unsettling conclusion. As...

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Disunity, slackness assaulting dancehall – producer – Afrobeat happy, ­positive

United Kingdom-based Afrobeat producer Benjybwoy says that dancehall’s overused themes of slackness and violence are becoming “stale”, whereas, Afrobeat, which borrows the best...

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Drumming connects uptown and downtown

The sounds of meditational chants and drums, beating like a healthy heart, echo from the suburban roadway of Hillcrest Avenue in St Andrew....

Devraj Sanyal

How Universal’s VYRL Originals is spearheading a non-film music revolution in India

Challenging Bollywood music’s dominance of the music industry in India is no easy feat. According to research published by SoundCharts in August, the...

ENTERTAINMENT

Fire Shawn blazes for dancehall

SELECTOR Fire Shawn said while he understands that the Government has to clampdown on crime, dancehall should not suffer because of it. “I...

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Woman time

Veteran British broadcaster and reggae aficionado, David Rodigan has praised the current influx of young, female artistes from Jamaica who are currently making...

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Skip slows down

Skip Marley has released a new single titled Slow Down with two-time 2019 Grammy Award-winning artist H.E.R. via Tuff Gong/Island Records. The duo...

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Marley continues to earn

It has been 48 years since the passing of reggae icon Bob Marley, but the estate of the singer of anthems including One...

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A labour of love

The spirit of veteran Jamaican film-maker Perry Henzell was alive at his former home last Wednesday, as family, friends and associates gathered for...

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It’s an industry problem! problem! – Insiders say radio alone is not to blame for Afrobeats takeover

News that reggae music is being replaced by Afrobeats on United Kingdom radio stations has turned the local entertainment industry on its head....

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Creating magic with needle and thread

It was almost a gift that caused Fiona Gordon to become a successful artisan using thread, needles, energy to work. “I have learnt...

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Google digitises artworks in Puerto Rico

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP): The 1953 painting by Rafael Tufiño Figueroa features his mother with a red scarf on her head, a...

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Greening of Tokyo Skytree

TOKYO, Japan: Tokyo Skytree Town, home to Japan’s tallest tower, is working to increase the greenery in its vicinity by planting a number...

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Saint of the masses – Celebrating the life of Guru Nanak – founder of the Sikh faith

It is rare to come across prophets who are equally revered by the people of different religions, social milieu, and ethnicities. Guru Nanak,...

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No Place Like Home – a time capsule – Perry Henzell’s long-lost prophecies

Once considered Perry Henzell’s only feature film, The Harder They Come is hailed as a classic by film lovers and critics all over...

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David Kirton heeds reggae’s call – Barbadian inspired by Jackie Opel, Culture

In the ‘60s, Barbadian singer and dancer Jackie Opel settled in Jamaica, where he became an integral part of the development of Jamaican...

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CH4SE gets ‘Closer’ to his dream – Name, style altered to match vision of artiste’s brand

From being one of dancehall artiste Aidonia’s protégés to running the recording race solo, Geddys Ferguson is on track to win the hearts...

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