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Kapa Shanti cries, Oh Mama

Guyana has produced reggae acts such as singjay Natural Black and the group First Born. Kapa Shanti is the latest artiste from the South American country looking to make an impact in Jamaica. He is banking on Oh Mama to give him the breakthrough. The song is produced by Mark Walcott and will be released...

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Feeling the vibes in Guy’s Hill

The Island Vibes Stage Show and Dance will return to Guy’s Hill, St Mary, next year, following a strong début on August 10 at the Haycity venue in that community. Michael Patton of promoters Island Vibes Promotions is pleased with the turnout and response from patrons. “The response from the crowd was igniting and joyful,...

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Govana to release debut album

THE past two years has seen dancehall artiste Govana create waves with several hits, making him one of the hottest acts in Jamaica. He plans to release his first album, Humans And Monsters Are not The Same, this year. “The project will be released in the last quarter of this year. It’s a collective effort...

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No-Maddz find heaven on earth

Dub Poetry duo The No-Maddz, comprised Sheldon “Sheppie” Shepherd and Everaldo “Evie” Creary, are preparing to release their album Heaven on Earth. The project is slated to hit the streets on August 30, and has been described as a commentary on the social constructs that affect Jamaica, and reflects on the hardships and triumphs that...

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NY jerk festival set for Sunday

The Grace Jamaican Jerk Festival New York edition unfolds Sunday at Roy Wilkins Park in Queens. Initially scheduled for July 21, the event was postponed by New York City mayor Bill de Blasio due to extreme heat. Co-promoter Eddy Edwards says all is in place for a successful staging. “We are all pumped up and...

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Chaos at Spice’s back-to-school treat

WHAT was supposed to be a labour of love quickly turned chaotic at Spice’s back-to-school giveaway at Maverley Gospel Hall on Molynes Road in Kingston yesterday, as far more persons turned up than expected. “I never expected so many people. There are over 1,000 people outside, and unfortunately, I didn’t have a lot of sponsors...

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Metromedia’s second coming

In the 1990s hardcore dancehall fans flocked venues like House Of Leo to hear Metromedia Sound System throw down the latest hit songs through resident selector Sky Juice and deejay Peter Metro. As a new generation of ‘sounds’ emerged, ‘Metro’ has taken a back seat but owner Haldaine “Jimmy Metro” James says they are still...

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‘Unity’ regrets Travis Greene’s no-show

WITH several patrons taking to social media to voice complaints about American gospel act Travis Greene’s no-show, organisers of Unity in the City have issued a statement. Unity in the City was held at the National Stadium in Kingston on Saturday. “While many of our patrons have commended us on the great experience they had,...

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A Dandy salute to Legends

As a pioneer of British reggae, Dandy Livingstone’s contemporaries included numerous acclaimed artistes and music producers such as singer Desmond Dekker and Lee Gopthal, the savvy co-founder of Trojan Records. Livingstone salutes reggae’s trailblazers on They Call us Legends, his first song in 40 years. Self-produced, it was released in April and is the lead...

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Are you the father?

Playwright and director Patrick Brown continues to get it right. With a string of hit plays under his belt, Brown and the team at Jambiz International seem to have worked out the formula for writing and producing work that resonate with local audiences. It is, therefore, no wonder that they have become the only production...

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