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If Kes The Band intended to prove the power of soca by introducing a new element of live bands, multiple genres and satisfied revellers to the Jamaican carnival season, then they succeeded. For the inaugural instalment of Tuesday On The Rock in...

Josef Bogdanovich, CEO/founder of Downsound Entertainment, organisers of Reggae Sumfest, is a happy man. Tickets for the July 14-20 event are selling as fast as fans of headliner, Buju Banton, can say ‘Long Walk to Freedom’. Sumfest saw a whirlwind...

Veteran music industry trailblazer Sylvia Rhone was earlier this week named chairman and CEO of Epic Records. Epic is a division of Sony Music Entertainment and it is perhaps best known as the label that turned R...

Following last month’s untimely passing of co-franchise holder of the Miss Jamaica World competition, Aston Cooke, there have been necessary changes in the entity’s leadership structure. While Weston Haughton retains the franchise holder position...

Beenie Man and Bounty Killer have both been signed for this year’s instalment of Reggae Sumfest and will perform onstage together in what is gearing up to be an epic ‘tune-fi-tune’ ‘90s recall segment. Sumfest made the big announcement rather...

WESTERN BUREAU: The support and audience reaction to the staging of Jesus Christ Superstar seemed not only to have served as a confidence booster for executive producer Andre Dixon but re-emphasised the dire need for a performing-arts centre in...

Jamaican DJ/producer/songwriter KickRaux has signed a publishing deal with Warner Chappell Music Inc. “It’s an honour to be recognised by one of the top music publishers in the world. They put me in the studio with the best songwriters in the...

What if you could have superpowers? That’s the question of most superhero fiction, and it stems from a fantasy many people have to do amazing things. Most people grow up accepting that they won’t be bitten by a radioactive spider or, in the case of...

You know you are in for a special treat when venerable percussionist Bongo Herman takes his Nyabinghi repeater drum and starts singing Bob Marley’s Rastaman Chant. At 75 years old, the esteemed musician has not lost a beat as his hands skilfully...

“It’s been a long, long time coming,” Everaldo Creary sings as he tries to adequately express how he felt after being awarded Best Actor in Supporting Role, at this year’s staging of the annual Actor Boy Awards. It seemed the only phrase fitting...
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