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Published:Monday | March 18, 2019 | 12:06 AMYasmine Peru/Gleaner Writer

A life-size statue of the Wailers – Bunny Wailer, Bob Marley and Peter Tosh – which was commissioned by the Bunny Wailer Foundation, as a way of honouring the legacy of the iconic reggae group, is coming to life with the help of Cuban sculptor...

Published:Sunday | March 17, 2019 | 2:24 AMKimberley Small - Staff Reporter

It was a prayerful Buju Banton who graced the stage at the National Stadium in Kingson on Saturday night asking, "have mercy on me". Dressed in all white, the 'Gargamel' hit the stage about 11:30 p.m., and it was pandemonium as he went on bended...

Published:Sunday | March 17, 2019 | 12:17 AMStephanie Lyew - Gleaner Writer

In her latest single, What You Gon’ Do?, Pam Hall says that she is tired of the same old story of being ignored by a man. The sparse rhythm puts all the focus on Hall’s vocals as it cascades over the tropical pop production by United States-based...

Published:Sunday | March 17, 2019 | 12:16 AMSade Gardner - Gleaner Writer

Today, we present the final of our seven-part series Chune Een, focusing on key aspects of the Jamaican sound system industry from its roots, dubplate and clash cultures, international spread, survival in an evolving digital era, and its role in...

Published:Sunday | March 17, 2019 | 12:14 AMStephanie Lyew - Gleaner Writer

Six years ago in Europe, during a conversation with Luise Fall (a German doctor married to Khalifa Fall, one of Senegal’s top Sabars, (traditional dance of Senegal), Dance Jamaica Academy founder Latonya Style expressed an interest in visiting...

Published:Sunday | March 17, 2019 | 12:11 AMRoy Black

He was Jamaica’s first child star and boy wonder in popular music, who started recording from as early as age 13, while still attending Boys’ Town Primary. And he was barely out of short pants when he came under the guidance of record producer and...

Published:Saturday | March 16, 2019 | 10:15 PM

Minister of Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, Olivia 'Babsy' Grange, says she is looking forward to what Buju Banton has to say when he graces the stage tonight- the first time in eight years. The man of the moment, is minutes...

Published:Saturday | March 16, 2019 | 9:08 PMKimberley Small

Veteran Reggae Artiste Cocoa Tea, postponed his tour to ensure he could perform at the first show of Buju Banton's Long Walk to Freedom Tour. "I was supposed to start touring from this week. I put it off and seh ...

Published:Saturday | March 16, 2019 | 7:28 PMShereita Grizzle

Keneisha 'Nancy' Williamson, says she is Buju Baton's biggest fan. Her love for the Gargamel runs so deep that she took a day off from work in January when tickets for the first show in Banton's Long Walk to Freedom tour went on sale. Knowing how...

Published:Saturday | March 16, 2019 | 6:00 PMKimberley Small

Thousands of Jamaicans from home and abroad flooded into the National Stadium in Kingston for Buju Banton's Long Walk to Freedom concert, some arriving as early as 2 p.m. Kevin McGregor and his wife, Curreina, from Tampa, booked...

Published:Saturday | March 16, 2019 | 12:16 AM

The disappointment in Michael Chambers’ voice was unmistakeable when he spoke to THE STAR on January 17. The 60-year-old resident of Connecticut in the United States had his sights set on attending the highly anticipated Buju Banton concert slated...

Published:Friday | March 15, 2019 | 12:35 AMStephanie Lyew/Gleaner Writer

Arguably, the biggest and most talked-about concert of the year is Buju Banton’s Long Walk to Freedom, which takes place tomorrow at the National Stadium. Music lovers are not the only ones anticipating the big concert; Airbnb operators, car-rental...

Published:Friday | March 15, 2019 | 12:24 AM

SEOUL, South Korea (AP): Police yesterday questioned two K-pop stars over interlocking sex scandals that have fascinated South Korea and prompted both men to announce that they are retiring from the entertainment industry. Seungri, a member of the...

Published:Friday | March 15, 2019 | 12:23 AM

LOS ANGELES (AP): The Hallmark Channel yesterday cut ties with favoured star Lori Loughlin, a day after her arrest in a college ­admissions scam put the family-friendly network and extended Hallmark brand in ­uncomfortable proximity to a headline-...

Published:Friday | March 15, 2019 | 12:19 AM

Sixteen-year-old Cum-berland High School stunner Breana Carson made more than a buzz at the recently concluded Paris Fashion Week. The teenager appeared as a world exclusive for the super prestigious Celine brand. This was fashion history, as was...

Published:Friday | March 15, 2019 | 12:16 AM

Reggae artiste Delyno Brown, better known as Pressure or Pressure Busspipe, is currently in Jamaica promoting his new single, For You, and reconnecting with the Jamaican massive. The St Thomas, US Virgin Islands native, is also on another important...

Published:Friday | March 15, 2019 | 12:10 AMYasmine Peru/Gleaner Writer

While the secular world will be celebrating at Buju Banton’s Long Walk To Freedom concert on Saturday, devotees from the gospel fraternity will be indulging in a celebration of a different kind. They will be hosting the Sterling Gospel Music...

Published:Friday | March 15, 2019 | 12:05 AMMichael Reckord/Gleaner Writer

“The world is changing, and what students want out of a university education is changing as well,” said Dr Rachel Moseley-Wood, head of the Department of Literatures in English. She was speaking of the non-traditional courses and programmes her...

Published:Thursday | March 14, 2019 | 12:10 AMSade Gardner/Gleaner Writer

Jamaica’s sound system industry has endured many changes since its development in the 1940s, from evolving audio formats to rising dubplate and operational costs. Many sounds have fallen by the wayside as a result of this, but, three decades after...

Published:Thursday | March 14, 2019 | 12:09 AMKimberley Small/Gleaner Writer

British actor Aml Ameen is on his way to Jamaica, with more than one reason to celebrate. First, he is one of many diaspora derivatives on their way to the island to attend the most highly anticipated live-music event of the year. Second, on...

Published:Thursday | March 14, 2019 | 12:08 AMMichael Reckord/Gleaner Writer

Because March has been designated Literatures in English Month at the University of the West Indies, Mona, numerous activities have been taking place. One was a book launch by performance poet Richard ‘Dingo’ Dingwall on Sunday in the Neville hall...

Published:Wednesday | March 13, 2019 | 12:18 AMSade Gardner/Gleaner Writer

It has been proven throughout musical history that a song’s recording date bears little significance to its full potential. Earth a Run Red, a one-drop single depicting social conditions, was a 1998 production recorded by Richie Spice that only hit...

Published:Wednesday | March 13, 2019 | 12:13 AM

For its special Record Store Day titles for 2019, VP Records reaches into its early history and two of its important sublabels. A seven-record box set of seven-inch singles on the collectible Roots From The Yard label highlights the early years of...

Published:Wednesday | March 13, 2019 | 12:12 AM

HBO television series Game of Thrones (GOT) left fans speechless after the final episode of Season 7 aired in August 2017. The medieval fantasy has become a phenomenon since the series premiered in 2011, with a primary plot line of a ­never-ending...

Published:Wednesday | March 13, 2019 | 12:11 AM

The Ignition hitmaker, who was recently charged with 10 counts of aggravated criminal sexual abuse, sat down for an interview with Gayle King last week, in which he ranted at the camera, paced the room, and grew increasingly heated as he...

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