JAMAICA GLEANER - ENTERTAINMENT

  1. Charly Black attracts more international acts

    The voice of reggae-dancehall recording artiste Charly Black cannot be mistaken for any other. His signature sounds and intro style contrasts well with the sultry voice of male singer-songwriter Dasu on the newly released single Turn Back Time."The...
  2. Prendergast embarks on all-island film tour

    The big question for most film-makers is how to get it distributed. The majority of local box office sales are generated from importing primarily Hollywood films in local theatres.Last November, Lennie Little-White presented the idea of bolstering...
  3. Full house, great support for 'Rasta: A Soul's Journey'

    In Rasta: A Soul's Journey, Donisha Prendergast travels around the world to find out what it means to be Rastafari, to come to terms with her own identity as a Rastawoman. Some of the things she found brought her to tears, exposing her vulnerability...
  4. The Music Diaries | Jamaica's unsung musical heroes went above and beyond

    Although some may not agree that Vere Johns' contribution to nation building was enough to make him a candidate for national hero, there can be no denying that he laid a very important pillar in the establishment of reggae music through his talent...
  5. Int'l film buyer advises local players to find niche markets

    Taking a film from script paper to celluloid (or DCT formatting), from pre-production to post-production, the journey is often described as a life-changing, enlightening and harrowing ordeal. After it leaves the hands of film editors, sound...
  6. Music Industry players frown on crime plan - Says new strategy affecting event permits

    With some sections of the country currently grappling with an upsurge in violence, the police have taken the decision to deny or restrict permits that are granted for events held in some troublesome areas.The decision has seen members of the music...
  7. Big Pop happy about new single against crime

    Former Rising Star contestant Ricardo 'Big Pop' Rankine is seeking to join the fight against crime with his new single, We Are One.Rankine says the song has been getting good support and have the musical input of artistes Singer J and Turbulence,...
  8. AFROPUNK heads to Brooklyn with Solange as headliner and Jamaica’s Ting in tow

    From all indications, the staging of the internationally acclaimed Afro Punk Festival in London and Paris, were tremendously successful and drew a wide cross section of patrons. As the organisers make final preparations for the New York instalment...
  9. Artistes pledge to help make change - Agent Sasco among We Transform ambassadors

    'We want to make a change'. That's the general consensus among the entertainers and popular personalities who have been chosen as ambassadors for the Save a Child, Change a Nation initiative.The plan, which falls under the Ministry of National...
  10. Dancehall culture takes root in India

    The creator of India's first reggae sound system, Taru Dalmia, says he yearn for the opportunity to work with the likes of Chronixx and Kabaka Pyramid."We voice a lot of dubplates with both Jamaican and Indian artistes. Some are voiced on new...
  11. Entertainment community fears zones of special operation

    There is heightened concern within many inner-city communities that the implementation of the zones of special operation (ZOSO) law could greatly impact entertainment activities and by extension economic gains."It is going to put a dent in the...
  12. For the Reckord | Intelligence linked to sense of humour

    It is back-to-school time and tens of thousands of children and adults are psyching themselves up for a year of hard studying, the traditional path to academic success. But there may be a way to make that journey not only more successful, but also...
  13. 'Twelfth Night' at Palace Cineplex this Sunday

    Ranked one of the five best theatrical gender swaps of all time, Tamsin Greig portrays the puritanical character 'Malvolia' in Simon Godwin's rendition of the Shakespearian comedy Twelfth Night.This gender-bending production from National Theatre...
  14. CORRECTION & CLARIFICATION

    Vanessa Williams, CEO of Glamoura Talent Agency, was incorrectly identified as Melinda Smith in Monday's edition of The Gleaner. We regret the error.
  15. Female producers get recognition

      This year's 21st Hapilos Digital Music Awards, is set to award a top female producer for music they produced during the period of April 1, 2016 - March 31, 2017. Nominees in this category, include Paypaz Chasez Muzic...
  16. Despite no money, Tribe Sankofa off to Barbados for Carifesta XIII

    Tribe Sankofa, a local performing arts collective, will journey to Barbados on Friday for the Carifesta XIII Symposium.Founded and artistically directed by Fabian Thomas, Tribe Sankofa was established in 2011. They describe themselves as a...
  17. Samsung, Live Nation to Stream Coldplay live in virtual reality

    Today, fans across more than 50 countries can tune in to the Live VR broadcast of 'A Head Full of Dreams Tour' from Soldier Field via Samsung Gear VR.Samsung Electronics America and Live Nation, will broadcast Coldplay's tour live in virtual reality...
  18. Damian Marley banks on 'Stony Hill' digital sales

    Since the July 21 release of his fourth solo studio album Stony Hill, Damian 'Junior Gong' Marley, admits that his focus is less on album sales and more on sharing his music with fans through live performances and digital streams.Popular digital...
  19. Warrior King for One Love, One Heart Reggae Festival

    Reggae artiste Warrior King, real name, Mark Dyer, joins the likes of Steel Pulse, Anthony B, Sizzla and others, for the eighth annual, One Love, One Heart Reggae Festival on Saturday, September 2 and Sunday, September 3 at the Yolo County Fair...
  20. Don't dilute J'can music, urges DJ

    UK based recording artiste, Epik Jones is promoting a new record titled Dancehall Girl, which he hopes will tap into the international market, especially since Jamaican music has been experiencing a rebirth courtesy of Major Lazer, Justin Bieber,...