Friday, December 15th, 2017


Dancehall entertainer Shaggy today launched his highly anticipated charity concert Shaggy & Friends. The event that was postponed this year will make its return on January 2, 2016. Shaggy has secured new partnerships with FIAT USA, and iHeartRadio who will together provide a live broadcast of the show. This partnership will amplify across the U.S […]

The countdown has begun for Sting and the event’s organizer is planning on a brand-new structure. Sting 2015, under the theme ‘From Then ‘Til Now’ will be centered on honoring the major contributors to Jamaica’s music industry’s longest-running entertainment event. The brand-new structure will also see a mega midnight attraction with two of dancehall’s most […]

Popcaan has beaten off competition from OMI, Chronixx, Protégé and Style O G to cop the coveted MOBO award for best reggae artist. The dancehall deejay who currently has a string of popular songs and slangs, won the award following his 4th nomination. He took the spotlight from Omi despite the singer’s infectious hit Cheerleader […]

Singer Richie Stephens has announced his collaboration with a nine-man ska ensemble. Together, they are known as Richie Stephens & the Ska Nation Band. Stephens told The Gleaner the band comprises bass, guitar, keyboard, trumpet, saxophone and trombone players, two backing vocalists and a DJ. All the members were born and currently live in Salento, […]

During the Negril launch of Rastafari Rootz Fest at Swept Away resort on Wednesday night, the organisers clarified what they say are misconceptions by the general public that the festival’s main focus is the High Times Magazine’s Cannabis Cup competition. Rootz Fest co-organiser Eddie Wray said the Cannabis Cup could be held in Jamaica only […]

Lowell ‘Sly’ Dunbar and Robert ‘Robbie Shakespeare are not new to receiving prestigious awards. Still, the musical duo was overjoyed after being conferred with the Musgrave Gold Medal at the Institute of Jamaica, downtown Kingston, on Wednesday. Professor Rupert Lewis, deputy chairman of the Council of the Institute of Jamaica, read a citation describing Sly […]

Lovers of the performing arts might have found last Sunday unusually busy. Scores set out early for the Morant Bay Courthouse, St Thomas, to see The Trial of Governor Eyre, which began around 8:20 a.m. and ended two hours later. A few who attended the staging, including the play’s director, Michael Holgate, dashed back to […]

Reggae/dancehall artiste Kranium might be signed to a major record label, however, his much anticipated album, Rumors, only managed to debut at No. 6 on the Reggae Billboard Chart this week, and did not even bother to break into the the Billboard 200 albums chart. Kranium recently told The Gleaner that he intends to execute […]