THE Vinyl Records Collectors Association (VRCA) recently donated gift vouchers valued at $200,000 to six students of the Chetolah Mel-Nathan Primary School in west Kingston.
The vouchers were handed over to school administrators and students, by VRC more
Charles W Mills, distinguished professor of philosophy at City University of New York (CUNY), died on September 20 from cancer in New York. He was 70 years old.
Mills was the son of respected academic Professor Gladstone Mills, who was also the firs more
AN unabashed “child of the 90s”, Carla Marie Williams thrives on trends from that decade. It's the period's music, however, that gets her blood pumping the most.
The British singer/songwriter has spent a lot of time in Jamaica during the more
ARGUABLY the most complicated of romantic affairs, the love triangle can have devastating consequences. Many people are forever scarred by it, while others, like Zekedon, come away unscathed.
He revisits his brush with a three-way dilemma in Love me more
WHEN Martijn Huisman decided to write a book about Bob Marley And The Wailers, his objective was to show readers the legendary band's global impact “from the bottom of the Grand Canyon to the frozen heights of the Himalayas in Nepal”. He more
It's been 40 years since J C Lodge announced herself to Jamaican audiences with Someone Loves You Honey, an uptempo reggae cover of a country song by Charley Pride.
The London-born singer is still recording, though people in some quarters have long more
It's tough being an independent player in Jamaican dancehall, even in the age of social media which gives artistes and producers the opportunity to promote their product without the support of a record company.
Deejay Kibauney, currently putting the more
Earl Moodie, proprietor of the landmark Moodie's Records store in the Bronx, died in New York City yesterday. His son, Earl Jr, confirmed his death at age 69.
He did not disclose the cause of death but said his father had been ill for some time.
Though the official release for his first album is four months away, Yaadcore has kicked off promotion for Reggae Land , which marks his evolution from sound system selector/producer to artiste.
Reggae Land is scheduled for release on January 19 b more
BEFORE 2019 when the Jerk And Curry Music Fest debuted there, St Augustine had little Jamaican presence. Cancelled last year due to COVID-19, the event returns to the historic Florida city on September 25 at Francis Field.
Ian Walker, a Jamaican fro more
ON August 30, as news circulated that Lee “Scratch” Perry had died, organisers of the Gwangju Design Biennale in South Korea were preparing to mount an expose on dub, the idiom he helped make an art form.
The two-month event launched on more
ABBA is the hottest name in music these days. The Swedish super group, whose pop anthems like Fernando and Dancing Queen made them internationally-famous during the 1970s, returned to the British charts last weekend.
Don't Shut Me Down, one of the q more
ANYONE who came in contact with Gina Jarrett Alder was amazed by her boundless energy and passion for getting things done. On Wednesday, some of her family and friends will remember those attributes at a thanksgiving service in Davie, Florida.
In a population of just over 600,000, singer Don G maybe the only Jamaican in Luxembourg. For the past four years, he has flown the reggae banner there with pride.
With Heart's Desire, his latest song, the St Catherine-born artiste is looking to ge more
Music industry veteran Wayne Jobson says he and reggae historian Roger Steffens will renew a campaign to get Toots Hibbert inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall of Fame.
Today marks one year since the legendary singer/songwriter died from COVID-19 co more
Eric “Bongo Joe” McDonald, a stalwart percussionist and founding member of Ras Michael And The Sons of Negus, died at the University Hospital of the West Indies in St Andrew on September 5. He was 86 years old.
His daughter, Ruth McDona more
With a frightening crime rate that has resulted in hundreds of homicides in the past decade, Chicago is arguably the most violent city in the United States. But for his movie, Gangland, director Jean-Claude La Marre chose the Windy City as a backdrop more
THE first time Earl “Chinna” Smith saw Junior Byles, it was in 1974 at Lee “Scratch” Perry's Black Ark studio in Kingston. He was struck by the force of Curly Locks, a song the singer did for the eccentric producer.
Smith was more
OLD enough to remember when fans went to dances solely for fun, Kashief Lindo recalls those glory days on Ram it Ram , his latest song.
Produced by his father Willie Lindo for Heavy Beat Records, it was released in August.
The younger Lindo goes more
AT the time Mikal Asher's previous album was released in 2001 the world was going through chaos with the bombing of the World Trade Center in New York. He also experienced turbulence in his personal life which curtailed his music career.
On Septembe more
Being from one of the world's most diverse cities, rapper Kid Kwazii has always tuned into different genres. While the Canadian rapper leans toward hip hop in terms of recording, he has an eclectic nature that reflects in his songs.
Summer and Lyri more
ARGUABLY the most explosive political scandal in American history, Watergate saw the impeachment and subsequent resignation of Richard Nixon as president of the United States.
Gaslit, a series scheduled to air on Starz next year, revisits that tumul more
THE Where It's At talent show went off the air almost 40 years ago, but the dancers and dance moves that made it a popular watch on Jamaica Broadcasting Corporation ( JBC ) endures.
A lot of the credit for Where It's At's success goes to Alphons more
WHILE they boast an impressive musical resume that has seen them back over 250 artistes on major events, the Ruff Cutt Band has never attained household name status. The United Kingdom's most prolific backing unit, they are preparing to mark a signif more
THERE were not many people who Lee “Scratch” Perry warmed to in his 85 years. In a professional sense, that is.
In American writer David Katz, however, the eccentric music producer found a kindred spirit. They had a 34-year association t more