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  • Literary fest the perfect place for reggae

    June 5, 2018 5:11 AM 3

    Calabash's Friday after-hours session Midnight Ravers Live Concert, which featured up and coming reggae recording artiste out of Protoje's Indiggnation camp, Lila Ike, followed by Naomi Cowan, the daughter of Tommy Cowan and Carlene Davis and the strong one, Etana who closed the show, brought lyrics lovers front stage and centre. It's was no wonder why Tommy

  • Case of the Ex! balances comedy with women's choices

    June 5, 2018 5:00 AM 6

    Case of the Ex! was expected to be a comedy that explored that awkward, annoying situation of a past relationship that refuses to stay there. However, the production managed to present a story that while overlaid on the love triangle trope, excavated enough mettle to be considered an exploration of women in the contemporary space and the dichotomous

  • Mavado shot at in Cassava Piece

    June 4, 2018 5:59 AM 3

    Mavado was shot at in his home community of Cassava Piece, St Andrew, on Saturday. According to the Jamaica Constabulary Force's information arm, the Corporate Communications Unit, he and an individual had an argument around 11:30 on Saturday. The person left the scene and returned with a group of men, one of whom fired at the entertainer who escaped

  • Monthly Kingston Creative event part of Kingston revival

    June 4, 2018 5:00 AM 5

    Last weekend, in the spirit of the Wynwood Arts District of Miami, the first staging of Kingston Creative Art Walk invited the attention of over 100 patrons. Organised by Karib F.U.N.K. (a non-profit social-enterprise and development organisation encouraging artistic practice, research, creative expression, collaboration and community development), art lovers

  • Jay Bankz aims at success

    June 2, 2018 1:39 PM 3

    Though it has been eight years since he migrated to the United States, singjay Jay Bankz keeps in touch with current affairs in Jamaica. Success, his new song, is a jab at the powers that be to empower the country's young. It is co-produced by Jay Bankz's Star Status Records and Far East Records, a company from Kenya. “When I talk about changing the system

  • Chris Tuggaz plots breakthrough

    June 1, 2018 3:23 PM 2

    Chris Tuggaz is plotting his musical breakthrough on the local scene. The deejay, who hails from the parish of St Thomas, is currently promoting his debut release Don't Know. Don't Know is produced by St Thomas-based Jarell “Flydiewise” Edwards. “I'm happy that I have released my first official single and I'm eager to see how the public responds to it. It's a very good song and I am sure it's going

  • Rygin King for Smokin' Tyrez

    June 1, 2018 2:00 PM 5

    Dancehall artiste Rygin King has been added to the line-up for Smokin' Tyrez this Sunday at the Salem taxi stand, Runaway Bay, St Ann. The event, being staged by Othneil Lawrence to raise funds to rebuild his parents' house, will feature big names in Jamaica's motor-racing industry, with Doug 'Hollywood' Gore, David Summerbell Jr, Nicholas Barnes and others

  • Dancers' Paradise: Shankle Dip thought he would become a footballer

    June 1, 2018 2:00 PM 3

    In Elephant Man's 2003 single, 'Jiggy', the dancehall deejay highlights dancers and their dance moves, including the popular John Squad members - John Hype, Shelly Belly and Royan who soon decided to go by the name 'Shankle Dip'. "It is the single that changed my whole world. Tony Matterhorn was the one who told Ele about a yute name Royan and his dance

  • Soca, reggae to combine on Florida stage

    June 1, 2018 6:32 AM 7

    The likes of Maxi Priest, Ky-Mani Marley, Kevin Lyttle, Alison Hinds, and Shurwayne Winchester are set to provide the musical thrills at this year's staging of the Caribbean Village Festival, which will take place at the Lauderhill Sports Complex in Lauderhill, Florida, between June 22 and 24. Lindell Douglas, the promoter of the event, said that the show is like a yearly

  • Promoters to host free make-up event

    May 31, 2018 2:17 PM 4

    After being cut short last Saturday, the promoters of Kingston 5 will be hosting an appreciation event tomorrow. "The satisfaction of our patrons is and will always be our number one priority. We set out to deliver an awesome event, [but] circumstances beyond our control prevented that from happening. We, however, want to make it up to our patrons the best way we can," said Kareem