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“‘But seek ye first the kingdom of God and his righteousness and all these things shall be added unto you.” These are the words from St Matthew Chapter 6 that Garnett Silk chanted before every show, his former manager Bridgette Anderson, recalled. Rastafarian singer, Garnett Silk, born Garnet Smith on April 2, 1966, was known […]

Nineties dancehall front-runner, Frisco Kid, says come 2020, he will be seeking to bring back some authenticity to dancehall music. During his performance at a Gleaner staff meeting on Tuesday, the deejay says in recent times, fans have been requesting that he return to the music scene to “fix things”, as dancehall music has lost […]

“You ah hear me selecta. Ah more music and less talk. I would ah talk to the youth them worldwide but me a start from east and forward out to the west side. Up top jungle all bout Zimbabwe, Angola … hear me out lawd.” These are the words of Buju Banton’s self-produced single Steppa, […]

Jamaican actress Sashani is currently in total celebration mode over her first big film role. The movie, A Christmas Winter Song, which stars veteran actor Stan Shaw, actress and singer Ashanti, and Sashani will premiere on Lifetime on December 14, and Sashani cannot wait to view it. “I am superexcited,” an obviously enthusiastic Sashani, the […]

With two new songs on the market, Omari Banks is doing the promo rounds. He refuses to be labeled or boxed in to categories coined by contemporary music pundits. Half Full or Half Empty and You’re Gonna Make It are his latest singles. The former is self-produced for his Omari Music label, and features veteran […]

PRODUCER Gary Sutherland is pleased with the reception to his various artistes compilation album Jumpout Production Presents: One Drop Mystic Riddim Vol 1 since its release in August. Sutherland said the 11-song set took six months to complete. “The reception has been overwhelming and we are happy that persons have been giving the songs the […]

Lack of originality is one of the reasons Ky-Mani Marley gave for Jamaicans failing to dominate major international music charts in recent times. In a recent interview with The Gleaner, the Grammy-nominated artiste said that much of the music being produced on the local scene today lacks creativity. “My family has always been about building, […]

In a space where promoters are uneasy because their events may be shut down early, where recording artistes and producers lament the strain of payola, where performers are fined for particular utterances, there are players with ideas as to how to amplify the musical soundscape and make Jamaica and it’s culture sing louder. Beyond producing […]

Since its implementation in 1997, the Noise Abatement Act has been a pain in the rear for sound system operators, particularly those in the Corporate Area. With the law considered an action by the Government to quiet the audible imposition of all-night parties, entertainment industry insiders may have finally figured out how to defend their […]

UK-based recording artiste Stylo G claims that he has been traumatised by an incident during which policemen detained him and four members of his entourage briefly at the National Police College of Jamaica in Twickenham Park, St Catherine, then processed and released them on Monday. “It just traumatising fi me fi know say I’m here working […]