Sun | Apr 21, 2019

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You know you are in for a special treat when venerable percussionist Bongo Herman takes his Nyabinghi repeater drum and starts singing Bob Marley’s Rastaman Chant. At 75 years old, the esteemed musician has not lost a beat as his hands skilfully...

Everaldo Creary and Dahlia Harris in ‘Me and Mi Chapsie’ in 2009.

“It’s been a long, long time coming,” Everaldo Creary sings as he tries to adequately express how he felt after being awarded Best Actor in Supporting Role, at this year’s staging of the annual Actor Boy Awards. It seemed the only phrase fitting...
David Rodigan

Like thousands of teenagers in the mid ’60’s, David Rodigan heard the backbeat of ska and fell in love. That was the initial stimulus for Rodigan’s becoming enthralled by Jamaican music, which developed into a career that has been going strong for...

The National Dance Theatre Company (NDTC), returns to the Little Theatre on Easter Sunday, April 21, for this year’s 'Morning of Movement and Music'. Under the leadership of artistic director, Marlon Simms, the 6 a.m. concert, will feature dance...

Next Tuesday, Kes The Band will make a cross-national cultural stand in Kingston, taking over the Ranny Williams Entertainment Centre to host their first instalment of the twin-nation’s native ‘Tuesday on the Rocks (TOTR’s) concert. While...

Amazing and fantastic, were the words of choice from fulfilled patrons who attended Saturday evening’s ‘Uncajed Melodies V’, the annual concert staged by the Classical and Jazz Ensemble (CAJE) of The University of the West Indies (UWI), and the UWI...

As a 22-year-old college student, Greg Simms had a dream – he wanted his own choir, filled with friends. Ten years later, he is now referred as principal director and artistic curator of the Jamaica Youth Chorale. This spring, the choir will...

Can Buju Banton, Jamaica’s Grammy-winning reggae icon, return to the United Sates to perform again? Can he, once again, electrify stages at concert venues in the land that locked him away behind bars for seven years on drug charges, almost...

It was the simmering dancehall hit, Who Am I (Sim Simma), that introduced dancehall sensation Anthony Moses Davis, or as many would know him, Beenie Man, to the world. Recorded and released in 1997, the playful confidence of the deejay is showcased...

Joy and disappointment are always present at any competition, and Sunday’s staging of Jamaica Cultural Development Commission’s (JCDC) Drum Fest 2019 was no different. Even as the Louise Bennett Gardens Theatre on Hope Road reverberated to the...
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