Best time to release motivational music, say practitioners

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For the time being, there are no stages on which to perform or parties to attend. But that doesn’t mean that the music industry activity has come to a sudden halt. Entertainers are getting more creative with online concerts, parties, and podcasts….

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Panton takes director’s chair for ‘Sweet Sensation’ - Offers ‘intimate’ visuals for Heavyweight Rockaz and Jesse Royal single

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For this newest addition to reggae music’s visual library, the polymath Jason Panton gets behind the camera as co-director for Heavyweight Rockaz and Jesse Royal’s latest release, ‘ Sweet Sensation’. Set on the streets and beaches of Portland, the…

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Jahmiel talks about giving back amid coronavirus - Urges youth to look to a better tomorrow

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Despite not being able to visit the area, reggae singer-songwriter Jahmiel on Wednesday donated snacks, non-perishable food, diapers, and other needed supplies to communities in Bull Bay. The area was declared a quarantine zone by Prime Minister…

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How creatives can take advantage of pandemic restrictions

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The Kingston Creative brand is bold and will persist in its promotion of downtown Kingston as a cultural, artful hotspot even as citizens are asked to keep off the streets in the continued effort to flatten the curve of the COVID-19 viral spread….

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Trini soca artiste urges Caribbean, world to ‘Hold On’ - Erphaan Alves reaches the globe through music video

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There is no specific season or reason for soca music, said Erphaan Alves, who has been pushing the ‘No Seasons’ campaign that promotes the release of soca music all year round. A true ambassador of the genre of his birthplace, Trinidad and Tobago,…

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Walshy Fire’s ‘Quarantine Clash’ this weekend

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As the COVID-19 crisis carries on, entertainers keep coming up with clever ways to keep engaged, despite having to keep their distance. So while online concerts and parties abound, perhaps it was only a matter of time before there came an online…

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5 Questions with Delano Forbes

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AS ONE who grew up in the family business, it was sort of inevitable that Richard Delano Forbes Jr would take over from his father, and, in fact, he was groomed for it. The CEO and creative director of Phase 3 Productions, Forbes holds a BFA from…

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Derek Walcott: A maker and changer of West Indian literature – Pt 1

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(Part 1 of an article based on an interview with Dr Edward Baugh at The UWI.) “DEREK WALCOTT was one of the makers and changers of West Indian literature.” This was University of the West Indies Professor Emeritus Edward Baugh’s summation of the…

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5 Things To Do This Weekend

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With more people staying at home, almost like we’re living out an apocalypse, you’ll have some time on your hands. May we recommend five movies that give their own take on life during and after cataclysmic events that shift the balance of nature?…

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Big Online Par makes a splash in Turkey - Party pulls 30,000 listeners in 30 countries

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ALTHOUGH MANY Jamaicans are stuck at home, they still find ways to make waves across the globe. The latest feat begins with Forever Entertainment, a group of local millennials spending five euros for an online radio station package to host a…

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