Monthly Archives: September 2013
By Richard Johnson—
FOR many, Christopher Daley came into their lives as Miss Zella’s troublesome grandson, Johnny, on the sitcom Lime Tree Lane. The programme aired on Jamaica Broadcasting Corporation (later Television Jamaica) from 1988 to 1997. But that was 25 years ago.
To celebrate what will be his silver anniversary in the worlds of comedy, theatre, film, television, and radio, Daley, 35, is organising a roast at the Jamaica Pegasus Hotel in St Andrew on November 4.
By Davina Hamilton—
“IT got to a stage where all the music in dancehall was just ah run like a racetrack.”
This observation from Chuck Fenda was what spurred the singjay (singer and deejay) to make his own foray into the world of reggae music.
Tired of the multitude of fast-paced tracks the genre was spawning, Fenda decided his music would be part of a movement that would put the focus back on slower, more spiritual music – like that of the reggae “elders” who came before him.
BACK in the 1980s, Sister Nancy broke the proverbial glass ceiling as a pioneer female deejay.
Not much has been heard about her in Jamaica recently. She last performed here five years ago on a show in Manchester, with Bounty Killer and Lady G.
But in a recent interview with Splash, she said she has been keeping busy.
“I’m working now more than when I was 20 years old and in the heat of my career,” she said during a telephone interview from her New Jersey home.
WHILE LOCAL TV RATINGS JUMPED, TESSANNE CHIN IS “FLOORED” BY JAMAICA’S RESPONSE TO HER APPEARANCE ON “THE VOICE!”
Flow’s Advertising Intelligence (AI) Report, the first digitally based media intelligence report available in Jamaica, reveals that as Tessanne wowed the judges and live audience with her rousing performance of Pink’s hit song Try, NBC commanded the highest viewership on the provider’s digital cable television service.
Tessanne was overwhelmed at the response she received from the Jamaican audience.
By Cecelia Campbell-Livingston
THE Marley-owned Tuff Gong Group of Companies has updated its recording facilities to attract more acts to the famous studio.
According to the organisation’s general manager, Marie Bruce, the new-look studio should attract more big-name acts.
Chronixx, performing at SOB’s in New York (Marlon “Ajamu” Myrie—
On Sept. 17, SOB’s nightclub in lower Manhattan presented the New York City debut of Jamaica’s most buzzed about reggae act, Chronixx and the Zinc Fence Redemption. Throughout their 8-date Dread and Terrible east coast tour (so named for their forthcoming EP, to be released on Chronixx’s label Zinc Fence Records) which concluded on Sept. 21 in Brooklyn, Chronixx and his band have played in mostly sold-out venues averaging a capacity of 600.