Sumfest set to sizzle

Organisers of Reggae Sumfest are fired up and ready for the two nights of performances which will close the week-long festival.The performances are set for the Catherine Hall Entertainment Centre in Montego Bay, tonight and tomorrow. Read More

Another sample of the Playground
Producer Jeremy Harding's Playground rhythm has been sampled for Simmer, a song by British singer/songwriter Mahalia and Nigerian star Burna Boy.... Read More

Intervention needed in Clarendon, says Sone
CLARENDON-BORN, gospel singer Sone believes that religious intervention is needed in the lives of young people in parish, which is experiencing a spike in major crimes.... Read More

Humility set for fifth battle
The Jamaica Observer continues its look at some of the finalists in this year's Jamaica Cultural Development Commission's Festival Song Competition. ... Read More

Pepperseed still hot at 25

By Kevin Jackson Observer writer | Friday, July, 19 2019    

The Pepperseed rhythm, which spawned several hit songs, turns 25 this year. Released in 1994, it was the maiden project for producer Dave Kelly's Madhouse label and turned out to be a summer smash. Read More

Mawga Don teams up with Luciano

Friday, July, 19 2019    

St Elizabeth-based reggae singjay Mawga Don has high hopes for his recently released single, God , featuring Luciano. The song, produced by JKeez Record, was released in June. Read More

Rally Banks is purpose driven

Friday, July, 19 2019    

Singjay Rally Banks is generating a buzz with his single, Purpose, released in May 2019 on Coney Hill Records imprint. Read More

Supreme Ventures goes Sumfest

Friday, July, 19 2019    

Gaming company Supreme Ventures Limited (SVL) will give away $50,000 to a lucky patron at Reggae Sumfest this week. Read More

After 12: 'All-white slayers'

Friday, July, 19 2019    

Slayed All-White Anniversary party attracted some of the hottest people in town on July 14. Read More

Fay-Ann Lyons to serve up delights

Friday, July, 19 2019    

Soca star Fay-Ann Lyons will display her culinary skills in the Celebrity Cook-Off Challenge at the Grace Jamaican Jerk Festival Sunday at Roy Wilkins Park in Queens, New York. Lyons will take on Donna Lombardi of VH1 's ... Read More

Sisters rock Sweden

By Howard Campbell Observer senior writer | Friday, July, 19 2019    

AT a time when universal women's rights are being aggressively lobbied by movements like #Metoo, the concept of an all-female reggae show should come as no surprise. That groundbreaking event took place last week with the four-day Oland Roots Festival in... Read More

Zameraki dreams big

By Kediesha Perry Observer writer | Friday, July, 19 2019    

The music industry may be a hard nut, but up-and-coming artiste Zameraki thinks he has the right tools to crack it. Read More

Inches Cooler Fete returns

By Kevin Jackson Observer writer | Friday, July, 19 2019    

Inches Cooler Fete, one of Portmore's premiere events, returns Sunday at Sugarman's Beach in the Sunshine City. According to promoter Shawn Clarke of C-Eye Promotions, patrons are in for a treat. Read More

'Greats' to get due

BY RICHARD JOHNSON Observer senior reporter johnsonr@jamaicaobserver.com | Thursday, July, 18 2019    

Repeated incidents of pioneer Jamaican musicians dying without being recognised continues to drive Kingsley Goodison's Tribute To The Greats. The annual awards show is in its 22nd year and will again acknowledge contributions of artistes and... Read More

Fire still burns within Prince Alla

Thursday, July, 18 2019    

Though he has been recording for over 45 years, Prince Alla is not a household name. Yet, the roots singer has diehard fans across the globe, thanks to songs like Stoned and Bucket Bottom... Read More


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