Gramps Morgan adds spice to brand

Gramps Morgan launching his sauce on television in Kenya

THERE is more to Gramps Morgan than music. A member of sibling band Morgan Heritage, he has moved into the culinary scene with Gramps Morgan Farm Sauces. In an interview with the Sunday Observer, Morgan said a love for food inspired the decision to create his own sauce. "I've always loved cookin ... Read More

Rebelution Rebels at heart
FOLLOWING the success of its fourth studio album, Count Me In, journeyman reggae band Rebelution rec ... Read More

Veteran reggae singer Tinga Stewart and his singer wife
Andrea ‘Princess Jahmeli’ checked out the window display at
Collectibles Shoes. Here's To Happy Shopping!
Not wanting to miss out on tempting discounts offered by retailers at the Jamaica Observer Takes Sty ... Read More

Nadine Sutherland Nadine Sutherland goes dub
Singer Nadine Sutherland is preparing to leave for the United Kingdom in a few weeks to do promotion ... Read More

Another Radics in London

Sunday, October 04, 2015    


LIVING in Jamaica and the United Kingdom helped singer Matthew Radics develop an indiscriminate taste for music. He strives to bring that across in his own productions. Radics, 33, was born in London but spent most of his formative years in rural Jamaica, where he got to appreciate the classic songs of the 1970s as well as the dancehall beat that dominated Jamaica during the 1990s. There is a mix of dancehall and hip hop on The One-Eyed Man, his recently released EP which is on Sounkillaz Musi ... Read More

Water woes

Sunday, October 04, 2015    

Water woes

Nature does require Her time of preservation. -- Shakespeare, 1 Henry, IV, 1 AND what nature is preserving right now is water, at least in certain places. Nature does exactly what it wants to do, and there is not a darn thing that we can do about it except hope and pray that it works in our favour. At this time, nature has decided to hold back the rain in certain areas of the world. California is experiencing the worst drought in centuries with rivers and lakes literally disappearing. We are ... Read More

The little giant of dancehall

Saturday, October 03, 2015    

Gavin ‘GMG’ Burgess

HE may be only three feet four inches and confined to a wheelchair, but Gavin 'GMG' Burgess is a big party animal. The 30-year-old refuses to let his physical impediments stop his love for promoting parties in Jamaica and Florida. "I was always a fan of dancehall and its lifestyle. I loved going to parties so in 2007, myself and a few friends decided to keep our first event called 'The Arrival'. It was held in both Jamaica and Miami," he said. Other parties followed such as Flava Rock and Big ... Read More

Bright hopes for Last Night

Saturday, October 03, 2015    

Beenie Man

DANCEHALL veteran Beenie Man teams with a couple of emerging acts and a hot producer on About Last Night, a song from the Spiky Music Group. Da Professor, Trinidadian artiste RedLyte, and producer/artiste DJ Marley Waters are also on About Last Night which has gained momentum in regional markets in New York and Miami. "The song showcases my vision that anything is possible when you pose the ability to bring extremely talented artistes together and jointly develop a vision and directions of a s ... Read More

Jean Paul rocks comedy café

Saturday, October 03, 2015    

Jean Paul performing at the FLOW Comedy Café in St Andrew, on Wednesday.

TRINIDAD-BORN comedian Jean Paul was the toast of FLOW Comedy Café (formerly LIME Comedy Café) at the C&C South Beach in New Kingston, on Wednesday. This edition was dubbed Vloggers vs Stand Up Comedians. Paul, who resides in Canada, utilised his charisma and wit to capture the hearts of the fair-sized crowd. The comedian's set comprised his experiences with Jamaicans in Canada as well as his visits to Jamaica, in particular Tivoli Gardens. His timing and execution were on p ... Read More

Do Go See OCT 3

Saturday, October 03, 2015    

A scene from Il Travotore which will open the Met Opera's Live in HD series at Carib 5 today

Pick of the Weekend Met Opera's Live in HD -- Il Travotore @ Carib 5, Cross Roads Featuring: Anna Netrebko, Dolora Zijack, Yonghoon Lee, Dimitri Hvorostovsky and Stefan Kocan Time: 11:55 am   SATURDAY, OCTOBER 3 The St Andrew Parish Foundation Gala Musical Evening, Festum Sancti Andreae @ The Lawns of King's House, St Andrew Featuring: Paul Williamson, Allison Arends, Lori Burnett, Kathleen Promane and Roger Williams Time: 7:00 pm OBOG Dance Ministry -- The Promise @ Philip Sher ... Read More

Going Pro with Lala Reynolds  

By Simone Morgan Observer reporter | Friday, October 02, 2015    

Producer Lala Reynolds, CEO of LMR Pro Records.

This is the seventh in a 10-part series on 'Generation Next'of Jamaican music producers. Lamar 'Lala' Reynolds intends to bring a new sound to the dancehall game through his LMR Pro Records out of New York. "My sound selection and arrangement isn't typical so my productions are considered to be unpredictable, fresh and diverse. Every instrumental I make is different. I don't flood myself with numerous projects at once, this way I can spend quality time on each," he told Splash. His latest pro ... Read More

Kranium gives in to Rumors

Friday, October 02, 2015    

Kranium gives in to Rumors

Kranium will be releasing his debut album, Rumors, October 16 on Atlantic Records. The 12-track set is produced by New York-based producers LMR Pro and Ricky Blaze. Kranium spoke to the Jamaica Observer yesterday from New York about the project. "There is a track on it for everyone. I am not the type to release a bunch of singles at once, but I think the timing is right for me to release an album. This way, I can showcase and introduce my versatility. This is one of the reasons why the album ... Read More

Tarrus on fire in US

Friday, October 02, 2015    

Tarrus Riley

Tarrus Riley says the just concluded To Catch A Fire Tour introduced him to new locations and fans in the United States. The singer shared the bill with brothers Damian and Stephen Marley, Morgan Heritage and Black Am I. "Is the first time I went places like Boise (Idaho), the Greek Theatre (in Los Angeles) an' perform in Central Park. It's good to know yuh have fans out there who neva si yuh before an' dying to si yuh," said Riley. The To Catch a Fire Tour started on August 29 with Reggae in ... Read More

A Merritone MOMENT

Friday, October 02, 2015    

Restaurateur Michaell Hall (left) and Trevor Figueroa
enjoying the vibes

The legendary Merritone Music disco launched the 25th annniversary of its Family Reunion at Waterfalls in Kingston last Thursday night. The reunion will feature a series of events scheduled for October 11-19, starting with a service of thanksgiving at Webster Memorial United Church on Half-Way-Tree Road beginning at 9:45 am. Merritone’s loyal supporters and friends of the Blake brothers turned out at last Thursday’s event. OBSERVER PHOTOGRAPHER GARFIELD ROBINSON was there. Read More



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