Marbana was blazing hot

ORGANISERS of Marbana say it is more than just a party, but an economy booster. The annual party was held at Frenchman's Cove in Portland on Sunday. Read More

Blak Ryno in stable condition
BLAK Ryno is in stable condition in a New York hospital following a motor vehicle involving the dancehall deejay early Wednesday morning.... Read More

Sound Splash looks to the east
Years ago, the budding reggae artiste looked forward to dances where he/she would possibly get a chance to 'hold the mic' or hand the sound system selector a copy of their latest 'chune'. Promoters of Portland Reggae Sound Splash hope to revive that vibe on May 18 at Innis Bay Beach Club...... Read More

IRAWMA boost
INTERNATIONAL Reggae and World Music Awards' (IRAWMA) return to Jamaica has resulted in a renewed excitement in the annual event, set to unfold at the Jamaica Pegasus hotel in St Andrew on May 11.... Read More

Santigold shines on Billboard

By Kevin Jackson Observer writer | Wednesday, April, 24 2019    

A record seven new entries storm the Billboard Reggae Albums Chart this week, thanks to a sales rush from World Record Store Day on April 13. Read More

MoBay's DJ Jigga

BY KEVIN JACKSON Observer writer | Wednesday, April, 24 2019    

 This is the sixth in a 10-part series on emerging and established sound system selectors. Today, we feature DJ Jigga from St James, who won the Heineken Green Synergy DJ competition in 2008.  Read More

Birth of an anthem

BY HOWARD CAMPBELL Observer senior writer | Wednesday, April, 24 2019    

 The Jamaica Observer continues its 'Reggae 50' feature on people, organisations, and events that have made an impact on reggae over the past 50 years.  Read More

More Powa to Noah

By Aaliyah Cunningham Observer writer | Wednesday, April, 24 2019    

Nohard “Noah Powa” Grant has big career plans as he completes his transition from selector to dancehall deejay. He recently collaborated with Shaggy on the song Money Up which will be featured on Shaggy's album Wah Gwaan?!, set to be released May 10. Read More

Afer 12: Another night with Flippa Blacks

Wednesday, April, 24 2019    

Flippa Blacks had the party faithful out in numbers at his annual dance hosted by Black Chiney at 17 Studio One Boulevard in the capital city on April 5, and you all know what happens when Road Shella has music duties. Here's OBSERVER PHOTOGRAPHER KARL MCLARTY's report. Read More

Memorable Morning of Movement and Music

BY RICHARD JOHNSON Observer senior reporter johnsonr@jamaicaobserver.com | Tuesday, April, 23 2019    

 It was a full house that witnessed the 38th annual Morning of Movement and Music, staged by the National Dance Theatre Company (NDTC), at Little Theatre in St Andrew on Easter Monday. Read More

Wonderful Sounds from Tony Anthony

BY HOWARD CAMPBELL Observer senior writer | Tuesday, April, 23 2019    

Originally recorded by Tom Jones in 1969, That Wonderful Sound has always been popular in Jamaica. The oft-covered song's latest reggae remake comes courtesy of singer Tony Anthony. Read More

Buju mends fences

BY RICHARD JOHNSON Observer senior reporter johnsonr@jamaicaobserver.com | Tuesday, April, 23 2019    

REGGAE singer Buju Banton is back in Jamaica following the third leg of his Long Walk to Freedom tour in Trinidad's capital, Port of Spain, on Sunday. Read More

Bacchanal Bliss

Monday, April, 22 2019    

WHILE some people identify as soca lovers, one couple found love in soca.Jermaine Bygrave 'popped the question' to his girlfriend, Chantea Johnson, during Bacchanal Beach J'Ouvert at Grizzly's Plantation Cove in St Ann on Saturday. Read More

Buju puts TT raid behind him

Monday, April, 22 2019    

SATURDAY'S incident involving the police in Trinidad and Tobago and reggae singer Buju Banton was not expected to impact his performance at Queen's Park Savannah in Port of Spain last night. Read More

Sea B keeps the vibes going

Monday, April, 22 2019    

Reggae singer Sea B is pleased with the success of his first tour of the United States. The artiste introduced his music to reggae fans in the majors towns of Miami, and Boston, as well as the well-populated boroughs of Brooklyn and Bronx in New York. Read More


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