‘Muta’ to get lauded


DUB poet and radio personality Mutabaruka will be one of several people honoured at the Jamaica Poetry Festival scheduled for the Louise Bennett Garden Theatre in St Andrew, on August 14. The Rastafarian poet is slated to be the inaugural recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award. Festival organ ... Read More

Beenie Man and Tommy Lee Sparta (Philp Lemonte) Dancehall Night lives up to billing
THE jury is still out on whether this was the biggest dancehall night ever at Reggae Sumfest. But wh ... Read More

Don Andre (right) and Ding Dong in performance at Reggae Sumfest held at Catherine Hall in Montego Bay, St James, on Friday night. (Photo: Philp Lemonte) Don Andre hits back at Spice
Newcomer Don Andre, who recently stepped into the limelight thanks to his popular track Tom Cruise a ... Read More

Stitchie Stitchie giving it his all
ON Friday, Stitchie will suit up for his headline appearance at ‘3 In 1’, a show schedul ... Read More

#ReggaeSumfest2016: Super Cat puts in workmanlike performance

Sunday, July 24, 2016 5:25 AM    

Super Cat (Photo: Philip Lemonte)

MONTEGO BAY, St James — Veteran deejay Super Cat put in a workmanlike performance at Sumfest this morning inside the Catherine Hall Entertainment Complex. The Don Dada reeled off lyrics from his vast catalogue which kept hardcore dancehall fans rocking. Some of the songs he delivered were Watch out mek me come down, Dem no worry we, Under Pressure and Jamaica, Jamaica. But it was when he performed Boops, that he sent patrons wild. Luciano and Taurus Riley are the two remaining acts. ... Read More

#ReggaeSumfest2016: Barrington Levy brings back memories of early dancehall days

Sunday, July 24, 2016 4:30 AM    

Barrington Levy (Photo: Philip Lemonte)

MONTEGO BAY, St James — Veteran dancehall crooner Barrington Levy's performance inside the Catherine Hall Entertainment Complex this morning brought back vivid memories of the original dancehall days of the 1980s, as Sumfest's Reggae Night winds down. The seasoned reggae ambassador went down memory lane with songs like Too experienced, Living Dangerously, Prison Oval Rock, 21 Girls Salute, Murderer, Broader than Broadway, Black, Black Roses and more. At one point he was accompanied on ... Read More

#ReggaeSumfest2016: Sanchez brought the house down

Sunday, July 24, 2016 3:04 AM    


MONTEGO BAY, St James — Reggae singer Sanchez brought the house down with his exceptional vocal skills as Reggae Night of Sumfest got into high gear at the Catherine Hall Entertainment Complex. For the greater part of his act, Sanchez had the patrons singing along and dancing as his crisp voice belted out Hallelujah, One in a million,  Wild Sanchez,   Lonely wont leave me and much more. He was also well received during the segment he used to pay tribute in song to late reg ... Read More

#ReggaeSumfest2016: Busy Signal delivers versatile set

Sunday, July 24, 2016 2:10 AM    

Busy Signal (Photo: Philip Lemonte)

MONTEGO BAY, St James — Busy Signal gave a versatile performance on Sumfest's Reggae Night at the Catherine Hall Entertainment Complex. He started out with One More Night, Night Shift, Miss You, Reggae Music Again and others on reggae beats. But, his act later revolved into dancehall as he picked up the tempo and delved into Step Out, Naw Go A Jail Again, Wine Pon Di Edge and Bedroom Bully among others. Towards the end of his stint, the "hot head" reacted angrily when he was informed ho ... Read More

#ReggaeSumfest2016: Chris Martin scores big at Sumfest

Sunday, July 24, 2016 12:53 AM    

Chris Martin (Photo: Philip Lemonte)

MONTEGO BAY, St James — Christopher Martin scored big on Reggae Night of Sumfest here at the Catherine Hall Entertainment Complex. With a balanced blend of showmanship and high quality vocals he seemed incapable of striking a wrong chord. The Big Deal singer, who had the audience eating out of his hand, elicited wild cheers from the females and "blanks" from the males. The former Digicel Rising Stars singer reeled off a number of hits from his vast catalogue including I'm Pirate, Take M ... Read More

NYOJ students get US scholarship

Sunday, July 24, 2016    

Ambassador Dr Nigel Clarke, chairman of the National Youth Orchestra of Jamaica (centre), is flanked by scholarship winners (from left) Kamoy Gordon, Ian Crossbourne, Kymani Calder, and Devoy Ellis. (Photo: Contributed)

FOUR National Youth Orchestra of Jamaica (NYOJ) students recently left the island to represent Jamaica for four weeks at the prestigious Luzerne Music Centre, Lake Luzerne in New York. The camp ends on August 13. The students — Ian Crossborne, Kamoy Gordon, Kymani Calder, and Devoy Ellis — were among hundreds who auditioned for the camp. “It’s a wonderful opportunity to meet other musicians from around the world and also to exchange different cultures and feelings thr ... Read More

Sex rules

Tony Robinson | Sunday, July 24, 2016    

Your affections are A sick man’s appetite, Who desires most that Which would increase his evil. – Shakespeare, Coriolanus, I, 1 Are they tying affections and desire with the increase of evil in some persons? True, it has been said that a bull in a heightened state of sexual arousal is a dangerous beast and will knock down barriers and jump high fences to get at a female to satisfy those urges. And it has been shown that animals, such as elephants, when they are in heat and ... Read More

Big crowd at Nude Twisted Fantasies

Saturday, July 23, 2016    

The patron created a splash.

EVEN though it was advertised for a 4:00 pm start, patrons didn’t start streaming into the Fantasy Playground venue, St Georges Cliff in Hellshire, St Catherine, until minutes after 10:00 pm for the third edition of Nude Twisted Fantasies. By 11:00 pm, the venue was filled to capacity. The pool party delivered the experience and vibes patrons expected. DJ Lank, Coolshade Chris, Star Time and DJ Calico were part of the team that took control of the musical juggling, with hot selection ... Read More

Sound systems rock MoBay

Philp Lemonte | Saturday, July 23, 2016    

Pieces selector Ikel Marvelous

It was another home run for the organisers of Reggae Sumfest’s Sound Explosion held at Pier 1 in Montego Bay, St James, on Thursday night. The well-attended event featured Stone Love Movements, Black Kat, Metro Media, Firelinks, Tony Matterhorn, and Montego Bay’s own Pieces. The Jamaica Observer caught up with Johnny Gourzong, COO of Summerfest Promotion — festival organisers, who said it was another successful Sumfest staging. “Sound System Explosion is a new event ad ... Read More

Junior Tucker show postponed

Saturday, July 23, 2016    

Junior Tucker

The Junior Tucker concert, dubbed The Spirit of Jazz Hotta, scheduled for the Wine Shop in Southdale Plaza (1 South Avenue) in St Andrew, has been postponed to a later date. According to Tucker, a minister of religion, the event will be rescheduled to Sunday, September 25. The singer said the postponement is a result of him refocusing his attention on changing the location of his place of worship from the New Kingston Business Centre to Haining Road in St Andrew. In addition to Tucker, Suzann ... Read More



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