Barnett readies for final Startime

WITH one week to go before the final Startime, Michael Barnett is feeling anxious even though he has been promoting the show for 30 years. Read More

Christafari tops Billboard, again
AMERICAN Christian reggae band Christafari earns its sixth number one on the Billboard Reggae Album Chart with Original Love . ... Read More

Ne-Yo pushes back with reggae
American R&B singer Ne-Yo is adding a little reggae flavour to his upcoming set with the release of Push Back .... Read More

Ochi Carnival...yeah!
Turtle River Park in Ocho Rios, St Ann, was the venue for this year's Ochi Carnival on April 2. Sponsored by Smirnoff Ice, the perfect drink for a fete, especially when the music runs non-stop at high-energy. OBSERVER PHOTOGRAPHER KARL MCLARTY travelled to the resort town.... Read More

'She got it!'

BY RICHARD JOHNSON Observer senior reporter | Wednesday, April, 25 2018    

THE entertainment and culture ministry is dismissing a statement made by artiste manager/promoter Junior “Heavy D” Fraser that Etana is yet to receive the US$5,000 promised her earlier this year. Read More

Call for Dancehall's Day

BY RICHARD JOHNSON Observer senior reporter | Tuesday, April, 24 2018    

BASED on dancehall music's contribution to Jamaican culture, the call is being made for a month-long celebration of the local genre of music. Read More

Former NDTC dancer is dead

Tuesday, April, 24 2018    

Jihan Palmer, former dancer with the National Dance Theatre Company of Jamaica (NDTC)is dead. She passed away on Saturday, April 21, in New York, after battling stage four cancer. She was 36. Read More

Jahmali soars with Wings

BY HOWARD CAMPBELL Observer senior writer | Tuesday, April, 24 2018    

Though he rode in on the roots-reggae wave that engulfed dancehall music in the 1990s, singer Jahmali has never liked to be linked to any genre. Read More

Lauryn Hill to go on NA tour

Tuesday, April, 24 2018    

In celebration of the 20th anniversary of her Grammy-winning album, The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill , Lauryn Hill will launch a 30-date tour of North America on July 5 in Virginia Beach, Virginia. Read More

Home Again

BY BRIAN BONITTO Associate Editor — Auto & Entertainment bonittob@jamaicaobserver.com | Tuesday, April, 24 2018    

ANOTHER Trench Town residence linked to The Wailers' legacy is to be designated a Protected National Heritage site by the Jamaica National Heritage Trust. Read More

Bob Marley in the classroom

Monday, April, 23 2018    

COME summer, the works of reggae king Bob Marley is making its way into the classrooms of University of Nebraska. Read More

Synthdicate Music builds 'High Rise'

BY HOWARD CAMPBELL Observer senior writer | Monday, April, 23 2018    

Call it reggae with a Caribbean twist. The High Rise rhythm is the latest project from Synthdicate Music Productions, a company based in Floral Park, Long Island, New York. Read More

Gordon's praise inspiring others

BY KEVIN JACKSON Observer writer | Monday, April, 23 2018    

A MOMENT of spirituality inspired singer Jermaine Gordon's massive hit song, You Are God , which he co-produced with Dwain Campbell-Fletcher seven years ago. Read More

Xyclone whips up Europe

Monday, April, 23 2018    

Following the success of his 2017 album From the Basement to the Big Leagues , which topped the Billboard Reggae album chart, deejay Xyclone is hoping for bigger things with his upcoming project... Read More

Church choir among Festival Song finalists

Monday, April, 23 2018    

A church mass choir, along with the other nine finalists, will be vying for top honours in this year's Jamaica Festival Song Competition.The top 10 were selected at a concert held at Ranny Williams Entertainment Centre in St Andrew recently. Read More


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