A 'Spiritual' showcase

A large turnout of specially invited guests filed into Pulse8 last Saturday evening to experience a musical showcase produced by Oufah Music. That label's latest find, singer Spiritual, delivered a one-hour set from his album Awakening, which is distributed by VP Music... Read More

Poetry In Motion to mark milestone
ANNUAL spoken word festival Poetry In Motion (PIM) will celebrate its 15th anniversary with a two-day event at the Manchester Golf Club, Brumalia Road in Mandeville on Friday, February 23 and Sunday, February 25.... Read More

Hugh Masekela dead at 78
Hugh Masekela, the celebrated South African musician, died yesterday in Johannesburg at age 78. According to a statement from his family, he succumbed to a “protracted and courageous battle with prostate cancer”.... Read More

After 12: Kimmy's 'El Chapo'
Most likely inspired by the Netflix series, Kimmy decided to label her birthday party 'El Chapo'. So, on Saturday, January 20, her family, friends, and other guests filled the venue at Wilton Hill Drive in Tivoli Gardens for a night of fun which...... Read More

Reggae Month gets boost

BY RICHARD JOHNSON Observer senior reporter johnsonr@jamaicaobserver.com | Wednesday, January, 24 2018    

THE annual month-long celebration of all things reggae has got a shot in the arm. Read More

Bob scores

Tuesday, January, 23 2018    

Kingston Sessions: Vintage Years, a 10-track compilation by Bob Marley released on January 12 by JA Records, has given the reggae icon his 59th entry on the Billboard Reggae Album chart. Read More

Jameik King on a musical high

Tuesday, January, 23 2018    

Jameik King is currently promoting his latest single Just a Little Smile, which was released by the Konsequence Muzik label last December. Read More

No Grammy for a prince and the ruler

BY HOWARD CAMPBELL Observer senior writer | Tuesday, January, 23 2018    

The 60th Grammy Awards takes place on Sunday at Madison Square Garden in New York City. There are five nominees for Best Reggae Album. They are: Chronology by Chronixx; Stony Hill (Damian Marley); Avrakedabra (Morgan Heritage); Lost In Paradise (Common Kings) and Wash House Ting by J... Read More

Kibaki does it for Mama

Tuesday, January, 23 2018    

KIBIKI believes single mothers are the backbone of most Jamaican communities and ought to be applauded for the work they do in shaping future generations. Read More

Shenseea eyes EP

BY SADE GARDNER Observer writer | Tuesday, January, 23 2018    

 Shenseea is keeping the tracks on her debut reggae EP a surprise until its release this year. In an interview with the Jamaica Observer the artiste stated that she wants the set out next month. Read More

A lifetime of Grace

BY RICHARD JOHNSON Observer senior reporter johnsonr@jamaicaobserver.com | Tuesday, January, 23 2018    

Jamaica-born model, singer, actress Grace Jones will add another accolade to her collection when she receives the Lifetime Achievement Award during this weekend's Voice of A Woman Festival. Read More

Ali Campbell, friends put twist on classics

By Howard Campbell Observer senior writer | Monday, January, 22 2018    

Thirty-five years after their first reggae tribute album, members of UB40 will release a new set that contains cover versions of popular Jamaican songs. Read More

Boris Gardiner robbed at home

By Brian Bonitto Associate Editor — Auto & Entertainment | Monday, January, 22 2018    

VETERAN musician Boris Gardiner said he is counting his blessings after burglars visited his St Andrew home on Saturday night. Read More

Festival Song workshops to start tomorrow

Monday, January, 22 2018    

THE Jamaica Cultural Development Commission (JCDC), organisers of the Jamaica Festival Song Competition, will be hosting a series of developmental seminars islandwide, in an effort to revitalise and improve the standard of the competition. Read More

Toots introduces grandson on song

Monday, January, 22 2018    

VETERAN singer Toots Hibbert will be using his upcoming single titled Ten Shillings to introduce his grandson, King Trevy. It is slated for release in the first week of February on the D&F LLC imprint. Read More


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