Pitch perfect

Come October 19, National Heroes Day, Gooden will be among the thoes receiving the Order of Distinction in the rank of officer (OD) for her outstanding contribution to music and elocution in Jamaica. Gooden, who was born in the city of Aberdeen, admits that she has had a 49-year-old love affair wit ... Read More

Music producer
Supa Dups Supa Dups wants to keep Carib music mainstream
GRAMMY-WINNING Jamaican music producer Supa Dups has taken the ambitious task of finding a permanent ... Read More

Garth Dennis Garth Dennis goes back to Trench Town
Garth Dennis belongs to a select group of reggae artistes who have been members of two successful gr ... Read More

Sizzla Kalonji and Bounty Killer Sizzla, Bounty for Back To
THE inaugural Back To Fest, a live show culminating a popular weekly series in Majesty Gardens, is s ... Read More

Scammers target Jahmiel

Saturday, August 29, 2015    


DANCEHALL artiste Jahmiel is the latest entertainer being plagued by unscrupulous individuals taking bookings on his behalf. "We have received quite a few calls from promoters who have paid money for Jahmiel for a booking we have no knowledge of," said Cyndi Davila, Jahmiel's manager. "Most recently, we have been notified of persons stating that they are Jahmiel's official manager. I would like to make it clear that Jahmiel has only one manager and that's me," she continued. Davila is asking ... Read More

Spice under fire

Saturday, August 29, 2015    


FEMALE dancehall artiste Spice has come under sharp criticism via social media due to her conduct at one of her recent performances in Westmoreland. The deejay was captured on video urging a boy to dance suggestively with a female patron at the event. In the video, Spice -- whose given name is Grace Hamilton -- and other adults in the audience were seen encouraging a young boy to gyrate behind a skimpily clad female as she performed her hit single So Mi Like it. The child is said to be an up- ... Read More

PTX looks Omi's way

BY JOSIMAR SCOTT Observer writer | Saturday, August 29, 2015    

Pentatonix (also known as PTX)

JAMAICAN singer Omi recently received another boost of confidence from Grammy-winning a capella group Pentatonix (also known as PTX). The group recently posted a video on their YouTube channel covering his Billboard hit song Cheerleader. PTX's video for Cheerleader shows the group sitting in the stands of a basketball court clad in Varsity jerseys. They then make their way to the opposite side of court while singing the song. The video has so far received over four million views. In response ... Read More

Sandals' talent on parade tonight

Saturday, August 29, 2015    

Andrew Smith,
male model

THE Jamaica finals of the Sandals and ATL Group ENCORE Talent and Model Search Competition is set to take place tonight at Sandals Ochi Beach Resort in St Ann. Starting time is 8:30 pm. The cream of the group's entertainment talent, drawn from the Sandals' Montego Bay, Ocho Rios and Negril and Whitehouse regions, along with representatives of the Jamaica Observer, Island Routes, Unique Vacations, and ATL Appliances will compete in a number of events. Categories will include: Male Model, Femal ... Read More

Shav-A can't get enough

Saturday, August 29, 2015    


BONNER Cornerstone recording artiste Shav-A is seeking to make a mark on the music scene with her latest project Can't Get Enough. The ballad was inspired by personal experiences and was penned in less than a day by the artiste, alongside her sister Alasia. This is the singer's fourth single, her first since being signed to the Bonner Cornerstone Label. "The song is based on a past relationship that I thought about a lot. I know others will be able to relate to these feelings," Shav A explai ... Read More

Teflon is the Young King

Saturday, August 29, 2015    


RASTAFARIAN reggae artiste Teflon returned to the island on Wednesday from a two-week gig in Europe. The gig was a part of a promotional tour for his upcoming album called Young King. His European visit saw him making stops in Hamburg, Berlin and Portugal. "This was just the first leg of the promotion. We saw the need to promote it before the album release to the European market. We will return to Europe in November after the release to continue the promotion," he said. Young King is slated t ... Read More

PHOTO: A Virgo moment

Saturday, August 29, 2015    

Entertainer Romain Virgo singles out Rochelle Cameron, vice president of Legal and regulatory and company secretary at Cable and Wireless Communications for special treatment during a performance at the Cable and Wireless Power Partners Awards at the Courtleigh Auditorium in New Kingston on Wednesday. (PHOTO: Garfield Robinson) Read More

Shawn Storm enjoys Sardine and Crackers

Friday, August 28, 2015    

Shawn Storm

Sardine and Crackers, a song deejay Shawn Storm recorded prior to his imprisonment, has been released. The track, which is produced by singjay Mr Vegas' MV label, is recorded on the Tables Turn 'riddim'. Shawn Storm (given name Shawn Campbell), who was a member of deejay Vybz Kartel's Portmore Empire camp, is serving a 25-year sentence for the April 2011 murder of Clive 'Lizard' Williams. Kartel was sentenced to life imprisonment for his involvement in that homicide which took place at his St ... Read More

Step it 'inna' Clarks

Friday, August 28, 2015    

Bunny ‘Striker’ Lee
 Super Cat 
Al ‘DJ Al Fingers’ Newman

THE Jamaican dancehall's decades-long link with Clarks footwear steps up front on Clarks in Jamaica, a 21-song compilation scheduled for release in October by VP/Greensleeves Records. It contains songs by artistes either paying tribute to the British shoe, or referring to it. These songs include Clarks Booty Skank by Trinity, Dillinger's CB200, Super Cat's Trash and Ready and Clarks Booty by Little John who has three songs on the set. Chris O'Brien, artiste and repertoire manager at VP/Greensl ... Read More

Buju’s son rejects new song; producer defends

Friday, August 28, 2015    

Markus Myrie

MARKUS Myrie, son of incarcerated reggae artiste Buju Banton, is claiming that his father does not approve of the latest track that features him. The single, My Favourite Song, also features the artiste Marco. It is produced by Mark Hudson on the Stone Cold Records imprint and was released last month. "I spoke to my father and he doesn't remember the song. I saw the article in the Observer that it was recorded in 2001. Now, hearing a collab without his approval, my father is not with it or fo ... Read More



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