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Natural Bond ready to rumble

Last year, Natural Bond Entertainment released several projects, which included the star-studded Gold Leaf rhythm. One of them was Life Still Well, a positive and seren ode by Bugle, which has resonated with music lovers worldwide. Read More

Boney M returns to the charts
FORTY-THREE years after it was first released, Rasputin, a European hit by the group Boney M, is finally a hit in the United States.... Read More

Westmoreland native Da Goddess launches music career
SAVANNA-LA-MAR, Westmoreland — Up-and-coming artiste Da Goddess is actively working to cement her place in the music industry, despite the negative impact of the novel coronavirus pandemic on the entertainment industry. ... Read More

Shabba mourns mom's passing
Two-time Grammy-winning deejay Shabba Ranks has requested time to grieve in private as he mourns the loss of his beloved mother, Mama Christie, who died on Tuesday.... Read More

Classics mark golden milestone

BY HOWARD CAMPBELL Observer senior writer | Wednesday, February, 24 2021    

WITH May marking the 50th anniversary of Double Barrel going number one in the United Kingdom, Trojan/BMG Records has planned a wide-scale campaign to celebrate the milestone. Read More

Ijahmar looks on the brighter side

Wednesday, February, 24 2021    

Ijahmar believes his latest release, Thousand Reasons , has struck the right chord with listeners all over the world. Read More

More platinum for Konshens

BY KEVIN JACKSON Observer writer | Wednesday, February, 24 2021    

VICTORY Lap, a 2018 album by American rapper Nipsey Hussle, was certified platinum for combined sales of over one million copies by the Recording Industry Association of America in January last year. Read More

Dean happy with Marley award

BY BRIAN BONITTO Associate Editor --- Auto & Entertainment bonittob@jamaicaobserver.com | Tuesday, February, 23 2021    

VETERAN saxophonist Dean Fraser is no stranger to accolades. In 1993 he received a Musgrave Medal from the Jamaican Government for his contribution to the island's music. Last year, he was bestowed a Jamaica Reggae Industry Association (JaRIA) Award for Extraordinary Impact on the Reggae... Read More

Redemption coming to Harry J's studio

Tuesday, February, 23 2021    

IN celebration of Reggae Month, Kingston-based Harry J Recording Studio has teamed up with New York-based indie label Easy Star Records and Kala Music Brand to host a special acoustic performance of Bob Marley's Redemption Song... Read More

Dawkins goes virtual

BY RICHARD JOHNSON Observer senior reporter johnsonr@jamaicaobserver.com | Tuesday, February, 23 2021    

Playwright and theatre producer Basil Dawkins is playing his part to keep the local stage alive during the current lockdown of the entertainment industry due to the global health crisis caused by the spread of the novel strain of the coronavirus. Like many of his... Read More

Home beams with Buju's gift

Monday, February, 22 2021    

SUNBEAM Boys Home in St Catherine is the proud recipient of a commercially viable poultry/egg layer business, courtesy of reggae singjay Buju Banton and his foundation. The project was completed last Sunday. Read More

History lessons from Jah Lando

Monday, February, 22 2021    

As a child artiste, singer Jah Lando shared the stage with top artistes like Capleton. After a break from music he returned to recording in 2018 and is currently promoting Create History, which was released in... Read More

YK Osiris soaks up J'can vibes

BY KEVIN JACKSON Observer writer | Monday, February, 22 2021    

Locally, he is known for the hit song Worth It, but American singer/rapper YK Osiris has been making a name for himself on the international music scene with a growing catalogue of songs. Read More

Joe pins hope on vaccine

BY KEVIN JACKSON Observer writer | Monday, February, 22 2021    

Josef Bogdanovich, CEO of Downsound Records (DSR) and principal of Reggae Sumfest, believes the distribution of vaccination is critical before the safe reopening of the entertainment sector is undertaken. Read More

Morgan Heritage on Coming 2 America-inspired album

Sunday, February, 21 2021    

SIBLING reggae band Morgan Heritage has copped a slot on the soundtrack to the highly anticipated film Coming 2 America, which is scheduled to be released on March 5. Read More



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