Laughter floods 'South Beach'

A section of the audience at LIME
Comedy Café series at South Beach
Café in St Andrew on Wednesday.

COMEDIAN/actress Kathy 'Tan Deh Deh' Grant was the toast of Wednesday night's instalment of the monthly LIME Comedy Café series held at the South Beach Café on Lady Musgrave Road in St Andrew. Patrons were treated to a two-hour diet of comedy and dance courtesy of comedians and hosts ... Read More

Wayne Smith Wayne Smith’s memorial tonight
TIDEL Smith wasn’t born when his father, Wayne Smith, released the seminal dancehall hit singl ... Read More

Etana I am all right, says Etana
REGGAE singer Etana is recuperating at home in Florida after being released from hospital on Thursda ... Read More

Paul Sean Paul Gets Busy
SEAN Paul's 2003 Billboard chart-topper Get Busy is showing no signs of slowing down. The single is ... Read More

March 5 hearing for Flippa Mafia

BY BRIAN BONITTO Associate Editor -- Auto & Entertainment bonittob@jamaicaobserver.com | Saturday, February 28, 2015    

Flippa Mafia

FLAMBOYANT dancehall deejay Flippa Mafia was given a March 5 pre-trial date to return to the Camden County Superior Court in New Jersey, when he appeared earlier this week. Flippa Mafia — given name Andrew Davis — is facing conspiracy to distribute cocaine, leading a narcotics organisation, possession with intent to distribute cocaine and money-laundering charges. He has been incarcerated since September 2013. If convicted, he faces 25 years to life in prison. "Nothing much happene ... Read More

Ryno seeking a Better Tomorrow

Saturday, February 28, 2015    


BLAK Ryno is pleased with response to his socially uplifting single, Better Tomorrow. The track, released in January, is on the Justus Arison's imprint -- JA Productions. It is distributed by 21st Hapilos Digital and is available on iTunes. "The song is getting a lot of airplay on the radio, and is doing well in the streets and that is very encouraging to me because it is a message that I am trying to get across to the youths, that there is a better tomorrow, so they cannot give in to hopeless ... Read More

Carnival season off to a good start

Saturday, February 28, 2015 9:18 AM    

File photo

ST ANDREW, Jamaica - Soca faithfuls did not disappoint as they turned out in their numbers on night two of Bacchanal Fridays, sponsored by Smirnoff, at the New Mas Camp in St Andrew. The semi-packed venue saw the men turning out in droves, but it was the women who stole the show in their barely there outfits, and short shorts was the call. Nasha Douglas, Smirnoff brand manager for the night's sponsor told OBSERVER ONLINE Friday that the crowd signals "a good start to the carnival season". Kim ... Read More

Magnum Kings and Queens face off

Friday, February 27, 2015    

Govona J in
last Saturday.

TOMORROW'S episode of Magnum Kings and Queen will see the first face off for the season. Castle Red's Princes Fiyah Roiall will do battle with Simple Wayne, while Princesses Kranberri will face off with Little Touch. These contestants selected were the ones with the lowest in votes. Judge Miss Kitty expressed surprise at that Fiyah Roiall was in the bottom two and encouraged viewers to vote. "Vote for your favourite contestants. At the end of the day, it is your finger power that will make t ... Read More

Sizzla strums on classics

Friday, February 27, 2015    

Reggae singer Sizzla playing bass on The Remake of The Classics.

MOST persons familiar with Sizzla know the singer for his fiery lyrics and persona. But for his latest project, the diminutive artiste tries something new. Sizzla plays guitar and bass on The Remake of The Classics, a cover album produced by his long-time friend and collaborator, Everton 'Caveman' Moore. Moore says the album will have 20 tracks which are updates of classic reggae and rocksteady songs. Sizzla covers Jacob Miller's Tenement Yard, but was encouraged by Moore to also show off his ... Read More

Feeling mellow in Jamaica

BY SIMONE MORGAN Observer reporter morgans@jamaicaobserver.com | Friday, February 27, 2015    

Italian producer Paolo Baldini (centre) is flanked by Mellow Mood members Giulio Frausin (left), twin brothers Jacopo and Lorenzo Garcia and reggae act Forelock
(second right). (PHOTO: ANTONIO GRAHAM)

ITALIAN reggae band Mellow Mood is in Jamaica filming a documentary and recording songs by emerging acts for their Dub Files project. According to vocalist Lorenzo Garcia, Dub Files is a new musical style which combines freestyle and deejaying. "We brought our own producer and we are currently operating from a mobile studio. In addition to recording established acts, our aim right now is to give unheard talents a chance to shine," he said. So far, the band has recorded upcoming artistes such ... Read More

Farmer Nappy for Bacchanal Fridays

Friday, February 27, 2015    

Farmer Nappy

AS promised, Bacchanal Fridays at Mas Camp in St Andrew continues to be the premier Carnival spot, featuring soca star Farmer Nappy on its main stage tonight. "Bacchanal Jamaica is committed to delivering the best of the best for Carnival 2015 and Farmer Nappy is right there amongst the best," Michael Ammar Jr, Bacchanal Jamaica director, told Splash. Farmer Nappy, best known for his hit Big People Party, recently won the coveted Calypso of the Year Award. He plans to take his high-energy act ... Read More

Capping Reggae Wednesday

Friday, February 27, 2015    

THE sound of singer Christopher Martin echoed across the Ranny Williams Entertainment Centre in St Andrew on Wednesday, bringing to a close the weekly live music session organised by the Jamaica Reggae Industry Association (JaRIA) in observance of Reggae Month. Backed by the Warrior Love band, Martin's set comprised a steady stream of songs he has made popular since winning the Digicel Rising Stars title back in 2005. Take My Wings, Paper Loving, Cheater's Prayer as well as John Holt's If I Wer ... Read More

Dillgin enjoying career resurgence

BY KEVIN JACKSON Observer writer | Friday, February 27, 2015    

Dillgin in

WITH new singles Shining, Weed and The Wheat (Matthew 13:30) gaining momentum, Dillgin is upbeat about the state of his career. He is coming off six weeks of promotional dates in the United States for the songs. Shining was released a few months ago, but he says radio was hesitant about throwing its support behind the second single, Weed and The Wheat (Matthew 13:30). "Persons were of the opinion that it was a pro-marijuana song, so it had to be subtitled and sent back out with a separate pre ... Read More

Frassman gets personal on Pop Off

Friday, February 27, 2015    


Deejay Frassman makes a bold statement with his latest single, Pop Off, which is produced by Bridgeport, Connecticut's Track Star. "Pop Off is just me expressing changes in my life. It's about me getting rid of all the fake people around me in my musical and personal life," Frassman told Splash. Released on the T.S.M.G label, Pop Off is the follow-up to his 2014 hit, Dat Nuh Hard Fi Do. "Here in Connecticut as well as in New York and underground stations in the UK, the support has been very g ... Read More



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