A channel for Karl

There were little signs of Jamaican culture in Toronto when Karl Mullings and The Sheiks visited that Canadian city in 1963. They ended up staying for eight months, enough time for him to develop a love for the city and country. Read More

Different Dimensions from Etana
ETANA is the most successful Jamaican female artiste on the Billboard Reggae Albums Chart. She earns her sixth title with Dimensions, an eightsong EP which debuts this week at number seven.... Read More

Kingston gets jazzed up
THERE is a new initiative aimed at injecting entertainment into downtown Kingston. The latest project, Downtown Night, sees live jazz each Friday at the F&B restaurant, located at the corner of Duke and Harbour streets.... Read More

Repositioning STB at 60
In 1991 when VP Records launched its Strictly The Best (STB) compilation album, dancehall music was primed for take off on American pop radio and in hip hop clubs. The series is still popular but as the company prepares to launch its 60th instalment on Friday, their marketing has moved...... Read More

Pounder supports CaribbeanTales

Monday, November, 18 2019    

Hollywood actress CCH Pounder,  most known for her role as Dr Loretta Wade on NCIS: New Orleans, is throwing her weight behind the drive to raise funds for the incubator programme organised by the CaribbeanTales International Film Festival (CTFF) held in Toronto, Canada. Read More

Females for Best of the Best

Monday, November, 18 2019    

It's all about the female artistes for the 220 staging of Best of the Best. Read More

St Bess benefits from Xmas show

Monday, November, 18 2019    

Music personality GT Taylor believes that his annual event, dubbed 'GT Taylor Christmas Extravaganza Euphoria 2019', will provide a significant multimillion-dollar economic jolt to the sleepy, coastal town, and is a major boon for south coast tourism. Read More

Buju's Trust

BY RICHARD JOHNSON Observer senior reporter johnsonr@jamaicaobserver.com | Monday, November, 18 2019    

Grammy-winning dancehall artiste Buju Banton has dropped his third single, since returning home from incarceration just under a year ago. Read More

Oprah gives Patsy props

Sunday, November, 17 2019    

The novel Patsy, by Jamaican author Nicole Dennis-Benn has been named by O, The Oprah Magazine as one of the best books of 2019. Read More

Patois cantata returns

Sunday, November, 17 2019    

Jiizas A Go Baan, the nativity production told in the Jamaican Patois, makes its way back to the stage this advent season. Composer and director, Dr Andrew Marshall, will join forces with the Philharmonic Orchestra of Jamaica and the Jamaica Choral Scholars to present the work at the... Read More

Grammy nominations to be revealed on Wednesday

By Kevin Jackson Observer writer | Sunday, November, 17 2019    

Nominations for the 62nd Grammy Awards will be announced on Wednesday. The Best Reggae Album category is one most reggae fans anticipate each year due to its unpredictability. Read More

Jamaican music on HBO

By Kevin Jackson Observer Writer | Saturday, November, 16 2019    

The original soundtrack to Watchmen, HBO's recently launched series, features songs by two Jamaican acts — Desmond Dekker and The Aces' Israelites and Do Your Thing by Leroy Sibbles.Israelites was featured in episode three, which aired on November 3.  It helped... Read More

Almoni goes for the talent

Saturday, November, 16 2019    

A new company has its sights on breaking new talent from rural Jamaica, while staying clear of the outrageousness usually associated with dancehall music. That company, Almoni Music, released its first project in October.Their debut production is the Life Wise rhythm... Read More

Duo ready to take on the music

Saturday, November, 16 2019    

Up-and-coming artistes Andon and OpenSoul recently teamed up to record the single Give It To You which was released on the Artekal label over the summer to several streaming and digital platforms. The pop-reggae-flavoured single is said to be doing well in several international... Read More

Patcha Blacks is Moving Forward

Saturday, November, 16 2019    

Three years after launching his recording career, Canada-based singer Patcha Blacks has released his first album, Moving Forward. He has high hopes for the 10-song set which is co-produced by PB Records and Tasjay Productions. The album contains songs such as Never... Read More


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