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Live boost for shows

IN a bid to promote live reggae shows, promoter of Jamaica Liv, David White plans to host the event monthly. Read More

Quada gets March 5 court date
Dancehall deejay Quada was given a March 5 mention date when he appeared in the Kingston and St Andrew Parish Court in Half-Way-Tree, St Andrew, yesterday.Quada (given name Shacquelle Clarke) had been arrested and charged for murder and arson.... Read More

Sforzini continues battle
Despite not winning a Grammy Award for his album, The Final Battle: Sly And Robbie vs Roots Radics, Argentinian producer Hernon Sforzini says being nominated is a big deal for reggae in his country.... Read More

Raymond Wright gets Strikly Real
Singer Raymond Wright offers a variety of musical styles on his latest album Strikly Real .Released last December by Vibes Point Music, Strikly Real sees Wright delving into gospel, roots, soul and dancehall.... Read More

Nadine toasts Koffee

BY HOWARD CAMPBELL Observer senior writer | Tuesday, January, 28 2020    

With her win for Best Reggae Album at last Sunday's Grammy Awards, Koffee became the first solo female artiste to win that category, which was first contested (as Best Reggae Recording) in 1985. For Nadine Sutherland, it is a long time coming. Read More

Markland moves to Gospel JA FM

Tuesday, January, 28 2020    

SIX months after returning to Love FM, radio broadcaster Markland “Action” Edwards is now programmes manager/presenter at Gospel JA FM. Read More

Shirley Caesar's moment

By Aaliyah Cunningham Observer writer aaliyahc@jamaicaobserver.com | Monday, January, 27 2020    

AMERICAN gospel singer Shirley Caesar delivered a powerful sermon at Sister's Praise, a benefit concert, held on the grounds of the Immaculate Conception High School in St Andrew last Saturday. Read More

Charly Black takes stance

Monday, January, 27 2020    

Charly Black believes artistes can do more to help stem the tide of domestic violence by delivering positive messages through their music. Read More

Koffee comes in with Rapture

By Kediesha Perry Observer writer | Monday, January, 27 2020    

COCOA Tea, the man credited with giving Koffee her big break, said he was confident the female singjay would take home the Grammy for Best Reggae Album. Read More

Mighty Diamonds mark milestone

BY BRIAN BONITTO Associate Editor --- Auto & Entertainment bonittob@jamaicaobserver.com | Sunday, January, 26 2020    

VETERAN reggae trio, The Mighty Diamonds is marking their 50th annivesary with a year-long celebration with a series of shows locally and overseas, according to promoter Masani Montague. Read More

A second serving of CARICS arts fest

By Howard Campbell Observer senior writer | Sunday, January, 26 2020    

The second CARICS International Fine Arts Festival is scheduled for March 14 at S Hotel Conference and Event Centre in Montego Bay. Like the inaugural show last year, it will showcase the work of established and emerging artists and artisans. Read More

Highly Favoured Blake readies album

Sunday, January, 26 2020    

Toronto-based gospel singer Highly Favoured Blake is expected to release her debut album, Breaking Me to Bless Me, in February. Read More

Tourism thurst for carnival

Sunday, January, 26 2020    

EDMUND Bartlett, minister of tourism, says his ministry is moving towards developing Jamaica's cultural events into products that can be marketed as part of the country's tourism offerings. Read More

Stowe banks on Koffee

BY AALIYAH CUNNINGHAM Observer writer aaliyahc@jamaicaobserver.com | Sunday, January, 26 2020    

MUSIC industry player Maxine Stowe says she is pleased with this year's crop of nominees vying for the Best Reggae Album Grammy. Read More

Samantha J has bouncing baby boy

Saturday, January, 25 2020    

MONTHS after dancehall-pop singer Samantha J announced her pregnancy to the world, she has given birth to a bouncing baby boy. Read More



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