No worry from Pressure

Pressure Buss Pipe

AS he prepares to head out on a tour of the United States, singer Pressure Buss Pipe has scored another hit with Nuh Worry Yourself. The song was released jointly last July by his Buss Pipe Records and LF Records. Renewed interest has seen it enter several reggae charts in North America and the Car ... Read More

The collection from T&T Fashions goes down the Fashion Block  runway.Kenyon Hemans Int’l media flock Style Week
Modelling agency Saint International wrapped up its three-event staging of Style Week Jamaica on Sun ... Read More

Empress Ayeola Pride in their roots
FOR as long as he can remember, Victor ‘Jah T’ Goulbourne has been drawn to roots-reggae ... Read More

Bishop Courtney McLean McLean answers congregants’ call
ENCOURAGED by his congregants, Bishop Courtney McLean is pleased with his contribution to the 10-tra ... Read More

Pryce-less Movements

BY RICHARD JOHNSON Observer senior reporter | Monday, May 30, 2016    

Choreographer Oneil Pryce diagnosed with cancer

Jamaica’s premier dance companies are pooling their strengths on Thursday, June 2, to stage a fund-raising concert in support of dance teacher and choreographer Oneil Pryce, who was diagnosed with cancer in February. The proceeds from the event, dubbed ‘A Love Offering for Oneil Pryce, will go towards offsetting his bills for radiation and chemotherapy. The concert is set for the Vera Moody Concert Hall, Edna Manley College of the Visual and Performing Arts in St Andrew. It will ... Read More

Perfect Summer for Big Mountain?

By Howard Campbell Observer senior writer | Monday, May 30, 2016    

Big Mountain

Having made the Billboard Top 10 22 years ago with Baby I Love Your Way, Big Mountain have earned their place as a trailblazers of Southern California reggae. Last Friday, the band returned after a 10-year break with Perfect Summer, their first album since New Day, which was released in 2002. Distributed by VP Records’ subsidiary, VPAL, Perfect Summer contains a version of The Beatles’ Here Comes The Sun. With major label politics out of the way, lead singer Joaquin ‘Quino&r ... Read More

Strictly Addi to create a splash

Monday, May 30, 2016    

Vybz Kartel

THE third anniversary of Strictly Addi is scheduled for Sugarman’s Beach Club in Portmore, St Catherine, on June 25. According to organisers JEM Entertainment, the event — an ode to incarcerated deejay Vybz Kartel’s music — has an air of anticipation about this staging. “There is a unique nature about an event such as this. Unlike most beach parties that begin during the daytime and end in the night, Strictly Addi gates will be open at 9:00 pm and is non-stop, hig ... Read More

Ziggy Marley hits the road

Monday, May 30, 2016    

Ziggy Marley

REGGAE singer Ziggy Marley is slated to perform at the Vina Robles Amphitheatre in California on August 12. It will be Marley’s second time playing at the venue since 2013. The 47-year-old Grammy-winning singer will be using the opportunity to promote his latest studio album Ziggy Marley, released on May 20. Ziggy Marley, his sixth effort, is the follow-up to Fly Rasta, which took home the Best Reggae Album in 2015. In an interview with GQ Magazine, Marley said he was very hands-on wi ... Read More

Ready for PrymeTyme

Monday, May 30, 2016    


New York City has been a happy hunting ground for Jamaican dancehall artistes for over three decades. On the flip side, Jamaican entertainers based in the Big Apple always want to make a mark back home. One of them is singjay PrymeTyme. Based in Brooklyn, the Clarendon-born artiste is pushing Go Hard, his second EP which drops June 20 on G Records. The nine-track project’s lead single is Give Thanks. PrymeTyme was in Kingston recently promoting song and EP. He is determined to get his c ... Read More

PHOTO: Mecca of Style

Monday, May 30, 2016    

Antonio Graham

Saint International models wearing designs by T&T Fashion at an event dubbed Inaaternational Mecca of Style held at the Jamaica Pegasus hotel in New Kingston, on Saturday evening. The event was part of Style Week which ended last night. Read More

Troy Ave’s lifestyle puts him in jail

Monday, May 30, 2016    

TI (left)
and Troy

Troy Ave, the American rapper who colputlaborated with dancehall artiste Kranium on his hit single Lifestlye , was arrested in connection with a recent shooting at a TI concert. The Brooklyn rapper allegedly fired his gun at New York’s Irving Plaza before accidentally shooting himself in the leg, according to the New York Daily News. He has been arrested and charged with reckless endangerment and illegal weapons possession. Sources say that Troy Ave could be seen firing a gun in surv ... Read More

Jahmiel heads out on maiden tour

Sunday, May 29, 2016    


Summer has been a busy period for reggae artistes for 40 years. Bob Marley, Desmond Dekker, Burning Spear and Peter Tosh were some of the music’s pioneer road warriors. The Jamaica Observer continues its series looking at artistes, booking agents and shows active during this period. WITH two new songs on the market, singer Jahmiel heads out on his first tour of the United States and Europe this week. The tour opens June 2 in the Bronx, one of three shows scheduled for New York. Jahmiel w ... Read More

Legion hosts islandwide march

Sunday, May 29, 2016    

The Jamaica Regiment and Military Bands

THE Jamaica Legion, which has responsibility for the provision of basic needs for ex-service men and women, is organising a major concert tour to raise funds. The concerts, which will be held at 10 locations across Jamaica, kicks off on June 12 and will feature the Jamaica Military Band and the Jamaica Regiment Band under the baton of Warrant Officers Class 2 Albert Shaun Hird and Paul Johnson. According to Hird, the concerts will seek to satisfy the musical tastes of a wide cross section of t ... Read More

Back to Africa

Sunday, May 29, 2016    


Dancehall act Alakaline is currently in The Gambia and was expected to perform at a concert inside the Independence Stadium in Bakau last night. According to media reports out of Africa, the artiste arrived in The Gambia on Thursday and is said to have told a press briefing that he was ready to perform for his fans, calling on them to get set for the Champion Boy, using the title of his popular song. He was quoted in The Gambia’s Daily Observer newspaper as saying The Gambia concert mea ... Read More



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