Admiral Bailey still in command

Years before he made dancehall's hit parade with songs like Big Belly Man and Jump Up, Admiral Bailey earned his stripes working the sound system trail. He recalls that period of toil on Know Bout This, his new song, produced by Lock City Records. Read More

Gringo makes case for youths
Montego Bay-based deejay Unknown Gringo feels juveniles who commit misdemeanours should be incarcerated with hardened criminals. ... Read More

Unity needed, says RoZarro
DANCEHALL has been known for clashes among its artistes. However, a new generation of acts is looking to change that. ... Read More

'Purple Slush' makes it official
Organisers of the annual Purple Slush Family Fun Day in Morant Bay, St Thomas, recently launched the The Purple Slush Foundation. Registered as a charitable organisation in 2018, the foundation has since rallied to get donations for its Pack-A-Bag Campaign.... Read More

Daybreak hits Florida

Saturday, February, 23 2019    

The Daybreak breakfast party series had its first staging in Florida last weekend.The event — which is promoted by The Network, and Milk & Honey Events — attracted a large turnout of patrons at Miramar Regional Park amphitheatre. Read More

Cooke hailed as giant

BY BRIAN BONITTO Associate Editor — Auto & Entertainment bonittob@jamaicaobserver.com | Saturday, February, 23 2019    

JAMAICA'S theatre fraternity is still reeling from the untimely passing of renowned playwright/director/producer/actor Aston Cooke. Read More

Beez Hive getting a buzz

Saturday, February, 23 2019    

Up-and-coming deejay Beez Hive says he is getting acclaim from the single Beez Hive .“They are crazy for me, especially the ladies,” he told the Jamaica Observer. Read More

Acts to take football field

By Kevin Jackson Observer Writer | Saturday, February, 23 2019    

St Ann-based entertainers Xklusive and Shakespear are hoping to bring unity to their parish, with the staging of their Artiste Football Match. Read More

Poets issue call to warriors

Saturday, February, 23 2019    

A wind of change is blowing on the poetry scene, as a new generation of spoken word artistes come to the fore.Two of the front-runners are Richie Innocent and Wise Wurdz who recently teamed up to record Where Are The Warriors? Read More

MoU talks in the works

BY RICHARD JOHNSON Observer senior reporter johnson@jamaicaobserver.com | Friday, February, 22 2019    

 T he Jamaica Reggae Industry Association (JaRIA) and the Ministry of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sports are attempting to resolve issues concerning the music organisation's role in Reggae Month activities. Read More

Dubbing with Dad

BY KEDIESHA PERRY Observer writer | Friday, February, 22 2019    

New wave dub artiste Addis Pablo says his new album King Alpha and Queen Omega is a mix of two generations: his and his father Augustus Pablo's. Read More

Bacchanal Xperience tonight

BY RORY DALEY Observer writer | Friday, February, 22 2019    

Carnival season kicks off tonight as Bacchanal Jamaica presents its Xperience Cooler Fete at Mas Camp, St Andrew. Read More

Stylez steps out

By Kevin Jackson Observer writer | Friday, February, 22 2019    

Dancehall artiste Stylez' latest song Central Clarks is an ode to the popular British footwear. It will be officially released next month. Read More

Derrick Harriott: a lifetime of music

By Aaliyah Cunningham Observer writer aaliyahc@jamaicaobserver.com | Friday, February, 22 2019    

Many persons have dedicated their lives to the development of Jamaican music, but their invaluable contribution is often forgotten. Singer/producer Derrick Harriott, whose musical career goes back to the 1950s, is one stalwart who remains visible. Read More

Back to the roots with DJ Marshmello

Friday, February, 22 2019    

AN unapologetic vinyl connoisseur, Marshae-Dojn McAnuff, better known as sound system selector DJ Marshmello, never tires of getting behind the turntables. Whether they are classic songs from the 1970s, underground favourites or contemporary jams, she has a diverse appreciation for... Read More


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