Family ties: The Lees remember Seaga

DESPITE being unable to attend the thanksgiving service for former Prime Minister Edward Seaga on Sunday, Julianne Lee was glued to her television set for live coverage of the event.She said a dark cloud hung over her household. Read More

Roberts' got it made
In Jamaica's competitive band scene of the 1970s OC Roberts was among a rush of singers trying to make that transition from club act to recording artiste. He cut several singles, but never got the big break.... Read More

Sister Power in Sweden
THE Oland Roots Festival, an all-female reggae event, is scheduled for July 10-13 on the Swedish island of Oland. It is the brainchild of Adil Nadri and Alexander Sjoback, the Scandinavia - based promoters.... Read More

Sumfest mourns singer's death
BAHAMIAN singer Devon “Mdeez” Knight, scheduled to perform on Reggae Sumfest's penultimate night, was stabbed to death following a traffic accident in his native country on Friday.... Read More

Ding Dong ties knot at Hope Gardens

Monday, June, 24 2019    

DING Dong has entered a new phase in his life.The dancehall choreographer-cum-deejay tied the knot with his long-time girlfriend, Shauna, at Hope Gardens in Kingston on Saturday. Read More

Downswell realigns Kingston

BY AALIYAH CUNNINGHAM Observer writer aaliyahc@jamaicaobserver.com | Monday, June, 24 2019    

RANNY Williams Entertainment Centre was transformed into holy ground with the Kingston leg of Kevin Downswell Ministries' Realignment Tour, Chapter 3 last Saturday evening. Read More

Maranto shows Faith

BY KEVIN JACKSON Observer writer | Monday, June, 24 2019    

Three years ago when he lost his sight to diabetes, singer Maranto was determined not to let it affect his life. He continued doing music, his first love. Read More

A wonderful evening of classics

BY KEDIESHA PERRY Observer writer | Sunday, June, 23 2019    

Organiser of the Classics in June concert season, Laurice Barnaby, says guests were delighted with the acts at its 15th staging. Read More

A decade with Deh Jah Dance

BY RICHARD JOHNSON Observer senior reporter johnsonr@jamaicaobserver.com | Sunday, June, 23 2019    

Artistic director of the Deh Jah Dance Theatre, Ghana Samuda, makes no bones about that fact that she is a Christian and therefore the majority of the works presented by the troupe are about worship. It is, therefore, not surprising that in choosing a 'best of' for the... Read More

Samory I heads to Europe

BY RICHARD JOHNSON Observer senior reporter johnsonr@jamaicaobserver.com | Sunday, June, 23 2019    

In 2017, reggae chanter Samory I dropped his début album Black Gold , and since then it has been a non-stop ride for the young artiste as he takes his sound to the market, both locally and internationally. Read More

Theatre with a message

Sunday, June, 23 2019    

Award-winning theatre producers, Barracks Production Company will officially open the doors to their new home and youth theatre hub, Barracks Theatre, on Friday, June 28 with a Gala performance of their newest play, Ananda Alert. Read More

Black Star Liner

By Howard Campbell Observer senior writer | Sunday, June, 23 2019    

This week, the Universal Negro Improvement Association (UNIA) celebrates 100 years since Marcus Garvey incorporated his ambitious Black Star Line Enterprise, a fleet of ships that would transport thousands of blacks to Africa. Read More

Barry G, Rodigan to reunite in NY

Saturday, June, 22 2019    

Almost 35 years after their first sound clash in Brooklyn, disc jocks/broadcasters Barry “Barry G” Gordon and Sir David Rodigan are slated to reunite at Groovin' In The Park concert scheduled for Roy Wilkins Park in Queens, New York, on June 30. Read More

Shizzle Sherlock keeps flossing

Saturday, June, 22 2019    

Dancehall fashionista-cum-deejay Shizzle Sherlock believes the practice of “money pullup” by selectors can do more harm than good to an artiste's career. Read More

All systems go for Chicago Jerk Fest

By Kevin Jackson Observer writer | Saturday, June, 22 2019    

It's all systems go for the second serving of the Chicago Jerk Festival. It happens tomorrow at Washington Park.According to co-promoter Clinton Garibaldi of Jabari CG Productions/Africa International House everything is in place for an exciting day. Read More


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