Venue problems force cancellation of Shaggy & Friends

Diamond-Selling reggae act Shaggy will be taking the time to consider the way forward as he continues to nurture his pet project, The Bustamante Hospital for Children. Read More

Disney calls Shaggy into meeting
Reggae artiste Shaggy is still basking in the success of The Little Mermaid Live, which aired on the American television network ABC last Tuesday.... Read More

Queen Omega looks for Joy in Jamaica
When Queen Omega last visited Jamaica nine years ago, the Trinidadian roots singer recalls recording songs that were supposed to be for an album. That never materialised, so she considers her current visit a matter of taking care of unfinished business.... Read More

New ward for Bustamante hospital
The Bustamante Hospital for Children is to benefit from a new three-storey, 150-bed ward, set to cost $150 million, using the majority of the funds coming from the Shaggy & Friends concert staged in 2018.... Read More

Notnice to the rescue

By Aaliyah Cunningham Observer writer aaliyahc@jamaicaobserver.com | Monday, November, 11 2019    

PRODUCER Ainsley “Notnice” Morris says he's on a mission to return dancehall music to its pride of place on the global stage.“The sound of it (dancehall music) is changing too much and change is good; but when it is changing for the worse and people... Read More

'Brand new' Jahvy

Monday, November, 11 2019    

Jahvel “Jahvy” Morrison is now the brand ambassador for Western Sports, one of Jamaica's leading sporting goods stores. The dancehall producer made the announcement on his social media pages recently.“Signing with Western Sports signifies growth for... Read More

Straight talk from Nadean Rawlins

BY HOWARD CAMPBELL Observer senior writer | Monday, November, 11 2019    

MEN “getting jacket” has been a sensitive topic in Jamaica for many years. Though a serious issue, fathers at the receiving end of fake paternities are often ridiculed; their devious spouses, however, are often scorned. Read More

Lazimba does it for the love

BY HOWARD CAMPBELL Observer senior writer | Monday, November, 11 2019    

For much of his career, singjay Lazimba has done roots-reggae songs, a genre he grew up listening to. After moving to Munich, Germany 10 years ago he developed eclectic tastes which influenced him to experiment with different sounds. Read More

Reggae rises in Wall's ruin

By Kediesha Perry Observer writer | Monday, November, 11 2019    

AS the world recognises the 30th anniversary of the demolition of the Berlin Wall in Germany, veteran music insider Copeland Forbes is marking a milestone, of sorts. Read More

A labour of love

BY RICHARD JOHNSON Observer senior reporter johnsonr@jamaicaobserver.com | Sunday, November, 10 2019    

The spirit of veteran Jamaican film-maker Perry Henzell was alive at his former home last Wednesday, as family, friends and associates gathered for the local première of his second film No Place Like Home which was shot in 1974. Read More

Marley continues to earn

Sunday, November, 10 2019    

It has been 38 years since the passing of reggae icon Bob Marley, but the estate of the singer of anthems including One Love, No Woman No Cry, Africa Unite and Natural Mystic, continues to earn millions. Read More

Skip slows down

Sunday, November, 10 2019    

Skip Marley has released a new single titled Slow Down with two-time 2019 Grammy Award-winning artist H.E.R. via Tuff Gong/Island Records.The duo performed the track live for the first time at H.E.R and Lauryn Hill's Hollywood Bowl concert last month. Read More

Woman time

BY RICHARD JOHNSON Observer senior reporter johnsonr@jamaicaobserver.com | Sunday, November, 10 2019    

Veteran British broadcaster and reggae aficionado, David Rodigan has praised the current influx of young, female artistes from Jamaica who are currently making waves for themselves and the music on the international market. Read More

Davianah to do it for charity

Saturday, November, 9 2019    

Davianah is one of the confirmed acts for the annual Sound di Alarm music festival held at the Dinthill Sports Complex in St Catherine on December 31. Read More

Gil Bailey celebrates milestone

Saturday, November, 9 2019    

Gil Bailey, a pioneer of West Indian radio in the tri-state area, celebrates his 50th anniversary in broadcasting tomorrow with a function in Sunny Hill district, St Thomas. Read More


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