Entertainment

Gold rush starts today

BY KEVIN JACKSON Observer writer | Friday, July, 26 2019    

In 1993 when the first Reggae Gold compilation was released by VP Records, Beres Hammond was among the 15 acts featured. His song on it was Sweetness. Read More

Kartel visits doctor, again?

By Aaliyah Cunningham Observer writer | Friday, July, 26 2019    

Social media was abuzz Wednesday evening after a video surfaced allegedly showing dancehall deejay Vybz Kartel leaving a medical facility in Kingston. Read More

Beres begins tour

Friday, July, 26 2019    

Beres Hammond will begin his summer 2019 Never Ending Tour tomorrow in Danbury, Connecticut with shows throughout the East Coast with stops in Baltimore, Cincinnati, Chicago, Boston, Toronto, Brooklyn, Boston, Philadelphia, Newark, Huntington, Richmond, Washington DC,... Read More

Davianah goes to Chug It

Friday, July, 26 2019    

Davianah will be showcasing her dancehall persona when she hits the stage at Chug It slated to be held at Sugarman's Beach on Sunday in Portmore, St Catherine. Read More

Nichelous strives for balance

Friday, July, 26 2019    

Reggae singer Nicholas “Nichelous” Fearon released his debut album, Balance , in May. He is pleased with the 16-track set, produced on his Nichelous Music imprint. Read More

Authentic moves

BY AALIYAH CUNNINGHAM Observer writer aaliyahc@jamaicaobserver.com | Friday, July, 26 2019    

EUROPEAN dance group, Be Your Authentic Self (BYAS) is one of 13 troupes participating in the World Reggae Dance Championship at the National Arena in Kingston next Friday night. It starts at 8:00 pm. Read More

Ramize is ready to rumble

BY KEDIESHA PERRY Observer writer | Friday, July, 26 2019    

The Jamaica Observer continues to look at some of the finalists in this year's Jamaica Cultural Development Commission's Festival Song Competition.   Read More

Ijahmar eyes victory

BY KEVIN JACKSON Observer writer | Friday, July, 26 2019    

Newcomer Ijahmar is eyeing success with his latest project a seven-song album titled Victory . Read More

After 12: Sound Govament slays again

Friday, July, 26 2019    

Sound Govament's annual day rave party, Slayed, was THE place to be on July 14. Naturally, their legion of fans and supporters turned out in white, as requested, transforming the Enid Anglin Centre into a venue fit for the type of party for which Sound Govament is... Read More

Live changes for Dream

BY KEDIESHA PERRY Observer writer | Thursday, July, 25 2019    

Although the popular 'Dream Live' concert has been pulled from this year's 'Dream Weekend' calendar, organisers say patrons still have lots to look forward to at the annual Negril getaway. Read More

Jay Ravers is dead

BY AALIYAH CUNNINGHAM Observer writer | Thursday, July, 25 2019    

JAY Ravers, a member of popular dance group Ravers Clavers, died on July 14 of an unknown illness. He was 21.Jay Ravers, given name Jemarrow James, had been a member of the group for almost two years. A source close to the outfit confirmed his passing. Read More

Kabbalist resonates in Trinidad & Tobago

BY HOWARD CAMPBELL Observer senior writer | Thursday, July, 25 2019    

IT has been nearly 30 years since Kabbalist recorded his first song, Who Say Jah Jah Dead , at Phillip Smart's HC&F Recording Studio in Long Island, New York. Popular in Big Apple sound system circles, the single still enjoys radio rotation in... Read More

Kash banks on the good weed

Thursday, July, 25 2019    

Up-and-coming deejay Kash is extolling the virtues of marijuana in his latest single Good Weed , which features Chronic Law. The song, produced by Dunwell Records, was released earlier this week. Read More

Kastick gets in the groove

BY HOWARD CAMPBELL Observer senior writer | Thursday, July, 25 2019    

In 2011, a reggae-rocking song named Hideaway announced a relatively unknown singer named Tessanne Chin. Clocking over five minutes, its multiple chord changes and crunching guitars helped make it one of the biggest hits in Jamaica that year. Read More

Shawn D eyes Festival history

BY KEDIESHA PERRY Observer writer | Wednesday, July, 24 2019    

The Jamaica Observer continues to look at some of the finalists in this year's Jamaica Cultural Development Commission's Festival Song Competition.  Read More



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