Dancehall diss!

BY RICHARD JOHNSON Observer senior reporter | Monday, April, 23 2018    

THE disregard meted out to dancehall music formed the nucleus of the discussion at last Friday's launch of the Dancehall Archives and Research Initiative at the University of the West Indies Mona campus in St Andrew. Read More

I Waata introduces new move

Monday, April, 23 2018    

DANCEHALL music has spawned its fair share of dance moves, including Bogle, Sweep, Willie Bounce, and Fling Yuh Shoulda.Emerging singjay I Waata said he is adding another, Pat A Shake, to that list. He has a single by the same name. Read More

One Love roll call

Sunday, April, 22 2018    

Claudius Massop, Jamaica Labour Party and West Kingston enforcer, was killed by police along Industrial Terrace in Kingston on February 4 1979. Alphonso Tinson and Lloyd Frazer were also killed in the Sunday afternoon incident. They were returning to Kingston... Read More

Solange pays tribute to Jamaica

Sunday, April, 22 2018    

Earlier this year social media lit up after Solange, the younger sister of pop icon Beyoncé, announced that she was in Jamaica via an Instagram post. Read More

Karen Smith for orchestra concerts

Sunday, April, 22 2018    

Renowned local cabaret act Karen Smith will be the special guest of the Philharmonic Orchestra of Jamaica (POJ) during its fifth annual spring concert, to be held on April 28 and 29 at the Swallowfield Chapel in St Andrew. Read More

Remembering the Love

BY HOWARD CAMPBELL Observer senior writer | Sunday, April, 22 2018    

This month marks the 40th anniversary of the One Love Peace Concert. The Jamaica Observer presents the final in a series of stories on the event.  Read More

The making of Peter Tosh Live at the One Love Peace Concert

BY ROGER STEFFENS | Sunday, April, 22 2018    

NOT long after the historic One Love Peace Concert was held on April 22, 1978, I met photographer Peter Simon. Reggae Bloodlines, his book along with writer Stephen Davis, was the first North American look at the vivacious reggae culture of Jamaica, following the same path around the... Read More

Cutty gets higher Rank

Saturday, April, 21 2018    

CUTTY Ranks is beaming with pride as a song he recorded in 1997, Cosita Mix, has been remixed and has generated over 107 million views online in its first week.The remix, Dame Tu Cosita, is recorded by El Chombo and features Cutty Ranks. Read More

Crime Stop to host Avengers: Infinity War premiere

Saturday, April, 21 2018    

In an effort to raise funds, Crime Stop Jamaica will host an advance preview of the much-anticipated Marvel Studios superhero film Avengers: Infinity War on Tuesday, May 1, at Carib 5 Cinema in Cross Roads, St... Read More

Spice to 'build' a foundation

Saturday, April, 21 2018    

The Grace Hamilton Women Empowerment Foundation is the newest venture for dancehall artiste Spice. The Indicator boss took to Instagram this week to tell fans what inspired the institution. Read More

Sandz covers Portmore

Saturday, April, 21 2018    

IT was a massive turnout of patrons for the recent staging of Sandz, held at Sao Paulo Beach (formerly Sugarman's Beach) in Portmore, St Catherine.The event was dubbed a Caribbean Music Festival. Read More

Sumfest gets New York launch

BY BALFORD HENRY Observer senior reporter | Saturday, April, 21 2018    

Promotion for Reggae Sumfest 2018 hit high gear Tuesday night with a high-energy, jam-packed launch in New York City. Read More

Tony Rebel's foundation gets boost

Saturday, April, 21 2018    

THE Tony Rebel-led Rebel Salute Foundation recently received a shot in the arm with a donation of $250,000 from Sagicor to assist with its projects. Read More

Talent shines at Sandals Awards

Saturday, April, 21 2018    

Team members of Sandals Resorts in the Montego Bay region delivered thrilling performances at the recent Prestige Awards at Sandals Montego Bay and Sandals Royal Caribbean. Read More

Revellers fly Caribbean for Carnival

Saturday, April, 21 2018    

The carnival spirit was brought to life in the arrival lounge at the Norman Manley International Airport (NMIA) with lively soca music and beautiful ladies adorned in carnival costumes as the Caribbean Airlines team welcomed travellers to the island for... Read More


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