Beenie Man says thanks

Thursday, August, 16 2018    

Beenie Man is pleased with the huge turnout of patrons to his Summer Sizzle Festival concert held at the Jamalco Sports Club in Clarendon last weekend.The show marked the deejay's 40th year in the music business. Read More

KRTZ seeks to level it up

Thursday, August, 16 2018    

American rapper KRTZ (Karats) said she is inspired by Jamaican music, specifically dancehall. Read More

NDTC founding member dead

BY RICHARD JOHNSON Observer senior reporter | Thursday, August, 16 2018    

Audley Butler, a founding member of the National Dance Theatre Company (NDTC), is dead.He passed away in New York on Sunday where he had gone to attend his sister's funeral. Read More

Donovan Dacres makes honours list

BY RICHARD JOHNSON Observer senior reporter | Wednesday, August, 15 2018    

FOR many of a certain age, the name Donovan Dacres conjures memories of the now defunct JBC FM, especially the long-running show Float On. Read More

Alborosie returns to Billboard top 10

By Kevin Jackson | Wednesday, August, 15 2018    

Unbreakable: Alborosie Meets The Wailers United by Italian reggae singer Alborosie returns to the Billboard Reggae Album Chart's Top 10 this week, moving from number 12 to nine. Read More

'Carrot' Jarrett's days remembered

Wednesday, August, 15 2018    

LAST Friday, children of former Third World percussionist Irvin “Carrot” Jarrett hosted a celebration of his life and legacy at the Vera Moody Hall at Edna Manley College of the Visual and Performing Arts in St Andrew. Read More

Jamaican Folk Singers goes vintage

Wednesday, August, 15 2018    

Vintage Folk is the theme of this year's concert season by the Jamaican Folk Singers which will run from September 7 to 9 at the Little Theatre in St Andrew. Read More

Frassman gears up for Hartford festival

Wednesday, August, 15 2018    

Connecticut-based , Jamaican-born deejay Frassman Brilliant is set to introduce his music to a new audience at an end-of-year event in Hartford. Read More

In search of ET

BY HOWARD CAMPBELL Observer senior writer | Wednesday, August, 15 2018    

During his years at Kingston College, no teacher could hold Donovan Donaldson's attention as much as disc jockey Errol Thompson. Donaldson remembers going to the Jamaica Broadcasting Corporation (JBC) radio station and listening intently to the man known as... Read More

After 12: Time to play — Sports Wear Affair

Wednesday, August, 15 2018    

The whistle went, and the sixth annual Sports Wear Affair, staged by Lynch, aka Good Yute, got off to a spirited start at Enid Anglin Centre in Admiral Town on August 3. Just check out the kits as captured by party photo specialist Jun Jun Bokeh. Read More

Queen Tress goes Underneath It All

BY HOWARD CAMPBELL Observer senior writer | Tuesday, August, 14 2018    

For most of her artistic career, Teresia ”Queen Tress” Jansson has been a poet, but when one of her creations hit close to home she thought it was appropriate to record it as a reggae song. Read More

Cedella donates Marley albums to time capsule

Tuesday, August, 14 2018    

Cedella Marley, eldest daughter of reggae singer Bob Marley, donated a rare set of her father's albums to the Jamaica50 Time Capsule which will be sealed at the Bank of Jamaica at the end of August. Read More

Iyara is tried, tested and Proven

Tuesday, August, 14 2018    

IYARA is currently on a month-long tour of Canada where he performed at a gig at Devon's House Bar and Nightclub in Leamington, Ontario, recently. He so impressed the owners that they booked him for a follow-up show, which he did last Saturday. Read More

Ho Lung showcases Jamaica's music forms

BY BRIAN BONITTO Associate Editor — Auto & Entertainment bonittob@jamaicaobserver.com | Tuesday, August, 14 2018    

Jamaica's diverse musical offerings will form the soundtrack of Parables, the latest production by Father Ho Lung and Friends, scheduled for the Little Theatre in St Andrew this weekend. Read More

Sting, Shaggy reclaim Billboard Reggae Album number one spot

Tuesday, August, 14 2018    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — English rocker Sting and Shaggy reclaimed the number one spot on the Billboard Reggae Album chart this week. Their collaborative effort '44/876' removed last week's chart topper Santigold's 'I Dont Want: the Gold Fire Sessions', from her one-week... Read More


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