#CHINA70: Greater self-confidence in Chinese culture

Friday, October, 11 2019    

When the archaeological ruins of ancient Liangzhu city were inscribed on the UNESCO world heritage list in July this year, the news attracted the attention of many Chinese, as archaeological discoveries there have authenticated the 5,000 years' history of Chinese civilisation, which has... Read More

Great turnout for Fun In The Son

Thursday, October, 10 2019    

Jamaica Fun In The Son rolled into Port Antonio and Mandeville on September 28-29, with top gospel acts looking to win souls at Folly Oval and Manchester Primary School, respectively. The shows were held under the banner, 'Community... Read More

Hydal gets career rev with Rental

Thursday, October, 10 2019    

RENTAL is latest song from Magnum Kings and Queens of Dancehall alum, Hydal. He feels it is the breakthrough single he had been yearning for. Read More

Local acts deliver at Come Celebrate Jesus

BY HORACE HINES Observer West reporter | Thursday, October, 10 2019    

MONTEGO BAY, St James – Heavy afternoon showers in the western end of the island last Saturday night did not succeed in watering down the performances at Come Celebrate Jesus in Jamaica at Montego Bay Convention Centre. Read More

Musgrave Medals for 10

BY RICHARD JOHNSON Observer senior reporter johnsonr@jamaicaobserver.com | Thursday, October, 10 2019    

Next Wednesday, 10 Jamaicans will be recognised for their contribution in literature, science and the arts during the annual Musgrave Medal awards at the Institute of Jamaica in downtown Kingston. Read More

Ce'Cile elated at being 'Queen'

By Aaliyah Cunningham Observer writer aaliyahc@jamaicaobserver.com | Wednesday, October, 9 2019    

Ce'Cile is one of 14 women who will receive the Queens of Reggae Island Honorary Ceremonies (QORIHC) Award, come October 26. The event, in its fourth year, is scheduled for Courtleigh Auditorium in New Kingston. Read More

Spragga cruises to Billboard top

BY KEVIN JACKSON Observer Writer | Wednesday, October, 9 2019    

At 50 years old, deejay Spragga Benz is the oldest dancehall artiste to top the Billboard Reggae Albums Chart. He does so this week with Chiliagon , his seventh album. Read More

Jazz 'N' Cabaret hits high note

By Basil Walter Observer writer | Wednesday, October, 9 2019    

IMPROVISED and interactive performances were the order of the evening at Jazz 'N' Cabaret which took place last Sunday at Jamaica Pegasus hotel in New Kingston. Read More

Herbman hustlings

BY HOWARD CAMPBELL Observer senior writer | Wednesday, October, 9 2019    

The underground ganja industry has benefited countless Jamaican 'ghetto families' for decades. The plant's impact on inner-city youth is thus the focus of Cure My Pain , a documentary by singer Autarchii. Read More

Campari returns to Pop Style

BY RORY DALEY Observer writer | Tuesday, October, 8 2019    

FASHION face-off, Campari Pop Style, returns for a third year across four locations islandwide. The announcement was made at the launch held at J Wray & Nephew's corporate office in New Kingston, recently. Read More

EVER-G's moment of truth

BY HOWARD CAMPBELL Observer senior writer | Tuesday, October, 8 2019    

Singer EVER-G recalls performing at a club in Wheaton, Virginia over 20 years ago that changed the course of his career, which until then was defined by interpretation of classic reggae and soul songs. Read More

Veteran producer Glen Brown is dead

By Howard Campbell Observer senior writer | Tuesday, October, 8 2019    

GLEN Brown, a visionary music producer who worked with like-minded artistes during the 1970s, died on October 4 in New York City. Ansel Cridland of roots-reggae group The Meditations, who knew Brown for over 40 years, confirmed his death, at age 75. Read More

GoFundMe for Louie's kids

BY AALIYAH CUNNINGHAM Observer writer aaliyahc@jamaicaobserver.com | Tuesday, October, 8 2019    

JULIE Sykes — executive assistant to late deejay/actor Louie Rankin and mother to three of his children — has set up a GoFundMe account to raise money to assist them. Read More

Sweet on Millie!

BY HOWARD CAMPBELL Observer senior writer | Monday, October, 7 2019    

The Jamaica Observer continues its 'Reggae 50' feature on people, organisations, and events that have made an impact on reggae over the past 50 years.  Read More

All set for Red Bull clash

BY AALIYAH CUNNINGHAM Observer writer aaliyahc@jamaicaobserver.com | Monday, October, 7 2019    

IT'S all systems go for the inaugural Jamaica leg of the Red Bull Culture Clash, scheduled for the National Arena in St Andrew on Saturday, November 2.The launch was held at R Hotel in New Kingston last Thursday. Read More


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