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No worries for Papa Juggy

Thursday, January, 21 2021    

In the midst of a pandemic and racial unrest, singer Papa Juggy felt there was a need for the world to exhale. And what better way to do so than with a happy song. Read More

Cat honoured to the ‘Coore’

BY BRIAN BONITTO Associate Editor — Auto & Entertainment bonittob@jamaicaobserver.com | Thursday, January, 21 2021    

STEPHEN "Cat" Coore, founding member of Third World, is among this year's recipients of the Jamaica Reggae Industry Association's (JaRIA) Honour Award. A respected cellist and guitarist, he is being recognised for his contribution to the industry as an... Read More

Dancehall Royalty makes its move

Wednesday, January, 20 2021    

Dancehall Royalty, the five-song set by Vybz Kartel, released on January 8, debuts at number two on the sales-driven US Current Reggae Albums chart. It enters the streaming-driven Billboard Reggae Albums chart at number 36. Read More

Marley museum rides again

BY HOWARD CAMPBELL Observer senior writer | Wednesday, January, 20 2021    

NOT even Bob Marley's natural mystic was immune to COVID-19 last year. The museum in Kingston, which bears his name, closed last March as the pandemic surged, but reopened in November. Read More

Rebel salutes festival

BY RICHARD JOHNSON Observer senior reporter johnsonr@jamaicaobserver.com | Wednesday, January, 20 2021    

RECORDING artiste and show promoter Tony Rebel is expressing delight with the staging and feedback from his annual two-day reggae festival Rebel Salute, which had its virtual presentation last Friday and Saturday. Read More

Jah9 goes jazz

BY BRIAN BONITTO Associate Editor — Auto & Entertainment bonittob@jamaicaobserver.com | Wednesday, January, 20 2021    

ROOTS-REGGAE singer Jah9 is looking forward to a memorable performance at Jamaica Jazz and Blues, scheduled for March 4-6.She was speaking at the event's virtual launch yesterday. Read More

Beenie, Krystal call it quits

Tuesday, January, 19 2021    

BEENIE Man announced on social media yesterday that he and Krystal Tomlinson, his girlfriend of five years, have split.In an Instagram post, the Grammy-winning artiste noted that the break-up was amicable. Read More

New 'Introspeq' from Delawness

Tuesday, January, 19 2021    

Six years ago, Lawrence L Deacon was uncertain about his future as a graphic designer after dropping out of the Edna Manley College of the Visual and Performing Arts. As Delawness, he recently launched Introspeq , a concept that... Read More

'Michi' does it for Kamala

BY BRIAN BONITTO Associate Editor — Auto & Entertainment bonittob@jamaicaobserver.com | Tuesday, January, 19 2021    

Reggae In The White House, a song by Papa Michigan, was included in the entertainment package of Sunday's Invest Caribbean/Caribbean American Action Networks' Caribbean inauguration party celebrating United States Vice-President-elect Kamala Harris. Read More

Walk good, Easton Lee

BY KEDIESHA PERRY Observer writer | Tuesday, January, 19 2021    

THOUGH the curtains are drawn on the life of broadcaster, actor and theatre practitioner Reverend Fr Easton Lee, his long-time colleague Alma Mock-Yen said his legacy has earned an eternal encore. Read More

Watson's DREAM come true

BY BRIAN BONITTO Associate Editor — Auto & Entertainment bonittob@jamaicaobserver.com | Monday, January, 18 2021    

TODAY America observes Martin Luther King Jr Day, a Federal holiday, and Jamaican artist Basil Watson has a lot to celebrate. His 18-foot statue of the civil rights leader was erected in Atlanta, Georgia, on Thursday. Read More

Rebel Salute ends on virtual high

BY RICHARD JOHNSON Observer senior reporter johnsonr@jamaicaobserver.com | Monday, January, 18 2021    

ARTISTE and festival promoter Tony Rebel took it upon himself to close the final night of his annual festival Rebel Salute which was staged virtually last Friday and Saturday. His 'live' acoustic set — which was preceded by a short performance by Imeru Tafari, son of reggae... Read More

George Nooks's bail extended to March 4

BY BRIAN BONITTO Associate Editor — Auto & Entertainment bonittob@jamaicaobserver.com | Monday, January, 18 2021    

George Nooks had his bail extended to March 4 when he appeared in the Kingston and St Andrew Parish Court in Half-Way-Tree on January 13. Read More

Cleon Williams's burning desire

BY HOWARD CAMPBELL Observer senior writer | Monday, January, 18 2021    

Last year saw another tireless round of studio recording for Cleon Williams. The singer voiced countless dub plates and songs including Passionate Desire , which was released in December by Gaffa Blue Records. Read More

Jethro Sheeran's rap on reggae

BY KEVIN JACKSON Observer writer | Monday, January, 18 2021    

BRITISH rapper Jethro “Alonestar” Sheeran has a long love affair with reggae music and that passion led to his involvement in multiple compilation albums. Read More



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