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Seeing dancehall through Oshane's lens

Saturday, March, 21 2020    

Director Oshane “Shane Creative” Junior understands that a great music video doesn't just bring a song to life, it helps sustain it. Read More

Sounds of Horace Martin

Saturday, March, 21 2020    

Veteran reggae singer Horace Martin is worried that the crisis triggered by the rapid spread of the coronavirus may cancel an upcoming concert scheduled for Mexico City next month. Read More

Alkaline reaches out to Maxfield Park Children's Home

BY HOWARD CAMPBELL Observer senor writer | Friday, March, 20 2020    

With uncertainty about COVID-19 rife, dancehall artiste Alkaline donated sanitary items to the Maxfield Park Children's Home on Wednesday. The gesture was made through the Alkaline Foundation which was established by his New Era Productions in... Read More

Dutty times for Chi Ching Ching

BY KEVIN JACKSON Observer writer | Friday, March, 20 2020    

Chi Ching Ching moved from dancer to a creator of street slangs. In the past three years, he has reinvented himself again and emerged as a dancehall artiste, scoring hits including Rope, Way Up Stay Up, Turn Down For What, Calaloo, ... Read More

Buju offers words of hope

BY KEDIESHA PERRY Observer writer | Friday, March, 20 2020    

Even though the number of novel coronavirus disease (COVID 19) cases continue to increase in Jamaica, Grammy Award winner Buju Banton believes the nation will overcome if precautionary measures are exercised. Read More

Kyle Don hopes to inspire the youth

Friday, March, 20 2020    

SINGJAY Kyle Don is encouraging young people to remain focused, and get an education which will help better their lives. His latest song, The Journey, addresses the importance of resilience. Read More

Wait-and-see for Europe fests

BY RICHARD JOHNSON Observer senior reporter | Friday, March, 20 2020    

IT'S a wait-and-see game. That's what promoters of some European reggae festivals are saying as they ponder a decision regarding their events in light of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Read More

'Ele' in hot water

BY AALIYAH CUNNINGHAM Observer writer aaliyahc@jamaicaobserver.com | Friday, March, 20 2020    

Psychologist Dr Leahcim Semaj believes Jamaican entertainers have a civic duty to be responsible in times of crisis. Read More

Feeling the cutting edge of Xterminator

BY HOWARD CAMPBELL Observer senior writer | Friday, March, 20 2020    

The release of Xterminator — Earth Feel It , an album of songs produced by Philip “Fatis” Burrell, has been rescheduled from April to June 20. This was disclosed by Carter VanPelt, director of catalog... Read More

Thousands 'attend' Big Par

BY AALIYAH CUNNINGHAM Observer writer aaliyahc@jamaicaobserver.com | Friday, March, 20 2020    

THE novel coronavirus (COVID-19) may have caused a ban on social gatherings and entertainment events, but it certainly did not stifle the spirit of fans who turned out in numbers to enjoy Big Par Online, held Wednesday night. Read More

Born with female power

Friday, March, 20 2020    

In a move to highlight female artistes, Young General Records and Island.WAV Entertainment joined forces recently to release the Born Wid It rhythm compilation. Read More

Kabaka, Protoje reschedule tours

BY RICHARD JOHNSON Observer senior reporter johnsonr@jamaicaobserver.com | Thursday, March, 19 2020    

THE novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and the resulting global restriction on mass gatherings continue to have an effect on international tours and performances by local reggae acts. Read More

Prince Junior makes comeback

Thursday, March, 19 2020    

Reggae singer Prince Junior is in high spirits as he promotes his new single Oh Me Oh My I Love Jah. Read More

A reggae call for unity

By Howard Campbell Observer senior writer | Thursday, March, 19 2020    

Since 2014 when he released his Reggae Loves Africa album, Eisaku Yamaguchi has followed-up with similar theme compilations projecting the music's ties to spirituality and peace. Read More

Rudie Classic keeps it moving

Thursday, March, 19 2020    

UK-based dancehall deejay Rudie Classic is currently on the island for a promotional visit regarding his single Move. He is, however, concerned about the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19). Read More



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