G Whizz, Bascom X win cook-off contest

Monday, October, 7 2019    

RECORDING artistes G Whizz and Bascom X were big winners at last Friday's SunCity 104.9 FM's Bubble Di Pot Celebrity Cook-Off. The event, now in its sixth staging, took place inside St William Grant Park in downtown Kingston. Read More

Popcaan takes on British charts, again

BY KEVIN JACKSON Observer writer | Monday, October, 7 2019    

Popcaan has another entry on the British pop chart. He is featured on 2 Cups, a song produced by Stay Flee Get Lizzy and featuring British rapper Fredo and Canadian singer Tory Lanez.2 Cups entered the chart at number 55 last Friday. Read More

Mayne sends tongues wagging

By Howard Campbell Observer senior writer | Monday, October, 7 2019    

Canadian rapper Mayne Champagne was aware of how taboo oral sex is to conventional Jamaicans when he recorded My Tongue, his explicit song with American rapper Khia. Released in September, the single and equally raunchy video have sparked controversy. Read More

Learn the biz, Shaggy stresses

BY RICHARD JOHNSON Observer senior reporter johnsonr@ jamaicaobserver. com | Sunday, October, 6 2019    

Grammy-winning, diamond-selling dancehall artiste shaggy is a living testament to the saying necessity is the mother of invention. The singjay remains a busy man nearly three decades after his take on the Folkes Brothers' Oh Carolina grabbed headlines, took to international charts, and... Read More

A St Mary Mi Come From off

Sunday, October, 6 2019    

The charity stage show A St Mary mi Come From will not be held this year. Read More

More flexing for actors

Sunday, October, 6 2019    

More training is coming for local actors. Read More

Lansbury loves Murder She Wrote

Sunday, October, 6 2019    

In 1992 dancehall music was on a high. Read More

The Phoenix dies

BY RICHARD JOHNSON Observer senior reporter johnsonr@jamaicaobserver.com | Sunday, October, 6 2019    

Come January 2020 Phoenix Theatre, the local playhouse on Haining Road in New Kingston, will cease to exist. Read More

Michael Dawkins gets his Revenge

By Howard Campbell Observer senior writer | Saturday, October, 5 2019    

One year after scoring a hit on regional charts with his reggae cover of Bread's Baby I'm A Want You, singer Michael Dawkins changes course on Revenge, a song he did with Solomon Childs of the Wu Tang Clan.The single, released in August, is from a various artistes... Read More

FOR stirs up UWI

By Kevin Jackson Observer writer | Saturday, October, 5 2019    

MISSION accomplished! That is what the promoters of the inaugural staging of the party series FOR are reporting. Read More

Jimmy Spliff ready to shine again

BY KEDIESHA PERRY Observer writer | Saturday, October, 5 2019    

AFTER winning the first round of the inaugural World Fight Club sound clash in March, selector/emcee Jimmy Spliff of New Jersey-based King Shine is positive he will be able defend his title going into round two. Read More

Pioneer actress Diahann Carrol is dead

Saturday, October, 5 2019    

DIAHANN Carroll, the first black woman to star in a non-servant lead role, has died. She was 84.Carroll's daughter, Susan Kay, confirmed her mother's death to Associated Press. She said her mother died yesterday in Los Angeles of cancer. She was perhaps... Read More

Blue Plaque honour for Bob Marley's house

By Howard Campbell Observer senior writer | Saturday, October, 5 2019    

The London home where Bob Marley lived in 1977 while recording his Exodus album, was adorned with an English Heritage Blue Plaque last Tuesday.British poet Benjamin Zephaniah, unveiled the marker and paid tribute to the legendary singer/songwriter who died in May... Read More

Etana shares new Dimensions

Friday, October, 4 2019    

ETANA is preparing to release her latest body of work, an eight-track EP entitled Dimensions.She explained its title and issues covered on the set. Read More

A Zillion Kisses for Don Yute

BY HOWARD CAMPBELL Observer senior writer | Friday, October, 4 2019    

DON Yute shows contrasting sides to his game on Yardie and Zillion Kisses, his latest songs. The former, done with fellow deejay Indigo God, espouses patriotism, while Zillion Kisses is a traditional reggae number that hears Don Yute in the unusual role of singer. Read More


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