After 12: Magnum River Invasion

Friday, August, 16 2019    

When Magnum throws a party you know it will be more than great! So there was no disappointment for the crowd who turned up at Oxford Noise Beach at the border of Manchester and St Elizabeth on August 1 for River Invasion Undisputed. With King Assassin Sound in charge of the music and the Magnum... Read More

Naomi takes aim at Europe

BY KEDIESHA PERRY Observer writer | Thursday, August, 15 2019    

Naomi Cowan believes her recent gigs in Europe have introduced her to a wider audience. Read More

Cocoa Tea bashes corrupt politicians

Thursday, August, 15 2019    

Cocoa Tea is calling out corrupt politicians in soon-to-be released single Bax Dem Up . Read More

Frassdon determined to make name

Thursday, August, 15 2019    

Frassdon is upbeat about his latest single titled Bugs Bunny. Read More

In harmony through music

By Basil Walters Observer writer | Thursday, August, 15 2019    

JOY, excitement, and pride oozed over attendees at International First Born Church of The Living God's (IFBCTLG) first dance ministry on August 8-9.The event took place in Winters Pen, Spanish Town under the theme, lifting up Jesus The King of Glory. Read More

Maxi promises signature set

Thursday, August, 15 2019    

MAXI Priest will bring the curtains down on National Rum Day celebrations with a free concert at Appleton Estate Murray's Chillin' in Clarendon tomorrow.Show time is slated for 9:00 pm.The reggae singer was upbeat ahead of his performance. Read More

Tarrus serves up his BLEM

BY AALIYAH CUNNINGHAM Observer writer aaliyahc@jamaicaobserver.com | Thursday, August, 15 2019    

Tarrus Riley gave specially invited guests a taste of his latest set, Blending Life's Experiences Musically (BLEM), at the Jangas Soundbar in New Kingston on Tuesday evening. Read More

Loyalty pays off for Morgan Heritage

BY KEVIN JACKSON Observer writer | Wednesday, August, 14 2019    

Morgan Heritage earns its 10th entry on the Billboard Reggae Albums Chart, as Loyalty debuts at number three this week. Loyalty was released August 2 by CTBC Music Group/Membran 7 Empire and features collaborations with Esh Morgan (son of Morgan Heritage member Mojo), Patoranking,... Read More

Kerry Washington embraces

Wednesday, August, 14 2019    

New York: "I am so proud to be Jamaican... I bow down to my lineage, to my heritage, to my history and to my belonging." Read More

Beenie's team baffled by 6ix's no-show

Wednesday, August, 14 2019    

Last weekend's Summa Sizzle, promoted by Beenie Man, attracted a large turnout of patrons to the Woodleigh Sporting Complex in May Pen, Clarendon. Read More

Glen Simmonds, Atlanta jerk fest founder, dead

By Howard Campbell Observer senior writer | Wednesday, August, 14 2019    

Glen Simmonds, founder of the Atlanta Caribbean Jerk Festival, died Monday in Atlanta, Georgia. He was 55. Read More

No to #*#@

Wednesday, August, 14 2019    

Dub poet Yasus Afari does not believe Jamaican expletives should be allowed in the dancehall space. He was speaking with the Jamaica Observer at the ninth Jamaica Poetry Festival, held last Sunday at Louise Bennett Garden Theatre in Kingston. Read More

Vershon breaks silence

By Kediesha Perry Observer writer | Tuesday, August, 13 2019    

Singjay Vershon is dismissing claims, by his former public relations manager, Shuzzr Smith, that he was barred from Bermuda as a “misunderstanding”. Read More

Setting the record Str8

By Howard Campbell Observer senior writer | Tuesday, August, 13 2019    

While recording at Anchor studios in Kingston last summer, roots-dub duo Str8wyz had the good fortune to work with house engineer Delroy “Fatta” Pottinger whose extensive industry links landed them a session with reggae's most famous production team. Read More

Ja's culture on show in Sweden

Tuesday, August, 13 2019    

MEMBERS of Sweden's small Jamaican community turned out at Lappis Beach in Stockholm on August 3 to celebrate their country's Independence Day. Read More


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