Parisa's role of a Lifetime

Thursday, February, 8 2018    

Jamaican actress Parisa Fitz-Henley will play Meghan Markle in Harry & Meghan: A Royal Romance , a movie based on the relationship between Britain's Prince Harry and the American starlet who are due to marry in... Read More

Dub Akom Band stepping to reggae's beat

BY HOWARD CAMPBELL Observer senior writer | Thursday, February, 8 2018    

THE French were among the first Europeans to embrace Jamaican music in the early 1970s. In fact, France remains one of roots reggae's most fruitful outposts. Read More

Marley's mystic moves masses

BY BRIAN BONITTO Associate Editor — Auto and Entertainment bonittob@jamaicaobserver.com | Thursday, February, 8 2018    

The occasion was the singer's annual birthday concert. He would have turned 73.And in true Marley fashion, the celebration was complete with music, dance, and of course, ganja, which permeated the air. Read More


By Howard Campbell Observer senior reporter | Wednesday, February, 7 2018    

AS the 21st century approached, major publications and cable/television channels rushed to release their 'best of the millennium' lists. Read More

Principal pans Cool Runnings

Wednesday, February, 7 2018    

The principal at a Massachusetts high school cancelled a screening of the 1993 movie Cool Runnings , saying it contains “racially insensitive” depictions. Read More

Kurt keeping the beat

BY HOWARD CAMPBELL Observer senior reporter | Wednesday, February, 7 2018    

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Canadian Dreams

Wednesday, February, 7 2018    

25 Studio One Boulevard was where the party people gathered on January 27 to enjoy their Canadian Dreams, the seventh staging of this event presented by Tall Boss, Brando Pelpa and other members of the crew. The weather was much better than what now exists in that North American land, and... Read More

Five vie for Juno Award

Wednesday, February, 7 2018    

Singer Kirk Diamond, who resides in Canada, is one of five nominees for this year's Juno Award for Reggae Recording of The Year. The categories for the 49th staging of 'Canada's Grammy Awards' were announced yesterday. Read More

Toots remembers Marley

Tuesday, February, 6 2018    

TOOTS Hibbert recalls a conversation he had with Bob Marley in the late 1960s.Marley —who was part of The Wailers which also comprised Bunny Wailer and Peter Tosh — said he was thinking about embracing the Rastafarian faith. Read More

Keeping rhythm with the 'Gong'

BY HOWARD CAMPBELL Observer senior writer | Tuesday, February, 6 2018    

The guitar is synonymous with Bob Marley. There's hardly a photograph of him on stage without his trusty Gibson Les Paul Special, which was reportedly his favourite instrument. Read More

Stony Hill sales climb

By Kevin Jackson Observer Writer | Tuesday, February, 6 2018    

The big news on this week's Billboard Reggae Album chart is the uptick in sales for Damian Marley's Grammy-winning album Stony Hill. Read More

Cool accolades for Gregory

BY RICHARD JOHNSON Observer senior reporter johnsonr@jamaicaobserver.com | Tuesday, February, 6 2018    

Plans are in motion for the establishment of a museum in honour of Gregory Isaacs before year-end. The announcement was made by the Gregory Isaacs Foundation at yesterday's unveiling of a Blue Plaque at 15 Sunrise Crescent in St Andrew, former home of the late... Read More

Konshens debuts urban wear

Monday, February, 5 2018    

KONSHENS recently took to Twitter to debut merchandise from his clothing line. Read More

Singers to be lauded at Marley fun day

Monday, February, 5 2018    

SINGERS Barrington Levy, Half Pint, and Tony Tuff will be honoured at this year's Bob Marley One Love Fun Day f ootball matches, according to event conceptualiser Clive “Busy” Campbell. Read More

Dennis Brown's second coming

BY HOWARD CAMPBELL Observer senior writer | Monday, February, 5 2018    

LATE in his career, Dennis Brown announced each live performance with Here I Come, which became his signature song. Originally released in 1977 on the singer's Wolves And Leopards album, most fans are familiar with the 1984 cut produced by Tad Dawkins. Read More


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