Entertainment

Coming in hot

BY HOWARD CAMPBELL Observer senior writer | Wednesday, October, 10 2018    

For most of his 25-year career, Peter Tosh took a firm stand on issues such as racism, legalisation of ganja and black empowerment. Organisers of next week's gala in his honour, say recipients of awards must live up to the ideals he espoused. Read More

The Dubplates returns to top 10

By Kevin Jackson Observer writer | Tuesday, October, 9 2018    

Sound system outfit The Dubplates re-enter the Billboard Reggae Album Chart's Top 10 this week with Box Full of Steel, which sold another 134 copies to place at number two. Read More

Ras Chibuzo is Holding Firm

Tuesday, October, 9 2018    

Fast-rising reggae singjay Ras Chibuzo is upbeat about his latest single Holding Firm.He is positive that the song will do well locally and internationally. Read More

Kanabis drops 'red-hot' mixtape

Tuesday, October, 9 2018    

IN a move to promote its brand globally, Antigua-based sound system Kanabis has released a mixtape titled Vibes Don't Lie Vol 1. The project, which features more than 40 tracks, was released a month ago and distributed by Riddim Stream. Read More

Pulse pleased with finds

BY RICHARD JOHNSON Observer senior reporter johnsonr@jamaicaobserver.com | Tuesday, October, 9 2018    

LOCAL model outfit Pulse unveiled its newest raft of model hopefuls with the staging of the Caribbean Model Search and the Schools' Model Search on Saturday night. Read More

Flourgon still run things

BY HOWARD CAMPBELL Observer senior writer | Monday, October, 8 2018    

AS budding artistes in the early 1980s, Flourgon and friends from the Park Lane area of Red Hills Road would go to dances promoted by Rambo International, the neighbourhood's sound system. He credits sharing the microphone at those events for giving him, Red Dragon, Sanchez and Daddy... Read More

Skip Marley stands up for the youth

By Howard Campbell Observer senior writer | Monday, October, 8 2018    

Following his grandfather's lead, singer Skip Marley is speaking out on contemporary social issues. He performed on the September 30 Actions For Change Food and Music Festival, held to mark the first anniversary of the horrific shooting in Parkland, Florida. Read More

Khalia adds name to Bookshelf

Monday, October, 8 2018    

The 20-year-old Bookshelf rhythm has a new voice. Singer Khalia has hopped onto the beat with her engaging and body-grooving track My Name. Read More

Fuzed returns with a bang

Monday, October, 8 2018    

AFTER a year break, Fuzed returns to 22 Jerk at 22 Barbican Road in St Andrew on October 27.Munga Honorebel, Ghana, and Runkus are the featured acts for the acoustic, live-music concert. They will be backed by the Old Ski band. Read More

'Elva was full of life'

By Richard Johnson Observer senior reporter johnsonr@jamaicaobserver.com | Monday, October, 8 2018    

Comedic nature, laughter and mirth are among the attributes being recalled of comedienne/media personality Elva Ruddock who died at the Kingston Public Hospital on Sunday morning. Read More

Heron still has the Will

By Howard Campbell Observer senior writer | Sunday, October, 7 2018    

The thought of a woman sexually harassing a man was unique when Against His Will debuted in Jamaica 18 years ago. Even in the age of the #Metoo movement, David Heron's play of reverse sexism still causes some flutters. Read More

Celebrating with China

Sunday, October, 7 2018    

The sounds of the east were evident at the Jamaica Pegasus hotel in St Andrew on Monday as the Embassy of China in Jamaica brought together its nationals, friends and associates to celebrate the 69th anniversary of the People's Republic of China. Read More

Choirs perform at St Luke's

Sunday, October, 7 2018    

The sound of great music is expected to fill the St. Luke's Church in Cross Roads today. three of Jamaica's top choral groups. Read More

The Innocence of Guilt

By Richard Johnson Observer senior reporter johnsonr@jamaicaobserver.com | Sunday, October, 7 2018    

It was one of the most publicised murders, trials and convictions of its time. Read More

Chris 'shells down' Appleton concert

Saturday, October, 6 2018    

Brimming with Christopher Martin fans, Guangos in Savanna-la-Mar was recently the site of great vibes and sweet live reggae music, courtesy of Appleton Estate Signature Nights. Patrons sipped golden Appleton Estate Signature Blend cocktails as they eagerly awaited the headlining... Read More



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