Long live Louie Rankin!

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

In his tribute to deejay/actor Louie Rankin this week, rapper Nas posted on Instagram : “Louie Rankin. Great working with this man. A legend. In Belly, you stole the... Read More

Diverse acts for Creole Culture Fest

BY KEVIN JACKSON Observer writer | Friday, October, 4 2019    

Entertainers from Jamaica, Haiti, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Grenada, Trinidad and Tobago, and St Lucia, will headline the inaugural Creole Culture Fest which takes place October 18-20 at Miramar Amphitheatre in Florida. Read More

Big boost for Alpha

BY AALIYAH CUNNINGHAM Observer writer aaliyahc@jamaicaobserver.com | Friday, October, 4 2019    

Alpha Institute, formerly the Alpha Boys Home, will benefit from US$50,000 raised for the 2019-2020 academic year, by high-profile entertainment figures. Read More

Messieh makes a difference

BY KEVIN JACKSON Messieh Observer writer | Friday, October, 4 2019    

Giving back to the community is something singer Messieh holds close to his heart. Based in the United Kingdom, he has been active as a social worker in his hometown of Mount Salem, St James for the past year. Read More

After 12: Soca lovin' fun

Friday, October, 4 2019    

A large crowd of socaphiles flocked to famed cricket ground Sabina Park in Kingston on Saturday, September 28 for the I Love Soca Cooler Fete. Of course, OBSERVER PHOTOGRAPHER KARL MCLARTY had to be there to capture the happenings. Here goes. Read More

'Queens' awards marching on

By Aaliyah Cunningham Observer writer aaliyahc@jamaicaobserver.com | Thursday, October, 3 2019    

FOR the past three years, Queens of Reggae Island Honorary Ceremonies (QORIHC) have rewarded women in the entertainment industry. Going into its fourth year, conceptualiser Laurell Nurse has no plans to stop. Read More

Romain wins over Westmoreland

Thursday, October, 3 2019    

Romain Virgo treated guests to an evening of sweet reggae music at Appleton Estate Signature Nights held at Guangos Jerk Centre in Savanna-la-Mar, Westmoreland, last Thursday. The show began at 9:00 pm. Read More

Destiny Sparta destined for stardom

ACEION CUNNINGHAM Observer West writer | Thursday, October, 3 2019    

MONTEGO BAY, St James — Montego Bay-based recording artiste, Kimberly Cuvilie, more popularly known as Destiny Sparta, is elated by the surge in popularity of Montegonian artistes and is looking to take her place among those breakout acts that have attracted local... Read More

Dancing to daddy's beat

BY RICHARD JOHNSON Observer senior reporter johnsonr@jamaicaobserver.com | Thursday, October, 3 2019    

William “Bunny Rugs” Clark had one of the most distinctive voices in reggae. As lead singer of Third World, that sound helped to create many anthems for that band. Read More

Relevant Boss takes it from the church

BY KEVIN JACKSON Observer writer | Thursday, October, 3 2019    

AS a member of his church choir, Relevant Boss harboured thoughts of becoming a secular artiste. It took some time, but he eventually realised that dream. Read More

Louie Rankin dies in crash

BY AALIYAH CUNNINGHAM Observer writer aaliyahc@jamaicaobserver.com | Wednesday, October, 2 2019    

Deejay/actor Louie Rankin died after sustaining injuries in a motor vehicle accident on Highway 89 in Ontario, Canada, on Monday.His Jamaican manager, Lexxi, confirmed his death. Read More

Isaiah returns this weekend

Wednesday, October, 2 2019    

This weekend, October 5 and 6, the National Arena in St Andrew will again be the venue for Father Ho Lung and Friends' remount of Isaiah, their first reggae opera. Read More

Youngsta Musiq seeks Positivity

Wednesday, October, 2 2019    

Youngsta Musiq believes far too many minors are falling victim to gun violence.He said this is a cycle that needs urged attention. Read More

Kranium strikes gold

BY KEVIN JACKSON Observer Writer | Wednesday, October, 2 2019    

Nobody Has to Know, the 2015 hit song by singer Kranium, has been certified gold by the Recording Industry Association of America for sales of 500,000. The certification was announced on September 27. Read More

Maxi Priest back on Billboard chart

BY KEVIN JACKSON Observer writer | Tuesday, October, 1 2019    

After a five-year absence, Maxi Priest makes a return to the Billboard Reggae Albums chart with It All Comes Back to Love. It enters at number two with sales of 150 copies. Read More


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