Artikal looks to the future

By Kevin Jackson Observer writer | Friday, June, 14 2019    

Deejay Artikal believes that for reggae and dancehall to survive globally, artistes and musicians must create music with substance. Read More

Twitter boss

By Aaliyah Cunningham Observer writer aaliyahc@jamaicaobserver.com | Friday, June, 14 2019    

From frustrated ghetto youth to Internet sensation, Kemoy Lindsay has entered the realms of online stardom after one of his tweets went viral last Sunday and created an international buzz. Read More

Sandals Negril/South Coast ready to rumble

Friday, June, 14 2019    

“What an amazing array of talent!,” uttered a guest watching performances of the Sandals and Beaches Resorts's Festival of the Arts competition (Negril regional final) held at Sandals South Coast Resort in Whitehouse, Westmoreland, last Thursday night. Read More

Cheers to Natural Vibes

By Rory Daley Observer writer | Friday, June, 14 2019    

Natural Vibes won the fifth round of the Guinness Sounds of Greatness (GSOG) sound system clash at UDC Town Centre in Portmore, St Catherine last Friday.The St James 'sound' defeated three rivals to claim top honours. Read More

After 12: Loyalty confirmed

Friday, June, 14 2019    

Loyalty Part 2, dubbed the 'Milky White Edition', saw patrons, for the most part, observing the theme as they descended on Silver Sky Plaza on Friday, June 7, 2019 for what turned out to be an excellent night made even better by Sound Govament. Here's OBSERVER KARL MCLARTY's... Read More

Kedro puts Signature beat to Mama's Wish

Friday, June, 14 2019    

Last year, producer Kevin “Kedro” Scarlet conjured a beat he called the Signature, but instead of releasing it with the usual flood of songs, he concentrated on one artiste and single. Read More

CP Ink drops Wash Mi Locks

Friday, June, 14 2019    

Singjay CP Ink has faith in the power of persistence. That was the inspiration for his song, Wash Mi Locks , which was released last year. Read More

Sweet times for Stig Da Artist

By KedieshA Perry Observer writer | Friday, June, 14 2019    

Belizean singjay Stig Da Artist has high hopes that Girls Dem Suga , his collaboration with Beenie Man, will be a big hit. Read More

Sandals Ochi tops region in arts contest

Thursday, June, 13 2019    

SANDALS Ochi Beach Resort in St Ann took the lion's share of awards in the Sandals Festival of the Arts talent competition (Ocho Rios) Regional Finals held on the property last Saturday.The resort faced off with its sister property Beaches Ocho Rios. Read More

10 years of 'MoBay Jerk'

BY KEVIN JACKSON Observer writer | Thursday, June, 13 2019    

 John Lindo, promoter of the 10th annual MoBay Jerk & Food Festival, got emotional as he unveiled its 10th annual staging Tuesday night at Liguanea Club in New Kingston. Read More

Ras Emmanuel looks to Africa

By Howard Campbell Observer senior writer | Thursday, June, 13 2019    

Repatriation to Africa has been a cry from Rastafarians and roots-reggae artistes since the late 1960s. After making his first trod to the continent last year, New Jersey-based singer Ras Emmanuel is determined to make a mark there with his music. Read More

Earthworm pushes 'bad mind' track

Thursday, June, 13 2019    

Earthworm is convinced that communities at odds for years in and around Red Hills Road in Kingston are united behind his recently released street anthem What Yu Get Outta Bad Mind? Read More

Late night toast to Koffee

BY RICHARD JOHNSON Observer senior reporter johnsonr@jamaicaobserver.com | Thursday, June, 13 2019    

An up-coming album, school tour in Jamaica and the Caribbean, and talks of contributing songs to Rihanna's album are some of the projects in the pipeline for fast-rising Koffee. Read More

83 and still scratching

By Kevin Jackson Observer writer | Wednesday, June, 12 2019    

At 83 years old, Lee “Scratch” Perry is the oldest person to make the Billboard Reggae Albums chart since its inception in 1994. He earns a career-best number two place with Rainford, a nine-song set. Read More

Sweet melodies from NYOJ

By Rory Daley Observer writer | Wednesday, June, 12 2019    

MELODIES of Empowerment, a free concert hosted by the National Youth Orchestra of Jamaica (NYOJ), is being hailed as a success by its organisers. Read More


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