Bunji Garlin turns up heat

Wednesday, September, 13 2017    

BUNJI Garlin earns his highest-charting album on this week's Billboard Reggae a lbum c hart. Read More

Work Hard, Play Hard in jeans

Wednesday, September, 13 2017    

Andre announced that this edition of his Work Hard party was the Jeans Edition and, while some patrons did not conform, many turned up dressed to the nines in various forms of the denim that was originally designed for cowboys and miners but has undergone significant transformation over... Read More

Golden Jubilee

BY RICHARD JOHNSON Observer senior reporter | Wednesday, September, 13 2017    

MUSIC will form a major part of the Twelve Tribes of Israel's golden jubilee celebrations scheduled for February 23 to March 3 next year. Read More

Bramma to drop One A Day

Tuesday, September, 12 2017    

ON Saturday, Bramma Da Gorilla will be releasing a seven-track EP entitled One A Day.The occasion is slated for S-Lock Entertainment headquarters at 82 Duhaney Drive in Kingston. Read More

Kranium wants more

Tuesday, September, 12 2017    

KRANIUM has joined forces with Nigerian-American singer Rotimi on the single Want More . Read More

Tallawah in fine style

Tuesday, September, 12 2017    

FLORIDA-BASED Tallawah Mento Band gave a well-received performance at the Redbones Blues Cafe in New Kingston last Thursday night. The Colin Smith-led ensemble kept the country's musical heritage alive on a night when Jamaica celebrated the 98th birthday of cultural icon Louise... Read More

Bravo, Folk Singers!

BY RICHARD JOHNSON Observer senior reporter | Tuesday, September, 12 2017    

THE preservation of our culture, specifically our folk music, is the mission of the Jamaican Folk singers, and their 2017 concert season definitely lived up to that mandate. Read More

Thriller U's dad found dead

Monday, September, 11 2017    

THRILLER U is calling on Jamaicans who have any information that can assist the investigation into the death of his father to come forward. Read More

Ruffi-Ann rebounds

Monday, September, 11 2017    

RUFFI-ANN is celebrating the positive reception to her latest single, Close to Your Enemy.Close to Your Enemy was released in July on the My Sugar Pan production label. Since its release, the deejay said the feedback has been overwhelming. Read More

Saved from 9/11 tragedy by 'miracle'

By Howard Campbell Observer senior writer | Monday, September, 11 2017    

ON the morning of September 11 2001, Anthony Turner was in Mount Vernon, New York, heading to the hospital to witness the birth of his second child. Read More

Ms Guyana is Miss Global Int'l

By Horace Hines Observer reporter | Monday, September, 11 2017    

MISS Guyana Cynthia Dookie walked away with the Miss Global International 2017 crown at the RIU Montego Bay Hotel in St James on Saturday night.She won US$1,000, a trip to Dubai, a gift basket from Bute Cosmetics, along with other prizes. Read More

Elephant Man relives Sept 11

BY SIMONE MORGAN-LINDO Observer reporter morgans@jamaicaobserver.com | Monday, September, 11 2017    

ELEPHANT Man remembers the events of September 11, 2001 as if it were yesterday. The dancehall deejay — born September 11, 1975 — was in the United States en route to Jamaica, where he planned to celebrate his birthday in fine style. Read More

Fraser pays homage to Dennis Brown

Sunday, September, 10 2017    

Memories of D E B is the title of saxophonist Dean Fraser's first solo album in 12 years. It was released last Friday by Tad's International Record. Read More

All-star line-up for Ernie's Solid Gold

Sunday, September, 10 2017    

AN all-star line-up is expected for Solid Gold at Jamaica Pegasus Hotel in New Kingston on September 29.The concert will celebrate Ernie Smith's 50 years in the music industry. Showtime is 8:00 pm. Read More

Miss Lou hailed as 'Mother of Culture'

BY SIMONE MORGAN-LINDO Observer reporter | Sunday, September, 10 2017    

THURSDAY morning's Exhibition and Bandana Fashion show at the Kingston and St Andrew Parish Library on Tom Redcam Road kicked off a month-long celebration for the life of renowned folklorist Louise Bennet-Coverley, affectionately called Miss Lou. Read More


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