Entertainment

Yangstar 'Lingas' with dancehall

BY HOWARD CAMPBELL Observer senior writer | Wednesday, June, 12 2019    

When Mike Yangstar was born in Uganda 45 years ago, dictator Idi Amin ruled that East African country with an iron fist. Many Jamaicans admired Big Daddy (as he was known), who they saw as a misunderstood hero fighting against white oppression. Read More

Jamaican-born Bushwick Bill dead

By Kevin Jackson Observer writer | Tuesday, June, 11 2019    

JamaicaN -born rapper Bushwick Bill died Sunday at the age of 52. Cause of death was complications of pancreatic cancer.His publicist Dawn P confirmed Bushwick Bill's passing in a post on Instagram. Read More

Starface has eye for bad boys

Tuesday, June, 11 2019    

Starface is putting promotion muscle behind her latest single Badman Loving, released in May 2019. Read More

Tama keeps beat alive

By Howard Campbell Observer senior writer | Tuesday, June, 11 2019    

Having developed his skills working with stalwarts of British reggae, Errol Melbourne wants to now pass his knowledge on to a new generation of musicians. He has the opportunity to do that through Learn Music Mondays, a weekly workshop. Read More

Sizzla heats it up at concert

Tuesday, June, 11 2019    

Patrons came out in their numbers to see headliner Sizzla Kalonji deliver from his catalogue of hit songs at Appleton Estate Signature Nights live music series last Thursday. And they were not disappointed. Read More

Downswell's tour of duty

BY KEDIESHA PERRY Observer writer | Tuesday, June, 11 2019    

Singer Kevin Downswell says this year's Realignment Tour promises to exceed expectations. He has staged the series of shows since 2017. Read More

Ras Emmanuel looks to Africa

Tuesday, June, 11 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

The Emeterians on time with Roots O'Clock

BY HOWARD CAMPBELL Observer senior writer | Monday, June, 10 2019    

Since forming in Madrid, Spain 15 years ago, the Emeterians have shown appreciation for diverse types of reggae, which can be heard on their four previous albums. Read More

Beauty queen gives notice

Monday, June, 10 2019    

LANAE Gillette is trading her tiara and sash for a microphone. Last year, she was crowned Miss Universe Jamaica Northwest in the regional leg of the pageant. Read More

IT'S MARCIA'S TIME

BY HOWARD CAMPBELL Observer senior writer | Monday, June, 10 2019    

These are busy times for Marcia Griffiths. This evening, the evergreen singer was scheduled to perform the last of three shows in Rome, Italy before heading to Florida where her latest album, Timeless, will be released on Friday. Read More

Come collect your works

BY RICHARD JOHNSON Observer senior reporter johnsonr@jamaicaobserver.com | Sunday, June, 9 2019    

The National Gallery of Jamaica is has run out of storage space.As a result, the gallery is asking artists whose works are currently in their possession to come and retrieve them in order to avert what is a potential crisis. Read More

Kabaka sizzling this summer

BY RICHARD JOHNSON Observer senior reporter johnsonr@jamaicaobserver.com | Sunday, June, 9 2019    

 Reggae artiste Kabaka Pyramid is having his best summer ever. Read More

Revival tributes for Edward Seaga

Sunday, June, 9 2019    

The National Gallery of Jamaica will be paying tribute to former Prime m inister Edward Seaga with an exhibition which opens to the public this Tuesday. Read More

NYOJ concert this evening

BY AALIYAH CUNNINGHAM Observer writer aaliyahc@jamaicaobserver.com | Sunday, June, 9 2019    

 ST Joseph's Teachers College in Kingston is the new venue for the National Youth Orchestra of Jamaica's (NYOJ) concert dubbed 'Melodies of Empowerment on Sunday'. Showtime is scheduled for 4:00 pm. Read More

The Prodigal returns

BY RICHARD JOHNSON Observer senior reporter johnsonr@jamaicaobserver.com | Sunday, June, 9 2019    

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