Yvad to begin tour of duty

Thursday, August, 9 2018    

Roots singer Yvad is scheduled to start his 13-date Herbs and Music Tour of the United States West Coast on August 16 to promote Riverton , his EP that was released in December. Read More

'Carrot' Jarrett gets musical send-off

BY RICHARD JOHNSON Observer senior reporter johnsonr@jamaicaobserver.com | Thursday, August, 9 2018    

Singers and players of instruments turned out in their numbers at the Webster Memorial United Church in St Andrew on Wednesday to pay tribute to the life of Irvin “Carrot” Jarrett, former percussionist with reggae band Third World. Read More

Promoters pleased with SPF

BY RORY DALEY Observer writer daleyr@jamaicaobserver.com | Wednesday, August, 8 2018    

SPF's diversity was on display for diserning guests during the Independence weekend. It went from the sandy shores at Forever Beach held at Pearly Beach East in St Ann with its signature bonfire last Friday to Chill Jamaica held at Dunn's River Falls the following... Read More

Looking back at Neville Lee's legacy

By Howard Campbell Observer senior writer | Wednesday, August, 8 2018    

Neville Lee was never as famous as his older brother Byron, but he made his mark in the Jamaican music industry as a major distributor for some of the biggest names in reggae through his Sonic Sounds company. Read More

Vijahn on a musical high

Wednesday, August, 8 2018    

After a captivating performance at Reggae Sumfest in July, reggae singer Vijahn said he has been receiving a lot of buzz in overseas market. Read More

After 12: Sandz creates the right mood

Wednesday, August, 8 2018    

Cha Cha Don brought the beach to Silver Sky Plaza in the capital city Sunday, July 29 with his annual Sandz Mood. And so it was, as the ladies took the opportunity to display beachwear — from the daring to the conservative — giving OBSERVER PHOTOGRAPHER KARL MCLARTY a lot of... Read More

Grange gives Gala nod

By Richard Johnson Observer senior reporter jamaicaobserver.com | Wednesday, August, 8 2018    

ENTERTAINMENT and Culture Minister Olivia “Babsy” Grange is expressing delight with this year's staging of the Independence Grand Gala and all the activities associated with 56th anniversary of Independence. Read More

Mother Nature fails to dampen 'Celebrity' vibes

By Sade Gardner Observer writer | Tuesday, August, 7 2018    

AS promised, Dream Events organisers launched its 2019 Dream Cruise on Friday at Celebrity Playground at Wavz Beach in Negril. Read More

Deacon-Jones wins gospel song contest

By Brian Bonitto Associate Editor — Auto & Entertainement bonittob@jamaicaobserver.com | Tuesday, August, 7 2018    

PUTTING her story to music paid dividends for Daynea Deacon-Jones, who was crowned 2018 Jamaica Gospel Song winner at the National Arena in St Andrew on Sunday night.Her entry was titled Worshipper's Heart. Read More

Santigold shines on Billboard chart

By Kevin Jackson Observer writer | Tuesday, August, 7 2018    

Since the late 2000s, Santigold has been experimenting with dancehall and reggae. She has done tracks with Dre Skull (known for his work with Popcaan and Vybz Kartel) as well as Diplo of Major Lazer. Read More

Harry's Day O

BY RICHARD JOHNSON Observer senior reporter johnsonr@jamaicaobserver.com | Tuesday, August, 7 2018    

HARRY Belafonte heads the list of persons who are set to receive national honours and awards on Heroes' Day October 15. The actor, singer human rights activist, and philanthropist will be inducted into the Order of Merit, Jamaica's third highest award for his outstanding contribution in... Read More

Team Ultimate wins dance finals

BY KEVIN JACKSON Observer writer | Monday, August, 6 2018    

PERSEVERANCE paid off for members of Team Ultimate dance group who, after five previous attempts, took top honours at World Reggae Dance Championship held at the National Arena in St Andrew on Friday. Read More

Nazzle Man aims to be among classics

BY BRIAN BONITTO Associate Editor — Auto & Entertainment bonittob@jamaicaobserver.com | Monday, August, 6 2018    

This is the final of a 10-part series on the Jamaica Cultural Development Commission's (JCDC) Jamaica Festival Song Competition which started in 1966.  Read More

Lifetime Award for Jean 'Binta' Breeze

BY BASIL WALTERS Observer writer | Monday, August, 6 2018    

THE 2018 renewal of the Jamaica Poetry Festival is slated for the Louise Bennett Garden Theatre in St Andrew on Sunday, August 12.The occasion will see Jean “Binta” Breeze being bestowed with a Lifetime Achievement Award. Read More

Richie, Cole get Gala honour

BY BRIAN BONITTO Associate Editor — Auto & Entertainment bonittob@jamaicaobserver.com | Monday, August, 6 2018    

PIONEER ska singer Stranger Cole and Richie Stephens will be recognised at the Jamaica 56 Grand Gala scheduled for the National Stadium in St Andrew this evening. Read More


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