Entertainment

Dancers return from Complexions stint

By Richard Johnson Observer senior reporter | Sunday, July, 16 2017    

TWO Jamaican dancers, Oraine Frater and Ashley Bromfield, have just returned to the island following a one-week summer intensive in New York with the acclaimed Complexions Contemporary Ballet. Read More

NDTC season begins Friday

Sunday, July, 16 2017    

MORE than 16 dance and musical works — including two new creations choreographed by former principal dancers Tony Wilson and Professor Chris Walker — make up the repertoire for the 2017 season of the National Dance Theatre Company (NDTC), which commences its four-weekend run... Read More

Dancehall Queen still reigns after 20 years

By Kevin Jackson Observer Writer | Sunday, July, 16 2017    

The song Dancehall Queen by Beenie Man and Chevelle Franklyn hit the Billboard charts exactly 20 years ago this week. Read More

Claude McKay: Father of Jamaican poetry

By Howard Campbell Observer senior writer | Sunday, July, 16 2017    

This is the 34th in our daily entertainment series highlighting 55 Jamaicans who broke down barriers and helped put the country on the world stage. Each day one personality will be featured, culminating Independence Day, August 6.   Read More

Devin Di Dakta hits Billboard

Saturday, July, 15 2017    

FORMER Magnum King of the Dancehall winner, Devin Di Dakta has become the first contestant from the televised competition to enter the Billboard charts. Read More

Alfray vows to Work Hard

Saturday, July, 15 2017    

Fast-rising deejay Alfray is hoping to make his mark in the music industry with the release Work Hard . Read More

2 Live Crew co-founder dead

Saturday, July, 15 2017    

Christopher Wong Won, a founder of the controversial rap group 2 Live Crew, died in Miami on Thursday at age 53. Read More

SPF promises to sizzle

Saturday, July, 15 2017    

FOREVER Beach, Chill Jamaica, and Soirée::SPF are the three-party line-up for this year's Summer Playground Fantasy (SPF) Weekend slated for August 4 to 6 in St Ann. Read More

Bunny Lee: King of Greenwich Farm

BY HOWARD CAMPBELL Observer senior writer | Saturday, July, 15 2017    

This is the 33rd in our daily entertainment series highlighting 55 Jamaicans who broke down barriers and helped put the country on the world stage. Each day one personality will be featured, culminating Independence Day, August 6.  Read More

Sound system face-off in NY

Saturday, July, 15 2017    

COME Sunday, July 30, the Roy Wilkins Park in Queens, New York will experience the sound system culture, as promoters Irish and Chin join forces with Irie Jam Radio to present Sound Fest Vibez in the Park. Read More

Footloose was scorching

Saturday, July, 15 2017    

Dubbed the Short Shorts edition, the most recent staging of Footloose pulled another massive crowd inside the Mas Camp in St Andrew. Read More

Global Bob shows moves in Mumbai

BY HOWARD CAMPBELL Observer senior writer | Saturday, July, 15 2017    

FOLLOWING what he described as a successful maiden run, dancer Chad “Global Bob” Torrington is preparing for a second run in Mumbai, India. Read More

Chromatic Live a success

Saturday, July, 15 2017    

THE recent inaugural staging of Chromatic Live, led by Appleton Special, transformed Mas Camp into an entertainment mecca for patrons who came out for a superb high-energy music package. Commencing at 10:00 pm, the five-member sound system demonstrated why they have enjoyed a strong, consistent... Read More

Reggae singer Martei releases Agonizing track

Saturday, July, 15 2017    

A gonizing is the latest musical offering from Danish-Ghanaian reggae singer Martei. Read More

OCG heating up

BY KEVIN JACKSON Observer Writer | Friday, July, 14 2017    

Dancehall artiste OCG is being touted as one to keep an eye on. Having made an impression on the underground circuit, he took a brief hiatus from the music scene to recharge his musical batteries. Now he is back with a vengeance. Read More



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