Mavado gets land in Africa

Wednesday, May, 17 2017    

A real estate company in The Gambia has given deejay Mavado land in an upscale area of the West African country.The self-acclaimed “Gully God” performed in The Gambia for the first time on May 13 at a sold-out concert at Independence... Read More

Tmrw.Tday fest begins today

BY SIMONE MORGAN-LINDO Observer reporter morgans@jamaicaobserver.com | Wednesday, May, 17 2017    

Despite the inclement weather affecting several parishes across the island since Monday, Tmrw.Tday Culture Fest kicks off in Negril today.A source close to the production team indicated that everything is in place for the week-long festival. Read More

Not so, says VP Records

Wednesday, May, 17 2017    

NEW York-based indie record label VP Records is contradicting statements made by reggae singer Gyptian that he has parted ways with the company.Jennifer Valentin, publicity manager — VP Music Group, Inc, issued a statement yesterday which... Read More

Sizzla to put show on road

Wednesday, May, 17 2017    

SIZZLA is headliner for a seven-date tour of the United States to promote his latest album, Life Of A Ghetto Youth . The first show is scheduled for June 10 at The Garden Outdoor Pavilion in Fort Lauderdale.Ras... Read More

Expendables rules reggae

By Kevin Jackson Observer writer | Wednesday, May, 17 2017    

THE six-track EP Moment by The Expendables is the number one title on this week's Billboard Reggae album chart. Released May 5 via Faction Entertainment, the set features... Read More

After 12: Jersey Affair... Full time

Wednesday, May, 17 2017    

Chelsea fans were in high spirits on Saturday, May 13, a day after the Blues secured their fifth hold on the British Premier League title. And where better to celebrate than at Nana British's Jersey Affair at Enid Anglin centre, Baker Street in Kingston. OBSERVER PHOTOGRAPHER KARL... Read More

Local acts give Mother's Day gift

BY SIMONE MORGAN-LINDO Observer reporter | Tuesday, May, 16 2017    

LOCAL acts Sanchez, Romain Virgo, and Jermaine Edwards outshone international headliner Freddie Jackson at Sunday's staging of the 'A Gift For Mom' concert.Reggae singer Sanchez brought the house down inside the National Arena in St Andrew and... Read More

Bounty sets record straight

BY RICHARD JOHNSON Observer senior reporter | Tuesday, May, 16 2017    

 Bounty Killer has responded to Trinidad and Tobago fans regarding the premature end to his performance at Guinness Fully Loaded Music Festival held at the Jean Pierre Complex in Mucurapo, on Saturday night.He took to... Read More

Gyptian splits with VP Records

Tuesday, May, 16 2017    

GYPTIAN has severed ties with New York-based indie label VP Records with immediate effect.The reggae singer has been signed to the label since January 2008. He announced his departure via a media release yesterday. Read More

Nooks drops gospel track

Monday, May, 15 2017    

Reggae singer George Nooks has a new song in rotation. The track, I Must Tell Jesus , was released last Friday on the singer's Total Records imprint.“This song is my prayer for the tribulations that I... Read More

Enrique turns it up

BY KEVIN JACKSON Observer writer | Monday, May, 15 2017    

A DANCEHALL remix of Latin singer Enrique Iglesias's Billboard hit Subeme La Radio (Turn Up the Radio) was released by Sony Music Latin divison on Saturday.Iglesias is the son of Spanish singer Julio Iglesisas. A lyric video for the song was... Read More

Black Shadow inks Ultra deal

Monday, May, 15 2017    

PRODUCTION outfit Black Shadow, comprising Jamaican Troyton Rami and Marcos Mejia, recently signed a deal with US-based Ultra Music.According to Rami, the deal will see the release of productions from Black Shadow's catalogue of songs. Read More

Azeela aims to make his name

Monday, May, 15 2017    

IT seemed like only yesterday that singjay Azeela was heading to studios like Arrows and Mixing Lab eager to get the attention of top producers.That never happened in the 1990s when he started out as deejay Anxious. But three years ago he got a... Read More

Bounty leaves stage during clash with Beenie Man

Monday, May, 15 2017    

KINGSTON, Jamaica – Media reports out of Trinidad are suggesting that dancehall artiste, Bounty Killa stormed off the stage at a music festival Saturday, abandoning fellow headliner Beenie Man mid-performance.According to reports,... Read More

15 years of the Diwali

BY KEVIN JACKSON Observer writer | Sunday, May, 14 2017    

The success of the Diwali rhythm changed the life of producer Steven “Lenky” Marsden. The beat, which was released in early 2002, recently celebrated 15 years.“I intentionally set out to do something different, to make a... Read More




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