Musical bonds

BY RICHARD JOHNSON Observer senior reporter johnsonr@jamaicaobserver.com | Sunday, May, 14 2017    

Last Sunday at the Philharmonic Orchestra of Jamaica's spring concert, pianist Angela Elliott stood in the back of of the University Chapel as her daughter Emily Dixon, on cello, and Paulette Bellamy on piano, delighted the audience.Elliott was... Read More

Bob Marley's new flavour

Sunday, May, 14 2017    

Ziggy Marley is slated to host performances by Aaron Nigel Smith and others at a by-invitation-only party at the iconic Roxy Theatre on the Sunset Strip in West California on May 22.Smith is founder of the American arts programme FUNdamentals of... Read More

Ayron Michael continues journey

Sunday, May, 14 2017    

South Fl0rida-based singer Ayron Michael continues his pop-reggae journey with his upcoming single called Sweetness. The track is scheduled for release on June 2.“ Sweetness is one of those songs that I believe will touch music... Read More

Bunny's send-off set for June

Sunday, May, 14 2017    

The thanksgiving service for Arthur “Bunny” Robinson could be held early next month, according to Joyce Robinson, his partner of 39 years.“It will be the early part of June. Interment will be in the Meadowrest Memorial Gardens... Read More

Singer Deneese Wright is dead

Saturday, May, 13 2017    

GOSPEL singer and radio announcer Deneese Wright is dead.Wright passed away in the University Hospital of the West Indies in St Andrew, on Thursday. She was 46.“We took her to the hospital on April 11, as she woke... Read More

25 to win Sumfest trip

By Simone Morgan-Lindo Observer reporter | Saturday, May, 13 2017    

Twenty-five persons from overseas will win a trip to Jamaica and Reggae Sumfest, courtesy of title sponsor Red Stripe. The announcement was made by the company's head of marketing, Blandine Jean-Paul Reid at the local launch of Reggae Sumfest, held at Usain... Read More

VODA all-white set for Sunday

Saturday, May, 13 2017    

SINCE its first staging earlier this year, Vibes On Di Acres (VODA) is emerging as one of the most talked about parties on the entertainment circuit.Another staging of the all-white party is set to take place on Sunday at the Branlue Warehouse, behind the... Read More

Nine vying for Miss St Catherine crown

Saturday, May, 13 2017    

Nine contestants are vying to be crowned the 2017 Miss St Catherine Festival Queen. The sashing ceremony, under the patronage of Mayor Norman Scott, was held at the Rodney Memorial at Emancipation Square in Spanish Town recently. Read More

Mackeehan tackles crime in new single

Saturday, May, 13 2017    

Mackeehan has released a brand new single addressing issues of crime and violence and their effect on society.The track, Murda, is written by Mackeehan, and uniquely details the reality of death, police brutality, and guerilla... Read More

Tarrus, Ifrica, Romain for DC jerk fest

BY KEVIN JACKSON Observer writer | Saturday, May, 13 2017    

Reggae acts Tarrus Riley, Queen Ifrica and Romain Virgo will be part of the entertainment offerings at the second staging of the Grace Jamaican Jerk Festival in Washington DC.It takes place on Sunday, June 18, at its new home on the Festival Lawn at RFK Stadium,... Read More

The Abyssinians taking on Brazil

Brian Bonitto | Saturday, May, 13 2017    

Roots-reggae harmony group, The Abyssinians is currently on a four-gig jaunt in the South American country of Brazil.The outfit performed last night in Recife, Pernambuco; and will be performing tonight in So Bernardo So Paulo. Other dates are in Aracaju,... Read More

Real VI eyeing Success

Saturday, May, 13 2017    

Real VI is showing what it means to defy the odds by being the first dancehall act to emerge in a wheelchair.Though his situation may seem unfavourable to some, the singer shares that he is poised to make his name. Read More

Dre Tosh comes in hot

Saturday, May, 13 2017    

Dre Tosh is anticipating the release of music video for his debut single Coming In Hot . The video is scheduled to have its premiere at a release party next Wednesday, May 17.A spin-off... Read More

Blind contestant vies for Miss Kingston and St Andrew crown

Saturday, May, 13 2017    

Twenty-five-year-old Samoya Jordon will create history when she takes to the stage at the Ranny Williams Entertainment Centre today to compete for the Miss Kingston and St Andrew Festival Queen title.She will be the first blind contestant to vie for the crown... Read More

Trabass, Alovich score with Action

Friday, May, 12 2017    

LAST December, Trabulation, the 8-track EP from vlogger-turned-deejay Trabass entered the Billboard Reggae album chart at number eight.Released via Trabass TV LLC, the set spent five weeks on the chart. It features collaborations with El Capitan, Lincoln 3dot,... Read More




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