Dancehall archives coming

BY RICHARD JOHNSON Observer senior reporter johnsonr@jamaicaobserver.com | Sunday, April, 8 2018    

OVER the last 20 years Professor Donna Hope has become known for her academic work researching and documenting dancehall culture, but in a few weeks she will launch what is possibly her most ambitious project yet the Dancehall Archive and Research Initiative. Read More

Best school band quarter-finals today

Sunday, April, 8 2018    

THE quarter-finals and semi-finals of the 2018 Jamaica Best School Band (JBSB) competition is scheduled for the Edna Manley College of the Visual and Performing Arts in Kingston today.Starting time is 1:00 pm. Read More

Pageant ready

Sunday, April, 8 2018    

“ We mean business.” That's the mindset of the principals of Crown of Beauty Jamaica — the company established to take up the franchise of the Miss Jamaica World beauty pageant — as they prepare to make their maiden presentation... Read More

Marbana was a hit!

BY SADE GARDNER Observer writer | Saturday, April, 7 2018    

IT was strictly good vibes and music at Marbana on Easter Sunday and patron Lyn-Marie Sealy knew about it all too well. Read More

Caution Blackout IX rocked

Saturday, April, 7 2018    

Residents of St Ann and surrounding communities got an early start to the Easter holiday with last Wednesday's staging of Caution Blackout IX. Dubbed the All Black Classic 9th anniversary edition, the event is promoted by Caution Events. It took place at The Milestone,... Read More

Andrea Rivera looks to the streets

Saturday, April, 7 2018    

REIGNING Cayman Islands soca monarch Andrea Rivera is in the island to participate in this year's Jamaica Carnival road march through the Corporate Area on Sunday. Read More

Tom Laing flies high at kite fest

Saturday, April, 7 2018    

Roots reggae singer Tom Laing lived up the expectations of his fans when he performed at the recently held Jamaica International Kite Festival at the Grizzly's Plantation Cove in Priory, St Ann. Read More

Kartel's appeal gets closer

BY RACQUEL PORTER Observer reporter | Saturday, April, 7 2018    

VYBZ Kartel's legal team filed supplementary grounds and skeleton arguments in the Court of Appeal in downtown Kingston earlier this week to have his 2014 murder conviction overturned. Read More

Calico bashes Don culture

Saturday, April, 7 2018    

EMERGING act Calico knows only too well how violence and gang warfare can crush the spirit and dreams of a community. Read More

Macka pleased with songs' reception

Saturday, April, 7 2018    

Macka Diamond is pleased with her first-time gig in the Dutch Caribbean island of Curacao recently. She performed at Club Fabulous in Punda to a full house of more than 300 people. Read More

Three Sevens wins Caribbean Rumble

By Kevin Jackson Observer writer | Friday, April, 6 2018    

Hometown sound system Three Sevens won the Caribbean Rumble sound system clash last Saturday at Sir Vivian Richards Stadium in St John's, Antigua. Read More

Ziggy's Rebellion Rises

Friday, April, 6 2018    

Eight-time Grammy Award-winning musician Ziggy Marley will release his seventh full-length solo studio album, Rebellion Rises, on May 18 through Tuff Gong Worldwide and it will be distributed in Jamaica and the Caribbean by Tuff Gong... Read More

Culture Brown appeals for the physically challenged

Friday, April, 6 2018    

Reggae singer Culture Brown takes a serious look at the challenges that people with physical disabilities face in his latest single Beautiful. Read More

Dainja Blaze promotes Healthy Lifestyle

Friday, April, 6 2018    

CONCERNED about improper eating habits and unhealthy lifestyle practices, dancehall artiste Dainja Blaze has recorded the song Healthy Lifestyle.Produced by HDM Records, the single is scheduled to be released next month. Read More

J Don looks to greater heights

Friday, April, 6 2018    

Emerging deejay/producer J Don Heights is hoping to etch his name among dancehall's elites.He is banking on his 2018 rhythm which boasts his single Anything Weh You Want. Read More


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