The Frenchie connection

BY HOWARD CAMPBELL Observer senior writer | Friday, November, 30 2018    

 IN the early 1990s, most French youth who were into Jamaican music favoured roots-reggae acts like Burning Spear, Culture and Israel Vibration. Not Paris-born Fabrice Allegre, though; he was drawn to hardcore dancehall. Read More

Xodus to the world

Thursday, November, 29 2018    

 It was truly a cosmopolitan affair for carnival band Xodus as they launched their 2019 costumes at 36 Hope Road in St Andrew last Saturday. Read More

Pancho wins Red Bull contest

Thursday, November, 29 2018    

Jevaughn “Pancho” Williams was the last dancer standing at the Jamaica's first ever round of the Red Bull Dance Your Style held at 876 Terrace Bar and Grill in St Andrew on Monday. Read More

Shaggy, Sting still in the runnings

By Kevin Jackson Observer writer | Wednesday, November, 28 2018    

San Diego fusion band Slightly Stoopid returns to the number one spot on the Billboard Reggae album Chart this week with Everyday Life, Everyday People . Read More

Keeper of the flame

By Howard Campbell Observer senior writer | Wednesday, November, 28 2018    

This is the 70th year since the Empire Windrush docked in the United Kingdom, carrying hundreds of West Indians seeking work to bolster that country's war-torn economy. Most of them were Jamaicans who settled in communities in London, the Midlands, Nottingham, and Bristol. The ... Read More

Right Girl, Wrong Address for charity

By Howard Campbell Observer senior writer | Wednesday, November, 28 2018    

Right Girl, Wrong Address, the hit play by Patrick Brown, returns for a one-night stand Saturday at High Point High School in Beltsville, Maryland. Proceeds from the event will benefit Cornwall Regional, Kingston Public and Spanish Town hospitals. Read More

Niney Vennam ready to make 'History'

Wednesday, November, 28 2018    

Portmore-based dancehall artiste Niney Vennam will be performing on the weekly Premiere Wednesdays at 22 Barbican Road tonight. He has been riding high with his latest single History Repeat. Read More

After 12: A rip roaring good time

Wednesday, November, 28 2018    

How time flies! It seems like just yesterday the first Ripped Jeans and Blazer party was held in the capital city. So imagine our surprise when Slippaz Boss summoned all to the sixth staging on Saturday, November 17, at 19a Arnold Road. And what a session it turned out... Read More

Barry Boom shows His Love for God

BY HOWARD CAMPBELL Observer senior writer | Tuesday, November, 27 2018    

Though not a household name in Jamaica, Paul “Barry Boom” Robinson is responsible for breaking some of the biggest British reggae songs in this country. He produced Maxi Priest's Should I and In The Springtime, as well as Papa Levi's Mi God Mi King. Read More

St Hilda hosts Classics at Christmas

BY RICHARD JOHNSON Observer senior reporter johnsonr@jamaicaobserver.com | Tuesday, November, 27 2018    

Music is a primary element of the celebrations surrounding the Christmas season, and a number of the island's choirs and choral groups will be staging recitals to herald it. Read More

IRAWMA comes home

BY BALFORD HENRY Observer senior reporter balfordh@jamaicaobserver.com | Tuesday, November, 27 2018    

EPHRAIM Martin, conceptualiser of the International Reggae and World Music Awards (IRAWMA), says its 2019 staging will be in Kingston next May. Read More

Julian's new album next year

Monday, November, 26 2018    

Julian Marley plans to release his fourth studio album, As I Am, in early 2019. Straighter Roads, its lead song, is available digitally. Read More

Red Bull dance contest tonight

Monday, November, 26 2018    

THIS evening, 876 Terrace Bar and Grill in St Andrew is slated to be transformed into the global dance central with the inaugural staging of Red Bull Dance Your Style. Read More

Paul Allen gets J'can tribute

Monday, November, 26 2018    

ON November 10, family and friends of Microsoft founder Paul Allen gathered at his home on Mercer Island in Seattle, Washington, to reflect on his life and work. Read More

The Gospel Truth from Derrick Scott

BY HOWARD CAMPBELL Observer senior writer | Monday, November, 26 2018    

Though he has been a committed Christian for over 20 years, gospel singer Derrick Scott is not limited by convention. On his new album, Gospel Truth, he experiments with secular sounds to get his message across. Read More




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