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A virtual salute for Rebel

BY RICHARD JOHNSON Observer senior reporter johnsonr@jamaicaobserver.com | Friday, January, 8 2021    

Another of Jamaica's music festivals is going the virtual route. The organisers of Rebel Salute, the two-day reggae festival, have announced that they, too, will be staging their production virtually as a result of the global health crisis caused by the spread of COVID-19, the novel... Read More

Yasus's poetry still in motion

By Kediesha Perry Observer writer | Thursday, January, 7 2021    

Although many events were cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic, organiser for Poetry in Motion (PiM) Yasus Afari said his will not be among them. Read More

Actor Rooney Chambers passes away

BY RICHARD JOHNSON Observer senior reporter johnsonr@jamaicaobserver.com | Thursday, January, 7 2021    

The local theatre community is paying its respects to the life and talent of veteran actor Rooney Chambers, who passed away last weekend. Read More

Valerie Elaine stands by her God

BY HOWARD CAMPBELL Observer senior writer | Thursday, January, 7 2021    

Followers of British reggae know Valerie Elaine as one of the movement's foremost harmony singers and respected songwriters. In December, she stepped out front for the first time with Stand by Your God . Read More

SoBe it!

BY KEVIN JACKSON Observer Writer | Thursday, January, 7 2021    

South Beach, Miami-based independent label SoBe Entertainment has recruited Jamaican Cordell “Skatta'” Burrell and American Scott Storch to conduct a worldwide search for reggae and dancehall talent. Read More

Sandals general managers bring festive spirit to virtual lip sync battle

Thursday, January, 7 2021    

MONTEGO BAY, St James - Despite being unable to physically gather with their teams to celebrate the end of the year, there was no shortage of festivity within the Sandals Group last week as the resort company's general managers squared off in a keenly contested virtual lip sync... Read More

Buju Banton riding high

Wednesday, January, 6 2021    

UPSIDE Down 2020, the Grammy-nominated album by Buju Banton, continues to rise on the US Current Reggae Albums chart. It shoots from number eight to four this week, selling an additional 101 copies to bring its sales total to 9,494. Read More

Jerome Hyde hailed for hard work

Wednesday, January, 6 2021    

VIDEO director/film producer Jerome Hyde died in the Washington Hospital Centre in Washington DC on January 2. He was 36. Read More

Sister Charmaine passes away

BY KEVIN JACKSON Observer writer | Wednesday, January, 6 2021    

Prolific 1980s deejay Sister Charmaine has died. She passed away at her US home on Tuesday at the age of 53.Long-time friend and confidant, fellow deejay Lady Ann, confirmed her death. Read More

Patcha Blacks puts God first

Wednesday, January, 6 2021    

AFTER what he considers his best year in the music business, singer Patcha Blacks is looking forward to capitalising on that good run with Put God First , his latest song, scheduled for release this month. Read More

When 'Butch' flew Jazz to JA

BY HOWARD CAMPBELL Observer senior writer | Wednesday, January, 6 2021    

AS chairman of Air Jamaica, Gordon “Butch” Stewart wanted the national airline to be aligned with a product that attracted Jamaicans and foreigners. Something like a jazz festival. Read More

Sly, Robbie head to Red Hills Rd

BY HOWARD CAMPBELL Observer senior writer | Tuesday, January, 5 2021    

FOR Sly Dunbar one of the thrills about going to recording studios in the 1970s was working with elder musicians like saxophonist Tommy McCook and trumpeter Bobby Ellis. They were always willing to pass on their knowledge, which he credits for helping him and his contemporaries... Read More

Nessa B's journey makes silver screen

Tuesday, January, 5 2021    

Reggae singer Nessa B is making major strides on the international scene as she scored a feature on the documentary series dubbed My Journey to Success , which airs on National Black Television... Read More

Wailers high on quality

BY RICHARD JOHNSON Observer senior reporter johnsonr@jamaicaobserver.com | Tuesday, January, 5 2021    

GRAMMY-NOMINATED musician Aston Barrett Jr is advising his fellow musicians to pay attention to the technical quality of their recordings if they hope to be considered to catch the ears of the international market and be recognised. Read More

Binelly rolls out

By Kediesha Perry Observer writer | Tuesday, January, 5 2021    

With three years of experience under his belt, Binelly hopes that his latest track — Roll Out — will give him the extra boost he needs to make it big. Read More


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