Miss Lou, Baugh take spotlight

BY HOWARD CAMPBELL Observer senior writer | Sunday, August, 4 2019    

Two giants of Caribbean literature will be in the spotlight at the August 11 Jamaica Poetry Festival, scheduled for Louise Bennett Garden Theatre in St Andrew. They are Louise “Miss Lou” Bennett-Coverley, the legendary folklorist for whom that venue is... Read More

Versi ends hostilities with Popcaan

Saturday, August, 3 2019    

It is not often that a dancehall deejay extends the olive branch in a music industry known for its superheated rhetoric and gigantic egos. But Versi is taking the 'big man approach' as it relates to his feud with Popcaan. Read More

PAN, big on entertainment

Saturday, August, 3 2019    

Jamaica's largest food festival, PAN, celebrates its 15th year in 2019. More than a competition, PAN preserves Jamaica's cultural street food traditions, while also uplifting the sector and promotes entrepreneurship. Read More

Concrissis goes for 30 billion

Saturday, August, 3 2019    

U S-based dancehall deejay Concrossis is amping up promotions in Jamaica on 30 Billion on the Bad Liquid rhythm for Natural Bridge Records. The single was released in July. Read More

Top DJs to get loud

By Kevin Jackson Observer Writer | Saturday, August, 3 2019    

Award-winning selector DJ Antsman has teamed up with Top Floor Events for the second staging of LOUD, which is scheduled for next Friday August 9 at 12 Molynes Road in Kingston. Read More

Macka snubbed by Minaj?

Saturday, August, 3 2019    

Macka Diamond is puzzled as to why American rapper Nicki Minaj has not posted her entry into the Megatron Challenge. The dancehall deejay saw the challenge being issued by Minaj on Instagram weeks ago and was encouraged by friends to enter. Read More

Tsai is pumped up with Ambition

Saturday, August, 3 2019    

Singjay Tsai is pleased with the reception to her new single Ambition.Produced by Koloni One Records, Ambition was released July 19 on the Elevation Rhythm. Read More

Riviera Champagne Pool Soiree makes a splash

Saturday, August, 3 2019    

On Wednesday night, all roads led to Ultra Beach in Portmore, St Catherine, for Riviera Champagne Pool Soiree. This was the second staging of Riviera since the start of the year. Read More

Phillye, Sizzla team up for

Friday, August, 2 2019    

During her frequent visits to Jamaica, American singer Phillye fell in love with reggae music. Recently, the Philadelphia native teamed with Sizzla on the song, Weekend Love. Read More

Robert Minott takes aim with I Want You

BY HOWARD CAMPBELL Observer senior writer | Friday, August, 2 2019    

Since kicking off his recording career over 30 years ago, Robert Minott has cut a number of hardcore reggae songs and a spattering of collaborations with acts from Bunny Rugs to Elephant Man. His latest song, I Want You, may be his strongest effort to date. Read More

Gal Fest preaches positivity

BY RICHARD JOHNSON Observer senior reporter johnsonr@jamaicaobserver.com | Friday, August, 2 2019    

For the past 11 years, the popular town of Linstead in St Catherine has come alive with music during the annual staging of Gal Fest. Read More

Weddy Weddy marks milestone

BY AALIYAH CUNNINGHAM Observer writer aaliyahc@jamaicaobserver.com | Friday, August, 2 2019    

Good music, awesome vibe, high fashion and killer dance moves were the rage at Weddy Weddy Wednesdays' 15th anniversary celebration, which took place at Stone Love headquarters on Burlington Avenue, Kingston. Read More

Nigma puts in the work

Friday, August, 2 2019    

St Catherine-born deejay Kemar “Nigma” Watson is pleased with the feedback to Put In the Work.“People love the song, everybody ah say ah it this. This is the song to really launch my career, everybody ah endorse it,” Nigma said. Read More

Diva on the move

Friday, August, 2 2019    

Having put her music career on hold in the 1990s due to motherhood, singer C Diva makes her solo debut with the song Broken. Read More

Behold, it's Yusimi Yusimi

Friday, August, 2 2019    

As a musician, singer Yusimi Yusimi developed his skills as a member of two respected bands. A student of roots-reggae, his songs bear the live sound he learned to appreciate during his time with the Fabulous Five and Monyaka. Read More


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