One strong Black Woman

By Kediesha Perry Observer writer | Friday, March, 8 2019    

Judy Mowatt believes women have achieved a foothold in the music industry since the release of her 1980 album, Black Woman. Read More

Shuga's phenomenal move

BY AALIYAH CUNNINGHAM Observer writer | Friday, March, 8 2019    

The launch of Shuga's women's foundation, Femme Phenomenal, takes place this evening at 20A Millsborough Crescent in St Andrew. Activities start at 6:00 pm. Read More

Khalia back from tour of duty

BY KEVIN JACKSON Observer writer | Friday, March, 8 2019    

Singer Khalia said her shows in Latin America as opening act for Alborosie is a major boost for her career. The two-week trek saw them performing in Guatemala, El Salvador, Costa Rica, Chile, and Colombia. Read More

The fine arts return to MoBay

BY HOWARD CAMPBELL Observer senior writer | Friday, March, 8 2019    

The inaugural CARICS International Fine Arts Festival takes place Saturday at the Old Hospital in Montego Bay. The free event, sub-titled Affair of The Arts, showcases the work of 20 visual artists, artisans and artistes. Read More

After 12: Animal Print Unleashed

Friday, March, 8 2019    

You just couldn't tame the fun-loving people on March 1 as they turned out in fine style at Escape on Knutsford Boulevard, New Kingston for the Animal Print Edition of the party series Unleash. DJ Flabba Dabba, Ikel Marvlus and Triple X had music duties, and the ladies in particular had... Read More

Dance under one Umbrella

BY KEDIESHA PERRY Observer writer | Thursday, March, 7 2019    

 Michael Holgate, conceptualiser of Jamaica Dance Umbrella (JDU), says the concept continues to etch its way through the Caribbean's performing arts glass ceiling. Read More

'Trinity unbroken'

BY RICHARD JOHNSON Observer senior reporter johnsonr@jamaicaobserver.com | Thursday, March, 7 2019    

If there was a Jamaica Music Industry Association (JaRIA) Honour Award for best moment of Tuesday's ceremony, it would go to members of iconic reggae group the I-Three: Judy Mowatt, Marcia Griffiths and Rita Marley. Read More

Buju mania!

BY HOWARD CAMPBELL Observer senior writer | Wednesday, March, 6 2019    

Having witnessed some of the biggest events at the National Stadium, Copeland Forbes can be considered Jamaica's version of Forrest Gump. On March 16 he plans to attend Buju Banton's 'Long Walk to Freedom' concert there, and expects it to surpass the previous... Read More

Soca time on Billboard

BY KEVIN JACKSON Observer writer | Wednesday, March, 6 2019    

With soca season in high gear, the compilation album Fox Fuse Presents: Get Soca 2019 debuts at number one this week on the Billboard Reggae Albums Chart. Read More

Language of Music speaks for charity

By Rory Daley Observer writer daleyr@jamaicaobserver.com | Wednesday, March, 6 2019    

PATRONS at last Sunday's The Language of Music charity concert at St Andrew Parish Church in Kingston got a treat. They were introduced to delightful new arrangements by American musicians Dr Chan Kiat Lim and Shawn Roy. Read More

Kartel goes back to jail

BY BRIAN BONITTO Associate Editor — Auto & Entertainment bonittob@jamaicaobserver.com | Wednesday, March, 6 2019    

Vybz Kartel was yesterday afternoon released from the University Hospital of the West Indies in St Andrew where he had been undergoing medical treatment. Read More

After 12: Rusheda's Short Shorts Bubble

Wednesday, March, 6 2019    

Steve Madden Plaza on Orange Street, downtown Kingston, the party capital of the Caribbean, was the perfect venue for Rusheda's 'Bubble' rave... and oh how the ladies turned out attired to... yes, bubble, as this was the short shorts edition. RODNEY BOKEH, the party photo specialist, took this... Read More

JaRIA Awards on tonight

By Richard Johnson Observer senior reporter johnsonr@jamaicaobserver.com | Tuesday, March, 5 2019    

The Jamaica Reggae Industry Association (JaRIA) will be handing out its annual honour awards this evening at Little Theatre in St Andrew. Read More

Belated honour for a great Israelite

Tuesday, March, 5 2019    

The Jamaica Observer continues its 'Reggae 50' feature on people, organisations, and events that have made an impact on reggae over the past 50 years. Read More

Culture Brown takes on the USA

BY HOWARD CAMPBELL Observer writer | Tuesday, March, 5 2019    

AS president Donald Trump increased his argument for a wall to prevent migrants from entering through the United States southern border last year, deejay Culture Brown watched the developments from his home in Toronto, Canada. Read More


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