Entertainment

Hirie has big dreams

By Kevin Jackson Observer writer | Wednesday, September, 25 2019    

HAWAIIAN reggae singer Hirie earns her third slot on the Billboard Reggae Albums Chart, with Dreamer, which opens at number two. The 11-track set was released September 13 by Hirie Music and features collaborations with Slightly Stoopid and Iration. Read More

Govana, Jada ready to strike

BY RICHARD JOHNSON Observer senior reporter johnsonr@jamaicaobserver.com | Wednesday, September, 25 2019    

ONE of four crews for the Red Bull Culture Clash, which makes its Jamaican debut at National Arena in Kingston on November 2, has been named. Read More

Global travel concerns

BY KEDIESHA PERRY Observer writer | Wednesday, September, 25 2019    

THERE is uncertainty about the number of contestants for Saturday's Miss Global International coronation at Montego Bay Convention Centre in St James, as some are facing immigration restrictions. Read More

James' Leopard on the hunt

BY BRIAN BONITTO Associate Editor --- Auto & Entertainment bonittob@jamaicaobserver.com | Tuesday, September, 24 2019    

Marlon James' Black Leopard, Red Wolf is among 10 novels vying for the 2019 National Book Award for Fiction.The announcement was made last Friday by the National Book Foundation, a 30-year-old American non-profit organisation. Read More

Ras Teo lays down roots

BY HOWARD CAMPBELL Observer senior writer | Tuesday, September, 24 2019    

Since his early years in Uppsala, Sweden, Teo Hartoonian has been intrigued by Jamaican roots-reggae. When he kicked off his recording career, he was determined to emulate his heroes who included Fred Locks and Hugh Mundell. Read More

Craigy T starts his Ting

BY RICHARD JOHNSON Observer senior reporter johnsonr@jamaicaobserver.com | Tuesday, September, 24 2019    

CRAIGY T — a member of disbanded dancehall quartet, TOK — releases the first single from his upcoming album today.The song, Issa Jamaican Ting, according to the artiste, is the perfect introductory single to his new work. Read More

Itral Ites gets back on track

Tuesday, September, 24 2019    

Singer Itral Ites managed a chuckle as he reminisced about “thiefing out” of his home in Fruitful Vale, Portland, to attend dances in the district. Those late-night excursions were appetisers for a music career which began 25 years ago with producer/musician... Read More

Sweet 16 for Sherlon

BY KEVIN JACKSON Observer writer | Tuesday, September, 24 2019    

TWENTY-THREE year-old Sherlon Russell was on Sunday night crowned Digicel Rising Stars winner for 2019. The season finale took place inside the studios of Television Jamaica on Lynhurst Road in... Read More

Omari Banks goes full blast

By Howard Campbell Observer senior writer | Monday, September, 23 2019    

With two new songs on the market, Omari Banks is doing the promo rounds. He refuses to be labeled or boxed in to categories coined by contemporary music pundits. Read More

Sutherland jumps out with new rhythm

By Kevin Jackson Observer writer | Monday, September, 23 2019    

PRODUCER Gary Sutherland is pleased with the reception to his various artistes compilation album Jumpout Production Presents: One Drop Mystic Riddim Vol 1 since its release in August.Sutherland said the 11-song set took six months to complete. Read More

Toni-Ann to the world

By Kevin Jackson Observer writer | Monday, September, 23 2019    

While growing up in Bath, St Thomas, Toni-Ann Singh began a love affair with singing and classical music that continued when she migrated to the United States 14 years ago.Singh's musical chops helped her win the Talent fast track segment of the Miss Jamaica World... Read More

Ghanaian artiste defends patois

BY RICHARD JOHNSON Observer senior reporter johnsonr@jamaicaobserver.com | Sunday, September, 22 2019    

Ghanaian reggae and dancehall artiste Stonebowy has defended his practice of performing a lot of his music using the Jamaican patois. Read More

Jeneil reigns supreme

Sunday, September, 22 2019    

It has been 15 years since Jeneil Williams was first discovered during the model search organised by local agency Pulse, and she continues to blaze a trail for herself. Read More

Soaring to new heights

BY RICHARD JOHNSON Observer senior reporter johnsonr@jamaicaobserver.com | Sunday, September, 22 2019    

Things continue to happen for Flight, the Jamaican short film written by Kia Moses and co-directed by Moses and Adrian McDonald. Read More

Freshaz Fete on next Saturday

By Kevin Jackson Observer writer | Saturday, September, 21 2019    

SCHOOL is back in session after the long summer beak, however, that doesn't mean that the fun has stopped. The Students' Union of the Caribbean Maritime University (CMU) will stage its annual Freshaz Fete next Saturday, September 28. Read More



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