Jesse gets royal 'hearing'

BY RICHARD JOHNSON Observer senior reporter | Friday, September, 29 2017    

REGGAE artiste Jesse Royal is ready for the world.The dreadlocked singer, who is one of the architects of the reggae revival movement, is all set to drop his debut album Lily of Da Valley come October 6. Read More

Long time coming for Ras Haitrm

By Howard Campbell Observer senior writer | Friday, September, 29 2017    

In April 2016, singer Ras Haitrm made the long trek from Mozambique to Jamaica to fulfil a dream: to record an album with the country's best reggae musicians.He did just that, cutting a number of songs with the Firehouse Crew at Anchor studios in Kingston. Read More

Zally appeals for unity

Friday, September, 29 2017    

United States-based dancehall/reggae act Zally is appealing for unity in his latest single One World . Read More

Prodigal Son to give Pure Gold

BY RORY DALEY Observer writer | Friday, September, 29 2017    

GOSPEL artiste Prodigal Son is set to launch his latest studio album, Pure Gold, with a star-studded concert dubbed Prodigal Son & Friends to be held at Jamaica College on Old Hope Road in St Andrew on October 21. Read More

Gaza Maxwell killed at studio

Friday, September, 29 2017    

LESS than a month after releasing RIP , a tribute song to people who passed away, former Portmore Empire artiste Gaza Maxwell is dead. Read More

Jamaicans get Ailey nod

Thursday, September, 28 2017    

TWO Jamaican dancers, Azariah Jones and Steven Cornwall, have been selected to participate in a week-long intensive at the renowned Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater School in New York.The intensive will either be in December or next summer. Read More

Symatic escapes hurt in car crash

Thursday, September, 28 2017    

Dancehall artiste Symatic, who emerged winner from this season's Magnum Kings & Queens of Dancehall, is counting his blessings after narrowly escaping major injuries from a motor vehicle accident on Tuesday night. Read More

Cardi B's Caribbean connection

BY KEVIN JACKSON Observer writer | Thursday, September, 28 2017    

AMERICAN reality TV star and rapper Cardi B is burning up the Billboard Rap, R&B Hip Hop and Hot 100 charts with her debut single Bodak Yellow (Money Moves). Read More

Miss Jamaica World organisers pleased

By Simone Morgan Observer reporter morgans@jamaicaobserver.com | Wednesday, September, 27 2017    

ORGANISERS of last Saturday's Miss Jamaica World Pageant held at the Courtleigh Auditorium in New Kingston said the event exceeded their expectations. Read More

Ooklah the Moc tops Billboard

BY KEVIN JACKSON Observer writer | Wednesday, September, 27 2017    

Nine-member Hawaiian band Ooklah the Moc has taken over the number one spot on the Billboard Reggae album chart. The group's latest EP Every Posse sold 731 copies to debut in the pole ... Read More

Thriller U's dad's funeral on Oct 7

Wednesday, September, 27 2017    

The funeral for Thadious “Mr Teddy” Jamieson, father of reggae singer Thriller U, has been set for next week Saturday, October 7, at the Greendale United Church in Spanish Town, St Catherine. Starting time is 11:00 am. Read More

Model students

Wednesday, September, 27 2017    

HUGH Nash, chairman of the Jamaica Cultural Development Commission, believes that effigy making should be reintroduced as part of schools' art and craft curriculum. Read More

Vybz Kartel rushed to University hospital

By Brian Bonitto Associate Editor — Auto & Entertainment | Tuesday, September, 26 2017    

INCARCERATED dancehall deejay Vybz Kartel was rushed to the University Hospital of the West Indies (UHWI) in St Andrew yesterday, after complaining of excruciating pain. Read More

Local dancers soar at Amalgamation

By Richard Johnson Observer senior reporter johnsonr@jamaicaobserver.com | Tuesday, September, 26 2017    

LOCAL dance companies certainly held their own alongside their international counterparts at Amalgamation, held at the Little Theatre in St Andrew on Saturday and Sunday. Read More

Noami Cowan puts spin on classic

By Howard Campbell Observer senior writer | Tuesday, September, 26 2017    

IT was 1967. Rocksteady was still a new beat and Jamaicans could not get enough of it. Read More


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