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Guidance lights the way with care packages

Friday, June, 5 2020    

WHEN Jamaica identified its first novel coronavirus (COVID-19) case in March, Guidance was one of the first artistes to begin assisting less fortunate residents. To date, he has helped more than 45 families in Portmore with care packages containing flour, sugar, canned goods, and... Read More

Galaxy P speaks from the soul

Friday, June, 5 2020    

Galaxy “Amunra” P is back with the conscious single Soul Fe the Money . Read More

Tevin Richards: Carving his niche

BY KEVIN JACKSON Observer writer | Friday, June, 5 2020    

In the 1990s, Roof International — led by producer Courtney Cole — was the go-to location for upcoming talent in Ocho Rios. Tevin Richards, CEO of Young Generation Fraternity (YGF Records), is hoping to score similar success from that resort town. Read More

Fun In the Son to go virtual

BY KEDIESHA PERRY Observer writer | Thursday, June, 4 2020    

AMID the uncertainties brought on by the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, organisers of Jamaica Fun In The Son are looking to host a virtual staging this year. Read More

Brand new Masicka

Thursday, June, 4 2020    

In a move to stay connected to its roots, Dragon Stout recently signed dancehall deejay Masicka as its first brand ambassador. Read More

B-Trish living a Star Life

Thursday, June, 4 2020    

WHILE dubplate sessions for most entertainers have declined due to the effects of the novel coronavirus, it's business as usual for emerging deejay B-Trish.Since March, the 17-year-old has recorded more than 20 dubplates. Read More

Collie Buddz blooms on Billboard

BY KEVIN JACKSON Observer writer | Thursday, June, 4 2020    

Bermudan deejay Collie Buddz earns his fourth number one album as the Cali Roots Riddim 2020 compilation debuts this week atop the Current Reggae Albums Chart. The chart is available via subscription to Nielsen... Read More

Heap of accolades

BY RICHARD JOHNSON Observer senior reporter johnsonr@jamaicaobserver.com | Thursday, June, 4 2020    

Dr Brian Heap ― dramaturge and retired resident tutor at the Philip Sherlock Centre for the Creative Arts at The University of the West Indies, Mona campus ― has been announced as the 2020 Commonwealth Short Story Prize winner for the Caribbean... Read More

Sadiki calls for unity

BY HOWARD CAMPBELL Observer senior writer | Wednesday, June, 3 2020    

AS the streets of major cities in the United States are overrun by angry people protesting the May 25 death of George Floyd, singer Sadiki believes it is appropriate to release Unite, a song he wrote two years ago denouncing racial... Read More

Isafire urges J'cans to be COVID careful

Wednesday, June, 3 2020    

AFTER spending several years as a background vocalist for acts including Black Uhuru and Stanryck, Isafire is now taking her place in the spotlight. Read More

Jamaicans join Blackout

BY RICHARD JOHNSON Observer senior reporter johnsonr@jamaicaobserver.com | Wednesday, June, 3 2020    

SEVERAL Jamaican entertainers and celebrities were part of yesterday's Blackout Tuesday, the social media-driven protest aimed at bringing attention to discrimination and abuse of African Americans. Read More

Anthony B is King

BY HOWARD CAMPBELL Observer senior writer | Tuesday, June, 2 2020    

MAKING albums was a music business requisite when Anthony B kicked off his recording career in the mid-1990s. Though most artistes prefer releasing singles in the digital age, the fiery deejay still has faith in producing a collection of songs. Read More

Junior Reid keeps it positive

Tuesday, June, 2 2020    

JUNIOR Reid said he feels encouraged by the warm reception of Corporate Area residents to his recent distribution of care packages. Read More

DJ Stretch still in the mix

BY KEVIN JACKSON Observer writer | Tuesday, June, 2 2020    

ALANZO “DJ Stretch” Miller sat on the idea of opening a juice bar for some time. With a reduction in revenue from playing at live events as a result of COVID-19, the popular South Florida disc jockey finally opened Stretch's Juice Bar. Read More

Acts decry racial injustice

BY RICHARD JOHNSON Observer senior reporter johnsonr@jamaicaobserver.com | Tuesday, June, 2 2020    

JAMAICAN artistes are registering their protest and tapping into the civil unrest currently taking place in the United States. Read More



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