Yasus basks in Poetry in Motion’s growth

By Brian Bonitto Associate Editor — Auto & Entertainment bonittob@jamaicaobserver.com | Wednesday, February, 28 2018    

YASUS Afari, conceptualiser of the annual Poetry In Motion festival, is pleased with its growth. The two-day event marked its 15th anniversary at the Manchester Golf Club in Mandeville, Manchester, on Friday, February 23, and Sunday, February 25. Read More

Sister Carol: roots warrior

BY HOWARD CAMPBELL Observer senior writer | Wednesday, February, 28 2018    

This is the final in the Jamaica Observer's Reggae Month series saluting some of the music's unsung heroes.  Read More

A night of Saints and Love

Wednesday, February, 28 2018    

St Andrew Old Girls' Association appropriately titled its post-Valentine dinner and dance 'On the wings of love' and used the event, held at the school's Margaret Gartshore Hall on February 24, to present the 2018 Saint Award to Maxine-Henry Wilson and Jessica Jones. Of course, the ladies made a... Read More

Queen Esther reigns

BY RICHARD JOHNSON Observer senior reporter | Wednesday, February, 28 2018    

FATHER Richard Ho Lung and Friends' epic drama, Queen Esther, leads the nominees for the March 26 Actor Boy Awards with 16 nominations. Read More

Iba Mahr at 100 LIVE

Wednesday, February, 28 2018    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Iba Mahr is this evening's guest performer at the Reggae Month edition of 100 LIVE on Hope Road in St Andrew. Admission is free.“Since the release of the Diamond Sox album, it has been a while since I perform a full set locally in such intimate... Read More

Veterans invade Billboard

BY KEVIN JACKSON Observer writer | Tuesday, February, 27 2018    

FOUR veteran acts debut on the Billboard Reggae Album Chart this week with new entries. They are Ras Michael & The Sons of Negus, Lee “Scratch” Perry, The Gladiators and Justin Hinds. Read More

Winston Wallace: Man behind Land Of My Birth

By Howard Campbell Observer senior writer | Tuesday, February, 27 2018    

With February acknowledged as Reggae Month, the Jamaica Observer salutes some of the music's unsung heroes in this daily column.   Read More

Father figure

BY RICHARD JOHNSON Observer senior reporter johnsonr@jamaicaobserver.com | Tuesday, February, 27 2018    

BOUNTY Killer stood out among the plethora of honorees at the Jamaica Reggae Industry Association's (JaRIA) Honour Awards at Courtleigh Auditorium in New Kingston on Sunday. Read More

Good Vibrations

BY SADE GARDNER Observer writer | Monday, February, 26 2018    

A sparse crowd was on hand for Vibrations — the kickstarter of Your View Awards (YVAs) — held at Sunken Gardens in Hope Gardens on Friday night. Read More

Ras Slick does Penultimate docu-flick

Monday, February, 26 2018    

In an effort to increase his fan base and share his musical experience, singer Ras Slick has released a mini documentary titled Penultimate.The project is available on his YouTube and social media platforms. Read More

Twelve Tribes marks golden milestone

BY HOWARD CAMPBELL Observer senior reporter | Monday, February, 26 2018    

This year, the Twelve Tribes of Israel organisation celebrates its 50th anniversary. Since it was founded by Vernon “Prophet Gad” Carrington, the Rastafarian group has made its mark on various sectors. Read More

Popcaan, Ravers on YVAs high

BY RORY DALEY Observer senior reporter daleyr@jamaicaobserver | Monday, February, 26 2018    

 POPCAAN was the big winner at last Saturday's Your View Awards (YVAs), held at the National Indoor Sports Centre in St Andrew. Read More

Movements in New York

Sunday, February, 25 2018    

Local troupe Movements Dance Company was in New York earlier this month to help celebrate black history month and Jamaica 55 as guests of Jamaican Consul General to that city, Trudy Deans. Read More

Sean Paul and Becky G are hot on new

Sunday, February, 25 2018    

Grammy-winning Jamaican artiste Sean Paul released new single Mad Love with American singer/actress Becky G on a dance track produced by David Guetta. This, only days after his I'm Sanctify single with dancehall artiste Mavado and his self-produced Spin It on the Duttyrock Production's... Read More

Curating a choir

Sunday, February, 25 2018    

Come next Sunday, the Chapel at The University of the West Indies, Mona, will resonate with the sounds of music as the Jamaica Youth Chorale stages its annual spring recital. Read More


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