JCF puts on ‘Grand’ show

M embers of the Jamaica Constabulary Force put on a show to remember at the Jamaica 55 Grand Gala held at the National Stadium in St Andrew recently. Read More

Chabano Nkani phases in lastest project
US-BASED reggae singer Chabano Nkani is set to drop his debut album Phases tomorrow.The album, produced by Isle of Springs Records, contains 13 tracks. It is being distributed by VPAL Music.... Read More

Papa Finnigan on comeback trail
Veteran deejay Finnigan is back in the hunt with Kind of Love , a self-produced song released in February.He said it is a teaser for bigger things to come.... Read More

Ochi winners chosen in Sandals arts fest
AMAZING and well-received performances brought the house down at the Sandals and Beaches Resorts Festival of Arts (formerly ENCORE) Ocho Rios region Talent and Model Competition held at Sandals Ochi Beach Resort in St Ann recently.... Read More

Williams quits MJW bid

BY BRIAN BONITTO Associate Editor — Auto & Entertainment bonittob@jamaicaobserver.com | Thursday, August, 17 2017    

UNDER mounting pressure, embattled Miss Jamaica World (MJW) finalist Shaneke Williams has withdrawn from this year's staging of the competition. Read More

Gong atop 'Hill' for third week

By Kevin Jackson Observer writer | Wednesday, August, 16 2017    

Damian “Junior Gong” Marley's Stony Hill is spending its third week at the top of the Billboard Reggae album chart. Read More

Sah Jam drops club banger

Wednesday, August, 16 2017    

Sah Jam is seeking his musical breakthrough with his summer single It's A Party .Produced by Smoke Shop Studio on the Goldbird Records imprint, the track was officially released last Tuesday. Read More

T&T, Jamaican singer row

Wednesday, August, 16 2017    

Singer Anthony Seasoning said he intends to seek legal representation in the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) after allegedly being detained in Trinidad and kicked out two weeks ago. He was en route from Suriname to Jamaica. Read More

After 12: Party fi real

Wednesday, August, 16 2017    

The inaugural staging of Real Recognise Real was staged at Steve Madden Plaza on Orange Street, downtown Kingston, on July 15 by the trio Donna Skeng, Spoogy British, and Ragga. Of course, the real night-time photographer, THE OBSERVER'S KARL MCLARTY, was there to bring you this... Read More

Josey Wales rides to King's House

BY SIMONE MORGAN-LINDO Observer staff reporter | Wednesday, August, 16 2017    

JOSEY Wales' reputation as a hardcore deejay has won him numerous admirers, from Admiral Bailey to Wyclef Jean. Add the Government of Jamaica to that mix. Read More

Solid sets for Pan 2017

Tuesday, August, 15 2017    

CHRISTOPHER Martin, gospel singer Kevin Downswell and Devin Di Dakta headline the entertainment line-up for Regional 1 of PAN 2017 scheduled for Independence Park in Black River, St Elizabeth, on Saturday, August 26. Read More

Spotlight Kunta upbeat about career

Tuesday, August, 15 2017    

SPOTLIGHT Kunta is expecting to continue on his musical high from an exciting debut performance at Reggae Sumfest at Catherine Hall Entertainment Complex in Montego Bay recently. Read More

SPF weathers the storm

Tuesday, August, 15 2017    

MOTHER Nature failed in her attempt to stop partygoers from enjoying Summer Playground Fantasy (SPF) Weekend 2017 held in Ocho Rios, St Ann, recently.They came out in their droves to Forever Beach at Chukka Beach, and Chill at Dunn's River Gardens. Read More

Purple Man's back

Tuesday, August, 15 2017    

Artistes like Purple Man got their start in the music business hanging out at recording studios in the day and going to dances at nights, hoping to catch the ears of producers or sound system selectors. Read More

Seven to get Rootz award

BY HOWARD CAMPBELL Observer senior reporter | Tuesday, August, 15 2017    

Singer Larry Marshall, who some musicologists credit with performing the first reggae song (Nanny Goat) 49 years ago, is among seven honourees for the August 27 Rootz Of The Music event at Pompano Arts and Culture Centre in South Florida. Read More


Today's Cartoon

Click image to view full size editorial cartoon