Don Mafia hits out against evil

Don Mafia is urging Jamaica's youth to stand against wrongdoings in his latest single Pure Evil . The song will officially be released on the Miami-based Fashion Music Productions label next month. Read More

York Castle ahead in band contest
YORK Castle High School came out on top in the first of two preliminary rounds of season six of Jamaica Best School Band (JBSB) competition held at Pembroke Hall High School last Thursday.... Read More

IRAWMA comes home for good
Jamaica is the new home of the International Reggae and World Music Awards (IRAWMA), according to event conceptualiser Ephraim Martin.... Read More

Seani B banks on Buju
BBC 1Xtra disc jockey Seani B is confident that Buju Banton can easily fill venues like London's O2 Arena.... Read More

Schen bats for women

Wednesday, March, 20 2019    

US-based singer Schen is giving a nod to independent women in her upcoming release Get Vex Money on the Abscott Entertainment label on April 4. Read More

In our America tops Billboard

By Kevin Jackson Observer writer | Wednesday, March, 20 2019    

In Our America , the first solo album from American singer Aaron Nigel Smith, debuts at number one on this week's Billboard Reggae Albums Chart. The 14-song set which was released on March 8 by Aya World Productions/Tuff Gong... Read More

'Let's do this in JA'

BY HOWARD CAMPBELL Observer senior writer | Wednesday, March, 20 2019    

After performing at an all-star show celebrating reggae's 50th anniversary in London, singer Freddie McGregor says a similar event should be held in Jamaica. The London gig took place on March 12 at the Royal Albert Hall and was promoted by popular British disc jockey,... Read More

A 'Boom' return

Wednesday, March, 20 2019    

When DJ Buju Banton walked onto the stage for his long-awaited and anticipated 'Long Walk To Freedom Concert' on Saturday night, the National Stadium erupted with a din which only few have ever heard in their lives. The Gargamel had returned, and over 30,000 people were present to mark... Read More

Romain Virgo rocks to Buju

Tuesday, March, 19 2019    

Among the more than 30,000 patrons who attended Saturday's Long Walk To Freedom concert at the National Stadium in St Andrew were some virgins: persons who were there for the first time to witness Buju Banton in performance. Read More

A Sterling evening of gospel

By Kevin Jackson Observer writer | Tuesday, March, 19 2019    

Singers Rhoda Isabella and Christopher Gayle were the big winners at Saturday night's Sterling Gospel Music Awards which took place at the Knutsford Court hotel in Kingston. Read More

Markus Myrie changes tune

By Brian Bonitto Associate Editor --- Auto & Entertainment | Tuesday, March, 19 2019    

Buju Banton's son, Markus Myrie has apologised on statements he made on social media about his father after an alleged altercation on Thursday.The alleged altercation took place at Buju Banton's Carlyle Avenue recording studio in St Andrew. Read More

Reggae wins big at Juno

By Kevin Jackson Observer writer | Tuesday, March, 19 2019    

Overdubbed: Sly & Robbie Meet Dubmatix won Canada's Juno Award for Reggae Recording of The Year at the annual awards last Saturday. Held in London, Ontario, the event saw reggae music receiving attention on the main stage. Read More

Bring the family back

Monday, March, 18 2019    

With indiscipline rife in Jamaican society, veteran singer Jah Mike believes stewardship in the home is critical. He pours his feelings out on Take Care A di Family, his latest song. Read More

Royal salute for reggae's golden anniversary

BY HOWARD CAMPBELL Observer senior writer | Sunday, March, 17 2019    

Reggae was still taking its baby steps in Kingston, Jamaica in 1969. In London, England, home to a growing West Indian population, the rebellious new beat caught on like wildfire. Read More

Reggae acts line-up for Austin fest

Sunday, March, 17 2019    

A number of Jamaican acts have been announced for the line-up for the Austin Reggae Festival slated for Texas in the United States from April 19-21. Read More


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