Popcaan fined for assaulting cop in Antigua

Deejay Popcaan

Jamaican deejay Popcaan was fined EC$2,000 and released from custody yesterday following an incident on Monday night in the Caribbean territory of Antigua and Barbuda. The artiste, whose real name is Andre Sutherland, was arrested and later slapped with four charges after an altercation with a memb ... Read More

Jacob Miller Remembering Jakes
NEARLY four decades after his death, Jacob ‘Jakes’ Miller’s legacy is alive and we ... Read More

A section of the crowd attending Yesterday: Best of the 90s held at Mas Camp in St Andrew, last Saturday. Yesterday rocks Mas Camp
THE music of the 1990s brought out thousands of patrons to Mas Camp in St Andrew last Saturday. It ... Read More

Karl Mclarty Ocho Rios Jazz Fest expands
THE 26th Annual International Jamaica Ocho Rios Jazz Festival is scheduled to return on May 29 throu ... Read More

Startime readies for Clarendon

Wednesday, May 04, 2016    

A section of the audience at Startime held at Mas Camp in St Andrew, last Saturday.

Clarendon, which produced several artistes who figured prominently in the early years of Jamaican music, hosts the second Startime show of the year. The event will be held at The Verandah, Clarendon Park, in May Pen on July 2. Headliners are the artistes who performed on January’s pipe-opener at Mas Camp in Kingston. They are Marcia Griffiths, Leroy Sibbles, Errol Dunkley, Horace Andy, Dillinger, The Mighty Diamonds, Frankie Paul, and Johnny Clarke. They are complemented by a ‘Clar ... Read More

Tama sticking to his roots

Wednesday, May 04, 2016    

Errol ‘Tama’ Melbourne

Born in England to Jamaican parents, Errol Melbourne soaked up the culture of his family’s homeland as a youth. Reggae was top of his list. Melbourne, known in British music circles as “Tama”, is in Jamaica working on projects with roots singer Kongo Man Ash and Dennis Lloyd, a London-born vocalist who also has Jamaican roots. The 55-year-old Melbourne produced Elizabeth by Kongo Man Ash for his Tama Music Productions. He did the same for Africa, which Lloyd did with Capleton ... Read More

Remember Mama

Wednesday, May 04, 2016    

Jermaine Edwards

A strong cast of gospel artistes will be on show for Remember Mama 3 at Portmore Skating Rink. This event is promoted by Celebration Church. Jermaine Edwards, Rondel Positive, iWorshipp and Ariana Whyte are the artistes who will salute mothers. Admission: $1200 at the gate; $500 for children. Read More

Noddy sings at Cecil’s

Wednesday, May 04, 2016    

Noddy Virtue

SINGER Noddy Virtue is the main performer at Cecil’s Restaurant in Spanish Town on Mothers’ Day. The event also features chef Devon who will serve a three-course meal. Virtue came to national prominence through the Digicel Rising Stars talent contest, placing second to Christopher Martin in 2005. His best known songs are covers of Jimmy Cliff’sRebel In Me and Bed Of Roses, originally done by Bon Jovi. Tiffany Disco with DJ Master RAJ will also be in the house. — Basi ... Read More

Lights, camera, Hollywood flossing!

Wednesday, May 04, 2016    

Taneisha sports her distressed outfit well.karl mclarty

They dubbed it Hollywood Flossing, and so the ladies in particular turned up in fine style at Ramping Shop on North Avenue in Kingston where they shone like true stars. OBSERVER PHOTOGRAPHER KARL MCLARTY took the director’s chair. Read More

DJ Redz carving his niche

Tuesday, May 03, 2016    

DJ Redz

The sound system selector has had a critical role in Jamaican music. Since the 1950s, they have helped ‘buss’ songs and artistes that mainstream radio ignored. Just 20, Javin ‘DJ Redz’ Hemmings has been a selector for five years. He is not affiliated to a particular ‘sound’ but can be seen weekly playing the latest hot beats at Mr Tyre’s Japanese Wednesdays on Waltham Park Road. DJ Redz is from Cockburn Gardens, an area that was the stomping ground for ... Read More

Leea’s right there

BY RICHARD JOHNSON Observer senior reporter | Tuesday, May 03, 2016    

Leea Stewart

HER father is Willie Stewart, former drummer of reggae band Third World. Her brother, Monea, is a music producer. Now, Leea Stewart is making her way into the music industry. The Jamaica-born, Florida-based singer’s I’ll Be Right There is featured on the soundtrack of The Heart of Summer which is currently being shown in the United States. Directed by Adrian Allen, the film stars Jamaican actor Paul Campbell, Oraine Barrett and Tesh Beckham. According to Stewart, I’ll Be Rig ... Read More

Exciting showdowns at Magnum

Tuesday, May 03, 2016    

Clymaxx performing her track Baddest Ting.

SATURDAY’S weekly edition of Magnum Kings and Queens of Dancehall Competition saw Shaneil Muir and Clymaxx dominating the female face-offs, while Shemdon and Frass Groovas secured wins in the male segment. The four were part of the group which received the lowest votes from the public and had to do battle to move on to the next round. Muir got the better of Tequila while Clymaxx outpaced Tiffy T. Librawto handed the win to Frass Groovas after forgetting his lyrics. Shemdon got the bette ... Read More

Klimax drops summer song

Tuesday, May 03, 2016    


FLORIDA-BASED recording artiste Klimax said his latest single Danger Wine is destined to be one of the anthems for this summer. “Summer is a time when most of the modern world takes a break and just party. We, Jamaicans, are known for our energy and flambouyant lifestyles so this song is only fitting. Danger Wine has a dance that accompanies it and the females and male listeners alike are going to love it. It brings back dancing of both sexes to the dancehalls,” he told the Jamaica ... Read More

Sledge hammers home his love

Monday, May 02, 2016    


Thirty-five-year-old construction worker Jason Roberts is hoping to get a musical break from his debut single You Are Still My Love. Produced by Haimnauth Loaknauth of Tun It Up Radio in New York, Roberts — who goes by the moniker Sledge — said the single is a dedication to the females. “It’s a song about loving but taking your partner for granted... a thing we as men stupidly do at times. After she leaves, that is the time where, if we’re man enough, apologise ... Read More



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