Music

Shawn D eyes Festival history

The Jamaica Observer continues to look at some of the finalists in this year's Jamaica Cultural Development Commission's Festival Song Competition.  Read More

Naomi gets slice of Big Apple
Although Naomi Cowan's Paradise Plum was released in May last year, the song is still opening doors for her. Two of the latest examples are being invited to perform at a members only club in SoHo New York, and appearing on ...... Read More

Music producer Noble is dead
Gladston “Noble” Bailey, the force behind East Coast Records, has died. Bailey, who suffered from diabetes, succumbed to complications of the disease on June 19.He was 58.... Read More

Tanium hails August Town peace
On-the-rise deejay Tanium is praising August Town residents for their united stance against gang warfare, which has claimed several lives in the community. ... Read More

The word is love from Maxi Priest

By Howard Campbell Observer senior writer | Wednesday, July, 24 2019    

The records show that it has been five years since Maxi Priest's last album. Next month, he returns to the fold with It All Comes Down to Love, a 14-song set to be released by BMG Records. Read More

Making it Wright at Rae Town

By Howard Campbell Observer senior writer | Tuesday, July, 23 2019    

When Norma Wright and her husband Bunny started the Rae Town 'session' in December 1982, their hometown was known as a community of seafarers, where many residents made a living as fisherfolk. What became a weekly dance drew thousands of people to the area every... Read More

Grace Jerk Fest rescheduled for August 25

Tuesday, July, 23 2019    

The Grace Jamaican Jerk Festival (New York edition) has been rescheduled for August 25 at Roy Wilkins Park in Queens, New York. Read More

Pepper returns to Billboard summit

Tuesday, July, 23 2019    

San Diego reggae-rock band Pepper is number one on the Billboard Reggae Albums chart this week. Their latest release, Local Motion, sold an additional 267 copies to reclaim the top position. Read More

Sumfest gets high marks

BY MARK CUMMINGS Editor-at-Large cummingsm@jamaicaobserver.com | Tuesday, July, 23 2019    

Organisers of the 27th Reggae Sumfest have hailed it as the “biggest and best ever” in its history. They pointed to the massive crowds and excellent delivery by artistes, during its live performance nights last Friday and Saturday at Catherine Hall... Read More

Warrior Sound wins Sumfest battle

Sunday, July, 21 2019    

Germany-based Warrior Sound International took top honours at the Reggae Sumfest's Global Sounds Clash in front of an enthusiastic crowd at Pier I in Montego Bay, St James, on Thursday night. Read More

Keshan killed in Old Harbour

BY KEDIESHA PERRY Observer writer | Sunday, July, 21 2019    

Police have confirmed that entertainer Keshan was shot and killed early Saturday morning in Sharper Lane, Old Harbour, St Catherine. Read More

McKada shows love for JA

BY KEDIESHA PERRY Observer writer | Sunday, July, 21 2019    

The Jamaica Observer continues its look at some of the finalists in this year's Jamaica Cultural Development Commission's Jamaica Festival Song Competition  Read More

Koffee brews on Kimmel

By Aaliyah Cunningham Observer writer aaliyahc@jamaicaobserver.com | Saturday, July, 20 2019    

Koffee made her debut on American late-night television talk show Jimmy Kimmel Live on Wednesday night.The singer was previously scheduled to appear on June 13, 2019 but that gig was postponed. Read More

Rad Dixon welcomes debut set

Saturday, July, 20 2019    

Reggae singer Rad Dixon is determined to make his mark on the reggae music world by releasing what he describes as timeless music.Dixon says he wants his name to be listed among the greats in reggae music. Read More

Sumfest set to sizzle

BY RICHARD JOHNSON Observer senior reporter johnsonr@jamaicaobserver.com | Friday, July, 19 2019    

Organisers of Reggae Sumfest are fired up and ready for the two nights of performances which will close the week-long festival.The performances are set for the Catherine Hall Entertainment Centre in Montego Bay, tonight and tomorrow. Read More



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