Music

Skull Man on comeback trail

Thirty years ago, Spanish Town deejay Skull Man (aka Daddy Skull) was the rage on the live show circuit. He had several hit songs but left the music business to become a teacher.After a 15-year absence, Skull Man is back with... Read More

Thriller U happy with Non Genuine video release

Tuesday, May, 23 2017    

Thriller U recently released the music video for his single called Non Genuine. In an interview with Jamaica Observer, the singer said he saw the need to release the music video as the single has been getting solid rotations... Read More

Rains fail to dampen Thank You Mama

Tuesday, May, 23 2017    

DESPITE the heavy rains, gospel singer and promoter Jabez is calling the latest staging of his annual Mother's Day show, 'Thank You Mama', a success.The event, now in its eight year, was held at Dinthill Technical High in Linstead, St... Read More

Remembering Frankie Paul

By Simone Morgan-Lindo Observer reporter | Monday, May, 22 2017    

WHEN Earl “Chinna” Smith recorded a then-unknown teenager named Frankie Paul in 1981, he said he was struck by the singer's extraordinary talent.“He was super-talented. He used to sing and play the keyboard and whereever he... Read More

Best Of The Best sticking to its roots

BY HOWARD CAMPBELL Observer senior writer | Monday, May, 22 2017    

The 2012 edition of 'Best Of The Best' was bittersweet for cofounder and promoter, Steven “DJ Jabba” Beckford. It attracted a massive crowd but many hardcore dancehall/reggae fans were not pleased.There were too... Read More

Greensleeves to mark milestone

Sunday, May, 21 2017    

Greensleeves Records, which marks its 40th anniversary this year, stages a commemorative concert on June 21 at the BB King venue in Times Square, New York.A statement from VP Records, which owns the legendary British company, said Alborosie,... Read More

'Government partnership needed'

By Simone Morgan-Lindo Observer reporter | Sunday, May, 21 2017    

REGGAE singer Ras Denroy Morgan is imploring the Jamaican Government to be more supportive of our indigenous music.Speaking with the Jamaica Observer, the musician said without the input from the Government and other major... Read More

Guardian Angel continues to soar

By Kevin Jackson Observer writer | Sunday, May, 21 2017    

Production-wise, 2007 was a big year for Arif Cooper. He had the year's biggest rhythm with Guardian Angel, which drove a string of hits such as Vybz Kartel's Missing You and Over And Over by Tami Chynn.It opened doors for Cooper, who has been a... Read More

Stephens dedicates

Saturday, May, 20 2017    

Singer Richie Stephens received an American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) Pop Award at that company's 34th annual show held at The Wiltern in Hollywood, California, Thursday night.The 50-year-old Stephens... Read More

Yardie's action begins summer

BY RICHARD JOHNSON Observer senior reporter johnsonr@jamaicaobserver.com | Thursday, May, 18 2017    

PRODUCTION on Yardie, the directorial debut by British actor Idris Elba, is expected to commence this summer.At least three local actors are set to feature in this production. Actress-on-the-rise Shantol Jackson, who just wrapped on stage in... Read More

Nooks's bail extends to June 28

Thursday, May, 18 2017    

Popular entertainer George Nooks had his bail extended until June 28, when he appeared in the Kingston and St Andrew Parish Court in Half-Way-Tree yesterday.The singer's attorney, Tom Tavares-Finson, raised concerns in regards... Read More

Mavado gets land in Africa

Wednesday, May, 17 2017    

A real estate company in The Gambia has given deejay Mavado land in an upscale area of the West African country.The self-acclaimed “Gully God” performed in The Gambia for the first time on May 13 at a sold-out concert at Independence... Read More



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