Sister Carol releases Live No Evil album

Sister Carol

SISTER Carol has been spreading reggae's roots and culture message for over 30 years. She gives her fans more 'consciousness' on Live No Evil, her latest album. The set was officially released in January by the singjay's Black Cinderella Records. It contains 14 tracks including The Prayer, Jill-cuz ... Read More

Hernan Sforzini Hernan Sforzini, reggae’s torchbearer in Argentina
This is the final of a 10-part series looking at the impact of dancehall/reggae culture around the w ... Read More

Myrna Hague to
host free concert Myrna Hague t0 host free concert
MYRNA Hague, Jamaica's first lady of jazz, will be hosting a free concert and album launch at the Ho ... Read More

It was revival mode for Sister Pat. the Waterfront
reggae vibe, but really hit a high note when to close out his set Kukudoo joined him on stage. Jerm ... Read More

All you need to know about GLENN JONES

Sunday, April 20, 2014    


IN 1990, Don't Know Much, a duet by Linda Ronstadt and Aaron Neville won the Grammy Award for Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals. Three years earlier, the original version (All I Need to Know) by American singer Glenn Jones appeared on his self-titled album, but there was little fanfare. "Mine was never released as a single but it's (the Ronstadt/Neville cut) not as nice as my own. Might have been bigger because they won a Grammy," Jones told the Sunday Observer. Jones is amo ... Read More

Sean Paul, Cure for Guyana's Easter Fest

Saturday, April 19, 2014    

Sean Paul

RECORDING artistes Sean Paul and Jah Cure are headliners for Guyana Easter Fest scheduled for Guyana National Stadium on Sunday. "I have not been to Guyana in a long time, so I'm excited to perform with my new band there and play all my new songs from the Full Frequency album for my Guyanese fans," Sean Paul said. Released in February, Full Frequency is Sean Paul's sixth studio album. Jah Cure was equally upbeat about the Guyana gig. "Guyana is one of my favourite places to perform. I love t ... Read More

Busha Mark sings for the females

BY SIMONE MORGAN Observer staff reporter | Saturday, April 19, 2014    

Busha Mark

SINGJAY Busha Mark says he has high hopes for his latest single Gi Wi Di Gal Dem. Produced by House O Love and Anthony Moulton, the single was released yesterday. "This is a dance track which I believe will be a hit in the dancehalls and clubs. It is me basically expressing my love for the females worldwide. The riddim is contagious and the video is one that will have the viewer's undivided attention," Busha told Jamaica Observer. Born in Kingston, Busha Mark (given name Lee Jay Scott) began ... Read More

Charley's JB Rum WataWar

Saturday, April 19, 2014    

THE popular party returns on Easter Monday for its third staging at Cornwall Beach in Montego Bay. According to a spokesperson for sponsors Charley's JB Rum, WataWar gets bigger each year. "Our event has been growing immensely since we launched it in 2012. This is due largely to the high quality of entertainment we provide for our patrons," said the spokesperson. "This year the Hurricane Gilbert theme is sure to cause a lot of excitement. Those who experienced it will remember Hurricane Gilber ... Read More

Hapilos awards off

Wednesday, April 16, 2014    

Johnny Wonder, 21st Hapilos’s executive vice-president (Photo: Pawty Central)

SATURDAY'S 21st Hapilos Anniversary and Digital Awards has been postponed. The event was scheduled for the Chinese Benevolent Association of Jamaica Centre in St Andrew. No reason was given for the postponement. Neither was a new date announced. In a statement yesterday, Johnny Wonder, 21st Hapilos's executive vice-president, apologised "for any inconvenience the postponement may have caused". "We at 21st Hapilos Digital Distribution would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone assoc ... Read More

Dread and Terrible lie

BY CECELIA CAMPBELL-LIVINGSTON Observer reporter | Wednesday, April 16, 2014    


ANTONIE Missir — producer of Chronixx's Dread and Terrible Tour French leg -- is dismissing rumours that the artiste was assaulted by security guards at La Cigale in Paris on Sunday, April 6. "I guarantee that there is no truth to the story," said Missir, in an email response to the Jamaica Observer yesterday. According to the producer, Chronixx and his team were on stage when a minor incident happened backstage between a security guard and an unauthorised person. "Chronixx and crew beh ... Read More

Jah Reefa set to make mark

Balford Henry | Wednesday, April 16, 2014    

Jah Reefa

SINGJAY Jah Reefa is among a new generation of entertainers emerging from St Thomas. The up-and-coming artiste hopes to make his mark with the track Loyalty Over Royalty. Released last week, the single is produced on the Rapid Burst Record label. “It’s an anthem pointing out that I understand that nothing in life comes easy... Money can’t change we, because we are loyal to those who are loyal to us,” the 23-year-old singjay told the Jamaica Observer. St Thomas has had ... Read More

Mas 'Destra-ction'

BY RORY DALEY Observer writer | Monday, April 14, 2014    

Soca star Destra interacting
with a patron while Stuart Silva
looks on at Mas Camp in St
Andrew on Friday evening.

THERE was no question that Jamaicans are in love with Destra Garcia. This was evident as thousands of adoring fans packed the Mas Camp, in St Andrew, last Friday, to see the soca queen in performance. Her hour-and-a-half set sealed the deal on an exciting six weeks of party at the location. "We've had three ordinary nights, and three very successful nights. Tonight is one of the successful ones," Michael Ammar Jr, director of Bacchanal Jamaica, told the Jamaica Observer. Ammar said overall th ... Read More

Roberts call for dancehall unity

Monday, April 14, 2014    

Jamie Roberts

CEO of Young Vibez Productions (YVP) Jamie Roberts is concerned about dancehall's 'dry' state. He believes the genre not only needs a steady flow of songs that appeal to a wider audience, but a return to the days of cooperation between artistes and producers. "It's pressuring, the music is dry, nothing is going on. We need to look towards the future and take it to a better state," Roberts told the Jamaica Observer. Roberts, 23, is the son of Shocking Vibes Records founder Patrick Roberts. For ... Read More

No more Cuss Cuss

Cecelia Campbell-Livingston | Sunday, April 13, 2014    

Wayne Robinson, son of the late singer Lloyd Robinson. (then) Lloyd

LAST November, singer Lloyd Robinson, best known for the dancehall classic Cuss Cuss, died at the Kingston Public Hospital. Five months later, his son Wayne regrets not having spent more time with him. "He accomplished a lot musically, but as a father he came up short. I never really knew the man," Wayne Robinson told the Sunday Observer from his home in Florida. The 47-year-old Robinson says there is no resentment toward his 'old man'. He is grateful he got the chance to spend three days wi ... Read More



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