Music

Chikie prays for JA's women

ON-THE-RISE singjay Chikie Grainz is concerned about the high incidences of violence towards females in Jamaica. Read More

Romain to put signature on concert, again
FOR a third time, Romain Virgo is headliner for an Appleton Estate Signature Nights concert. The latest is scheduled for Guangos in Savanna-la-Mar, Westmoreland, come Thursday, September 26. The show is slated for a 9:00 pm start.... Read More

Ras Michael chants benevolence
Though he is identified with Trench Town and west Kingston, Nyahbinghi drummer Ras Michael says the 'Gully Bank' area of Waltham Park Road is dear to him. It is where he moved to in the early 1970s and created some of his finest work.... Read More

Culture Clash comes to Jamaica
Kingston , Jamaica will play host to the Red b ull Culture Clash when it unfolds at the National Arena in s t Andrew on November 2.... Read More

Another Marley musical coming

Sunday, September, 15 2019    

Anew musical based on the life of global reggae icon Bob Marley is set to hit the stage in London come next year to coincide with the 75th anniversary of his birth. Read More

New music coming from JC Lodge

BY RICHARD JOHNSON Observer senior reporter johnsonr@jamaicaobserver.com | Sunday, September, 15 2019    

In the 1980s and 90s, JC lodge was a household name. The singer's tracks such as Someone Loves You Honey, More than I Can Say, Selfish Lover, Home Is Where The Hurt Is and Telephone Love were on constant rotation on local airwaves. Read More

Lutan 'fyahs' new album today

BY KEVIN JACKSON Observer writer | Friday, September, 13 2019    

Lutan Fyah's 18th album, Longest Liva, will be released today by Lock City Music Group. Produced by Adrian Locke, the 13-track set has two collaborations, Longest Liva (with Johnny Live) and Never Say Never (featuring Beenie Man). Read More

Sly, Robbie 'book' new rhythm

BY HOWARD CAMPBELL Observer senior writer | Friday, September, 13 2019    

SINGERS take the spotlight on the Pocket Book, a new rhythm co-produced by Sly and Robbie and Rory Baker of One Pop Productions. Released in August, it has songs by veteran and contemporary artistes. Read More

Singer Jah Hammed sounds off

Friday, September, 13 2019    

Roots singer Jah Hammed released his third album, Champion Sound, on September 1. It contains the song Rasta Man featuring Norris Man, Have Some Mercy, Finding My Way and Dance Nice which he did with Chronicle, father of Chronixx. Read More

Music insiders remember Byron Murray

BY KEVIN JACKSON Observer writer | Friday, September, 13 2019    

Music industry insiders have expressed shock at the death of music producer and artiste manager Byron Murray. Founder of In The Streetz Records, he died on Wednesday at age 54. Read More

Cedella takes a stand

By Brian Bonitto Associate Editor — Auto & Entertainment bonittob@jamaicaobserver.com | Thursday, September, 12 2019    

REGGAE anthem Get Up, Stand Up provided inspiration for Cedella Marley's latest children's book of the same name, which came out on Tuesday. It is published by Chronicle Books and has illustrations by John Jay Cabuay. Read More

Kiprich seals it with KISS

Thursday, September, 12 2019    

Kiprich has landed a major endorsement deal as one of his songs, Assurance, is being used in a television commercial for the new Rouge Cordless Flat Iron by Korean-American beauty giant, KISS. The company is headquartered in New York. Read More

JA Dmills hails Kingston

Thursday, September, 12 2019    

JA Dmills pays homage to Jamaica's capital with his latest single Kingston.The song, produced by Time Zone, was released on the Loki Entertainment label on August 28. Read More

Stick Figure blazes at Billboard's summit

By Kevin Jackson Observer writer | Wednesday, September, 11 2019    

It has been more than one year since an album debuted on the Billboard Reggae Albums Chart with 10,000 or more in sales. This week, northern California reggae/dub band Stick Figure enters at number one with sales of 10,283 copies of World on Fire, its seventh studio... Read More

Peninsilyn looks to bible for Foolish Advice

BY HOWARD CAMPBELL Observer senior writer | Wednesday, September, 11 2019    

The Old Testament tale of Hosea and his wife Gomer is a classic example of the Christian mantra of forgiveness. He refused to forsake her even though she was a prostitute and unfaithful. Read More



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