Music

Popcaan's finest hour

Singjay Popcaan entertained the
audience at his album launch at
the Triple Century Sports Bar and
Grill in New Kingston, recently.
(PHOTOS: KARL MCLARTY)

It was a full house that turned out for singjay Popcaan's latest project, Where We Come From, at the Triple Century Sports Bar and Grill in New Kingston, recently. The support not only came from patrons, but the entertainment fraternity as well. Dancehall acts Beenie Man, Lady Saw, Assassin, Sizzla ... Read More

A section of the crowd at the Grace
Tropical Rhythm Port Royal Seafood
Festival in Kingston on Monday. Port Royal Seafood Fest a hit
The annual family event was held on the Port Royal football field in the community. Radio personali ... Read More

Jermaine Edwards
to release album Jermain Edwards to release album
GOSPEL singer Jermaine Edwards will be releasing his fifth studio album, Don't Count Me Out, on Nove ... Read More

Peter Tosh would have celebrated his 70th birthday yesterday. At right Dr Clinton Hutton Tuning into Tosh
A SYMPOSIUM for firebrand reggae singer Peter Tosh is scheduled for the Multifunctional Room at the ... Read More

T.O.K celebrates 15 years

Monday, October 20, 2014    

T.O.K

A HANDFUL of fans and supporters turned out at the Famous Club in Portmore, Saturday to celebrate vocal group T.O.K's 15th anniversary. Despite the low turnout, there was an energetic vibe as the quartet gave a spectacular performance. Suited in black and white, T.O.K (Alistaire 'Alex' McCalla, Xavier 'Flexx' Davidson, Roshaun 'Bay-C' Clarke, and Craig 'Craigy T' Thompson) took the dance floor at 3:30 am. From the first notes of Shell it Dung, the group had the modest audience rocking. There ... Read More

Bringing the family back

Monday, October 20, 2014    

Winston 'Merritone' Blake (second left) speaks with Marva Bernard (left), Jamaica Netball Association president, while Professor Evan Duggan, dean, Faculty of Social Sciences, UWI, and Christine Wood, events manager at J Wray and Nephew, look on. The occasion was the launch of the 24th Merritone Family Reunion and Homecoming Weekend at The Waterfalls in Liguanea, St Andrew, recently. Merritone's Family Reunion and Homecoming comes to a close at Las Lik scheduled for The Deck on Trafalgar Road in ... Read More

Leftside seeks a Rebirth

Saturday, October 18, 2014    

Leftside

DANCEHALL artiste Leftside is currently in Germany promoting his mixtape, The Rebirth Volume 1. The 19-track project was produced by the entertainer's Keep Left Records and released in Europe two weeks ago. Among its tracks are What You Need, Indian Wine, Get Ready to Party, Danger and Monkey Business, a collaboration with hip-hop artiste Redman. "I have been touring Europe for several years so I chose to release it there first. Also, I knew I was going to be on tour there so it was the perfe ... Read More

‘Dem a go tired fi see mi face’

BY RICHARD JOHNSON Observer senior reporter johnsonr@jamaicaobserver.com | Saturday, October 18, 2014    

Fabian
Marley

FABIAN Marley, the 44-year-old Jamaican who claims to be the eldest child of reggae legend Bob Marley, is moving ahead with his musical career. This, despite a written request from the family of the late reggae king in August last year, that he "cease and desist" proporting to be a Marley and using the name, or prove through DNA testing that he is who he claims to be. "Dem ask me for my DNA and me do that long time and give dem, and up to now, I can't hear nothing from dem. So me just a go thr ... Read More

Carlene tackles Ebola

BY BRIAN BONITTO Associate Editor — Auto and Entertainment bonittob@jamaicaobserver.com | Saturday, October 18, 2014    

Reggae gospel singer Carlene Davis

REGGAE gospel singer Carlene Davis will be donating part-proceeds of her latest album Dripping Blood to fight Ebola in West Africa. Davis, 61, made the revelation at her album launch at Redbones Blues Café in St Andrew on Thursday. The singer said she made the decision days ago after seeing a picture in last Sunday's Observer of a nine-year-old Liberian girl — Mercy Kennedy — crying because she lost her mother to Ebola. "When my husband [Tommy Cowan] and I saw the picture, we were moved ... Read More

Greenwich Town to honour stalwarts

Saturday, October 18, 2014    

Max Romeo

THE Greenwich Town community celebrates its music heritage tomorrow with Greenwich Town: Kingston 13 Culture Fest, a live show staged by its citizens' association. The event takes place at the Greenwich Town Community Resource Centre. Veteran music producer Bunny 'Striker' Lee, and singers Derrick Morgan and Max Romeo are among the honourees. Each will receive the Community Upliftment Award, along with dance duo Sparky and Pluggy. There will be live performances from Greenwich Town stalwarts ... Read More

Reggae Wine fest today

Saturday, October 18, 2014    

CARLOS Daley, founder and chief organiser of the Jamaica International Reggae Wine Festival, has great expectations for its fourth staging which takes place today at Whitter Village in Montego Bay. "I moved my programme to October so as to create a festival in that period and not be part of the many programmes in July/August. I am confident I will prevail," Daley told the Jamaica Observer. Leroy Sibbles, Romain Virgo, Shuga and Tony Roy are the artistes on the show which has a strong wine comp ... Read More

NOT SHORT ON 'VYBZ'

By Simone Morgan Observer reporter morgans@jamaicaobserver.com | Friday, October 17, 2014    

Tanesha ‘Shorty’ Johnson

It was during Vybz Kartel's murder trial, that his partner, Tanesha 'Shorty' Johnson, created the Short Boss Muzik Label. She has now been producing for little over a year. Johnson said she gained her experience while spending time at the recording studios with Kartel. "Vybz Kartel was the one who gave me the idea and everything. I am a strong black woman and I love to try new things and have my own form of independence, so when he gave me the idea, I quickly bought into it," Johnson told the ... Read More

Bobby Shmurda cracks Billboard Top 10

Friday, October 17, 2014    

Bobby
Shmurda

HOT Boy, the hit song from New York-based Jamaican rapper Bobby Shmurda, is number 10 on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles chart. The single was released in July and quickly developed a following on social media thanks to the Shmoney Dance, which is featured in its video. Two official remixes of the song have been released. The reggae remix features Junior Reid, Mavado, Popcaan and Jah X; the other has Fabolous, Chris Brown, Jadakiss, Busta Rhymes, Yo Gotti and Rowdy Rebel. Hot Boy (formerly know ... Read More

Party shot at Popcaan's album launch

Friday, October 17, 2014    

Popcaan at his album launch at the
Triple Century Sports Bar & Grill in
New Kingston on Wednesday night.
(PHOTOS: KARL MCLARTY)

DANCEHALL artiste Popcaan gave patrons more than they bargained for at his album launch at the Triple Century Sports Bar & Grill in New Kingston on Wednesday night. In the deejay's two-hour set, he delivered tracks from his debut album Where We Come From interspersed with ones from his association with the Vbyz Kartel-led Portmore Empire. Hit songs including Ravin, Only Man Shi Want, Party Shot, Unruly Rave and Dream held sway with fans. They were equally appreciative of the new releases i ... Read More



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