Music

JMTC kicks off Christmas season

There is something about Jamaican Christmas music that adds a certain punch to the season. This could be felt at the annual holiday concert staged by the Jamaica Musical Theatre Company (JMTC) at Alhambra Inn, in St Andrew, last Sunday. Read More

I-Cient-Cy Mau set to rock Trench Town fest
As a youth in Trench Town, Desmond Williams recalls seeing some of his musical heroes including Bob Marley and Delroy Wilson walking through the community. Most times, they had a guitar or their latest 45 record in their hands.... Read More

Kartel's appeal in advanced stage
IT appears the Appellate Court is shaping up to deliver judgement in the Vybz Kartel murder appeal.... Read More

Konshens, wife part ways?
For the second time within three months, dancehall deejay Konshens and his wife, Latoya Spence nee Wright, have parted ways.... Read More

Starface set for GT Taylor show

Friday, December, 6 2019    

Starface has been aggressively promoting her music stateside over the last month, doing a number of radio and TV interviews in the tri-state area of New York.Now, she is turning her attention towards a number of shows for the busy Christmas season. Read More

Artistes can reduce crime wave, says Myrhdak

Friday, December, 6 2019    

Ras Myrhdak aka Siqx Godfather says the gun violence plaguing Jamaica can be drastically reduced if all artistes decided to clean up their lyrics. Read More

Khxos reaps success with Tambrim

Friday, December, 6 2019    

For almost 10 years dancehall artiste Khxos has called South Florida home. However, he makes frequent visits to Jamaica to promote his music. Read More

Skillibeng puts Brik Pan Brik

BY KEVIN JACKSON Observer writer | Friday, December, 6 2019    

It has been a taxing journey for deejay Skillibeng, but his efforts have borne fruit with the success of his song, Brik Pan Brik, produced by East Syde Records. Read More

Buju, Ifrica cry foul

BY RICHARD JOHNSON Observer senior reporter | Thursday, December, 5 2019    

At least two Jamaican artistes are denying reports that they have been booked for the Nigeria Reggae Festival later this month. The management for Buju Banton is contradicting Internet reports that the deejay will headline the event, set for December... Read More

Wayne still working wonders

BY KEVIN JACKSON Observer writer | Thursday, December, 5 2019    

A remake of singer Wayne Wonder's No Letting Go by Chicago house/remix duo Dirty Werk (DJ Bam Bam and Steve Smooth) topped the Billboard Dance Club Songs chart on November 2. Read More

Black Queen gives hope

Thursday, December, 5 2019    

Nobody Knows My Pain is the latest song from Black Queen. It speaks to the plight of Jamaicans quietly suffering from chronic lifestyle diseases. Read More

Treasure found at Hope Gardens

BY HOWARD CAMPBELL Observer senior writer | Thursday, December, 5 2019    

The songs that made Treasure Isle one of reggae's greatest labels rocked Hope Gardens on November 25, during a tribute to four of the musicians who played on the many hits produced by Arthur “Duke” Reid, its founder. Read More

Babsy acts against noise

BY BRIAN BONITTO Associate Editor -- Auto & Entertainment bonittob@jamaicaobserver.com | Thursday, December, 5 2019    

ENTERTAINMENT and Culture Minister Olivia "Babsy" Grange says the Government has begun work on a Corporate Area venue to host events beyond restriction of the Noise Abatement Act. Read More

Daddy U Roy's crowning moment

BY HOWARD CAMPBELL Observer senior writer | Wednesday, December, 4 2019    

TO be crowned in dancehall culture is akin to a royal coronation. The greats, including Clement “Coxson” Dodd, Prince Buster, and Osbourne “King Tubbys” Ruddock, are among the adorned. Read More

Grammy fever hits Billboard

BY KEVIN JACKSON Observer writer | Wednesday, December, 4 2019    

THREE nominees for Best Reggae Album at the 62nd Grammy Awards caused a slight increase in sales one week after nominations were announced. Read More



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