Barnett readies for final Startime

The popular Startime show takes place on May 5 at Mas Camp in Kingston. The Jamaica Observer, which is one of its sponsors, presents a series of stories on its impact and stars leading up to the event.WITH one week to... Read More

Christafari tops Billboard, again
AMERICAN Christian reggae band Christafari earns its sixth number one on the Billboard Reggae Album Chart with Original Love . ... Read More

Ne-Yo pushes back with reggae
American R&B singer Ne-Yo is adding a little reggae flavour to his upcoming set with the release of Push Back .... Read More

'She got it!'
THE entertainment and culture ministry is dismissing a statement made by artiste manager/promoter Junior “Heavy D” Fraser that Etana is yet to receive the US$5,000 promised her earlier this year.... Read More

Call for Dancehall's Day

BY RICHARD JOHNSON Observer senior reporter | Tuesday, April, 24 2018    

BASED on dancehall music's contribution to Jamaican culture, the call is being made for a month-long celebration of the local genre of music. Read More

Jahmali soars with Wings

BY HOWARD CAMPBELL Observer senior writer | Tuesday, April, 24 2018    

Though he rode in on the roots-reggae wave that engulfed dancehall music in the 1990s, singer Jahmali has never liked to be linked to any genre. Read More

Lauryn Hill to go on NA tour

Tuesday, April, 24 2018    

In celebration of the 20th anniversary of her Grammy-winning album, The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill , Lauryn Hill will launch a 30-date tour of North America on July 5 in Virginia Beach, Virginia. Read More

Bob Marley in the classroom

Monday, April, 23 2018    

COME summer, the works of reggae king Bob Marley is making its way into the classrooms of University of Nebraska. Read More

Synthdicate Music builds 'High Rise'

BY HOWARD CAMPBELL Observer senior writer | Monday, April, 23 2018    

Call it reggae with a Caribbean twist. The High Rise rhythm is the latest project from Synthdicate Music Productions, a company based in Floral Park, Long Island, New York. Read More

Gordon's praise inspiring others

BY KEVIN JACKSON Observer writer | Monday, April, 23 2018    

A MOMENT of spirituality inspired singer Jermaine Gordon's massive hit song, You Are God , which he co-produced with Dwain Campbell-Fletcher seven years ago. Read More

Xyclone whips up Europe

Monday, April, 23 2018    

Following the success of his 2017 album From the Basement to the Big Leagues , which topped the Billboard Reggae album chart, deejay Xyclone is hoping for bigger things with his upcoming project... Read More

Church choir among Festival Song finalists

Monday, April, 23 2018    

A church mass choir, along with the other nine finalists, will be vying for top honours in this year's Jamaica Festival Song Competition.The top 10 were selected at a concert held at Ranny Williams Entertainment Centre in St Andrew recently. Read More

Dancehall diss!

BY RICHARD JOHNSON Observer senior reporter | Monday, April, 23 2018    

THE disregard meted out to dancehall music formed the nucleus of the discussion at last Friday's launch of the Dancehall Archives and Research Initiative at the University of the West Indies Mona campus in St Andrew. Read More

I Waata introduces new move

Monday, April, 23 2018    

DANCEHALL music has spawned its fair share of dance moves, including Bogle, Sweep, Willie Bounce, and Fling Yuh Shoulda.Emerging singjay I Waata said he is adding another, Pat A Shake, to that list. He has a single by the same name. Read More

One Love roll call

Sunday, April, 22 2018    

Claudius Massop, Jamaica Labour Party and West Kingston enforcer, was killed by police along Industrial Terrace in Kingston on February 4 1979. Alphonso Tinson and Lloyd Frazer were also killed in the Sunday afternoon incident. They were returning to Kingston... Read More


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