Music

Not time to vote

Jamaican artiste Dalton Harris, who is currently a finalist in the UK version of the televised talent competition X Factor, has hit out against individuals soliciting votes on his behalf despite the fact that voting has not yet started in the competition. Read More

Without honour
Jamaicans have made a significant contribution to the diversity of British pop music. Despite this, most have been overlooked for national recognition by their country's Government. Here are four of them:... Read More

No Belafonte for awards
Actor and musician Harry Belafonte will not be present at tomorrow's presentation of National Honours and Awards at King's House.... Read More

A General born in England
This is the 70th year since the Empire Windrush docked in the United Kingdom, carrying hundreds of West Indians seeking work to bolster that country's war-torn economy. Most of them were Jamaicans who settled in communities in London, the Midlands, Nottingham and Bristol. The...... Read More

Idu tackles the issues

BY KEVIN JACKSON Observer writer | Friday, October, 12 2018    

Concerned about the issues plaguing society, including crime, violence, unemployment, and distrust among politicians, singer Idu has released the thought-provoking Youths Them Heart Cold. Read More

Lady Ali throws KO punch

Friday, October, 12 2018    

New York -based dancehall artiste Lady Ali has delivered a body blow to men who lack independence on her latest single Emanuel Road . Read More

Capleton's show gets tweaked

BY HOWARD CAMPBELL Observer senior reporter | Friday, October, 12 2018    

URBAN East Kingston replaces the sugar region of rural St Mary for this year's A St Mary Mi Come From (Come To Town) which takes place November 10 at the National Arena. There is no change, however, to the show's theme of benevolence. Read More

Liquid flows with MoBay Son

BY KEVIN JACKSON Observer writer | Friday, October, 12 2018    

It is no coincidence that disc jockey/artiste ZJ Liquid named his first EP Mobay Son. He was born and raised in St James, where that tourist mecca is located, before relocating to Kingston, 16 years ago. Read More

After 12: AMAs... more than music

Friday, October, 12 2018    

After 12 goes overseas this week to bring you scenes from the American Music Awards, which saw Taylor Swift being named Artiste of the Year ahead of Drake, Ed Sheeran, Imagine Dragons and Post Malone at the fan-voted show, Tuesday night, at the Microsoft Theatre in Los Angeles,... Read More

Benjy Myaz looks to Havana

By Howard Campbell Observer senior reporter | Thursday, October, 11 2018    

For all his travelling as a musician, Benjy Myaz has never been to Cuba which is an hour by aeroplane from Jamaica. He is scheduled to make his first trip there next February as part of the inaugural Dream Cruise: Merritone Memories. Read More

'Jo Jo' Hoo Kim's funeral on Oct 20

By Howard Campbell Observer senior writer | Thursday, October, 11 2018    

The thanksgiving service for music producer Joseph “Jo Jo” Hoo Kim takes place on October 20 at Stella Maris Roman Catholic Church in St Andrew, starting at 11:00 am. Read More

'Queens' to be lauded

By Richard Johnson Observer senior reporter johnsonr@jamaicaobserver.com | Thursday, October, 11 2018    

Well-known and behind-the-scenes female contributors to the entertainment industry will be recognised at the third annual Queen of Reggae Island Honorary Ceremonies (QORIHC) scheduled for the Courtleigh Auditorium in St Andrew on October 28. Read More

Heritage Fest starts Oct 13

Wednesday, October, 10 2018    

The Stars R Us show, initially scheduled for Saturday, will now be held on October 20. This is due to a conflict of dates at Ranny Williams Entertainment Centre in St Andrew, where the event is set to be staged. Read More

Coming in hot

BY HOWARD CAMPBELL Observer senior writer | Wednesday, October, 10 2018    

For most of his 25-year career, Peter Tosh took a firm stand on issues such as racism, legalisation of ganja and black empowerment. Organisers of next week's gala in his honour, say recipients of awards must live up to the ideals he espoused. Read More

The Dubplates returns to top 10

By Kevin Jackson Observer writer | Tuesday, October, 9 2018    

Sound system outfit The Dubplates re-enter the Billboard Reggae Album Chart's Top 10 this week with Box Full of Steel, which sold another 134 copies to place at number two. Read More



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