All set for Black River Day

VERSHON, Gage, Wayne Marshall, George Nooks and Stitchie are part of the entertainment package scheduled for the sixth staging of Ultimate Street Festival on High Street in St Elizabeth on Friday, July 27. Read More

Earthkry taps into new audiences on US and European tours
Building on one's fanbase is critical to the survival of any artiste. Four-member reggae band Earthkry tapped into new audiences on its recent four-week, North American tour, which also featured New Zealand reggae band Katchafire. ... Read More

Ready for the finals
It's confidence all around from the contestants in the 2018, Jamaica Festival Song competition as they head into this Sunday's finals set for the Ranny Williams Entertainment Centre in St Andrew.... Read More

Etana treats Florida fans
IT was almost a full house at Krave Restaurant and Lounge in Fort Lauderdale last Sunday for the Florida launch of Etana's Reggae Forever album. Though it was officially released in March, the singer's diehard fans turned out and savoured her solid 90-minute set.... Read More

Stinga Blunt drops Bubble

Wednesday, July, 11 2018    

Singjay Stinga Blunt is pleased with the reception his summer song, Bubble , is receiving. Read More

Doctor Charlie Chaplin

BY BRIAN BONITTO Associate Editor — Auto & Entertainment bonittob@jamaicaobserver.comB | Wednesday, July, 11 2018    

Charlie Chaplin is singing a higher note. The veteran deejay was recently awarded a doctorate in Security and Professional Studies from the California-based Global University of Lifelong Learning. He graduated from the three-year course on June 22. Read More

Suzanne Couch is dead

By Sade Gardner Observer writer | Tuesday, July, 10 2018    

Singer and caterer Suzanne Couch died yesterday at a Mexican facility, less than one month after her last public performance at the Hope in The Hills concert in Strawberry Hills, St Andrew. Read More

JYC looks to conquer South Africa

By Sade Gardner Observer writer | Tuesday, July, 10 2018    

JAMAICA Youth Chorale (JYC) left the island on Sunday to compete in the eight-year-old World Choir Games in South Africa, scheduled from July 4–14. Read More

Merritone cruise to set sail in February

Tuesday, July, 10 2018    

WINSTON “Merritone” Blake never hid his love for Cuba, its long-time President Fidel Castro, or the country's diverse culture. He visited there regularly. Read More

Kartel's, Storm's appeal out the blocks

BY RICHARD JOHNSON Observer senior reporter | Tuesday, July, 10 2018    

ATTORNEYS representing dancehall artistes Vybz Kartel and Shawn Storm are pleased with their opening day in the appellate court. Read More

Ishawna inks movie deal

Monday, July, 9 2018    

Ishawna will soon be making her feature film debut as early as next year.The dancehall deejay has been approached by an American independent film company, Royalty and Respect Films, to be a lead actress in an upcoming project. Read More

Protoje makes it matter

BY SADE GARDNER Observer writer | Monday, July, 9 2018    

A Matter of Time, Protoje's fourth studio album, was launched at The Cove in St Andrew on Saturday evening. Read More

Hall adds dancehall flavour to new album

BY SADE GARDNER Observer writer | Sunday, July, 8 2018    

MARION Hall has added some dancehall flavour to her sophomore gospel album, His Grace , which becomes available for pre-order tomorrow. Read More

Jammin' with The Astronauts

Sunday, July, 8 2018    

This month, the Jamaica Cultural Development Commission (JCDC) will crown the 51st Jamaica Festival Song Competition winner. The Jamaica Observer presents the third in a 10-part series on the contest which started in 1966.  Read More

Choir With A Cause

BY RICHARD JOHNSON Observer senior reporter | Sunday, July, 8 2018    

This year, Escarpment Road New Testament Church of God choir — located in the August Town community of St Andrew — creates history by becoming the first mass choir to enter the Jamaica Festival Song Contest. Read More


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