Music

Ellis writes with the angels

By Howard Campbell Observer senior writer | Thursday, March, 22 2018    

IN a 2016 post for the Akashic Books website, author Garfield Ellis spoke about the inspiration for his sixth book, The Angels Shar e, released in January that year. Read More

Kaya still grows 40 years later

BY HOWARD CAMPBELL Observer senior writer | Thursday, March, 22 2018    

BOB Marley had a lot on his plate in early 1978. He was invited by some of Jamaica's most notorious enforcers to headline a concert in Kingston in April that year, to help bring peace to their politically divided country. Read More

Delicious times!

BY KEVIN JACKSON Observer writer | Wednesday, March, 21 2018    

Delicious Vinyl, the independent music company founded by Matt Dike and Michael Ross in 1987, had success with Caribbean acts at a time when major labels courted artistes from the region. Read More

Dann-I heads to B'dos reggae fest

Wednesday, March, 21 2018    

Reggae singer Dann-I will make his debut performance outside Jamaican shores when he performs at Reggae on the Hill in Barbados on April 29. The event takes place at the Farley Hill National Park. Read More

Groovin' out on reggae

By Howard Campbell Observer senior writer | Wednesday, March, 21 2018    

 Promoters of the annual Groovin' In The Park concert say its eighth staging will be dominated by reggae acts. In previous years, they have gone for a balance of high-profile Jamaican and mainly American pop artistes. Read More

#MyChampsExperience — Jeffrey Campbell (Agent Sasco)

Wednesday, March, 21 2018    

What is your most memorable Champs experience? Read More

Fun In The Son is back

BY HOWARD CAMPBELL Observer senior writer | Wednesday, March, 21 2018    

AFTER a one-year absence, Fun In The Son gospel festival returns to Jamaica. Its mission is not only to win souls, but help shed light on what event Founder Tommy Cowan calls the country's “dark times”. Read More

Ras So I speaks to youth

Wednesday, March, 21 2018    

MORE and more entertainers are recognising the need to add their voices to the call for an end to the crime and violence affecting the country.Among the latest is Ras So I. Read More

Queen Ifrica does Black Woman video

Tuesday, March, 20 2018    

Queen Ifrica is gearing up to release the video for Black Woman — track nine from her third album Climb – this month. Read More

King Shark to make waves with album

By Howard Campbell Observer senior writer | Tuesday, March, 20 2018    

FOR most of his formative years in the St Andrew community of Greenwich Farm, Alphonso Henclewood was inspired by singers Slim Smith, Delroy Wilson and John Holt. There was little doubt that music would be a big part of his life. Read More

Album saluting 'The Dead' tops Billboard

Tuesday, March, 20 2018    

New Hampshire band Roots of Creation have their second number one on the Billboard Reggae Album Chart with Grateful Dub , a 15-track tribute to legendary rock band The Grateful Dead. Read More

'Love' cruise readies to set sail

BY RICHARD JOHNSON Observer senior reporter johnsonr@jamaicaobserver.com | Tuesday, March, 20 2018    

IT'S all systems go for this year's voyage of the Love and Harmony Cruise — the floating reggae and soca music experience — which sets sail this Saturday, with the organisers reporting 98 per cent occupancy. Read More

Cosmic vibes at Hope Zoo

By Kevin Jackson Observer writer | Monday, March, 19 2018    

Serengetti Bistro at Hope Zoo in St Andrew was transformed into a musical kaleidoscope last Saturday night for the sixth staging of Cosmic Rotation, promoted by electronic reggae band Skygrass. Read More

It was indeed Shaggy

BY SADE GARDNER Observer writer | Monday, March, 19 2018    

SHAGGY recently appeared on The Late Late Show with James Corden and the Internet cannot stop buzzing about it. Read More

An ode to Edi

By Howard Campbell Observer senior writer | Monday, March, 19 2018    

THE Beginning & the End: Alpha Omega, a collection of songs by singer Edi Fitzroy, has been released one year after his death. Read More



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