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Persistence pays off for Treisha Williams

BY BRIAN BONITTO Associate Editor — Auto & Entertainment bonittob@ jamaicaobserver.com | Tuesday, August, 4 2020    

PERSISTENCE paid off for Treisha Williams in this year's Jamaica Gospel Song Competition held on Sunday evening. The virtual contest was aired live on CVM TV as well as several other social media platforms. Read More

Olando Graham unearths talents

By Howard Campbell Observer senior writer | Tuesday, August, 4 2020    

Though he has called Bermuda home for more than 10 years, Olando Graham keeps tabs on the music scene in Jamaica. Recently, he staged the Topchef Records Online Artiste 2020 Competition which was dominated by Jamaican acts. Read More

Tekashi turns to dancehall music

BY KEVIN JACKSON Observer writer | Tuesday, August, 4 2020    

CONTROVERSIAL American rapper Tekashi 6ix9ine has turned to dancehall for inspiration for his latest single Punani. Read More

Sumfest was a blockbuster —Bogdanovich

Sunday, August, 2 2020    

Joe Bogdanovich, executive producer of the just-concluded virtual edition of Reggae Sumfest, is calling the event a blockbuster based on the figures which have been coming in following the event. Read More

Shaq Star optimistic

Sunday, August, 2 2020    

ST THOMAS-BASED recording artiste and 6iix member Shaq Star is optimistic that his latest release Rise Up will help lay his musical foundation. Read More

Sevana: 'My best work yet'

BY RICHARD JOHNSON Observer senior reporter johnsonr@jamaicaobserver.com | Sunday, August, 2 2020    

Listening to Sevana speak about her latest EP Be Somebody, it is clear that it represents a very personal journey and each of the six tracks are mileposts, moments in time, which have been made public through lyrics, music and melody. Read More

Sonovic's trending

By Kevin Jackson Observer writer | Friday, July, 31 2020    

Unlike most music producers, Jamar “Sonovic” Roberts does it all. Read More

Jason Coy eyes Prime Time

By Jason Tulloch Observer writer tullochj@jamaicaobserver.com | Friday, July, 31 2020    

PORTMORE-BASED record label Prime Time Music has hit the ground running with a slew of releases with the hope that they become the soundtrack of the summer . Read More

Brand new Chad Hype

By Kediesha Perry Observer writer | Friday, July, 31 2020    

ON-THE-RISE singjay Chad Hype, son of veteran deejay Flourgon, is happy to be continuing his father's legacy. He recently released New Brand. Read More

No place like home for Ras Fraser Jr

Friday, July, 31 2020    

REGGAE singer Ras Fraser Jr is adamant that there's no place like Jamaica.The Kingston-born singer is currently promoting Nuh Weh Like Yaad.Produced by 18 Karat Reggae, the song was released on May 26 with an accompanying video. Read More

Fun In The Sun Bronx tomorrow

By Kediesha Perry Observer writer | Friday, July, 31 2020    

A virtual concert, dubbed Fun In The Sun Bronx, is slated for tomorrow featuring Carlene Davis, Glacia Robinson, and Odayne Rhoden & the Worship Experience. The event will be streamed live on the Fun In the Son Bronx's YouTube and Facebook pages, as well as... Read More

Robbie Shakespeare, the bard of bass

By Howard Campbell Observer senior writer | Friday, July, 31 2020    

In terms of reggae bass, Robbie Shakespeare's patented lines are akin to the Holy Grail. The rugged musician, best known for his enduring partnership with drummer Sly Dunbar, was last week named in Rolling Stone Magazine's 50 Greatest Bassists of All Time. Read More

Ambelique hits sweet spot on

By Howard Campbell Observer senior writer | Friday, July, 31 2020    

IF there's a taste of the blues on Sugar Lips , singer Ambelique's latest song, that should come as no surprise. The artiste is influenced by American soul acts and was once a member of a blues band in Boston. Read More

Ashley Irae bashes the System

BY KEVIN JACKSON Observer writer | Friday, July, 31 2020    

THE current global pandemic provided the inspiration for reggae singer Ashley Irae's System Crumblin. It features the Jamaica singer Ky-Enie. Read More

Insideeus is a Big Choppa

By Kediesha Perry Observer writer | Friday, July, 31 2020    

Up-and-coming deejay Insideeus is ready to add his own unique flavour to the genre. Read More



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