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Ajji sizzles for the summer

BY KEVIN JACKSON Observer writer | Friday, September, 18 2020    

AFTER pursuing a career in music for the past eight years, deejay Ajji (formerly known as Ajrenalin) has scored a hit with Live for the Summer . The song also features Stylo G and Busy Signal. Read More

Toots, Clarendon's finest

By Howard Campbell Observer senior writer | Thursday, September, 17 2020    

Along with Trench Town and Rockfort, Clarendon produced most of Jamaica's early music stars; among them Toots Hibbert. Read More

Cruz rocking with dancehall

By Kevin Jackson Observer writer | Thursday, September, 17 2020    

Singer Cruz Rock says his love for dancehall music inspired Be Mine , which features dancehall veteran Beenie Man. Read More

Impressario Delroy Carroll is dead

BY HOWARD CAMPBELL Observer senior writer | Thursday, September, 17 2020    

Delroy Carroll, whose Solar Entertainment promoted shows featuring American soul acts from the 1970s and 1980s, died September 4 at his home in Brooklyn, New York. He was 55 years old. Read More

Sun shines on Billboard for Bob

Wednesday, September, 16 2020    

IN 1999, Danish producer Funkstar De Luxe remixed Sun is Shining by Bob Marley and The Wailers and it became a global hit, charting in more than 23 countries. It reached number three on the UK Singles Chart and number one on the US Billboard Dance Music Club Songs... Read More

Chezidek looks to Africa

By Howard Campbell Observer senior writer | Wednesday, September, 16 2020    

Hello Africa by Chezidek is number one on the South Florida Foundation Network Chart. The album was released in late July by Tad's International Record. Read More

Owen Gray cherishes award from God

By Howard Campbell Observer senior writer | Wednesday, September, 16 2020    

At 82, when many people are beset by waning faculties, singer Owen Gray retains an unwavering retention of dates.Like May 28, 1962 when he first landed in the United Kingdom. His memories are of the time are vivid. Read More

'Skill' lifts hat to Spartan

BY BRIAN BONITTO Associate Editor -- Auto & Entertainment bonittob@jamaicaobserver.com | Wednesday, September, 16 2020    

Allan “Skill” Cole, long-time Spartan Health Club member, is saddened by the announcement that the gym will be shuttered after more than four decades of operation. Read More

Elephant Man 'lingas' until November 17

BY BRIAN BONITTO Associate Editor --- Auto & Entertainment bonittob@jamaicaobserver.com | Tuesday, September, 15 2020    

WHEN Elephant Man returns to the Kingston & St Andrew Parish Court in Half-Way-Tree on November 17, his attorney-at-law Christopher Townsend is hoping video footage from the entertainer's arrival at Sangster International Airport in early March will be available to... Read More

Ras Kronik opens up about lockdown

BY HOWARD CAMPBELL Observer senior writer | Tuesday, September, 15 2020    

In the era of coronavirus, the word 'lockdown' usually means quarantine. However, singer Ras Kronik's song of the same name has to do with a nagging spouse. Read More

On the road with a legend

BY BRIAN BONITTO Associate Editor --- Auto & Entertainment bonittob@jamaicaobserver.com | Sunday, September, 13 2020    

REGGAE legend Frederick “Toots” Hibbert's death has sent shockwaves throughout the entertainment industry. Hibbert, 77, was the frontman for Toots and The Maytals for 58 years. Read More

Grange saddened at Toots passing

Sunday, September, 13 2020    

ENTERTAINMENT and Culture Minister Olivia “Babsy” Grange is expressing deep sadness at the passing of reggae legend Frederick “Toots” Hibbert.He was the lead singer of the 58-year-old group Toots and the Maytals. Read More

Mick Jagger mourns Toots

Sunday, September, 13 2020    

English singer Mick Jagger, frontman of the rock band Rolling Stones, is expressing deep regret at the passing of Frederick 'Toots” Hibbert.Hibbert, 77, was the lead singer for Toots and the Maytals. Read More

TOOTS HIBBERT: Ska son — Reggae father

BY HOWARD CAMPBELL Observer senior writer | Sunday, September, 13 2020    

If Marley was the rebel and Jimmy Cliff world beat, then Toots Hibbert was reggae's soul man. With a sound drenched in the revival church, his classic songs reflected his religious upbringing. Read More

Mr Peppa to share his sauce

Saturday, September, 12 2020    

Don't call it a comeback because dancehall deejay Mr Peppa says he never left the entertainment business and was always recording. Read More



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