Music

When dancehall became responsible

BY RICHARD JOHNSON Observer senior reporter johnsonr@jamaicaobserver.com | Sunday, December, 1 2019    

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Disputing harassment claims, Domingo says he's a gentleman

Sunday, December, 1 2019    

MADRID (AP) — Placido Domingo is disputing allegations of sexual harassment against him, saying he has always behaved like a gentleman but that “gallant gestures are viewed differently nowadays”. Read More

Here I come

BY HOWARD CAMPBELL Observer senior writer | Friday, November, 29 2019    

TAD'S International Record will release a multi-song album in February to mark the 63rd birthday of Dennis Brown. Tad Dawkins, the label's principal, said it is meant to introduce the late singer's music to Jamaican youth. Read More

Bounty to get Footloose

Friday, November, 29 2019    

Veteran deejay Bounty Killer will close the curtains on this season of Footloose, the popular retro party series which takes place next Saturday December 7 at Mas Camp. Read More

K Anthony has The Cure

Friday, November, 29 2019    

Gospel artiste K Anthony previews his forthcoming EP with the release of The Cure. Read More

Marques knocks on the door

BY KEVIN JACKSON Observer writer | Friday, November, 29 2019    

St Elizabeth has produced several popular entertainers in recent years, including deejay Laden and Grammy-nominated singjay Protoje. Marques, a 17-year-old GC Foster College student, hopes to join their ranks. Read More

Def Jam's dancehall links

By Kevin Jackson Observer writer | Friday, November, 29 2019    

Iconic hip hop label Def Jam Recordings, which is owned by Universal Music Group, celebrates its 35th anniversary this year. Read More

Chris headlines Kenya festival

Thursday, November, 28 2019    

Christopher Martin will headline the second Umoja Splash Festival scheduled for the KICC Grounds in Nairobi, Kenya, on December 7. He will be accompanied by fellow reggae acts D Major and Future Fambo. Read More

JR boards Money Jet

Thursday, November, 28 2019    

Never far from the latest trends, Junior Reid returns to the scene with a 'juggling' rhythm he believes will strike a chord with dancehall fans. Titled the Money Jet, it has songs by 16 artistes including himself. Read More

Retro move?

BY RICHARD JOHNSON Observer senior reporter johnsonr@jamaicaobserver.com | Thursday, November, 28 2019    

 ORGANISERS of vintage music party, Retro Flexx, are accusing the Government of killing the entertainment industry with the current Noise Abatement Act which sees events being mandated to end at midnight on weekdays and 2:00 am on weekends. Read More

Koffee time for Rihanna!

By Aaliyah Cunningham Observer writer aaliyahc@jamaicaobserver.com | Wednesday, November, 27 2019    

Grammy nominee Koffee has confirmed a collaboration with her and pop superstar Rihanna is in the works. According to British bi-monthly magazine, i-D Vice, the 19- year-old said the two have been in contact but she is tight-lipped with details. Read More

Mortimer fights his way onto Billboard

By Kevin Jackson Observer writer | Wednesday, November, 27 2019    

Fight The Fight, a six-song EP by roots singer Mortimer debuts at number three on this week's Billboard Reggae Albums Chart. It was released November 15 by Easy Star Records/Overstand Entertainment. Read More

Anthony Cruz sounds off

By Howard Campbell Observer senior writer | Wednesday, November, 27 2019    

Sound system operators challenging Government's Noise Abatement Act is definitely one of the hot button entertainment issues for 2019. Read More

Muhsin serving his community

By Howard Campbell Observer senior writer | Wednesday, November, 27 2019    

While attending the University of Miami (UM) in the 1970s, Abdul Muhsin met a fellow Jamaican who took him under his wings, teaching him a culinary skill that continues to serve him, and others, well. Read More

Shock at DJ's death

BY AALIYAH CUNNINGHAM Observer writer aaliyahc@jamaicaobserver.com | Wednesday, November, 27 2019    

FAME FM disc jockey Collin Hines said the tragic death of his colleague, Raymond “DJ Venom” Peart, has cast a pall of gloom over the radio station as well as its employees. Read More



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