Music

Anita Antoinette drops debut album

Tuesday, October, 10 2017    

Anita Antoinette, the Jamaica-born American who made it to the Top 10 of season seven of the US televised talent show The Voice in 2014, has released her independent debut album Smile. Read More

Artistes give back

BY SIMONE MORGAN-LINDO Observer staff reporter morgans@jamaicaobserver.com | Tuesday, October, 10 2017    

A group of artistes with connections to Seaview Gardens in St Andrew will be giving of themselves and giving back to that inner-city community. Read More

Rebuilding after Irma

Monday, October, 9 2017    

One month after being destroyed by Hurricane Irma, musician Bankie Banx is still picking up the pieces at his Dune Preserve venue in Anguilla. Read More

Music tops spending at JCDC St Catherine

Monday, October, 9 2017    

In the last six years, $101.3 million has been spent by the Jamaica Cultural Development Commission (JCDC) on its festival competitions. The funds cover auditions as well as finals for dance, speech, music, drama, and traditional folk forms in the 14 parishes. Read More

Popcaan collabs with Giggs

Monday, October, 9 2017    

Dancehall deejay Popcaan has secured another collaboration with an international act.This time he teams with London-based rapper Giggs on the track Times Tickin which is a single of the Briton's latest project Wamp 2 Dem. Read More

Musical mix on Blue Mahoe

Monday, October, 9 2017    

Louie Culture, Hezron, Ras Kaneo and Jahnya are a few of the reggae acts featured on Blue Mahoe, the latest project out of Trench Town-based Triple L Productions. Read More

Full steam ahead

By Howard Campbell Observer senior writer | Sunday, October, 8 2017    

 The second Love and Harmony Cruise, scheduled for March 24-29, will have another strong musical line-up, but promoters promise a more folksy affair. Read More

Support the music

BY RICHARD JOHNSON Observer Senior Reporter | Thursday, October, 5 2017    

Getting greater support and involvement from the local entertainment fraternity is one of the mandates of the organisers of the Jamaica Music Conference set for the Corporate Area from November 9–12. Read More

Kartel goes back to prison

Wednesday, October, 4 2017    

VYBZ Kartel is back at the Tower Street Adult Correction Centre (formerly General Penitentary) in Kingston after being discharged from The University Hospital of the West Indies in St Andrew on the weekend. Read More

'Scratch' earns highest debut

BY KEVIN JACKSON Observer writer | Wednesday, October, 4 2017    

LEE “Scratch” Perry scores his sixth entry on the Billboard Reggae Album Chart as Super Ape Returns to Conquer — Subatomic Sound System + Lee “Scratch” Perry debuts at 5. It is the highest-charting title for Perry. Read More

Ernie Smith gives Solid set

BY SIMONE MORGAN-LINDO Observer reporter | Wednesday, October, 4 2017    

SCORES of patrons filled the Jamaica Pegasus hotel in New Kingston last Friday evening to celebrate veteran musician Ernie Smith's 50th year in the entertainment industry. Read More

Wah Wa still awaiting fate

BY BRIAN BONITTO Associate Editor — Auto & Entertainment bonittob@jamaicaobserver.com | Wednesday, October, 4 2017    

THREE years after pleading guilty to telemarketing fraud in federal district court in Bismarck, North Dakota, Jamaican radio disc jock ZJ Wah Wa is yet to be sentenced. Read More

Artistes named for Exodus 40 Live

Tuesday, October, 3 2017    

The line-up of artistes has been released for Exodus 40 Live, the all-star tribute concert to commemorate the 40th anniversary of Bob Marley's iconic album, Exodus. Read More

DJ Paul Michael entertains

Tuesday, October, 3 2017    

Rhode Island native DJ Paul Michael on Friday night set Ribbiz Ultra Lounge in St Andrew ablaze with an enticing set for the Appleton Signature Friday series. Read More

Feluke upbeat despite shortfall

By Simone Morgan-Lindo Observer reporter | Monday, October, 2 2017    

CLOSE to $3 million is still needed to offset the medical expense of reggae singer Feluke, who is battling colon cancer. Read More



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