Music

Julian Marley upbeat about new set

RICHARD JOHNSON Observer senior reporter | Friday, December, 7 2018    

On Monday night, the upper deck of the cruise liner Independence of the Seas rocked to the music of the sons of reggae superstar Bob Marley. Read More

Movements launches candlelight

Friday, December, 7 2018    

Movements Dance Company of Jamaica is adding a new feature in its annual calendar of activities. Read More

Reggae Sumfest gets title sponsor

Friday, December, 7 2018    

Joe Bogdanovich, chairman of Downsound Entertainment (DSE) and Reggae Sumfest, has signed a deal with Caribbean Airlines, naming it presenting sponsor for Reggae Sumfest 2019. Read More

As reggae as apple pie

By Kevin Jackson Observer writer | Friday, December, 7 2018    

Billboard Magazine has revealed its 15 best-selling reggae albums of 2018. The list is compiled from its weekly Reggae Album Chart, based on sales data from Nielsen Music, which tracks sales across the United States. Read More

RV Jah Jah ready for the spotlight

Friday, December, 7 2018    

Disheartened by entertainers who refused to give him credit for work that he did, singjay RV Jah Jah decided to pursue his dreams of becoming a recording artiste. Read More

Cruising with a purpose

Friday, December, 7 2018    

For the past four years the Ocho Rios Branch Library in St Ann has been the recipient of books from the passengers aboard the Welcome To Jamrock Reggae Cruise organised by Damian “Junior Gong” Marley. This year was no different. Read More

Mavado puts cap on MVP series

Thursday, December, 6 2018    

Mavado made headlines for crime-related incidents more than music in 2018, but the deejay had a triumphant run alongside colleagues Alkaline and Jahmiel with their Most Valuable Players (MVP) shows. Read More

Xyclone set for Portland Paradise Weekend

Thursday, December, 6 2018    

THE third annual staging of the Portland Paradise Weekend gets underway at Island View Lawn in Bryan's Bay, Portland.The event kicks off tomorrow and runs until Sunday. Read More

It was not an easy road

BY HOWARD CAMPBELL Observer senior writer | Thursday, December, 6 2018    

On Saturday, Buju Banton is set to be released from federal prison in Georgia. He has been incarcerated in the United States since 2010 for a drug-related crime. Leading up to his release, the Jamaica Observer presents a daily feature on what has transpired in... Read More

Bittersweet in Whitehall Avenue

BY HOWARD CAMPBELL Observer senior writer | Wednesday, December, 5 2018    

On Saturday, December 8, Buju Banton is set to be released from federal prison in Georgia. He has been incarcerated in the United States since 2010 for a drug-related crime. Leading up to his release, the Jamaica Observer presents a daily feature on what has... Read More

Vanessa Bling makes big jump

BY KEVIN JACKSON Observer writer | Wednesday, December, 5 2018    

Vanessa Bling's Still Standing EP makes big moves on the Billboard Reggae Album chart this week. The six-song project jumps from number 20 to three, its highest position since being released on September 18. Read More

Marley boys rock cruise

BY RICHARD JOHNSON Observer senior reporter | Wednesday, December, 5 2018    

The spirit of reggae king Bob Marley was palpable aboard Independence of The Seas on the Ocho Rios leg of the Welcome to Jamrock Reggae Cruise on Monday. Read More

Mr Vegas to be repaid for drone

Wednesday, December, 5 2018    

WAYNE South — a music-video director, who had borrowed a drone from Mr Vegas but claimed it was lost at sea — is scheduled to return to the Kingston and St Andrew Parish Court in Half-Way-Tree on December 21 to make a partial payment of US$600 to the... Read More

YVAs calls time out

BY KEVIN JACKSON Observer writer | Wednesday, December, 5 2018    

THE YVAs (Your View Awards) will not be held next year. According to organisers, An Elegant Affair, the task of producing the annual event has taken a toll on staff. Read More

A duet made in Heaven

BY HOWARD CAMPBELL Observer senior writer | Tuesday, December, 4 2018    

On Saturday, December 8, Buju Banton is set to be released from federal prison in Georgia. He has been incarcerated in the United States since 2010 for a drug-related crime. Leading up to his release, the Jamaica Observer presents a daily feature on what has... Read More



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