Music

All eyes on 'Weatherman'

BY KEVIN JACKSON Observer writer | Friday, November, 23 2018    

Producer Horatio “Spekkz” Rowe is no stranger to the music scene. With almost 20 years in music and production, Rowe says he knows how to spot the talent. Read More

Dancers to test mettle

Friday, November, 23 2018    

Next Monday, 16 dancers will face off in a new, one-of-a-kind event dubbed Dance Your Style at the popular Mojito Mondays held at the Terrace 876 in Southdale Plaza, Kingston.The event is free to the public. Read More

Jamrock Reggae Fest on Dec 8

Friday, November, 23 2018    

THE fourth Jamrock Reggae World Fest takes place on December 8 at Windsor Lawn in St Ann's Bay. The charity event has attracted a number of noted artistes looking to raise funds for the maternity ward at St Ann's Bay Hospital. Read More

Boat festival for Celebration on the Waterfront

Friday, November, 23 2018    

The first-ever boat festival to be held in the Corporate Area is set for the Kingston Waterfront this Sunday, November 25. Read More

Dalton responds to critics

Friday, November, 23 2018    

Jamaican singer Dalton Harris yesterday broke his silence and responded to the firestorm of criticism which has been swirling on social media following the release of a photograph which sees him sitting on the leg of fellow X Factor competitor Brendan Murray. Read More

Singer Irie looks to debut album

Friday, November, 23 2018    

In a career spanning more than 25 years, vocalist Singer Irie (formerly known as Patrick Irie) will release his debut album Success in January. Vampires and the title track have already been... Read More

Romain vows Signature set

Thursday, November, 22 2018    

Romain Virgo headlines the penultimate staging of the 2018 Appleton Estate Signature Nights series at the Chill Out Hut Beach Bar & Grill in Montego Bay tonight. He will be backed by The Unit Band. Read More

Melodians Trevor McNaughton is dead

Thursday, November, 22 2018    

Trevor McNaughton, founder of The Melodians, died Tuesday at the Kendrick Rehabilitation Hospital in Hollywood, Florida. His wife, Irene, gave the cause of death as respiratory failure. Read More

Rodigan goes on record

BY HOWARD CAMPBELL Observer senior writer | Thursday, November, 22 2018    

THE colourful career of British broadcaster and sound system maestro David Rodigan, as well as the history of Jamaican music in the United Kingdom, are the focus of David Rodigan: Reggae Fever, a documentary that aired last Friday on ... Read More

Short Boss still has big dreams

Wednesday, November, 21 2018    

Two years ago, and after a number of tries at the television talent search Digicel Rising Stars, Akeem “Short Boss” Smith marched home with the coveted title. Read More

Vanessa Bling moves up Billboard chart

BY KEVIN JACKSON Observer writer | Wednesday, November, 21 2018    

There are two Jamaican female acts in the Top 10 of the Billboard Reggae Album Chart this week. Vanessa Bling's EP, Still Standing, rises from number 17 to its highest position of five, while last week's number one ... Read More

Ding Dong rocks Grace Jerk Fest

Wednesday, November, 21 2018    

MUSIC and food were the winning combination at the Grace Jamaican Jerk Festival at Markham Park in Sunrise, Florida, on Sunday, November 11.Now in its 17th staging, the event saw a large turnout of patrons who came out early to partake in the day's offerings. Read More

'Extra' boost for St Bess

Wednesday, November, 21 2018    

GT Taylor, organiser of the annual Christmas Extravaganza concert in St Elizabeth, believes his show is a major boon for South Coast tourism. Read More

Ras Michael keeps the order

Tuesday, November, 20 2018    

ALMOST 50 years after forming the Sons of Negus, Rasta elder and Nyahbinghi drummer Ras Michael says the traditional sounds he patented is still in demand. In fact, he believes with Jamaican music saturated with negatives, roots music is needed more than... Read More

Confab hailed as success

BY RICHARD JOHNSON Observer senior reporter | Tuesday, November, 20 2018    

Improved participation by members of the artiste community is one of the successes being claimed by the organisers of the Jamaica Music Conference, which was held across the Corporate Area last weekend. Read More



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