Music

Sun Shade beams with debut EP

By Howard Campbell Observer writer | Thursday, September, 6 2018    

HE may not be known in major reggae markets, but in Cleveland, Ohio's growing reggae scene, singer Sun Shade is a familiar face. Last month, he made a big career move with the release of Don't You Be, his first EP. Read More

Yearwood 'Factors' in

BY KEVIN JACKSON Observer writer | Thursday, September, 6 2018    

TRINIDADIAN soca artiste Olatunji Yearwood recently travelled to the United Kingdom to audition for the X Factor, Britain's popular talent contest, co-hosted by Simon Cowell. Its 15th season premiered last weekend and Yearwood performed Bodyline, an original soca... Read More

Like mother, like daughter

Wednesday, September, 5 2018    

Singer Carlene Davis and her daughter Naomi Cowan pulled off a rare feat last week when they made the influential Foundation Radio Network Chart in New York City. Davis moved from number four to two with ... Read More

Kaya 40 60th earns Bob 60th Billboard entry

By Kevin Jackson Observer writer | Wednesday, September, 5 2018    

In 1978, the album Kaya by Bob Marley and The Wailers reached number five in the United Kingdom and number 50 on the Billboard 200 Albums Chart. Forty years later, the remixed edition enters the Billboard Reggae Album Chart at number two. Read More

Jerone's leap of faith

By Sade Gardner Observer writer | Wednesday, September, 5 2018    

Having spent three years as a teacher at St Patrick's Primary School in Kingston, Jerone Riley quit his job this year to pursue a music career. Read More

Busy Signal steps out for back-to-school kids

Tuesday, September, 4 2018    

BUSY Signal kept good on his promise to assist students in communities of St Ann by hosting a back-to-school treat at the Brown's Town High School in that parish recently. Read More

Hebrue shows his true style

Tuesday, September, 4 2018    

AIMING to carve his niche in the music game, fast-rising dancehall deejay Hebrue has fused his style with an old-school melody on his most recent release Dat A Nuh Wi Style. Read More

Delly Ranx looks to new rhythm

Monday, September, 3 2018    

DELLY Ranx is preparing to replicate the success of his Cotton Swab rhythm with his upcoming project titled the Mouthwash rhythm. Read More

Iyah Syte prays for the youths

By Howard Campbell Observer senior writer | Monday, September, 3 2018    

Born and raised in Montego Bay, singer Iyah Syte is familiar with some of the tourist city's toughest areas. He has read about, and seen, lawlessness in communities like Flankers, Glendevon and Mount Salem. Read More

Sean Paul named climate change ambassador

By Balford Henry Observer senior reporter | Sunday, September, 2 2018    

DANCEHALL artiste Sean Paul has joined sprint star Usain Bolt as one of the Caribbean's accelerator ambassadors. Read More

Nooks drops For You

Sunday, September, 2 2018    

Whether reggae or gospel music, singer George Nooks has the ability to straddle almost any genre, and with his latest album For You , he delivers what is being called a variety of moods; soothing and stimulating sounds, strong... Read More

Switching tracks

By Richard Johnson Observer senior reporter johnsonr@jamaicaobserver.com | Sunday, September, 2 2018    

FOR many, the name Maurice Smith is easily associated with the world of track and field. Read More

Neville Lee remembered as exceptional

By Richard Johnson Observer senior reporter | Thursday, August, 30 2018    

It was a solemn traditional Catholic service for record distributor Neville Lee at Saints Peter and Paul Church in St Andrew, Tuesday.Lee, founder of Sonic Sounds, died on July 31 from leukaemia and diabetes. He was 80 years old. Read More

Policulture crosses into Billboard chart

By Kevin Jackson Observer writer | Wednesday, August, 29 2018    

SIX-MEMBER reggae band Policulture's latest effort, Mountains to Cross, is the group's first entry on the Billboard Reggae Albums chart. It debuts at number four on this week's chart with first-week sales of 152 copies. Read More

Few takers for Lips Live

BY SADE GARDNER Observer writer gardners@jamaicaobserver.com | Tuesday, August, 28 2018    

A sparse crowd welcomed veteran deejay Sister Nancy at the inaugural Lips Live benefit concert in Kingston last Friday. It marked her first performance in Jamaica since last year's Rebel Salute festival. Read More



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