The Keely Keyz story

BY KEVIN JACKSON Observer Writer | Sunday, March, 4 2018    

From his days as a member of the sound system Uptempo Disco, Matthew “Keely Keyz” Keaveny had shown an interest in music production. Read More

Sean Paul and Becky G on top

Friday, March, 2 2018    

In 2016 Sean Paul topped the Billboard Reggae Digital Song Sales chart with No Lie , featuring Dua Lipa. He returns to the top this week with Mad Love... Read More

Messieh calls for more Unity

BY KEVIN JACKSON Observer writer | Friday, March, 2 2018    

Messieh has added his voice to the growing cry for peace across the island. Read More

Beenie Man mourns loss of grandmother

Thursday, March, 1 2018    

BEENIE Man's grandmother, Doris Ferguson Stewart, passed away at her home in Shrewsbury district, near Cotterwood in St Elizabeth last Thursday. She was 91 years old.Stewart, affectionately called Dar Dar or Gloria, reportedly died of a heart attack. Read More

Nature's Way goes back to basics

Wednesday, February, 28 2018    

Even though he enjoyed strong feedback to his Sweet Personality rhythm five years ago, producer Garfield Cowan believed he could improve on some of the songs featured on it. Those, and more, can be heard on Reggae Hits Vol 1, released last Friday by his Nature's Way Entertainment... Read More

Sister Carol: roots warrior

BY HOWARD CAMPBELL Observer senior writer | Wednesday, February, 28 2018    

This is the final in the Jamaica Observer's Reggae Month series saluting some of the music's unsung heroes.  Read More

Veterans invade Billboard

BY KEVIN JACKSON Observer writer | Tuesday, February, 27 2018    

FOUR veteran acts debut on the Billboard Reggae Album Chart this week with new entries. They are Ras Michael & The Sons of Negus, Lee “Scratch” Perry, The Gladiators and Justin Hinds. Read More

Winston Wallace: Man behind Land Of My Birth

By Howard Campbell Observer senior writer | Tuesday, February, 27 2018    

With February acknowledged as Reggae Month, the Jamaica Observer salutes some of the music's unsung heroes in this daily column.   Read More

Father figure

BY RICHARD JOHNSON Observer senior reporter | Tuesday, February, 27 2018    

BOUNTY Killer stood out among the plethora of honorees at the Jamaica Reggae Industry Association's (JaRIA) Honour Awards at Courtleigh Auditorium in New Kingston on Sunday. Read More

Good Vibrations

BY SADE GARDNER Observer writer | Monday, February, 26 2018    

A sparse crowd was on hand for Vibrations — the kickstarter of Your View Awards (YVAs) — held at Sunken Gardens in Hope Gardens on Friday night. Read More

Ras Slick does Penultimate docu-flick

Monday, February, 26 2018    

In an effort to increase his fan base and share his musical experience, singer Ras Slick has released a mini documentary titled Penultimate.The project is available on his YouTube and social media platforms. Read More

Twelve Tribes marks golden milestone

BY HOWARD CAMPBELL Observer senior reporter | Monday, February, 26 2018    

This year, the Twelve Tribes of Israel organisation celebrates its 50th anniversary. Since it was founded by Vernon “Prophet Gad” Carrington, the Rastafarian group has made its mark on various sectors. Read More

Popcaan, Ravers on YVAs high

BY RORY DALEY Observer senior reporter daleyr@jamaicaobserver | Monday, February, 26 2018    

 POPCAAN was the big winner at last Saturday's Your View Awards (YVAs), held at the National Indoor Sports Centre in St Andrew. Read More

Sean Paul and Becky G are hot on new

Sunday, February, 25 2018    

Grammy-winning Jamaican artiste Sean Paul released new single Mad Love with American singer/actress Becky G on a dance track produced by David Guetta. This, only days after his I'm Sanctify single with dancehall artiste Mavado and his self-produced Spin It on the Duttyrock Production's... Read More

Curating a choir

Sunday, February, 25 2018    

Come next Sunday, the Chapel at The University of the West Indies, Mona, will resonate with the sounds of music as the Jamaica Youth Chorale stages its annual spring recital. Read More


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