Music

Knii Lante opens the mic

Monday, March, 26 2018    

IN recent times, a number of African reggae/dancehall artistes have been making inroads in the Jamaican market. They include Stonebwoy and Patoranking. Read More

Singer Junior Soul is dead

By Desmond Allen Executive Editor — Special Assignment | Monday, March, 26 2018    

JUNIOR  Soul— best known for hits songs, including Penny For Your Song, Storybook Children, and Second Chance — succumbed to colon cancer on March 19, 2018 at Westside Regional Hospital in Plantation, Florida. He was 68. Read More

Buju to do T&T show

BY RICHARD JOHNSON Observer senior reporter johnsonr@jamaicaobserver.com | Monday, March, 26 2018    

INCARCERATED reggae singer Buju Banton will do his first concert, upon release from prison, in Trinidad and Tobago. Read More

Statue for Marley in Zimbabwe

Sunday, March, 25 2018    

The African state of Zimbabwe is paying homage to reggae king Bob Marley. Read More

Have a Heineken with The Tennors

BY KEVIN JACKSON Observer Writer | Sunday, March, 25 2018    

Rocksteady group The Tennors are enjoying a return to the spotlight thanks to a new Heineken Light television commercial. Currently running in North America, the ad features their 1973 song, Another Scorcher, which was written by Jackie Bernard of The Kingstonians and produced by Albert... Read More

Beyoncé shows Marcia Aitken love

BY KEVIN JACKSON Observer writer | Thursday, March, 22 2018    

I'm Still in Love with You Boy , a hit for Marcia Aitken in 1977, is hot again thanks to one of the world's biggest stars. Recently, Beyoncé used the song to announce her upcoming tour with husband, rapper Jay-Z, on social media. Read More

Ellis writes with the angels

By Howard Campbell Observer senior writer | Thursday, March, 22 2018    

IN a 2016 post for the Akashic Books website, author Garfield Ellis spoke about the inspiration for his sixth book, The Angels Shar e, released in January that year. Read More

Kaya still grows 40 years later

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

BOB Marley had a lot on his plate in early 1978. He was invited by some of Jamaica's most notorious enforcers to headline a concert in Kingston in April that year, to help bring peace to their politically divided country. Read More

Delicious times!

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

Delicious Vinyl, the independent music company founded by Matt Dike and Michael Ross in 1987, had success with Caribbean acts at a time when major labels courted artistes from the region. Read More

Dann-I heads to B'dos reggae fest

Wednesday, March, 21 2018    

Reggae singer Dann-I will make his debut performance outside Jamaican shores when he performs at Reggae on the Hill in Barbados on April 29. The event takes place at the Farley Hill National Park. Read More

Groovin' out on reggae

By Howard Campbell Observer senior writer | Wednesday, March, 21 2018    

 Promoters of the annual Groovin' In The Park concert say its eighth staging will be dominated by reggae acts. In previous years, they have gone for a balance of high-profile Jamaican and mainly American pop artistes. Read More

#MyChampsExperience — Jeffrey Campbell (Agent Sasco)

Wednesday, March, 21 2018    

What is your most memorable Champs experience? Read More

Fun In The Son is back

BY HOWARD CAMPBELL Observer senior writer | Wednesday, March, 21 2018    

AFTER a one-year absence, Fun In The Son gospel festival returns to Jamaica. Its mission is not only to win souls, but help shed light on what event Founder Tommy Cowan calls the country's “dark times”. Read More

Ras So I speaks to youth

Wednesday, March, 21 2018    

MORE and more entertainers are recognising the need to add their voices to the call for an end to the crime and violence affecting the country.Among the latest is Ras So I. Read More

Queen Ifrica does Black Woman video

Tuesday, March, 20 2018    

Queen Ifrica is gearing up to release the video for Black Woman — track nine from her third album Climb – this month. Read More



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