Music

UWI in the dark about D Brown

By Aaliyah Cunningham Observer writer aaliyahc@jamaicaobserver.com | Friday, February, 1 2019    

Today marks the 62nd birthday of reggae icon Dennis Brown. To three generations of Jamaicans, he is the Crown Prince of Reggae, but at the University of the West Indies' Mona campus, it seems only a few people remember his legacy. Read More

Trodding to The Promised Land

By Kediesha Perry Observer writer | Friday, February, 1 2019    

Although Dennis Brown died nearly two decades ago, his legacy lives on through those who knew and worked with him, including Brinsley Forde, the singer, guitarist and founding member of roots-reggae band Aswad. Read More

Saluting A Prince

Friday, February, 1 2019    

William Mahfood — Chairman of Wisynco Group of Companies (1) Here I Come(2) Revolution(3) Silhouettes(4) Money in my Pocket(5) Your Loves Got A Hold on Me(6) So Long Rastafari Read More

Busy Signal glows in the ‘Sunshine’

BY KEVIN JACKSON Observer writer | Thursday, January, 31 2019    

  Busy Signal is the first brand ambassador for Trinidad and Tobago's Sunshine Snacks. The company announced their partnership during a press conference at R Hotel in New Kingston on Monday. Read More

An ode to James Ingram

By Howard Campbell Observer writer | Thursday, January, 31 2019    

James Ingram, the soul singer and key member of Quincy Jones' formidable camp, died Tuesday at age 66. It is reported in American media that he died from brain cancer. Read More

Five nominated for Reggae Juno

By Kevin Jackson Observer writer | Wednesday, January, 30 2019    

Multiple past winners Blessed, Exco Levi and Dubmatix are nominated for Reggae Recording of The Year at this year's Juno Awards, Canada's equivalent of the Grammy Awards. Read More

Davianah rebels against Tony

BY AALIYAH CUNNINGHAM Observer writer aaliyahc@jamaicaobserver.com | Wednesday, January, 30 2019    

Davianah, daughter of Tony Rebel, is bashing her father and singer Queen Ifrica, accusing them of being hypocrites, abusive, and unsupportive.The singer, who recently performed on Rebel Salute in St Ann, used Instagram to air her grouses. Read More

Great vibes at Red Stripe Live

By Aaliyah Cunningham Observer writer aaliyahc@jamaicaobserver.com | Tuesday, January, 29 2019    

RED Stripe Live Concert pulled a massive audience to 'Stand Up Fi Di Jamaican Music' at the Red Stripe Oval on Spanish Town Road last Friday. Read More

King Shark moves towards the light

By Howard Campbell Observer senior writer | Tuesday, January, 29 2019    

It has been just over four years since his first album was released, but singer King Shark says he was not twiddling his thumbs in the interim. He took time ensuring the follow-up would be of the highest standard. Read More

Popular deejay under probe

By Aaliyah Cunningham Observer writer aaliyahc@jamaicaobserver.com | Tuesday, January, 29 2019    

Assistant Superintendent Dahlia Garrick, head of the Jamaica Constabulary Force's Corporate Communications Unit (CCU), is confirming that investigations are under way to determine whether a firearm in a video involving a popular dancehall artiste and a woman is... Read More

Mortimer freed of rape

By Taneisha Mundle Observer reporter mundlet@jamaicaobserver.com | Tuesday, January, 29 2019    

Up-and-coming reggae singer Mortimer was freed of rape in the Home Circuit Court in downtown Kingston yesterday. Read More

Hammond looks at situationships

By Howard Campbell Observer senior writer | Tuesday, January, 29 2019    

ONCE considered immoral and unacceptable, open relationships have almost become the norm in modern society. Even so, these 'situationships', as singer Lenn Hammond describes them, can have dangerous consequences. Read More

JaRIA Awards on March 5

BY RICHARD JOHNSON Observer senior reporter | Tuesday, January, 29 2019    

Despite government's announcement of the Gold Awards to celebrate the 50th anniversary of reggae music, the Jamaica Reggae Industry Association (JaRIA) will go ahead with its annual honour awards ceremony. Read More

Rebelution at Billboard’s top

By Kevin Jackson Observer writer | Tuesday, January, 29 2019    

With only 100 copies sold last week, Free Rein by Rebelution takes over the number one spot on the Billboard Reggae Album Chart this week. Released in June, the set initially spent two weeks at number one and has to date sold 19,567 copies. Read More

Wayne's Glory

BY RICHARD JOHNSON Observer senior reporter johnsonr@jamaicaobserver.com | Sunday, January, 27 2019    

When the history of Jamaican music for 2018 is written, local artiste Wayne Marshall will definitely have a place in these annals. Read More



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