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Toots' farewell today

Thursday, October, 15 2020    

DOVECOT Memorial Park in St Catherine will be the final resting place for legendary reggae artiste Frederick “Toots” Hibbert today, according to his daughter, Jenieve Bailey. Read More

Popcaan hot on Billboard

Wednesday, October, 14 2020    

FOR the first time in five years, Popcaan has entered an urban chart in the United States. Twist And Turn, a track from his album Fixtape, debuts at number 38 on Billboard's Rhythmic Songs Chart.The song features Drake and PARTYNEXTDOOR. Read More

Zesty Ice calls for Marley to be hero

Wednesday, October, 14 2020    

Rastafarian singjay Zesty Ice feels reggae icon Bob Marley should be accorded the designation of national hero, Jamaica's highest honour. Read More

Roberts gambles on new singles

BY HOWARD CAMPBELL Observer senior writer | Wednesday, October, 14 2020    

IT had been four years since OC Roberts did any recordings when he got a call from an old friend who encouraged him to resume his vocal career. Read More

Eric to get his day

BY BRIAN BONITTO Associate Editor — Auto & Entertainment bonittob@jamaicaobserver.com | Wednesday, October, 14 2020    

NEXT Monday, seven-time Jamaica Festival Song Competition winner Eric Donaldson will be bestowed an Order of Distinction in the rank of officer (OD) for his outstanding service to the Jamaican music industry. Read More

FUBU 'roks' to island vibe

BY HOWARD CAMPBELL Observer senior writer | Tuesday, October, 13 2020    

ISLAND Rok, a one-hour show hosted by Jamaican broadcasters DJ Roy and Dubmaster Chris, debuted on FUBU Radio station last Wednesday. It is the first reggae programme on that station, which is part of the iHeartMedia network. Read More

Jamaica gospel songs to the world

Tuesday, October, 13 2020    

The 10-track Jamaica Gospel Song 2020 album became available on major digital platforms last Friday.The announcement was made by Olivia “Babsy” Grange, entertainment and culture minister, recently. Read More

Tamarley's the life of the party

Tuesday, October, 13 2020    

Singjay Tamarley hails the virtual party experience with his new song, Party Pack , which was released in September. An unapologetic party animal, he says the coronavirus has not stopped him from enjoying himself,... Read More

Hot stuff!

BY RICHARD JOHNSON Observer senior reporter johnsonr@jamaicaobserver.com | Tuesday, October, 13 2020    

IN the 1990s she raised temperatures as Dancehall Queen Carlene, the scantily clad temptress of popular culture. Fast-forward two decades later and she is creating heat in a completely different way. Read More

Marley rises

Sunday, October, 11 2020    

The celebrations to mark the 75th birthday celebrations of reggae king Bob Marley continue unabated. Read More

Tessellated ready to make a mark

Sunday, October, 11 2020    

Tessellated shot into the musical consciousness of Jamaicans thanks to the catchy, can't-get-out-of-your-head tune Pine and Ginger, on which he collaborated with LA-based Amindi K Frost. Read More

Dub inna London

Sunday, October, 11 2020    

DUB, one of the many music genres which finds its roots and origins here in Jamaica, is being celebrated with an exhibition at the Museum of London in the United Kingdom Read More

International media hail Striker Lee

Sunday, October, 11 2020    

LAST week's passing of producer Bunny “Striker” Lee, one of the pillars of Jamaican music, has seen the spotlight cast on this giant in the growth and development of the music, illuminating what has been a sterling career. Read More

Zion Head aims for quality music

A person is tested for COVID-19 at a drive-through testing centre in a car park at Chessington World of Adventures, in Chessington, Greater London, | Friday, October, 9 2020    

While growing up in Canterbury, Montego Bay, Jonathan “Zion Head” Holness was exposed to the pulsating beats of reggae and dancehall music. Read More

Panic pleased with response to new EP

Friday, October, 9 2020    

Panic is pleased with the online response to his EP, Panic 8.29 — I Release, which was launched on August 29. Read More



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