Music

G Maffiah banks on new projects

Friday, November, 15 2019    

Recording artiste G Maffiah has been making the best of the feedback he has received since the release of his official mixtape, We Dem Like. Read More

Brand Shaggy: SOLID

By Kediesha Perry Observer writer | Friday, November, 15 2019    

Amidst the controversy regarding the funds raised by the Shaggy Make A Difference Foundation last year for the Bustamante Hospital for Children, Patrick Roberts, organiser of the annual Ghetto Splash, does not believe Shaggy's brand has been tainted. Read More

lASt CHAPtA back on his feet

Friday, November, 15 2019    

 Five years ago, while working in a warehouse, singjay lASt CHAPtA suffered a life-changing injury. He sustained five ruptured discs in his back in an accident which confined him to a wheelchair for two years. Read More

Catch Di Riddim

BY KEVIN JACKSON Observer Writer | Friday, November, 15 2019    

Fabio Flies Reggae's flag in mexico Read More

Going back to the roots

Thursday, November, 14 2019    

Music producer Alphonso Henclewood looks to bridge roots-reggae's generation gap with Look Where We Are, a compilation album released in October by his Montego Records. Read More

Jackie Moore passes

Thursday, November, 14 2019    

Jackie Moore, the American soul singer who helped define that genre in the 1970s, has died at age 73. She was popular in Jamaica during that decade with songs like Precious Precious and Sweet... Read More

Kiihjano roars with Lion Paw

By Kevin Jackson Observer Writer | Thursday, November, 14 2019    

While working as a club DJ in Stockholm, Sweden, six years ago, Kiihjano was introduced to reggae and dancehall music by a colleague. His interest in Jamaican music and culture grew to the point where he began recording songs, five of which are on his first EP, Lion... Read More

Mr Peppa says Shake

Thursday, November, 14 2019    

Known for his hit single Talk, dancehall artiste Mr Peppa is back with new music that he feels is right for the music scene at this time.His new single, Shake, sees the artiste showing off some bilingual skills on this track. Read More

When Rodigan took control

BY RICHARD JOHNSON Observer senior reporter johnsonr@jamaicaobserver.com | Thursday, November, 14 2019    

With over 40 years under his belt championing Jamaican music, British broadcaster David Rodigan is a master at his craft, and his appearance at Dubwise Jamaica last weekend gave audiences in Kingston and Ocho Rios an idea of how he does what he does. Read More

King's House responds to Shaggy

Wednesday, November, 13 2019    

King's House has officially responded to claims made by reggae artiste and philanthropist Shaggy regarding the the use of the property for parking for his biennial Shaggy & Friends concert, staged to raise funds for the Bustamante Hospital for... Read More

Derrick Barnett still making a Statement

BY HOWARD CAMPBELL Observer senior writer | Wednesday, November, 13 2019    

Fans attending dancehall 'stage shows' in the 1980s and 1990s saw stars such as Yellowman, Shabba Ranks and Ninjaman in full flight. At most of these events, the backing band was Sagittarius, led by Derrick Barnett. Read More

Israelites hits Billboard, again

BY KEVIN JACKSON Observer Writer | Wednesday, November, 13 2019    

Israelites, the classic 1968 song by Desmond Dekker and The Aces, debuts on the Billboard Digital Reggae Song Sales Chart this week at number two. Read More

Venue problems force cancellation of Shaggy & Friends

Tuesday, November, 12 2019    

Diamond-Selling reggae act Shaggy will be taking the time to consider the way forward as he continues to nurture his pet project, The Bustamante Hospital for Children. Read More

Queen Omega looks for Joy in Jamaica

By Howard Campbell Observer senior writer | Tuesday, November, 12 2019    

When Queen Omega last visited Jamaica nine years ago, the Trinidadian roots singer recalls recording songs that were supposed to be for an album. That never materialised, so she considers her current visit a matter of taking care of unfinished business. Read More

New ward for Bustamante hospital

BY RICHARD JOHNSON Observer senior reporter johnsonr@jamaicaobserver.com | Tuesday, November, 12 2019    

The Bustamante Hospital for Children is to benefit from a new three-storey, 150-bed ward, set to cost $150 million, using the majority of the funds coming from the Shaggy & Friends concert staged in 2018. Read More



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