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Magran says follow COVID-19 protocols

Friday, August, 21 2020    

WITH the COVID-19 pandemic still creating havoc locally, singjay Magran is encouraging people to take the necessary precautions and stay home, where necessary. Read More

Popcaan all the way

with Kevin Jackson | Thursday, August, 20 2020    

POPCAAN is making waves on several charts this week with his mixtape, titled Fixtape, and its lead single Twist and Turn featuring rapper Drake and Canadian singer PartyNextDoor. Read More

1 Point aims to make it possible

BY HOWARD CAMPBELL Observer writer | Thursday, August, 20 2020    

Most dancehall artistes point to a musical experience as inspiration for their career choice. However, deejay 1 Point's turning point came during English classes at McGrath High School in Linstead. Read More

Willie's rhythm of life

BY HOWARD CAMPBELL Observer senior writer | Thursday, August, 20 2020    

FOR fans of Third World's classic era, Willie Stewart will always be associated with that band. Yet, the veteran drummer has found a new rhythm as a mentor for aspiring musicians in South Florida. Read More

Will Madonna sign Jesse Royal?

BY KEVIN JACKSON Observer writer | Wednesday, August, 19 2020    

Is Rastafari reggae singer Jesse Royal on American pop star Madonna's radar? That's the question being asked after a video of the Modern Day Judas singer performing at Madonna's birthday party held on the north coast surfaced on the weekend. Read More

Pioneer Count Shelly is dead

By Howard Campbell Observer senior writer | Wednesday, August, 19 2020    

COUNT Shelly, considered one of the 'Big Three' sound system pioneers in the United Kingdom, died in St Andrew on Sunday at age 88.Trevor Francis, a relative, confirmed his passing. There were no details for the cause of death. Read More

Lolaa Smiles is a Go Gettah

BY KEVIN JACKSON Observer writer | Wednesday, August, 19 2020    

IN recent years songs including Independent Ladies by Gaza Slim and Shenseea's Trending Gyal have lauded female empowerment. Read More

Obama picks Bob, Koffee, Popcaan

BY KEDIESHA PERRY Observer Writer | Wednesday, August, 19 2020    

BARACK Obama, the 44th president of the United States, has once again included songs recorded by Jamaican artistes on his annual summer playlist.The list --- comprising 53 songs --- was published on Monday on his Instagram page. Read More

Alborosie's soul tribute

BY HOWARD CAMPBELL Observer senior writer | Tuesday, August, 18 2020    

Of the many roots-reggae artistes Alborosie listened to as a youth in Italy, the Wailing Souls stood out with their distinctive harmonies on songs like Jah Jah Give us Life and War. Read More

Bunny Wailer out of hospital

BY BRIAN BONITTO Associate Editor — Auto & Entertainment bonittob@jamaicaobserver.com | Tuesday, August, 18 2020    

BUNNY Wailer is currently undergoing therapy in a private rehabilitation facility, after being discharged from a Kingston-based hospital last Monday.Maxine Stowe, his manager, said the reggae singer is responding favourably. Read More

Natural Bond goes for Gold

BY KEVIN JACKSON Observer writer | Tuesday, August, 18 2020    

NATURAL Bond Entertainment is set to release the Gold Leaf rhythm later this month. The project features some of the biggest names in music including Masicka, I-Octane, Teejay, Lybran, Knaxx, New Kidz, DeeClef (a collab with Star Face) and African... Read More

A 'special' election

BY KEDIESHA PERRY Observer writer | Tuesday, August, 18 2020    

As campaigns heat up ahead of the September 3 General Election, candidates from the governing Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) and Opposition People's National Party (PNP) have been using 'specials' (dubs) from popular dancehall artistes to promote themselves. Read More

Tommy Lee freed

BY BRIAN BONITTO Associate Editor --- Auto & Entertainment bonittob@jamaicaobserver.com | Tuesday, August, 18 2020    

MOMENTS after Tommy Lee Sparta's release from the Freeport Police Station in Montego Bay yesterday, the entertainer's lawyer — Ernest “Ernie” Smith — said he's preparing to do battle with the State. Read More

Ode to front-line workers

BY HOWARD CAMPBELL Observer senior writer | Tuesday, August, 18 2020    

FIRST responders have been the heroes of the novel coronavirus challenge, especially in the United States where the pandemic has caused over 160,000 deaths. Read More

Election soundtrack

BY RICHARD JOHNSON Observer senior reporter johnsonr@jamaicaobserver.com | Sunday, August, 16 2020    

The use of Jamaican music in political campaigns is nothing new. Read More



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