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Do Go See - August 17

Friday, August, 17 2018    

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Beenie Man says thanks

Thursday, August, 16 2018    

Beenie Man is pleased with the huge turnout of patrons to his Summer Sizzle Festival concert held at the Jamalco Sports Club in Clarendon last weekend.The show marked the deejay's 40th year in the music business. Read More

KRTZ seeks to level it up

Thursday, August, 16 2018    

American rapper KRTZ (Karats) said she is inspired by Jamaican music, specifically dancehall. Read More

Donovan Dacres makes honours list

BY RICHARD JOHNSON Observer senior reporter | Wednesday, August, 15 2018    

FOR many of a certain age, the name Donovan Dacres conjures memories of the now defunct JBC FM, especially the long-running show Float On. Read More

Alborosie returns to Billboard top 10

By Kevin Jackson | Wednesday, August, 15 2018    

Unbreakable: Alborosie Meets The Wailers United by Italian reggae singer Alborosie returns to the Billboard Reggae Album Chart's Top 10 this week, moving from number 12 to nine. Read More

'Carrot' Jarrett's days remembered

Wednesday, August, 15 2018    

LAST Friday, children of former Third World percussionist Irvin “Carrot” Jarrett hosted a celebration of his life and legacy at the Vera Moody Hall at Edna Manley College of the Visual and Performing Arts in St... Read More

Frassman gears up for Hartford festival

Wednesday, August, 15 2018    

Connecticut-based , Jamaican-born deejay Frassman Brilliant is set to introduce his music to a new audience at an end-of-year event in Hartford. Read More

Queen Tress goes Underneath It All

BY HOWARD CAMPBELL Observer senior writer | Tuesday, August, 14 2018    

For most of her artistic career, Teresia ”Queen Tress” Jansson has been a poet, but when one of her creations hit close to home she thought it was appropriate to record it as a reggae song. Read More

Cedella donates Marley albums to time capsule

Tuesday, August, 14 2018    

Cedella Marley, eldest daughter of reggae singer Bob Marley, donated a rare set of her father's albums to the Jamaica50 Time Capsule which will be sealed at the Bank of Jamaica at the end of August. Read More

Iyara is tried, tested and Proven

Tuesday, August, 14 2018    

IYARA is currently on a month-long tour of Canada where he performed at a gig at Devon's House Bar and Nightclub in Leamington, Ontario, recently. He so impressed the owners that they booked him for a follow-up show, which he did last Saturday. Read More

Nicki pulls on J'can talent

By Kevin Jackson Observer writer | Monday, August, 13 2018    

Trinidadian rapper Nicki Minaj has some Jamaican influence on her latest album Queen, which was released on Friday by Young Money Entertainment/Cash Money Records. Read More

Manhattans for Love and Harmony Cruise 2019

Sunday, August, 12 2018    

Changes are coming for the third annual voyage of the Love and Harmony Cruise which is set for April 13-18 next year. Read More

Yvad to begin tour of duty

Thursday, August, 9 2018    

Roots singer Yvad is scheduled to start his 13-date Herbs and Music Tour of the United States West Coast on August 16 to promote Riverton , his EP that was released in December. Read More

'Carrot' Jarrett gets musical send-off

BY RICHARD JOHNSON Observer senior reporter johnsonr@jamaicaobserver.com | Thursday, August, 9 2018    

Singers and players of instruments turned out in their numbers at the Webster Memorial United Church in St Andrew on Wednesday to pay tribute to the life of Irvin “Carrot” Jarrett, former percussionist with reggae band Third World. Read More

Vijahn on a musical high

Wednesday, August, 8 2018    

After a captivating performance at Reggae Sumfest in July, reggae singer Vijahn said he has been receiving a lot of buzz in overseas market. Read More



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