Music

Jazz Fest gets jazzed up

By Sade Gardner Observer writer | Monday, May, 14 2018    

Organisers of Ocho Rios Jazz Festival —scheduled for June 3 to 10 — are 'jazzing up' the annual event with a few changes. Read More

Capleton faces fire today

BY BRIAN BONITTO Associate Editor — Auto & Entertainment bonittob@jamaicaobserver.com | Monday, May, 14 2018    

Attorney-at-law Christopher Townsend will seek bail for entertainer Capleton when he appears in the Kingston and St Andrew Parish Court in Half-Way-Tree today. Read More

McAnuff finds Big Brother in France

BY HOWARD CAMPBELL Observer senior writer | Sunday, May, 13 2018    

Big Brother, the second album by roots-reggae singer Winston McAnuff and French musician Fixi, was released on May 3 by Chapter Two Records. The title song, a Latin dance number, is also out. Read More

Niko dies from kidney complications

By Sade Gardner Observer writer | Thursday, May, 10 2018    

Selector Niko Chromatic of popular sound system Chromatic is dead.The disc jock succumbed to complications of kidney disease at the University Hospital of the West Indies in St Andrew on Tuesday. Read More

Prendergast lawyers up

BY RICHARD JOHNSON Observer senior reporter johnsonr@jamaicaobserver.com | Thursday, May, 10 2018    

Attorneys representing film maker and actress Donisha Prendergast and her friends, who claim their rights were violated during an April 30 incident, are requesting a meeting with the Rialto Police Department in California to discuss the... Read More

Reggae's man in Ottawa

By Howard Campbell Observer senior writer | Thursday, May, 10 2018    

This is the fifth in 10-part series on Jamaicans who have made their mark on North American radio.  Read More

Startime boss pleased with swansong

Wednesday, May, 9 2018    

Michael Barnett, principal of Startime, said since Saturday's finale, a number of people have reached out to him offering assistance to keep the vintage series going. Read More

Bad card!

Wednesday, May, 9 2018    

Donisha Prendergast, granddaughter of Bob and Rita Marley, is planning to take legal action against the Rialto Police Department in California. Read More

Romain rebounds Romain rebounds on Billboard

Tuesday, May, 8 2018    

Romain Virgo's latest album Love Sick spent one week at number one on the Billboard Reggae Album Chart a few weeks ago. After falling out of the Top 10, it returns at number five this week. Read More

Dynamq reigns at US Rumble

BY KEVIN JACKSON Observer writer | Tuesday, May, 8 2018    

A malfunctioning laptop could not stop Dynamq Sound International's Kennedy Lorya from winning last Saturday night's US Rumble, held at The Garage in The Bronx, New York. Read More

More Kaya in Cali

Tuesday, May, 8 2018    

Third World guitarist Stephen “Cat” Coore believes moving the Kaya Fest event to California this year was a master stroke, given the State's liberal views on ganja. The show's second staging took place April 28-29 in San Bernardino at Nos Events... Read More

Eve gives Damian Marley thumbs up

Tuesday, May, 8 2018    

AMERICAN rapper and talk show host Eve has included Jamaican artiste Damian Marley in a list of artistes that African-American youth should listen to. Read More

Joe promises Jamathon update

BY RICHARD JOHNSON Observer senior reporter johnsonr@jamaicaobserver.com | Tuesday, May, 8 2018    

SIX months after Caribbean Love Now Jamathon's staging, event organiser Josef Bogdanovich says he will soon update the public on money collected from the benefit concert. A specific date was not given. Read More

Startime gets sweet send-off

Monday, May, 7 2018    

“This cannot be the last Startime.” That was the sentiment coming from the stage and audience as the final instalment of the 30-year-old vintage concert series unfolded at Kingston's Mas Camp on Saturday. Read More

Momma's boy

By Kevin Jackson Observer writer | Monday, May, 7 2018    

British rapper Konan of hip hop duo Krept & Konan, son of reggae great Delroy Wilson, will open the Crepes & Cones restaurant in Croydon, south London, this weekend.The eatery is a joint venture with Krept. Read More



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