Music

Jr Gong set for Groovin'

Sunday, June, 3 2018    

Multiple Grammy Award-winning reggae artiste Damian “Junior Gong” Marley has been added to Groovin' in the park, the annual music festival which is set for Roy Wilkins Park in Queens, New York on June 24. Read More

Makha keeps Reggae Bloodlines flowing

By Howard Campbell Observer senior writer | Sunday, June, 3 2018    

This is the eighth in a 10-part series on Jamaican disc jockeys who have made an impact on North American radio.  Read More

I Atom makes call for Capleton

Saturday, June, 2 2018    

I Atom says she is not perturbed about the brouhaha surrounding her mentor Capleton. Read More

Cece Winans to headline Gosplash

By Kevin Jackson Observer writer | Saturday, June, 2 2018    

American gospel singer Cece Winans is the headliner for this year's staging of Gosplash, which takes place on August 1 at Liguanea Club in New Kingston. It is promoted by Action Entertainment. Read More

'Best' organisers count blessings

Friday, June, 1 2018    

Despite the last-minute venue change due to the threat of inclement weather associated with Subtropical storm Alberto, the organisers of Best of the Best, which was held in Miami on Sunday, are counting their blessings. Read More

Levy on the mend

Friday, June, 1 2018    

Barrington Levy's business partner and booking agent Daddy Biggs says the singer will honour his gig in Trinidad and Tobago next weekend after being shot and injured at his James Hill, Clarendon home on Tuesday. Read More

Female acts to rock Groovin'

Friday, June, 1 2018    

Promoters of the June 24 Groovin' In The Park have gone for some woman power one month before the show at Roy Wilkins Park in Queens, New York. Read More

Chris Tuggaz plots breakthrough

Friday, June, 1 2018    

Chris Tuggaz is plotting his musical breakthrough on the local scene. The deejay, who hails from the parish of St Thomas, is currently promoting his debut release Don't Know. Read More

Stone cold Stonebwoy

By Richard Johnson Observer senior reporter johnsonr@jamaicaobserver.com | Friday, June, 1 2018    

To say African dancehall act Stonebwoy is excited about performing at Reggae Sumfest in Montego Bay in July is an understatement. The singjay, who combines reggae and dancehall with traditional African beats, is eagerly awaiting his moment at the annual reggae... Read More

Unity in St Ann

Friday, June, 1 2018    

After working as a manager with several artistes, Leighton Thomas decided it was a time for a change of pace and went into music production two years ago. Read More

Ziggy begins Rebellion

BY KEVIN JACKSON Observer writer | Thursday, May, 31 2018    

Rebellion Rises , the seventh studio album from Ziggy Marley, debuts atop the Billboard Reggae Album Chart with first-week sales of 4,304 copies. This is his tenth title on the Billboard reggae... Read More

Downswell to go live

BY RORY DALEY Observer writer | Thursday, May, 31 2018    

KEVIN Downswell will launch his fourth album, Realignment: The Live Encounter on June 15.He made the announcement during a media launch at JN Financial Centre in New Kingston on Tuesday. Read More

Shelly Thunda on Oracabessa Bliss Festival

Thursday, May, 31 2018    

New York — Former deejay-cum-gospel artiste Shelly Thunda is among the headliners slated for this year's staging of Oracabessa Bliss Festival scheduled for Pennysaver Amphitheater, in Brookhaven, Long Island, New York for July... Read More

Keithus I heeds The People's Cry

Thursday, May, 31 2018    

A frica has inspired countless reggae artistes and songs. Singer Keithus I dedicated his latest work to the East African nation of Ethiopia after visiting there three times in the last two years. Read More

Battle over Black Uhuru

BY RICHARD JOHNSON Observer senior reporter johnsonr@jamaicaobserver.com | Thursday, May, 31 2018    

THE rights to the name Black Uhuru is possibly headed to the courts again. Michael Rose, one of many members of the Grammy-winning reggae group, is challenging for rights to use the name that is held by founder Derrick “Duckie” Simpson. Read More



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