JYC sings for South Africa

THE Jamaica Youth Chorale (JYC) needs $9 million to achieve its goal of competing in the World Choir Games in Africa in July. Read More

Tropical House Tropical House remains on top
ORLANDO-BASED singer Leilani Wolfgramm enters the Billboard Reggae Album Chart this week at number three with Live Wire.... Read More

After 12: Rocking Reggae Wednesdays
Reggae Month activities were stepped up a notch on February 28 at another staging of the Reggae Wednesdays live show at Ranny Williams Entertainment Centre in St Andrew. Those who were fortunate enough to be there were treated to a night of super talent from a line-up that included...... Read More

Myrna was simply spectacular
GUESTS attending the eighth staging of Simply Myrna were treated to an evening of delightful music. The event's latest instalment was held at the Courtleigh Auditorium in New Kingston last Saturday.... Read More

Inna De Yard goes int'l

BY HOWARD CAMPBELL Observer senior writer | Wednesday, March, 7 2018    

A documentary by British director Peter Webber, focusing on veteran reggae artistes, has been picked up for major international distribution. Inna De Yard is the name of the project which features artistes such as Ken Boothe, Winston McAnuff, Cedric Myton and Kiddus... Read More

Bacchanal, dancehall mix brings out crowd

Tuesday, March, 6 2018    

BACCHANAL & Dancehall — the third in the Bacchanal Fridays soca party series — was a huge hit as it brought out thousands of fans to the Mas Camp venue in New Kingston last Friday. Read More

Ashaala shines at Jazz N Cabaret

By Basil Walters Observer writer | Tuesday, March, 6 2018    

American gospel singer Ashaala Shanae delivered big at Jazz N Cabaret In The Gardens at the Jamaica Pegasus hotel in New Kingston Sunday evening. Read More

Meet Gil Cang, the British reggae scout

BY HOWARD CAMPBELL Observer senior writer | Tuesday, March, 6 2018    

Gil Cang, the British producer who announced last week that he found a lost demo of a song he did with a teenaged Amy Winehouse in 2001, has worked with a number of Jamaican and British reggae acts. Read More

Everything's Rosie

Tuesday, March, 6 2018    

ACTRESS Rosie Murray is overjoyed with the two recent Actor Boy Awards nominations for her one-woman production Slice of Life. Read More

Mystic Sound wins Canada Rumble

BY KEVIN JACKSON Observer writer | Monday, March, 5 2018    

The members of Toronto sound system Mystic Sound want to take their game to the international level. They are now one step closer to that reality, after winning the Canada Rumble clash on Saturday night. Read More

Black Panther is king of box office

Monday, March, 5 2018    

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Wakanda's reign over America shows no signs of waning. Black Panther is king of the US box office for the third- straight weekend. Read More

The Evolution of Jahranimo

BY HOWARD CAMPBELL Observer senior writer | Monday, March, 5 2018    

IT has been 10 years since singer Jahranimo released his previous album. During the 10-year gap, he recorded a flurry of songs for producers in Canada and Jamaica. Read More

Davina Bennett is patron of hearing impaired competition

Monday, March, 5 2018    

Davina Bennett, second runner-up in Miss Univere 2017, is patron for the Optimist International Caribbean District's Communication for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (CCDHH) competition, scheduled for May 12. Read More

When Marley met Michael

Monday, March, 5 2018    

Lee Jaffe was rarely without his camera while hanging with The Wailers' inner circle during the 1970s. The American captured some key moments of the group recording, smoking weed, playing football, and jamming with Stevie Wonder. Read More

Tony Rebel talks politics

Monday, March, 5 2018    

Tony Rebel would make education a priority if he were prime minister. The singjay said he would run for political office if Jamaicans wanted him to, and shared some of his thoughts on the policies he would change. Read More


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