Ken, Freddie headline Musical Rhapsody concer

VETERAN singers Ken Boothe and Freddie McGregor are set to headline a special concert entitled Musical Rhapsody at the Jamaica Pegasus hotel in New Kingston, on Sunday. Showtime is 5:00 pm.“We are very happy to host another instalment of... Read More

Six for Musgrave awards
ON May 25, six Jamaicans will be recognised with Musgrave medals by the downtown Kingston-based Institute of Jamaica for their contribution to the arts, science and literature.For the arts, reggae singer Freddie McGregor is the lone recipient. He is set to...... Read More

Causion puts spin on Third World classic
For the last three years Antiguan singer Causion has toured with Third World as the veteran band's opening act. Recently he decided to cover a song from one of their classic albums.That song, Cold...... Read More

IN 2013 Keznamdi reached number 10 on the Billboard Reggae album chart with the EP Bridging the Gap .Four years later, he fares better on the chart as Skyline Levels...... Read More

Bugle set for overseas gigs

Thursday, May, 4 2017   

Bugle is preparing for his upcoming three-month stint across Europe, Japan, and the United Kingdom.The tour will commence on June 2.He is also pleased with the reception of his recently released sophomore album Be... Read More

Bad Gyal rocks Magnum contest

Wednesday, May, 3 2017   

BAD Gyal Bambi gave a powerful performance at last Saturday's staging of Magnum Kings and Queens of Dancehall competition held at at D'Entrance on Constant Spring Road in St Andrew.The female lyricist's set... Read More

Elba scouts 'Yardie' talent

BY HOWARD CAMPBELL Observer senior writer | Wednesday, May, 3 2017   

British actor Idris Elba was in Kingston recently scouting actors for Yardie, which marks his debut as a film director.Elba visited the Harry J and Dynamic Sounds recording studios in Kingston, earmarking them as potential filming sites. Read More

'Reveller' gets bail

Wednesday, May, 3 2017   

Zachary Reid, the licensed firearm holder seen on video pointing his gun at motorists during Carnival Sunday in the Corporate Area, was offered $350,000 bail when he appeared in the Kingston & St Andrew Parish Court yesterday.Conditions of... Read More

'Souls' looks to to Island Girls

Wednesday, May, 3 2017   

Veteran roots-reggae group, The Wailing Souls, released their 19th studio album on April 20. Island Girls is the title of the 13-song set.Produced by American Nathan Kipp (who also played... Read More

Nesbeth rocks Ohio

Wednesday, May, 3 2017   

Nesbeth was in scintillating form on the weekend delivering performances at Reggae Springfest in Cleveland and Columbus, Ohio, to the hundreds who turned out.“I couldn't have asked for a better audience. they were very receptive and... Read More

After 12: Slippaz Boss bash 2 big

Wednesday, May, 3 2017   

The crowd was so heavy at Slippaz Boss's birthday party and customer appreciation day that we had to present OBSERVER PHOTOGRAPHER KARL MCLARTY's coverage in two parts. So here's more of what he observed on April 25 at Smurf Turf Sports Bar on Anderson Road in the... Read More

Bogdanovich calms Alkaline concerns

Tuesday, May, 2 2017   

Alkaline is slated to be one of the headliners at this year's staging of Reggae Sumfest.Following recent episodes with his fans, concerns have been raised as it relates to security for patrons attending his performance at the annual... Read More

Joe shops Sumfest

BY RICHARD JOHNSON Observer senior reporter | Tuesday, May, 2 2017   

FRESH from the New York launch of Reggae Sumfest a week ago, Josef Bogdanovich is preparing to share the plans for this year's show locally on May 11.Bogdanovich is chairman of Summerfest Promotions — promoters of Reggae Sumfest. Read More

Michigan set to drop solo album

Tuesday, May, 2 2017   

Michigan, formerly of deejay duo Michigan and Smiley, will release his fifth solo album in September. According to the veteran entertainer, it will have 13 songs.“It is one of those albums that I hope will maximise my fan... Read More

Anthony Malvo gives thanks

Tuesday, May, 2 2017   

REGGAE singer Anthony Malvo is once again showing his diversity with the release of Give Thanks , a reggae and gospel fusion. Produced by Tony English and Daddy Earl, the single will be officially released next... Read More




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