Ashe to get city keys

A resolution was passed at the Kingston and St Andrew Municipal Corporation's (KSAMC) monthly meeting recommending that 25-year-old performing arts outfit, Ashe Company, be given the keys to the city.The meeting took place on Tuesday, November 13. Read More

Bacchanal's big reveal
Bacchanal Jamaica gave its soca faithful a peek into 2019 costume options during Invictus Band Launch, held at Hope Gardens in St Andrew on Saturday.... Read More

Ronny Cush: a class act
This is the 70th year since the Empire Windrush docked in the United Kingdom, carrying hundreds of West Indians seeking work to bolster that country's war-torn economy. Most of them were Jamaicans who settled in communities in London, the Midlands, Nottingham, and Bristol. The ...... Read More

Ras Michael keeps the order
ALMOST 50 years after forming the Sons of Negus, Rasta elder and Nyahbinghi drummer Ras Michael says the traditional sounds he patented is still in demand. In fact, he believes with Jamaican music saturated with negatives, roots music is needed more than...... Read More

Confab hailed as success

BY RICHARD JOHNSON Observer senior reporter | Tuesday, November, 20 2018    

Improved participation by members of the artiste community is one of the successes being claimed by the organisers of the Jamaica Music Conference, which was held across the Corporate Area last weekend. Read More

Moyann gets back to basics

Tuesday, November, 20 2018    

SINCE her debut last summer, Moyann is quickly carving out a niche for her brand of sassy dancehall music. She is building momentum with her latest single, ABC 1-2-3. Read More

Kim Nain to strike real Deal

Monday, November, 19 2018    

Singer/songwriter Kim Nain is set to release her debut album later this month. The compilation project, dubbed Deal Wid It, has 11 tracks. Read More

Lord Kavali set to spring trap

Monday, November, 19 2018    

Singjay Lord Kavali is confident he's on the verge of injecting a new sound into the genre: Dancehall-British trap. Read More

Ba Ba Boom Norris Weir is dead

By Howard Campbell Observer senior writer | Monday, November, 19 2018    

Norris Weir, a member of The Jamaicans rocksteady group that won the 1967 festival song competition with Ba Ba Boom, died in Port St Lucie, Florida on Friday. Fay Weir, his wife of over 50 years, told the Jamaica Observer that he died from a blot clot on his lung. He was recuperating from... Read More

What a Marvel!

BY RORY DALEY Observer writer | Monday, November, 19 2018    

Legendary comic book creator Stan Lee passed away in California on November 12. Over his long career, the 95-year-old artist elevated Marvel Comics heroes like Iron Man and Spider Man to superstar status. Read More

Reggae, Windrush connection on show in London

Sunday, November, 18 2018    

A new exhibition has been mounted at P3 gallery in London highlighting the ways in which Jamaican music helped shape modern Britain. Read More

Nat'l Chorale to host concerts

Sunday, November, 18 2018    

The National Chorale of Jamaica will present its annual concert series, under the baton of Conductor Winston Ewart, on Friday, November 23, at the University Chapel, and Sunday, November 25, at the Hope United Church in St Andrew. Showtimes are 8:00 pm... Read More

Listen to Dalton

Sunday, November, 18 2018    

Jamaican Dalton Harris threw down the gauntlet yesterday as he put in his bid to be in next week's semifinals of the televised talent show X Factor UK. The 24-year-old delivered another of his powerhouse performances to wow judges and... Read More

Low turnout, high performance at Cathedral concert

By Basil Walters Observer writer | Sunday, November, 18 2018    

Almost every item presented at Trevor Beckford's organ recital last Sunday at the St James Cathedral in Spanish Town was marked by refinement, intelligence and clarity. Ironically, the classical church music concert by the distinguished organist, which provided a compelling rich sound,... Read More

My Jamaican love affair

BY RICHARD JOHNSON Observer senior reporter johnsonr@jamaicaobserver.com | Sunday, November, 18 2018    

Whether as a member of the R&B group The Manhatttans or as a solo act, Gerald Alston has lost count of his number of trips to Jamaica. However, the one thing that has remained with him is the love he gets from his Jamaican audience whenever he performs on the... Read More


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