Music

Score to settle

A New York promoter will crown Beenie Man or Vybz Kartel King of The Dancehall following The Settlement, a two-part dance scheduled for New York in May and June. Both will feature sound system selectors playing songs of both deejays throughout the events. Read More

Chimney Records drops Fresh Paint
Last month, Chimney Records scored a rare feat on the Billboard Reggae Albums Chart with two compilations.... Read More

Shabba Ranks…the Emperor
Rexton Rawlston Fernando Gordon (aka Shabba Ranks) deserves his title, The Emperor, due to his groundbreaking achievements. In 1991, he signed a recording deal with Epic Records which helped him attain international stardom and become the first dancehall artiste to win...... Read More

Prince Pin holds class
New York-based dancehall deejay Prince Pin is enthusiastic about the favourable response to his singles, Time a Di Masta and Whining Class .... Read More

Jah Lex gears up for Stronger

Thursday, April, 18 2019    

Canada-based dancehall artiste Jah Lex is gearing up for the release of his sophomore album Stronger, scheduled for release later this year. It has collaborations with Lutan Fyah, Mikey General, Sugar Roy and Conrad Crystal. Read More

Hot Frass blazes with Polo

BY KEVIN JACKSON Observer writer | Thursday, April, 18 2019    

 St Thomas has produced entertainers including Popcaan, Morgan Heritage, Bush Man, and hot newcomer Chronic Law. Next out of the blocks is Hot Frass from the district of Hampton Court. Read More

Amèlle takes off with with Runaway remix

Thursday, April, 18 2019    

Canadian-Lebanese singer Amèlle is currently in the island ramping up promotions behind her latest single Runaway (the remix), featuring Beenie Man. Read More

Uncajed Melodies hit right notes

BY AALIYAH CUNNINGHAM Observer writer cunninghamc@jamaicaobserver.com | Wednesday, April, 17 2019    

 SOOTHING sounds filled the air at the fifth staging of Uncajed Melodies held at the Philip Sherlock Centre on The University of the West Indies' (UWI) Mona campus in St Andrew on Sunday evening. Read More

Spin Check — Russ Buss of Coppershot

WITH KEVIN JACKSON Observer writer | Wednesday, April, 17 2019    

This is the fifth in a 10-part series highlighting sound system selectors. Today, the spotlight is on Russell “Russ Buss” Gordon, a member of Coppershot Disco. He finished second in the 2017 SunCity High School DJ Competition.  Read More

Koffee still brewing on Billboard chart

By Kevin Jackson Observer writer | Tuesday, April, 16 2019    

Singer Fyah Harp debuts at number four on this week's Billboard Reggae Albums chart with Can't Quench, a 13-song set released last October by Judah Empire Records. It is produced by John “Jon FX” Crawford. Read More

Eclectic Davis on the mark

Tuesday, April, 16 2019    

On February 23, singer/guitarist Eclectic Davis made his debut big show performance at Stars R Us In Kingston. Though the event featured legends such as Ken Boothe and Big Youth, he showed no signs of stage fright. Read More

'Jolly good' show

BY RICHARD JOHNSON Observer senior reporter johnsonr@jamaicaobserver.com | Tuesday, April, 16 2019    

If British film-maker Rick Elgood has his way, a film on mento band, The Jolly Boys, could be released in July. Read More

Hosannah 2019 on this evening

Sunday, April, 14 2019    

The Church of St Mary the Virgin, located on Molynes Road in St Andrew, will host their second annual fund-raising concert titled 'Hosannah 2019: A Festival of Praise' on Sunday. Showtime is 5:00 pm. Read More

The king in Wayne Wonder

BY HOWARD CAMPBELL Observer senior writer | Friday, April, 12 2019    

In 1992, Wayne Wonder was a dancehall star on the rise and searching for another hit song. He wanted to cover I Don't Know Why , a classic rocksteady track by Delroy Wilson, one of his heroes. Read More

Bunny Wailer marks milestone

BY HOWARD CAMPBELL Observer senior writer | Friday, April, 12 2019    

Reggae legend Bunny Wailer celebrated his 72nd birthday on April 10 at his Kingston home, with family and close friends. Read More



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