Squeeze Tarela is the Hottest Thing

NIGERIAN reggae/dancehall, Afro fusion artiste Squeeze Tarela is on a musical high after copping the Best Reggae Artiste Of The Year for Hottest Thing at Akademia Music Award in Los Angeles, California, last Thursday. Read More

The Inspiration behind Soul Rebel Project
Most artistes looking to make the charts usually go into the recording studio with a concept, hoping it guarantees them a hit song. For Soul Rebel Project, the strategy was uncomplicated.... Read More

New venture for Markland Edwards
Broadcaster and events promoter Markland Edwards is venturing into new territory. He recently launched Action Entertainment Booking Agency & Artiste Management.... Read More

'Clean up your act!'
THE lyrical content of contemporary reggae is of concern to two stalwarts of Jamaican music.... Read More

Barnett readies for final Startime

BY HOWARD CAMPBELL Observer senior writer | Wednesday, April, 25 2018    

The popular Startime show takes place on May 5 at Mas Camp in Kingston. The Jamaica Observer, which is one of its sponsors, presents a series of stories on its impact and stars leading up to the event.WITH one week to... Read More

Christafari tops Billboard, again

Wednesday, April, 25 2018    

AMERICAN Christian reggae band Christafari earns its sixth number one on the Billboard Reggae Album Chart with Original Love . Read More

Ne-Yo pushes back with reggae

Wednesday, April, 25 2018    

American R&B singer Ne-Yo is adding a little reggae flavour to his upcoming set with the release of Push Back . Read More

'She got it!'

BY RICHARD JOHNSON Observer senior reporter | Wednesday, April, 25 2018    

THE entertainment and culture ministry is dismissing a statement made by artiste manager/promoter Junior “Heavy D” Fraser that Etana is yet to receive the US$5,000 promised her earlier this year. Read More

Call for Dancehall's Day

BY RICHARD JOHNSON Observer senior reporter | Tuesday, April, 24 2018    

BASED on dancehall music's contribution to Jamaican culture, the call is being made for a month-long celebration of the local genre of music. Read More

Former NDTC dancer is dead

Tuesday, April, 24 2018    

Jihan Palmer, former dancer with the National Dance Theatre Company of Jamaica (NDTC)is dead. She passed away on Saturday, April 21, in New York, after battling stage four cancer. She was 36. Read More

Jahmali soars with Wings

BY HOWARD CAMPBELL Observer senior writer | Tuesday, April, 24 2018    

Though he rode in on the roots-reggae wave that engulfed dancehall music in the 1990s, singer Jahmali has never liked to be linked to any genre. Read More

Lauryn Hill to go on NA tour

Tuesday, April, 24 2018    

In celebration of the 20th anniversary of her Grammy-winning album, The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill , Lauryn Hill will launch a 30-date tour of North America on July 5 in Virginia Beach, Virginia. Read More

Home Again

BY BRIAN BONITTO Associate Editor — Auto & Entertainment bonittob@jamaicaobserver.com | Tuesday, April, 24 2018    

ANOTHER Trench Town residence linked to The Wailers' legacy is to be designated a Protected National Heritage site by the Jamaica National Heritage Trust. Read More

Bob Marley in the classroom

Monday, April, 23 2018    

COME summer, the works of reggae king Bob Marley is making its way into the classrooms of University of Nebraska. Read More

Synthdicate Music builds 'High Rise'

BY HOWARD CAMPBELL Observer senior writer | Monday, April, 23 2018    

Call it reggae with a Caribbean twist. The High Rise rhythm is the latest project from Synthdicate Music Productions, a company based in Floral Park, Long Island, New York. Read More


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