A toast to Magnum

Magnum Tonic Wine celebrates its 20th anniversary this year. The popular drink has been associated with Jamaica's entertainment industry since its entry into the marketplace. Read More

Hymn drops EP
Hymn Marley becomes the latest from the Marley family to offer a musical body of work, with the release of his 5-track debut digital EP, In My Head. ... Read More

Robertha releases ode to Spanish Town
After creating a stir with her single The System, Reggae artiste Robertha is back with a track which she has dubbed as a hustler's story.... Read More

Hopeton Lindo eyes the charts
Singer/songwriter Hopeton Lindo maintains his busy recording routine with In Your Eyes, a duet with Fiona. It is done on the Pocket Book rhythm, co-produced by Sly and Robbie and Rory Baker of One Pop Productions. ... Read More

Singer K C White dies

Wednesday, October, 16 2019    

K C White, a soulful vocalist whose recording career began in the 1970s, died last week in his native Portland. Ian Lewis of the Inner Circle Band, his friend of many years, said White was ill for some time but did not give a cause of death. Read More

The power of poetry

BY HOWARD CAMPBELL Observer senior writer | Wednesday, October, 16 2019    

Poet Malachi Smith continues his quest to unearth literary talent and expose Jamaica's culture to the country's youth with the Poets School Tour. The 11-day series will be launched November 5 at The Amphitheatre at Edna Manley College of the Visual and Performing Arts... Read More

Getting Busy on Billboard

BY KEVIN JACKSON Observer writer | Tuesday, October, 15 2019    

Parts of The Puzzle, the fifth album from deejay Busy Signal, enters the Billboard Reggae Albums chart at number two this week. It is the highest entry for the artiste who makes the list for the third time. Read More

Max romes in France

Tuesday, October, 15 2019    

Fifty -one years after he made the British charts with the risqué Wet Dream , Max Romeo remains popular in Europe. The 71-year-old roots singer kicks off a 10-show tour of France today in the city of Strasbourg. Read More

Deeclef releases first EP

Tuesday, October, 15 2019    

For up-and-coming artiste Deeclef, the release of his EP Breeze is his step into a permanent spot on the dancehall scene. Read More

Being Brandon

BY RICHARD JOHNSON Observer senior reporter johnsonr@jamaicaobserver.com | Tuesday, October, 15 2019    

It has been just over a week since the finale of season two of Ring Games, the drama series aired on Television Jamaica, and ardent viewers are still elated that the character Brandon, played by singer/actor DBurnz won the affection of the lead female character Maggie which was played by... Read More

50 and still sounding good

By Howard Campbell Observer senior writer | Monday, October, 14 2019    

The Jamaica Observer continues its 'Reggae 50' feature on people, organisations, and events that have made an impact on reggae over the past 50 years.  Read More

Rootz Revealerz join Cockpit fight

Monday, October, 14 2019    

MINING in the Cockpit Country has been a contentious issue in Jamaica in recent times. And Rootz Revealerz band is adding their voice to the debate through the single Pot of Gold. Read More

Restoration planned for The Bahamas

BY KEDIESHA PERRY Observer writer | Monday, October, 14 2019    

DELROY Escoffery, co-conceptualiser of Restoration For Bahamas, believes his three-day event next month is just what the islanders need to lift their spirits, after Hurricane Dorian's passage. Read More

Stanpipe flows with Life's Journey

By Howard Campbell Observer senior writer | Monday, October, 14 2019    

With tours of the United States and Ghana to his name, Stanpipe knows the importance of reaching out to fans, especially when an artiste has new music on the market. The South Florida-based singjay has his eyes on the competitive Jamaican... Read More

French Montana goes dancehall

BY KEVIN JACKSON Observer writer | Monday, October, 14 2019    

Writing on The Wall by Moroccan-American rapper French Montana was released on September 26 by Epic Records. The dancehall track also features rappers Cardi B and Post Malone and Jamaican producer-turned-artiste Rvssian. Read More


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