Collie Buddz tops Billboard

Collie Buddz leads the pack on this week's Billboard Reggae Albums Chart with Hybrid. Released May 24, it has 10 tracks including collaborations with Stonebwoy, Dizzy Wright, Johnny Cosmic and Tech N9ne. Read More

Turner-Smith gets royal role
British model/actress Jodie Turner-Smith has defied the odds to land her biggest role in the film industry as the lead in Queen & Slim.... Read More

Portmore Music Fest for Dec 28
Portmore Music Fest is slated for the UDC Car Park Portmore in St Catherine on Saturday, December 28. The event, now in its fourth staging, is scheduled for a 6:00 pm start.... Read More

Jah Device shines with Ray of Light
Even while recording his EP, Ray of Light, Nigerian singer Jah Device eyed Jamaica as one of the destinations he would like to promote it once released. Two months after its release in September, he made it to Kingston where he did two shows.... Read More

Toni-Ann wins Miss World talent contest

By Kevin Jackson Observer writer | Wednesday, December, 11 2019    

Toni -Ann Singh, Miss Jamaica World 2019, won the fast-track talent competition at the 69th staging of the Miss World pageant currently under way in London, England. Read More

Reggae lessons

BY HOWARD CAMPBELL Observer senior writer | Wednesday, December, 11 2019    

David Hinds of British band Steel Pulse is calling for reggae's history to be taught in Jamaican schools. The singer/songwriter says it is a shame that foreigners know more about the country's music than Jamaican youth. Read More

Freddie ruled the estate

By Kevin Jackson Observer writer | Tuesday, December, 10 2019    

It did not take much for elder statesman Freddie McGregor to ignite the crowd at Appleton Estate in Siloah, St Elizabeth last Saturday. The mere mention of his name while the Big Ship band got into gear with a musical interlude, set patrons on fire. Read More

Cops pull plug on Sasco

By Kediesha Perry Observer writer | Tuesday, December, 10 2019    

Patrons at Kenny's Italian Café in Negril were left disgruntled on Friday night after members of the Jamaica Constabulary Force pulled the plug on Agent Sasco's performance. The entertainer was booked to perform at Unplugged with the Sound Agents... Read More

Producers pay tribute to Juice WRLD

BY KEVIN JACKSON Observer Writer | Tuesday, December, 10 2019    

Jamaican producers Tarik "Rvssian" Johnston and Matthew "Boi-1da" Samuels have paid tribute to American rapper Juice WRLD, who died on December 8 after suffering a seizure at Chicago's Midway Airport. Read More

Pageant pain

BY KEDIESHA PERRY Observer writer | Tuesday, December, 10 2019    

Keneea Linton-George, former coordinator of Miss Jamaica World, is surprised Miss Universe Jamaica Iana Tickle Garcia failed to place in the pageant's grand final on Sunday. Read More

Mystic Revealers for Rootz Fest

BY BRIAN BONITTO Associate Editor — Auto & Entertainment bonittob@jamaicaobserver.com | Monday, December, 9 2019    

MYSTIC Revealers, the Bull Bay-based roots-reggae band, are among headliners for the fifth Rastafari Rootz Fest, scheduled for Long Bay Beach Park from December 20-22.They are slated to perform on the second day. Read More

Commendations for Coppershot

BY AALIYAH CUNNINGHAM Observer writer | Monday, December, 9 2019    

HUNDREDS of patrons, including entertainment personalities, made the journey to Caymanas Golf Club in St Catherine for Coppershot's 25th anniversary last Saturday night. Read More

Harris seeing True Reflections

BY KEDIESHA PERRY Observer writer | Monday, December, 9 2019    

Author Latoya Harris hopes to provide a ray of hope to readers of her novel True Reflections. Read More

Rally Banks steams on

Monday, December, 9 2019    

Singjay Rally Banks believes entertainers have a responsibility to be good role models. Read More

Milton Blake overcomes Obstacle

Monday, December, 9 2019    

Six years after his debut album was released, roots singer Milton Blake returns with Temporary Obstacle, produced and distributed by Pickout Records.Released in November, the 12-song set hears Blake wailing against oppression and praising Rastafari, which has been... Read More


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