Musgrave Awards recipients thankful

What do two poets, an arranger/musician, a boy's school choir, author, and avid collector of ceramics have in common?They are all recipients of the 2018 Musgrave Awards presented last Wednesday by the Institute of Jamaica. Read More

Shaggy, Sting halt Rebelution's Rein
Sting and Shaggy spent a 17th week at number one on the Billboard Reggae Album Chart with 44/876. The set prevents Rebelution's resurgent Free Rein from moving into the penthouse.... Read More

It's a Sound birthday
Sound Govament's annual birthday soiree was right up the street of patrons eager to flaunt their physique, as 'shorts circuits bikini fetish' got under way at 17 Studio One Boulevard, last Thursday. Confident women paraded in tiny but trendy bikinis and After 12 photographer Karl McLarty...... Read More

Rvssian mines platinum in Italy
Music producer Tarik “Rvssian” Johnston has achieved another big-selling pop song. His latest success is Pablo by Italian rapper Sfera Ebbasta.... Read More

Julian Marley cancels dates

Tuesday, October, 16 2018    

Julian Marley has withdrawn from his North American tour with EDM group Thievery Corporation which kicked off at Toad's Place in Connecticut last Thursday. Read More

Rudeboy gets UK premiere

By Howard Campbell Observer senior writer | Tuesday, October, 16 2018    

British film-maker Nicolas Jack Davies', documentary, Rudeboy: The Story of Trojan Records, premiered last Friday at the London Film Festival. A large turnout of music industry officials and reggae aficionados viewed the 86-minute film which celebrates the label's 50th... Read More

Change for Peter Tosh awards

Tuesday, October, 16 2018    

The second Peter Tosh Gala Awards, originally scheduled for Pulse Centre at Trafalgar Road on Thursday, has been moved to Eden Gardens (Lady Musgrave Road), according to a statement from organisers. Read More

The Ultimate from Tad's

Tuesday, October, 16 2018    

The latest in Tad's International Record's The Ultimate compilation albums has been released. Titled The Ultimate 2018 , the 20-song set contains songs by top dancehall acts. Read More

Entertainment fraternity members collect Nat'l Honours

BY RICHARD JOHNSON Observer senior reporter | Tuesday, October, 16 2018    

Cheers rang out at King's House on Monday as members of the entertainment fraternity made their way to the presentation dais to receive their National Awards. The loudest were for veteran deejay Winston “Yellowman” Foster. Read More

Cumper's Game goes to the US

By Howard Campbell Observer senior writer | Monday, October, 15 2018    

The Key Game, a play looking at the demolition of a psychiatric hospital in Jamaica during the 1990s, has been revived for an 11-day run at New Perspectives Studio in Manhattan, New York. Read More

'Storytelling still alive'

BY SADE GARDNER Observer writer | Monday, October, 15 2018    

Long before Jamaica gained Independence in 1962, villagers would gather at night to engage in storytelling as a form of recreation and tradition. Stories belted of Bredda Anansi, an African character known for his mischievous ways, and these stories usually ended with the line... Read More

Jimmy Cliff cancels gigs

By Sade Gardner Observer writer | Monday, October, 15 2018    

Veteran singer Dr James “Jimmy Cliff” Chambers is taking the month off to recover from a hip injury. This is according to his management team, who broke the news late last month that Cliff would be unable to fulfil show commitments in October after being... Read More

Not time to vote

BY RICHARD JOHNSON Observer senior reporter johnsonr@jamaicaobserver.com | Sunday, October, 14 2018    

Jamaican artiste Dalton Harris, who is currently a finalist in the UK version of the televised talent competition X Factor, has hit out against individuals soliciting votes on his behalf despite the fact that voting has not yet started in the competition. Read More

Grace Jones ready for national award

Sunday, October, 14 2018    

Fashion icon, singer, actress, author and film producer Grace Jones will tomorrow add member of the Order of Jamaica (OJ) to her list of stellar accomplishments. Read More

Without honour

Sunday, October, 14 2018    

Jamaicans have made a significant contribution to the diversity of British pop music. Despite this, most have been overlooked for national recognition by their country's Government. Here are four of them: Read More


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