Jamaicans on show at CARIFESTA

CARIFESTA (Caribbean Festival of Arts) XIII's opening ceremony was delayed from Friday to Sunday night at Kensington Oval in Barbados due to Tropical Storm Harvey. This, however, did not dampen the impact of Jamaican talent on stage. Read More

Keeping the law in music
WHILE a student at Kingston College in the early 1970s, Lloyd Stanbury recalls watching Augustus Pablo, Harold Butler, and Tyrone Downie jamming on the organ in the school's chapel. They went on to successful careers as musicians, he became an entertainment industry...... Read More

A 'Perfect' start
Perfect Giddimani scores his first number one on the Billboard Reggae Album chart this week with Live My Life Again, which knocks Damian Marley's Stony Hill from the top spot.Released on July 7, Live My Life Again has sold 1,094 copies to date.... Read More

EarthKry's back from Survival tour
AFTER a seven-week promotional tour of Europe and the US, reggae band EarthKry is back in Jamaica.... Read More

Hail The Man!

BY BRIAN BONITTO Associate Editor — Auto & Entertainment bonittob@jamaicaobserver.com | Wednesday, August, 23 2017    

FRANKIE Campbell, chairman of Jamaica Association of Vintage Artistes & Affiliates (JAVAA), is lauding singer Ernie Smith for offering to pay the yearly subscription dues for six of its members. Read More

After 12: Sweet orange & white

Wednesday, August, 23 2017    

The theme was 'Orange and White', and the crowd of fun-loving party people turned out in their numbers on Sunday, August 5 at 184 Orange Street to have a great time. Naturally, OBSERVER PHOTOGRAPHER KARL MCLARTY captured the splendour. Read More

Rage ready to make impact

Tuesday, August, 22 2017    

Emerging singjay Rage is aiming to take her place among the dancehall elite with her single Fling It Up. Read More

Poetry fest a hit

Tuesday, August, 22 2017    

THE seventh annual Jamaica Poetry Festival on August 13 at Louise Bennett Garden Theatre in St Andrew lived up to its 'FEAST of GLOBAL POETREE' theme. Read More

Where It's At Florida reunion

BY HOWARD CAMPBELL Observer senior writer | Tuesday, August, 22 2017    

There was a sense of hopelessness among youth like Baldwin Howe in West Kingston during the late 1960s. He desperately wanted an escape from violence and poverty. Read More

Hapilos awards on tonight

BY BRIAN BONITTO Associate Editor — Auto & Entertainment bonittob@jamaicaobserver.com | Tuesday, August, 22 2017    

FEMALE producers are expected to vie for top honours in this evening's 21st Hapilos Digital Music Awards scheduled for the Knutsford Court Hotel in New Kingston, St Andrew.The invitation-only ceremony is slated to begin at 6:30 pm. Read More

Richie keeping ska alive

BY BALFORD HENRY Observer senior reporter | Monday, August, 21 2017    

SINGER Richie Stephens feels he is doing his part in keeping ska music alive. And, according to him, it is quite imperative as we celebrate our 55th anniversary of Independence. Read More

Jesse Royal looks to new Generation

BY KEVIN JACKSON Observer writer | Monday, August, 21 2017    

ROOTS singer Jesse Royal previews his forthcoming debut album Lily of Da Valley with the release of the new single Generation.The song, which features Jo Mersa Marley, was produced by Riff Raff. Read More

Cashan continues musical Journey

Monday, August, 21 2017    

EMERGING singjay Cashan is looking to shake up the dancehall world with her latest single Journey On My Own .Done on the True Words rhythm on Sasaine Music Records imprint, the single was released on July 15. Read More

Rasta British hoping to Touchdown

Monday, August, 21 2017    

Philadelphia-based singjay Rasta British is currently promoting his latest single titled Top of Things and Life Change. Read More

Diwali rebirth

BY KEVIN JACKSON Observer writer | Monday, August, 21 2017    

The Diwali rhythm is receiving a new lease on life. The beat is sampled in Finders Keepers, recorded by British singer Mabel and London-based rapper Kojo Funds. Read More


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