Festival 2018 plans take shape

PLANNING has begun for next year's staging of the Jamaica Festival Song Competition. The 2018 installation should see a revamped and exciting event which will boost the nation's spirit during the Independence period and beyond. Read More

TODAY, 171 individuals will be conferred with national awards with the pomp and pagaentry associated with this occasion at King's House in St Andrew.... Read More

Organ workshops coming
Music educator Rosina Christina Moder continues to contribute to the development of music in Jamaica.... Read More

Reggae on the pages
The first fun and games book dedicated to reggae and dancehall music, Reggae Larger than Life: The Ultimate Reggae Music Fun and Games, was released last Monday.... Read More

Tony Gold returns with Once

By Kevin Jackson Observer writer | Sunday, October, 15 2017    

SINGER Tony Gold, formerly of the duo Brian and Tony Gold, has released his first single in two years titled Once. The song was produced by Jah Mikes for Reggae Vibes Productions.Written by Golden Child, the song speaks about a relationship gone bad. Read More


By Brian Bonitto Associate Editor — Auto & Entertainment bonittob@jamaicaobserver.com | Sunday, October, 15 2017    

NOT much is known in Jamaica of veteran saxophonist Ferdinand “Bobby Little Bra” Gaynair. The 89-year-old is one of 171 who will be conferred national honours at King's House in St Andrew tomorrow. Read More

Masicka has the Energy

Saturday, October, 14 2017    

Genahsyde Records artiste Masicka is basking in the success of his latest single Energy , which has racked up more than 70,000 views since its release on Wednesday. Read More

Sizzla, Popcaan for Superior bike show

Saturday, October, 14 2017    

COME Sunday, it'll be a buzz of excitement at State Mall complex (near KFC) in Cross Roads, where a hot reggae showcase will be blended with a heavyweight bike and car show and a kiddies' village. Read More

Ratingz was blazing hot

Saturday, October, 14 2017    

Blazing dancehall hits comprised most of the musical offerings unleashed at last Saturday's staging of Ratingz (Rate Who Rate You) at the St Lucia car park in New Kingston. Read More

Safety a priority at Orlando Jerk Festival

Saturday, October, 14 2017    

Full-A-Vybez Inc, the organisers of the Orlando Culture Festival, said they are ensuring the safety of patrons attending the Florida event on Sunday. Read More

Vershon aims at Latin America

Saturday, October, 14 2017    

Vershon is aiming to make major moves with the single Te Amo, which is geared towards the lucrative Latin American market. Read More

J'cans making fashion inroads

Saturday, October, 14 2017    

Two past students of Meadowbrook High have pooled their talents to forge a successful partnership that is igniting the fashion world in ethnic communities in New York. They have also secured celebrity endorsements from such names as Shensea, Pamputtae, and Dancehall Queen Nickiesha. Read More

Rain or shine soca time

Saturday, October, 14 2017    

THE recent inclement weather did little to dampen the spirits of socaphiles who turned out in their masses for I Love Soca at Sabina Park in Kingston. Read More

Rasta awakening Droop calls for RASTA AWAKENING

Friday, October, 13 2017    

REGGAE singer Droop Lion is incensed that the Rastafarian music community is mum about the razing of Bobo Hill, St Andrew, last Friday.He believes it is a testament that the movement has lost its way because its leaders are weak. Read More

Singer J to release EP

Friday, October, 13 2017    

Singer J is set to release his EP titled Can't Stop Me Now later this month. The project was executive-produced by Frenz For Real Productions. Read More


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