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Sophia Brown lends a hand

Singer Sophia Brown has donated $133,000 to the Jamaica Down Syndrome Foundation (JDSF) through her Angels of The Hearts Foundation. Read More

10 Questions with Starface
Dancehall singjay Starface (given name Nadesha Edwards), like all other artistes, is reeling from the effects brought about by the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) on the industry.... Read More

Skatta hails Bobby Digital
Before he became famous as producer Bobby Digital, artistes and producers who went to the King Jammy's recording studio in Waterhouse, Kingston, knew him simply as Bobby, the facility's chief engineer.... Read More

Hundred Spliff puts Dusty Vibes on high
Rising singjay Dusty Vibes says teaming with I Wayne on Hundred Spliff has assisted in steering his career in the right direction.... Read More

Festival Song contest on

By Brian Bonitto Associate Editor — Auto & Entertainment bonittob@jamaicaobserver.com | Monday, June, 1 2020    

DESPITE the cancellations and restrictions brought on by the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), organisers of the Jamaica Festival Song Competition — Jamaica Cultural Development Commission (JCDC) — say it's full speed ahead for this year's staging. Read More

40 years of Sulkari

BY RICHARD JOHNSON Observer senior reporter johnsonr@jamaicaobserver.com | Sunday, May, 31 2020    

As part and parcel of its ethos, the National Dance Theatre Company of Jamaica (NDTC) has always looked to the wider Caribbean in the development of its aesthetic, and the diversification of its repertoire. Founding father, the late Professor Rex Nettleford, as a strong proponent of... Read More

Sunsplash off, no new date

Sunday, May, 31 2020    

“Give us some time. Let's wait and see what's happening.” Read More

The Verzuz effect

Sunday, May, 31 2020    

Last week's online musical clash between dancehall heavyweights Beenie Man and Bounty Killer as part of the Verzuz series is already paying dividends for the deejays. Read More

Search still on for Bunny Wailer's wife

Saturday, May, 30 2020    

BUNNY Wailer's manager, Maxine Stowe, says the reggae singer's family remains optimistic that his partner of more than 50 years, Jean “Sister Jean” Watt, will return home.Watt, 70, has been missing since Sunday. Read More

Chalice is alright

Saturday, May, 30 2020    

VETERAN reggae band Chalice has released It's Alright, an inspirational ditty that reflects current realities. Read More

Ding Dong, Ele could recite Verzuz

BY RICHARD JOHNSON Observer senior reporter jJohnsonr@jamaicaobserver.com | Saturday, May, 30 2020    

IT could be Ding Dong and Elephant Man who go up against each other in the next Jamaican edition of Verzuz. Read More

Mikeylous hits out at being Ungrateful

Saturday, May, 30 2020    

Dancehall deejay Mikeylous is banking on the success of his latest single, Ungrateful.The song has been given new meaning in light of the global spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). Read More

CAPLETON MOURNS MOM

By Brian Bonitto Associate Editor — Auto & Entertainment bonittob@jamaicaobserver.com | Saturday, May, 30 2020    

DANCEHALL deejay Capleton is mourning the loss of his mother, Mable Downer-Forbes, who died on Thursday. Capleton's manager, Claudette Kemp, confirmed the entertainer's mom's passing.“She collapsed at home yesterday [Thursday] and was rushed to the... Read More

A teacher salutes his best student

BY HOWARD CAMPBELL Observer senior writer | Friday, May, 29 2020    

ON May 19, producer Lloyd “King Jammy's” James got a phone call from his protégé and close friend, Robert “Bobby Digital” Dixon. It was a brief and sombre chat. Read More

Shabba Ranks, Bobby Digital...a winning team

BY KEVIN JACKSON Observer writer | Friday, May, 29 2020    

Grammy-winning deejay Shabba Ranks says his relationship with the late producer Robert “Bobby Digital” Dixon earned him two major accolades that he will always remember. Read More



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