Going for Gold

Last Sunday, Minister of Culture, Gender Entertainment and Sport, Olivia Grange, announced plans for the Reggae Gold Awards. She spoke at the launch of activities for Reggae Month in February, at Ribbiz in downtown Kingston. Read More

Sagittarius Ball
MJ Promotions added pleasure to the just-ended holiday festivities with the staging of Sagittarius Ball Buffet and After Party on December 29 at 17 Studio One Boulevard in the capital city. With the cost of admission only a declaration of support for the movement, the event was a...... Read More

Cargo docks at Carib 5
BAHAMIAN film Cargo will have its local debut at the Carib 5 in Kingston this evening.... Read More

Rebel salutes festival
REBEL Salute promoter Tony Rebel is proud with the outcome of this year's festival which unfolded at Grizzly's Plantation Cove in Priory, St Ann, last Friday and Saturday.... Read More

Queen delivers 'throne' speech

By Aaliyah Cunningham Observer writer aaliyahc@jamaicaobserver.com | Tuesday, January, 22 2019    

Queen Ifrica is not one to mince words and last Saturday was no different. She used her performance on closing night of Rebel Salute to speak directly to Jamaica's Government about issues plaguing the country. Read More

Castell does ode to brother

BY HOWARD CAMPBELL Observer senior writer | Tuesday, January, 22 2019    

OF the talented singers that emerged from Waterhouse in the late 1970s, Lacksley Castell is probably the most enigmatic. Though he helped define what became the Waterhouse sound, he is not as well-known as his contemporaries Hugh Mundell, Michael Rose or Don Carlos. Read More

A Betta Tomorrow concert on Friday

Tuesday, January, 22 2019    

Deejay Kevin Smith, conceptualiser of A Betta Tomorrow, says the annual gospel concert is one at which souls are saved. Its next staging is scheduled for the old May Pen Police Station in Clarendon on Friday. Read More

Reggae museum coming

BY BALFORD HENRY Observer senior reporter balfordh@jamaicaobserver.com | Tuesday, January, 22 2019    

THE Ministry of Tourism will create an international reggae music museum in Kingston, as one of the projects planned for Reggae Month in February. Read More

Brit launches J'can app

BY HOWARD CAMPBELL Observer senior writer | Monday, January, 21 2019    

When it comes to Jamaican music and culture, Karen Proctor has no preference for any era and sees no boundaries. She reaches out to the like-minded with Jamarado — the reggae and dancehall app, which she unofficially launched last month. Read More

NK examines females in troubled relationships

Monday, January, 21 2019    

Dancehall artiste NK was inspired by females in troubled relationships for his latest song Mi Nuh Care, which is produced by Ogbe Beats. Read More

Half-hearted Salute

BY AALIYAH CUNNINGHAM Observer writer | Monday, January, 21 2019    

The closing night of Rebel Salute left some patrons feeling ambivalent as the show decreased in its thrill and intensity with the break of dawn. Read More

Rasta, reggae and rebellion

Sunday, January, 20 2019    

Actor, film-maker, activist and the granddaughter of Bob and Rita Marley, Donisha Prendergast is currently in India where she conducted sessions at Goa Sunsplash — India's biggest reggae and sound system festival which was held last weekend (January 12-13), and is also slated for... Read More

Poetry competition heats up

Sunday, January, 20 2019    

The process to arrive at the winners of Poet Laureate of Jamaica 2019 poetry prizes is currently under way. Read More

Full slate for VP's 40th

Sunday, January, 20 2019    

A year-long calendar of activities has been announced to celebrate the 40th anniversary of VP Records. Read More

Tame Rebel Salute opening

BY RICHARD JOHNSON Observer senior reporter johnsonr@jamaicaobserver.com | Sunday, January, 20 2019    

Friday's opening night of performances at the reggae festival Rebel Salute stayed true to the tradition it has established for itself. Read More


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