All set for Outburst

Saturday, October, 27 2018    

All is set for today's staging of the Outburst Standup Comedy series featuring American comedian Mike Epps as well as Internet sensation Majah Hype and local comedic talents including Dufton Shepherd, Leighton Smith and Tubeless. Read More

KGN 5 celebrates fourth anniversary tonight

By Kevin Jackson Observer Writer | Saturday, October, 27 2018    

Party series KGN 5 will commemorate its fourth anniversary tonight (Saturday October 27) at the Triple Century Car Park in New Kingston. The event will feature the musical sounds of Di Unit, Hotta Rice and Sir Toxic. Read More

Riley pleased to work with Beres

Saturday, October, 27 2018    

DJ/producer Kurt Riley is proud to be associated with the current number one album on the Billboard Reggae album chart. He produced the track My Kinda Girl which is featured on Beres Hammond's chart-topping album Never Ending. Read More

Greensleeves drops Miller, Pablo album

Saturday, October, 27 2018    

WHO Say Jah No Dread , an album by singer Jacob Miller and producer Augustus Pablo, was released on vinyl by Greensleeves Records yesterday. It was first released on compact disc by RAS Records in 1992. Read More

Dalton Harris wows… again

Saturday, October, 27 2018    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Jamaican singer Dalton Harris earned a standing ovation from all four judges as well as the studio audience during Saturday’s second live show of the current season of X Factor UK. Read More

Starting the week with Mojito Mondays

Friday, October, 26 2018    

It was time to make a return to Mojito Mondays, the weekly party held at 876 Terrace and Café that gets the street dance week rolling, and which has been a staple for Jamaicans and visitors alike over the years. OBSERVER PHOTOGRAPHER KARL MCLARTY reports. Read More

Putting a Price on reggae

BY HOWARD CAMPBELL Observer senior writer | Friday, October, 26 2018    

This is the 70th year since the Empire Windrush docked in the United Kingdom, carrying hundreds of West Indians seeking work to bolster that country's war-torn economy. Most of them were Jamaicans who settled in communities in London, the Midlands, Nottingham, and Bristol. The Jamaica... Read More

Mello vibes with Korexion

BY KEVIN JACKSON Observer Writer | Friday, October, 26 2018    

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Jayds steps out

By Kevin Jackson Observer Writer | Friday, October, 26 2018    

Beat-maker and engineer Jayds is responsible for several hits by Aidonia, but believes it is time he takes the spotlight as a singjay.Six years ago, they came up with a concept he sees as a winner. Read More

Not all about Grammys

By RICHARD JOHNSON Observer senior reporter johnsonr@jamaicaobserver.com | Friday, October, 26 2018    

The first round of voting is currently under way to determine the list of nominees to vie for the Best Reggae Album at the 2019 Grammy Awards, set to be held on February 19 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California. Read More

Rooting for Dalton

Thursday, October, 25 2018    

At least two of the past winners of the local televised talent competition Digicel Rising Stars are throwing their support behind alum Dalton Harris, who is now a contestant in a similar competition X Factor UK. Read More

Ginjah sings for the women

Thursday, October, 25 2018    

Reggae singer Ginjah is currently promoting the thought-provoking track Stop Kill Woman.The song, which tackles the issue of domestic violence, has reportedly been gaining momentum on local airwaves in recent weeks. Read More

Musical movements

By Howard Campbell Observer senior writer | Thursday, October, 25 2018    

The Red Hills Road strip never gets the acclaim as other musically inclined areas like Trench Town or Rockfort, but it was home to hip venues like Turntable Club and stomping ground for 1980s dancehall stars Flourgon and Sanchez. Read More

Tennshann Invasion Band looks to the future

BY ACEION CUNNINGHAM Observer West writer | Thursday, October, 25 2018    

MONTEGO BAY, St James — Montego Bay-based Tennshann Invasion Band is making major strides towards breaking locally and internationally with the launch of their maiden EP recently. Read More

Koffee signs to Columbia

BY KEVIN JACKSON Observer writer | Thursday, October, 25 2018    

 Teenaged singer/songwriter Koffee recently signed with Columbia Records UK. The label's president, Ferdy Unger-Hamilton, confirmed the signing in an interview with the Jamaica Observer . Read More


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