Miss Ja World names official make-up

Thursday, June, 21 2018    

Through the brand Absolute New York, local distributor The Beauty Spot has confirmed its committment as official skincare and make-up sponsor of Miss Jamaica World (MJW) 2018. Read More

Rockin' with Asadenaki and Aza

Thursday, June, 21 2018    

As a follow-up to his single Go-Getta Medz , emerging reggae artiste Asadenaki returns with Rockin ', featuring the vocals of upcoming reggae singer Aza Lineage from the Lineage... Read More

Ja joins World Music Day

Thursday, June, 21 2018    

Later today, Kingston will join 700 cities in 120 countries to celebrate World Music Day. Read More

Xyclone blows into Billboard

By Kevin Jackson Observer writer | Wednesday, June, 20 2018    

For the second time in less than one year, Xyclone has made the top five of the Billboard Reggae Album's Chart. His latest album, 2774 Waterford Parkway , enters at number four with first-week sales of 181... Read More

LUST-ing to see Jamaica

BY MARK CUMMINGS Editor-at-large cummingsm@jamaicaobserver.com | Wednesday, June, 20 2018    

YONKERS, New York — LUST brought the curtains down on the ninth Miss Dream Castle Pageant Saturday with a memorable performance here at Royal Regency Hotel. Read More

Father Culture eyes big break

BY SADE GARDNER Observer writer | Wednesday, June, 20 2018    

BREAKING into the mainstream market has proved to be quite elusive for 52-year-old singer Father Culture. But he is not giving up. Read More

Summer Body Experience

Wednesday, June, 20 2018    

17 Studio One Boulevard was transformed into an urban beach on Saturday, June 16 as revellers went all-out to adhere to the theme of Summer Body Experience. It was, to say the least, a revealing event, which OBSERVER PHOTOGRAPHER KARL MCLARTY captured in fine style. Read More

The troubled life of XXXTentacion

BY KEVIN JACKSON Observer writer | Wednesday, June, 20 2018    

Jamaican music producer Jon FX remembers murdered rapper XXXTentacion as a talented, misunderstood youth who was set for bigger things. Read More

Lights, camera, GATTFEST

By Sade Gardner Observer writer gardners@jamaicaobserver.com | Tuesday, June, 19 2018    

Aspiring film-maker Tiyani Mathabathe was a refreshing distraction from technical difficulties organisers of GATFFEST faced in premiering the 2015 South African film Hear Me Move on Saturday night. The 10-year-old was among several guests at Mona... Read More

Mavado defends his son's innocence

By Sade Gardner Observer writer | Tuesday, June, 19 2018    

Mavado is claiming his son is innocent, according to the deejay's attorney Tamika Harris. Read More

Hood Celebrityy signs with Epic Records

By Kevin Jackson Observer writer | Tuesday, June, 19 2018    

Jamaican dancehall rapper Hood Celebrityy has signed with Epic Records. She officially became a member of the major label's team in May. Read More

Shivaun Rufus making a name

BY BASIL WALTERS Observer writer | Tuesday, June, 19 2018    

Recently, the enterprising Williams family closed the Argyle Road gates of their Redbones Blues Café with four nights of farewell concerts. The location, organisation, hospitality, and performances were well executed, but one act was not outdone by her more established... Read More

'Classics' lives up to billing

BY RICHARD JOHNSON Observer senior reporter | Tuesday, June, 19 2018    

The breadth and depth of the talent pool that exists in Jamaican, as it relates to the performing arts, is more than meets the eye. Read More

Sprinter races away with wins

BY RICHARD JOHNSON Observer senior reporter | Monday, June, 18 2018    

The Jamaican film Sprinter, directed by Storm Saulter, had multiple wins at the American Black Film Festival (ABFF) in Miami Beach, Florida on Saturday night.It took Best Feature, Best Direction and the Audience Award. The ABFF ran from June 13 - 19. Read More

Greats to get tribute on July 28

By Howard Campbell Observer senior writer | Monday, June, 18 2018    

Earl “Bagga” Walker, an unheralded bass player who recorded and toured with some of the biggest names in reggae, is among the awardees for next month's Tribute To The Greats show. Read More


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