Portlanders taste Festival

By Everard Owen Observer writer | Saturday, June, 22 2019    

PORTLAND, known for its international jerk festivals got a taste of the songs in this year's Jamaica Festival Song Competition. The occasion took place in the town's square in Port Antonio last Saturday. Read More

Gage headlines 8ight 7even 6ix

BY KEVIN JACKSON Observer writer | Saturday, June, 22 2019    

Hitmaker Gage is among the highlights at next Sunday's staging of the 8ight 7even 6ix. The cooler fete is scheduled for the Police Officers Club on Hope Road in Kingston. Read More

Sumfest goes eco-friendly

By Balford Henry Observer senior reporter | Friday, June, 21 2019    

Chairman of Recycling Partners of Jamaica Ltd (RPJ), Dr Damien King, is hailing its new venture with Reggae Sumfest as a “new beginning”. RPJ is Jamaica's designated national recycling entity. Read More

Juggla returns with a bang

Friday, June, 21 2019    

New York-based deejay Juggla is encouraged by the response to his latest song, Mad Ova Mi . Read More

Tafina steps up to the mic

Friday, June, 21 2019    

Though only in her 20s, singer Tafina is not short on music industry experience. She was a music teacher and worked as backing vocalist for a number of dancehall/reggae acts. Read More

No Sleep for Gapix

Friday, June, 21 2019    

Though he is eyeing a career in computer engineering, 17-year-old Tareque Robinson also has a passion for music. He currently records as deejay Gapix. Read More

Taking it in Stages

By Kevin Jackson Observer Writer | Friday, June, 21 2019    

Conceptualiser of Stages Jamaica, Carrie Mullings, is optimistic the series will live up to its mandate and unearth fresh talent. Read More

Wide awake

By Kevin Jackson Observer writer | Friday, June, 21 2019    

Debutant music producers Russell “Russ Buss” Gordon and Ronaldo Castanheiro believe they and their counterparts must take responsibility for negative songs and their impact on youth in a crime-ridden country. Both agree that music has a profound impact on youth, and violent... Read More

Gatffest begins tonight

By Aaliyah Cunningham Observer writer | Friday, June, 21 2019    

The 2019 Gatffest Film Festival (formerly Greater August Town Film Festival) opens tonight at Visitors' Lodge, at the University of The West Indies Mona Campus. It ends June 30. Read More

After 12: Loyalty encore

Friday, June, 21 2019    

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Shane E gears up for Sumfest

By Kediesha Perry Observer writer | Friday, June, 21 2019    

Shane E is gearing up for Reggae Sumfest. The deejay is slated to perform on Festival Night One at Catherine Hall Entertainment Centre in Montego Bay, on July 19. Read More

Reggae On The River cancelled

BY KEDIESHA PERRY Observer writer | Thursday, June, 20 2019    

For the second time since its inception, Reggae On The River has been cancelled. Read More

Karma on road to Greatness

Thursday, June, 20 2019    

MUNGA Honorable and sound system Road Karma were the toast of Guinness Sounds of Greatness competition held at the Rudolph Elder Park in Morant Bay, St Thomas, last Friday. Read More

JoJo Mac has a greater power

BY HOWARD CAMPBELL Observer senior writer | Thursday, June, 20 2019    

IN a moment of self-reflection, singer JoJo Mac was inspired to write a song that summed up her personal and professional life. Titled Greater Power , it was released in May by Philadelphia-based Nyah Bless Music. Read More

Sol keeps it real with Inna Life

Thursday, June, 20 2019    

Sol Weatherman feels his song, Inna Life , has been resonating with listeners due to its message of upliftment and empowerment. Read More


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