Dancehall's Best for Miami show

BY HOWARD CAMPBELL Observer senior writer | Thursday, March, 28 2019    

Shabba Ranks and Super Cat, two titans of dancehall's golden age, are the main acts for the annual Best Of The Best show, which takes place in Miami on May 26 at Bayfront Park. Read More

ZBEK hoping for big break

Thursday, March, 28 2019    

ZBEK (Zealously Be Embracing Knowledge) is hoping he can make the transition from music videos to the silver screen. He recently returned to Jamaica after participating in several auditions in New York City. Read More

All set for Different Strokes' 10th anniversary retro party

Thursday, March, 28 2019    

NEGRIL, Westmoreland — Promoters of Negril's signature retro party series, the Charley's JB Overproof Rum-sponsored Different Strokes, say they plan to make Saturday's 10th staging of the event set for Island Lux Beach in the resort town of... Read More

Grammy, no problem

BY KEVIN JACKSON Observer writer | Thursday, March, 28 2019    

Entertainers and record companies who intend to submit albums and recordings for the 62nd Grammy Awards will have to do so by August 31, one month earlier than the past nine years. Read More

Grange mourns passing of guitarist 'Bo Pee' Bowen

Thursday, March, 28 2019    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, Olivia Grange, has expressed deep sadness at the sudden passing of famous guitarist Winston “Bo Pee” Bowen who passed away on Tuesday. Read More

Queens of the pack

BY KEVIN JACKSON Observer writer | Wednesday, March, 27 2019    

Since its inception in 1994, only five female Jamaican reggae acts have topped the Billboard Reggae Albums Chart.The latest is singer Koffee, whose EP Rapture debuted in the number one spot this week with sales of 444 copies. Read More

'Qdos' to Trojan Records

BY AALIYAH CUNNINGHAM Observer writer aaliyahc@jamaicaobserver.com | Wednesday, March, 27 2019    

Veteran marketing practitioner Anthony “Chips” Richards says that although the musical contribution of Jamaicans in Britain is often overlooked, things are nevertheless changing. Read More

Winston 'Bo Pee' Bowen dead at 62

By Howard Campbell Observer senior writer | Wednesday, March, 27 2019    

Winston Bowen, the guitarist whose nursery rhyme moniker summed-up his sunny personality, died yesterday at the Medical Associates Hospital in Kingston, at age 62. His son, Jeovannie Bowen, told the Jamaica Observer that the cause of... Read More

Tropical Swagging with Jerry Spinit

Wednesday, March, 27 2019    

Fast-rising singjay Jerry Spinit filled Spinit HQ at Darlington Avenue in Old Harbour with vibes on March 2 with his Tropical Swagging Hawaiian Edition. In addition to Spinit himself taking the microphone during the night, patrons also enjoyed a performance by American rapper Finny Capp. Read More

A beautiful life

BY RICHARD JOHNSON Observer senior reporter johnsonr@jamaicaobserver.com | Wednesday, March, 27 2019    

IN 1980, a 20-year-old Dorraine Yvette Samuels wore the sash Miss Ponds in the Miss Jamaica World beauty pageant. She placed fifth to winner Michelle Ann Harris and took the sectional prize for Most Photogenic. Read More

Tough act to follow

BY HOWARD CAMPBELL Observer senior writer | Tuesday, March, 26 2019    

American music industry veteran Brian Greenspoon was among the thousands of anticipants who rolled into the National Stadium in Kingston on March 16 to see Buju Banton at his Long Walk to Freedom comeback concert. Like most people who attended, he was blown away by the Grammy winner's... Read More

A warrior in Lipstyck

Tuesday, March, 26 2019    

While going through a career lull, singjay Lipstyck endured mounting frustration that soon gave way to a burst of inspiration, which resulted in Unstoppable Warrior, her latest song. Read More

Back to Africa with Shango

BY RICHARD JOHNSON Observer senior reporter johnsonr@jamaicaobserver.com | Tuesday, March, 26 2019    

The phenomenal success of the film Black Panther, which was released in February of last year and reeled in a staggering US$1.3 billion at the box office worldwide, will undoubtedly have an effect on the sensibilities of audiences, particularly those of African extraction, and their... Read More

Shenseea does the British link-up

By Kevin Jackson Observer Writer | Tuesday, March, 26 2019    

Shenseea has teamed up with British DJ/record producer and musician Naughty Boy on the song Undo, which was released last Friday by Virgin EMI. It also features Callum Scott, who finished sixth in the Britain's Got Talent contest for... Read More

'Jesus' comes in Easter

BY BRIAN BONITTO Associate Editor — Auto & Entertainment bonittob@jamaicaobserver.com | Tuesday, March, 26 2019    

JESUS Christ Superstar, the stellar 1970 rock opera movie and Broadway hit, is slated for Jamaica during the Easter season. Read More


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