Where Legends Are Born

Friday, July, 13 2018    

Pepe “Goodlife” Collins aptly titled his birthday bash 'Legends are Born', and so his family, friends and associates turned out in great numbers at Silver Sky Plaza on July 8 to celebrate, as you can see from OBSERVER PHOTOGRAPHER KARL MCLARTY's report. Read More

Buju wanted for Oracabessa Bliss 2019

Friday, July, 13 2018    

The organisers of last Sunday's Oracabessa Bliss Festival held in New York are claiming success with the event which has now become a fixture on the entertainment calendar for lovers of Caribbean music in that market. Read More

All set for Fun in the Son

BY SADE GARDNER Observer writer | Friday, July, 13 2018    

Tommy Cowan is claiming a spiritual fun day for the sweet 16 staging of Jamaica Fun in the Son, organised by his family-run business Glory Music.The free-entry gospel festival will be held tomorrow on the grounds of National Heroes Park in Kingston. Read More

The PathHeights drop Twin Flamezz EP

Friday, July, 13 2018    

GERMANY-BASED Jamaican duo, The PathHeights recently released their latest EP Twin Flamezz. The set features five acoustic tracks: Way Off, Big Woman, Sound of Life, Like You, and the title track. Read More

Musical Bliss

BY KEVIN JACKSON Observer writer | Friday, July, 13 2018    

Romaine “Luigi” Brown and Trevor “Jr Bloodline” Smith, who have established themselves as party promoters, are hoping to channel that success into music production. Read More

Roman Stewart: the forgotten Festival winner

By Howard Campbell Observer senior writer | Friday, July, 13 2018    

This month the Jamaica Cultural Development Commission (JCDC) will crown the 51st Jamaica Festival Song Competition winner. The Jamaica Observer presents the fourth in a 10-part series on the contest which started in 1966.   Read More

Kumar quits

BY RICHARD JOHNSON Observer senior reporter johnsonr@jamaicaobserver.com | Thursday, July, 12 2018    

Kumar Bent, the lead singer of the Grammy-nominated reggae band Raging Fyah, has decided to part ways with the popular aggregation. Read More

All set for Black River Day

Thursday, July, 12 2018    

VERSHON, Gage, Wayne Marshall, George Nooks and Stitchie are part of the entertainment package scheduled for the sixth staging of Ultimate Street Festival on High Street in St Elizabeth on Friday, July 27. Read More

Earthkry taps into new audiences on US and European tours

By Kevin Jackson Observer writer | Thursday, July, 12 2018    

Building on one's fanbase is critical to the survival of any artiste. Four-member reggae band Earthkry tapped into new audiences on its recent four-week, North American tour, which also featured New Zealand reggae band Katchafire. Read More

Ready for the finals

BY RICHARD JOHNSON Observer senior reporter | Thursday, July, 12 2018    

It's confidence all around from the contestants in the 2018, Jamaica Festival Song competition as they head into this Sunday's finals set for the Ranny Williams Entertainment Centre in St Andrew. Read More

'Time' pays for Protoje

By Kevin Jackson Observer writer | Wednesday, July, 11 2018    

Protoje earns his second number one on the Billboard Reggae Album Chart with A Matter of Time , released recently by In.Digg.Nation Collective/Overstand Entertainment/Easy Star Records. It replaces Rebelution's Free Rein from its... Read More

Etana treats Florida fans

Wednesday, July, 11 2018    

IT was almost a full house at Krave Restaurant and Lounge in Fort Lauderdale last Sunday for the Florida launch of Etana's Reggae Forever album. Though it was officially released in March, the singer's diehard fans turned out and savoured her solid 90-minute set. Read More

Stinga Blunt drops Bubble

Wednesday, July, 11 2018    

Singjay Stinga Blunt is pleased with the reception his summer song, Bubble , is receiving. Read More

Miss Jamaica World Cornwall on tomorrow

Wednesday, July, 11 2018    

MONTEGO BAY, St James — Despite this year's small field, franchise holder of the Jamaica World Cornwall, Junior Taylor, is promising an exciting and competitive coronation show. Read More

Doctor Charlie Chaplin

BY BRIAN BONITTO Associate Editor — Auto & Entertainment bonittob@jamaicaobserver.comB | Wednesday, July, 11 2018    

Charlie Chaplin is singing a higher note. The veteran deejay was recently awarded a doctorate in Security and Professional Studies from the California-based Global University of Lifelong Learning. He graduated from the three-year course on June 22. Read More


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