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Estefan's prayer for the world

BY BRIAN BONITTO Associate Editor — Auto & Entertainment bonittob@jamaicaobserver.com | Thursday, May, 28 2020    

NINETEEN-TIME Grammy winner, Emilio Estefan has been a mainstay in pop and Latin music for decades. Now the Cuban-American producer is breaking new ground with a reggae song One World, One... Read More

Second edition of Nikki Z's Sex Weed & Reggae airs this Friday

Thursday, May, 28 2020    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The second edition of Nikki Z's podcast, Sex Weed & Reggae, airs Friday on all streaming platforms. A bi-monthly programme, it debuted this month from Studio Z, her recently opened facility in Fort Lauderdale. Read More

Ding Dong, Spice to the rescue

By Kevin Jackson Observer writer | Wednesday, May, 27 2020    

Giving back to their community is not new for entertainers Spice and Ding Dong. Over the years, both acts — Magnum Tonic Wine brand ambassadors — have given of their time and resources to people in need. Read More

Ebanks, Shannon wade in Deep Water

BY HOWARD CAMPBELL Observer writer | Wednesday, May, 27 2020    

THE rugged working-class communities of Fletcher's Land and Spanish Town where producer Damian Ebanks grew up are worlds apart from scenic Truckee in Northern California, singer Karlee Shannon's hometown. But the two have similar tastes in music which helped them to gel on their first... Read More

Lovingoldschool has a lesson plan

Wednesday, May, 27 2020    

Reggae singer Lovingoldschool is no ordinary artiste. The singer, who hails from Craft Hill, Clarendon, said his moniker was given to him by friends because of his love for old school music. Read More

Mikki Ras ready to shine again

Wednesday, May, 27 2020    

Reggae singjay Mikki Ras is ready to return to the spotlight with his recently released single Suffer No More . Read More

IRD toasts hip hop

Wednesday, May, 27 2020    

JAMAICA'S connection with American hip hop will be the main focus of International Reggae Day (IRD), celebrated on July 1, according to conceptualiser/producer Andrea Davis. Read More

Entertainer gives masks to members of his community

Tuesday, May, 26 2020    

IN a bid to help keep his community of Buff Bay Valley in Portland COVID-19 free, recording artiste Spotless and 2Royal Entertainment have set out on a free mask campaign. Read More

No worries for Rad Dixon

Tuesday, May, 26 2020    

Many singers who got their start performing on sound systems often recall going to dances and seeing couples rocking on the dance floor. Read More

Lessons aplenty

BY RICHARD JOHNSON Observer senior reporter johnsonr@jamaicaobserver.com | Tuesday, May, 26 2020    

For Ewan Simpson, president of the Jamaica Reggae Industry Association (JaRIA), there is a plethora of lessons to be learned from Saturday night's much-talked-about online clash between dancehall favourites Beenie Man and Bounty Killer, which was staged as part of the ongoing series... Read More

Bounty-isms a plenty

BY RICHARD JOHNSON Observer senior reporter johnsonr@jamaicaobserver.com | Monday, May, 25 2020    

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The stars came out for Beenie and Bounty

BY RICHARD JOHNSON Observer senior reporter johnsonr@jamaicaobserver.com | Monday, May, 25 2020    

It is estimated that over three million people may have joined Saturday's live stream of the clash between ace deejays Beenie Man and Bounty Killer. Read More

'Do you want to be that guy?'

BY RICHARD JOHNSON Observer senior reporter johnsonr@jamaicaobserver.com | Monday, May, 25 2020    

With seven words, “Do you want to be that guy?” deejay Beenie Man earned the title of the negotiator and seemed to defuse any tension which could have arisen when cops descended on the Verzuz online clash on Saturday night. Read More

Jamaica and dancehall won

BY RICHARD JOHNSON Observer senior reporter johnsonr@jamaicaobserver.com | Monday, May, 25 2020    

The overwhelming feeling is that Jamaica and dancehall were the winners of Saturday night's musical clash between Beenie Man and Bounty Killer as part of the Verzuz series created by American music producers Timbaland and Swizz Beatz. Read More

Dancehall set a high bar, says Swizz Beatz

BY RICHARD JOHNSON Observer senior reporter johnsonr@jamaicaobserver.com | Monday, May, 25 2020    

Verzuz will never be the same again. Following the record-breaking performance by dancehall acts Beenie Man and Bounty Killer on Saturday, the creators of the online musical clash are grateful for the impact that the Jamaican duo had on the series. Read More



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