All set for Oracabessa Bliss on Sunday

Saturday, July, 7 2018    

The stage is all set for tomorrow's staging of the Oracabessa Bliss Festival at the Pennysaver Amphitheater in Long Island, New York. Read More

Dami D banks on Love and Unity

Saturday, July, 7 2018    

Harrisville, West Virginia, is a totally different scene from Cassia Park, Kingston, where singjay Dami D grew up, but that has not stopped him from holding on to his Jamaican roots vibe. Read More

Shauna Chyn comes clean

Saturday, July, 7 2018    

SHAUNA Chyn is aiming to reach a wider audience with the remake of her raunchy single Control Button . Read More

PAN 2018 back with a bang

Saturday, July, 7 2018    

Plans for PAN 2018 were announced at a '90s themed dancehall party held at the National Stadium in St Andrew on Thursday. Read More


By Richard Johnson Observer senior reporter | Friday, July, 6 2018    

DUE to less than enthusiastic response to International Reggae Day (IRD) in Jamaica, conceptualiser Andrea Davis is looking to develop global partnerships like this years when celebrations focussed on the United Kingdom and its role in the growth of reggae. Read More

'Dance Dis Ya Festival' with Freddie McKay

By Howard Campbell Observer senior writer | Friday, July, 6 2018    

This month, the Jamaica Cultural Development Commission will crown the 51st Jamaica Festival Song Competition winner. The Jamaica Observer presents the second in a 10-part series on the long-running contest with a story on the late singer Freddie McKay. Read More

Don Tippa, one to watch

Friday, July, 6 2018    

In recent months, several artistes from rural areas have been making an impact on the music scene. Names including Rygin King, Jahfrass and Teejay easily come to mind. Read More

Lady Preps readies

Friday, July, 6 2018    

Lady Preps (given name Ann Marie Sinclair) is banking on her latest single, Take You Home, to take her to the top of the charts.The fast-rising deejay is hoping to join the growing list of female artistes impacting the musical landscape. Read More

A second serving of Where It's At

Friday, July, 6 2018    

Following strong response to last year's show, events promoter Paul Johnson is preparing a second helping of Where It's At in South Florida. Part two of the retro party is scheduled for August 25 at Magnolia Ballroom in Plantation, Florida. ... Read More

Double Take

BY SADE GARDNER Observer writer | Friday, July, 6 2018    

Identical twins are among 21 finalists for the Miss Universe Jamaica East crown tomorrow night. For Pageant Director Sharon Beckford, this is historic. Read More

GAME CHANGAZ rules Guinness Sounds of Greatness

Friday, July, 6 2018    

A capacity crowd turned out for the Guinness Sounds of Greatness final last Friday at Red Stripe Oval in Kingston. The night was indeed special, as the contenders went all-out to prove who was the best and who could really show that 'Guinness is good for you'. In the end, Game Changaz... Read More

Fun in The Son gets new thrust

Thursday, July, 5 2018    

The rebranded Jamaica Fun in The Son (formerly Best Dressed Chicken Fun in the Son) had its launch at Terra Nova All-Suite Hotel in St Andrew on Monday. Read More

Con Dizi looks to summer with Bodiii

Thursday, July, 5 2018    

CANADA-BASED singjay Con Dizi is anticipating a summer banger with his debut song Bodiii , which features Shauna Chyn. Read More

More glory for gospel

BY RICHARD JOHNSON Observer senior reporter | Thursday, July, 5 2018    

A big boost is coming for next year's Jamaica Gospel Song Competition, similar to the 2018 Festival Song Competition organised by the Jamaica Cultural Development Commission (JCDC). Read More

Mour Dan, Empire Sound share UK Rumble honours

By Kevin Jackson Observer writer | Wednesday, July, 4 2018    

Mour Dan and Empire Sound were joint winners at UK Rumble, which took place last Saturday at Ice Lounge in Telford, England. Promoted by Irish and Chin, the event saw six sound systems competing for a spot in the World Clash grand finals. Read More


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