Omi for India

Friday, February, 16 2018    

Jamaican reggae artiste OMI heads to India next week for three performance stops — Mumbai (February 23), Delhi (February 24) and Hyderabad (February 25). Read More

Jimmy Cliff's daughter stars in Black Panther

BY KEVIN JACKSON Observer writer | Friday, February, 16 2018    

When the fantasy/science fiction blockbuster film Black Panther opens in Jamaica this evening, an actress with strong Jamaican ties will be among the cast. She is Nabiyah Be, daughter of reggae superstar Jimmy... Read More

Delegates in Jamaica for UNESCO Creative Cities of Music meeting

Friday, February, 16 2018    

KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS)— Delegates from eight countries are in the island for the annual United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) Creative Cities of Music Subnetwork Meeting being held at The Jamaica Pegasus hotel in New Kingston from February 15 to... Read More

Warrior King hits out at crime

Thursday, February, 15 2018    

 WARRIOR King is concerned about the crime wave sweeping the nation. He puts his thoughts in his latest single Nuh Fraid. Read More

Lacksley Castell: Waterhouse's glory

BY HOWARD CAMPBELL Observer senior writer | Thursday, February, 15 2018    

With February acknowledged as Reggae Month, the Jamaica Observer salutes some of the music's unsung heroes in this daily column.   Read More

Remembering Rex

BY RICHARD JOHNSON Observer senior reporter | Thursday, February, 15 2018    

Scholar and dancer Rex Nettleford would have been 85 years old on Tuesday, and the foundation established in his honour celebrated the milestone with a fund-raising performance by two groups he was associated with, The National Dance Theatre Company (NDTC) and the University... Read More

Bring Back the Love set for Sunset Brewery Saturday

Thursday, February, 15 2018    

MONTEGO BAY, St James — With the parish of St James currently under a state of public emergency due to its spiraling crime rate, the latest edition of the Bring Back the Love party series is an apt edition. Read More

All set for Sugar Cane Ball

Thursday, February, 15 2018    

ROUND HILL, Hanover — The glitz and the glamour of the highly anticipated Sugar Cane Ball, a notable highlight on the social calendar, will unfold at the beautiful Round Hill Hotel this Saturday. Read More

Remembering Old Marcus Garvey

By BASIL WALTERS | Wednesday, February, 14 2018    

THE spirit of National Hero Marcus Mosiah Garvey roamed the Institute of Jamaica's Groundation symposium in downtown Kingston last Sunday. Held as part of Black History/Reggae Month, the occasion focused on Garvey's influence on the arts. Read More

Tropical House heats up Billboard chart

BY KEVIN JACKSON Observer writer | Wednesday, February, 14 2018    

WITH 15 songs by some of reggae's biggest names, the compilation album Tropical House Cruises to Jamaica, takes over the number one spot on the Billboard Reggae Album chart this week. Read More

Eyesus pleased with Juno nod

Wednesday, February, 14 2018    

Eyesus is excited about his recent nomination in Canada's upcoming Juno Awards. He got the nod for Neva Judge in the Best Reggae Recording Artiste of the Year category. Read More

Migos puts the rap on Get Up, Stand Up

By Kevin Jackson Observer writer | Wednesday, February, 14 2018    

American rap group Migos has sampled The Wailers classic Get Up, Stand Up for their song Crown The Kings, which is on the trio's latest album Culture 2. Read More

Gov't sets record straight

BY RICHARD JOHNSON Observer senior reporter johnsonr@jamaicaobserver.com | Wednesday, February, 14 2018    

THE Government is standing by its decision to give a US$5,000 grant to reggae singer Etana under its Tour Support and Artiste Ambassador Programme for her 32-city North American tour. Read More

After 12: Great Red Stripe + Rodigan= Dubwise Jamaica

Wednesday, February, 14 2018    

Only the world's greatest beer — Red Stripe — could have staged the type of session that Dubwise Jamaica turned out to be. Packed to capacity, the Reggae Month event held Saturday, February 10 at 10a West King's House Road in Kingston, the reggae capital of... Read More

'Top Model' tees off today

Wednesday, February, 14 2018    

JAMAICA'S iconic sights and culture will be showcased in Season 4 of the Caribbean's Next Top Model (CNTM) series which kicks off this evening at 9:00 pm on Flow 1 . Read More


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