'Sumfest stays put'

BY RICHARD JOHNSON Observer senior reporter johnsonr@jamaicaobserver.com | Friday, April, 12 2019    

Organisers of Reggae Sumfest have no plans to relocate amid size concerns given the announcement that Buju Banton, Beres Hammond, and Chronixx are this year's headliners. Read More

Goldy, like father, like son

Friday, April, 12 2019    

His father Willie Francis scored hit songs in the late 1960s and early 1970s with Oh What A Mini, Ripe Sour Sop and I'm Going to Change Everything . Singer Goldy is hoping to make a similar... Read More

Alpha Rowen is one tough cookie

BY KEVIN JACKSON Observer writer | Friday, April, 12 2019    

Cookie Crumble is the latest song from singer Alpha Rowen. It addresses struggles some persons face while avoiding a life of lawlessness. Read More

Booba Starr shines on new single

Friday, April, 12 2019    

  BOOBA Starr is generating a buzz with his mento-inspired single Long Go Lala . Read More

After 12: Partying with Sashi Boss and Champs

Friday, April, 12 2019    

The dress code was Hawaiian style — all-white. So it was not surprising that the party crowd, whom we all know love theme dress, turned up at Eggie Moore Lawn in Campbell Town — that's behind Sabina Park in Kingston — on April 6 to celebrate with Sashi Boss and Champs. Read More

DREDZ at the control

By Aaliyah Cunningham Observer writer cunninghamc@jamaicaobserver.com | Thursday, April, 11 2019    

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Finger-licking entertainment

BY KEVIN JACKSON Observer writer | Thursday, April, 11 2019    

Agent Sasco, dance group Shady Squad, and comedians Ity and Fancy Cat were among the entertainers last Saturday for the opening of KFC's 37th restaurant in Jamaica, at Harbour View Shopping Centre in St Andrew. Read More

Kapri banks on Midtown Party

Thursday, April, 11 2019    

Kapri is beefing up the promotion on his latest song, Midtown Party, released in December 2018 on the Home Boyz Family Muzik label. Read More

Natural Vibes savours Int'l Wine

BY HOWARD CAMPBELL Observer senior writer | Thursday, April, 11 2019    

Because he has experimented with diverse sounds, singjay Natural Vibes dislikes being linked to a particular genre. His penchant for the eclectic has paid off with International Wine , a song he did with American rapper Yaco... Read More

Shaggy returns to roots

BY RICHARD JOHNSON Observer senior reporter johnsonr@jamaicaobserver.com | Thursday, April, 11 2019    

THE old Shaggy is back.The two-time, Grammy-winning artiste, who is still in the throes of success with 44/876, his album with Sting, returns to his musical roots with Wah Gwaan?!, scheduled for release on May 10. Read More

Buju unable to legally enter TT; security minister to grant exemption

Thursday, April, 11 2019    

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC) — Trinidad National Security Minister Stuart Young says he is prepared to give Buju Banton an exemption to enter the twin island republic as the entertainer's criminal record does not give him legal access to the country. Read More

Beres, Rodigan down to groove

BY HOWARD CAMPBELL Observer senior writer | Wednesday, April, 10 2019    

Beres Hammond and David Rodigan have been confirmed for this year's Groovin' In The Park, scheduled for June 30 at Roy Wilkins Park in Queens, New York. Read More

Downstairs on the up

BY HOWARD CAMPBELL Observer senior writer | Wednesday, April, 10 2019    

It's tough being in a Jamaican rock band. Just ask Brian Jones, co-founder of Downstairs, a powerhouse quartet that has been making guitar-crunching music for over 20 years. Read More

Tehillâh: a concert with a cause

BY RICHARD JOHNSON Observer senior reporter johnsonr@jamaicaobserver.com | Wednesday, April, 10 2019    

The evening was dubbed Tehillâh: A miscellany of praise expressions. Tehillâh is derived from the Hebrew meaning praise, song or hymn of praise; adoration, thanksgiving, the act of public praise. Read More

Boom Sound Clash energy

Wednesday, April, 10 2019    

Energy drink Boom continued its All-Star Sound Clash last week, and the excitement of the series keeps rising, and rising beyond fever pitch. Loyal dancehall fans filled the Boom All Star HQ on Olympic Way in the music-rich Kingston 11 area and gave rousing approval to the performance of... Read More


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