Reggae beat goes on in Zimbabwe

Thursday, November, 30 2017    

Since Bob Marley's historic performance to mark Zimbabwe's independence in 1980, reggae has had a presence in that southern African country. Recently, one of the music's biggest fans, Robert Mugabe, was ousted from office after 37 years. Read More

Deals coming for Queen of Hearts

BY RICHARD JOHNSON Observer senior reporter johnsonr@jamaicaobserver.com | Wednesday, November, 29 2017    

Davina Bennett, who finished third in Miss Universe on Sunday, could have a few lucrative deals coming her way. Read More

Freddie gives Signature set

Wednesday, November, 29 2017    

THERE was no empty chair in sight as patrons flocked to Oceans 11 in Ocho Rios, St Ann, last Thursday to be treated to a delightful performance from singer Freddie McGregor. And they were not disappointed. Read More

Coming full circle

BY HOWARD CAMPBELL Observer senior writer | Wednesday, November, 29 2017    

Just days after returning from the Welcome To Jamrock Cruise, Inner Circle's Ian Lewis is already looking forward to the band's next overseas gigs. They are scheduled to make maiden stops in Sri Lanka and India in early 2018 as part of their 50th anniversary... Read More

After 12: Love from the police

Wednesday, November, 29 2017    

Kingston Western Police invited guests aboard the Caribbean Queen at the dock on Port Royal Street, downtown Kingston, on Friday November 24, for their second annual 'Bring Back the Love' party. Music duties fell to DJ Unknown, Mainframe, Bunny Mental... Read More

The Dubplates rule Billboard's summit

BY KEVIN JACKSON Observer writer | Wednesday, November, 29 2017    

In June, American group The Dubplates peaked at number four on the Billboard Reggae Album c hart with Box Full of Steel . The set recently re-entered the chart and this week takes over the number one... Read More

Three J'can acts in Grammy runnings

BY KEVIN JACKSON Observer writer | Wednesday, November, 29 2017    

For the third year running, the Jamaica Observer has correctly predicted the nominees in the Best Reggae Album category of the Grammy Awards. Read More

Discyple fighting a Spiritual War

Wednesday, November, 29 2017    

After surviving five bullets to his body, Discyple believes his life is a testimony to God's grace and mercy. Read More

Prophecy hosts charity show

Tuesday, November, 28 2017    

ON Boxing Day, December 26, Good Year Oval in St Thomas will play host to the second staging of Reggae Life Jamaica Music Festival. Read More

Feluke awaits second surgery

Tuesday, November, 28 2017    

REGGAE singer Feluke is currently awaiting second surgery in Mexico. He recently went there to remove a cancerous tumour in his colon. Read More

Dancehall course for Canadian university

Tuesday, November, 28 2017    

Simon Fraser University (SFU) in British Columbia, Canada, has added a new course on Jamaican dancehall to its roster. Read More

Whither the US bands?

BY HOWARD CAMPBELL Observer senior writer | Tuesday, November, 28 2017    

This has been another banner year for American reggae music. Homegrown acts dominated the Billboard Reggae Album chart again, outselling and out-touring their Jamaican counterparts. Read More

Grange 'bigs up' Chronixx on Grammy nomination

Tuesday, November, 28 2017    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport Olivia Grange, this afternoon, while congratulating the Jamaican artistes nominated in the 60th Grammy Awards, said she was particularly pleased for first time nominee, Chronixx. Read More

Dancer Raddy Rich on bail

Monday, November, 27 2017    

Popular Corporate Area dancer and choreographer Raddy Rich is reportedly on bail following his recent arrest on fraud charges. Read More

Bacchanal moves launch to Saturday

BY BRIAN BONITTO Associate Editor --- Auto & Entertainment bonittob@jamaicaobserver.com | Monday, November, 27 2017    

CARNIVAL juggernaut Bacchanal Jamaica has rescheduled its 2018 season launch to Saturday at its Mas Camp home in St Andrew. Read More


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