Spin Check — DJ MENTAL

BY KEVIN JACKSON Observer writer | Friday, April, 5 2019    

This is the second in a 10-part series highlighting emerging and established sound system selectors. Today, the spotlight is on Jason Morrison, also known as DJ Mental, who started his career with the City Heat sound system. He has played at popular weekly dancehall events including Uptown... Read More

After 12: Touch a Green's 90s Retro Day Rave

Friday, April, 5 2019    

Touch a Green couple Herwin and Kerry Ann chose OJ Barber Shop at 4 Slipe Road for their 90s Retro Day Rave on March 24. Road Shella had music duties and, as was expected, given the couple's support for other parties, the rave was a hit. Party photo specialist Rodney Bokeh was kept... Read More

Air Supply returns for charity

BY BRIAN BONITTO Associate Editor --- Auto & Entertainment bonittob@jamaicaobserver.com | Thursday, April, 4 2019    

Australian soft rock band Air Supply is again slated to take the stage for charity at An Evening with Air Supply & Third World, scheduled for Couples Sans Souci in Ocho Rios, St Ann, on June 1. Read More

Dubplate Awards winners announced

BY KEVIN JACKSON Observer writer | Thursday, April, 4 2019    

Winners in the 2018 World Clash Dubplate Awards were revealed March 25 on Irish and Chin's Soundchat Radio which airs on multiple stations in the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Gambia and parts of Europe. Read More

A true lioness

BY HOWARD CAMPBELL Observer senior writer | Thursday, April, 4 2019    

Since Bob Marley's death in May 1981, his widow Rita has become synonymous with the family brand. Though often overlooked, she came into her own as an artiste during that period. Read More

Texxus Redmoney looks at life

Thursday, April, 4 2019    

UK-based deejay Texxus Redmoney is making inroads in the local market with his latest single My Life. The song was released earlier this year on the Musiq UK label. Read More

Pull it up!

BY RICHARD JOHNSON Observer senior reporter johnsonr@jamaicaobserver.com | Thursday, April, 4 2019    

The Jamaica Reggae Industry Association (JaRIA) is among a number of groups currently involved in talks to influence changes to the Noise Abatement Act. Read More

Mona's girl

BY AALIYAH CUNNINGHAM Observer writer aaliyahc@jamaicaobserver.com | Wednesday, April, 3 2019    

TWENTY-YEAR-OLD economics major Allison Williams was crowned Miss UWI Mona 2019 at the Campus Assembly Hall, last Sunday evening. Read More

'Bo Pee' hailed as humble musician

By Howard Campbell Observer senior writer | Wednesday, April, 3 2019    

Reggae music's colourful characters overshadow low-key personalities like Winston “Bo Pee” Bowen, the veteran guitarist who died on March 26 in Kingston. Read More

Billboard goes Black and White

BY KEVIN JACKSON Observer writer | Wednesday, April, 3 2019    

Hawaiian reggae band The Green earns its fourth number one on this week's Billboard Reggae Album Chart with Black and White, which was released March 22 by Easy Star Records. Read More

Ms JA World talks on

BY RICHARD JOHNSON Observer senior reporter johnsonr@jamaicaobserver.com | Wednesday, April, 3 2019    

Plans for the 2019 Miss Jamaica World pageant are moving ahead, despite the February 22 death of co-franchise holder Aston Cooke. Read More

Belmont Academy shines at band contest

Wednesday, April, 3 2019    

An impressive Belmont Academy received the top score of the second of preliminary round of the Jamaica Best School Band (JBSB) competition held at Glenmuir High in Clarendon last Thursday. Read More

After 12: Odelva Benz's night

Wednesday, April, 3 2019    

Odelva Benz celebrated her birthday in fine style on March 29 in Fletcher's Land and aptly named the session 'The return of Playgirl Mansion — Best of Both Worlds'. Party photo expert Jun Bokeh was called to duty. Read More

New SAINTS chosen

By Rory Daley Observer writer daleyr@jamaicaobserver.com | Tuesday, April, 2 2019    

RONALDO James and Danielle Fletcher were the toast at SAINT International's Fashion Face of the Caribbean, held at Courtleigh Auditorium in New Kingston on Saturday night. Read More

Toots does the reggae in US

By Howard Campbell Observer senior writer | Tuesday, April, 2 2019    

With the world celebrating the 50th anniversary of reggae this year, Toots Hibbert, one of the artistes who helped give the music an international profile, is preparing for a 22-date tour of the United States. Read More


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