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Synthdicate presents Rankin Skankin

Saturday, May, 16 2020    

New York-based label Synthdicate Music marks their return to the music scene after two years with the release of Rankin Skankin. It was released on May 8. Read More

Changing tracks

BY KEVIN JACKSON Observer Writer | Friday, May, 15 2020    

Having given up a promising career in track and field, Karey Kelly has focused his energies on becoming a major player in music production. Read More

Junior Reid lends a hand

Friday, May, 15 2020    

Singer Junior Reid has reached out to families and individuals struggling to cope during the COVID-19 pandemic.This week, the veteran artiste donated care packages in sections of the Corporte Area. Read More

Ajaniah uses music to inspire and motivate

Friday, May, 15 2020    

Lecturer at the University of Technology (UTech) Dr Glenroy “Ajaniah” Pinnock believes that music is one of the best ways to inspire and motivate, especially at this time with COVID-19 when persons are looking for messages of hope. Read More

The French Connection

BY KEVIN JACKSON Observer writer | Friday, May, 15 2020    

For the past 16 years, French-Caribbean reggae/dancehall artiste Paille has been a strong supporter of the genres. Read More

Continuing the legacy of Father German

BY HOWARD CAMPBELL Observer senior writer | Thursday, May, 14 2020    

The sister of late US-based disc jockey/sound system selector Father German plans to carry on his work by hosting his popular weekly show. Read More

Fire Ras lends a hand

Thursday, May, 14 2020    

Dancehall selector Fire Ras recently made a philanthropic gesture in a number of communities in Portmore, St Catherine, when he purchased essential items to single mothers and senior citizens feeling the pinch caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Read More

Skip Marley remembers Betty Wright

BY KEVIN JACKSON Observer writer | Thursday, May, 14 2020    

Skip Marley, the grandson of reggae king Bob Marley, was one of several entertainers who benefited from vocal coaching and mentorship by rhythm and blues singer Betty Wright who died on May 10 at age 66. Read More

Doing it for mother

BY RICHARD JOHNSON Observer senior reporter johnsonr@jamaicaobserver.com | Wednesday, May, 13 2020    

Despite the restrictions due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Mother's Day was made a little more enjoyable thanks to the latest instalment of the Digicel Unplugged online concert series. This staging featured a mix of the emerging and the experienced with RCA recording... Read More

Cannes is empty, the day the film festival should have begun

Wednesday, May, 13 2020    

CANNES, France (AP) — The stars of Cannes Film Festival have stayed home, its prestigious grounds repurposed as a homeless shelter and the beaches closed. Read More

Versi's dream

Wednesday, May, 13 2020    

Loyalty has always meant a lot to Versi, from his days growing up in rural Jamaica. He expresses the importance of that trait on One Dream , one of his latest songs. Read More

Oprah Winfrey to launch live virtual experience on wellness

Wednesday, May, 13 2020    

NEW YORK (AP) — Oprah Winfrey, who visited arenas earlier this year on a wellness tour, is bringing the idea to living rooms while people are homebound due to the coronavirus pandemic. Read More

Room for improvement

BY RICHARD JOHNSON Observer senior reporter johnsonr@jamaicaobserver.com | Wednesday, May, 13 2020    

In 2019 there was an increase in the number of plays which were submitted for adjudication for the Actor Boy Awards (ABA), compared with the previous two years. Read More

Renegad pushes through despite COVID-19

Tuesday, May, 12 2020    

DANCEHALL singjay Renegad is banking on the success of a brand new reggae track, Working, which has just been released by Bossie Music label. Read More

Jerry Stiller, comedian and Seinfeld actor, dies at 92

Tuesday, May, 12 2020    

NEW YORK (AP) — Jerry Stiller, who for decades teamed with wife Anne Meara in a beloved comedy duo and then reached new heights in his senior years as the high-strung Frank Costanza on the classic sitcom Seinfeld and the basement-dwelling... Read More



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