Cyrus Vyrus is back

Friday, June, 28 2019    

Veteran deejay Cyrus Vyrus is back on the hit song hunt with two new songs — Top Gallis and Ride On . He describes them as “energy songs” that dancehall fans... Read More

Tom Laing stands up for reggae

Friday, June, 28 2019    

Despite talk that dancehall has taken over from reggae as the sound of choice from Jamaica, singer Tom Laing believes the traditional sound is still an international force. In fact, the New York-based singer says reggae is as potent as ever. Read More

Fyah Stick is on key

Friday, June, 28 2019    

Fyah Stick is optimisitic he'll make his musical breakthrough in the local music industry. He is banking on his upcoming EP titled Education is the Key , slated for release in October. Read More

After 12: 'Box A Money' draws crowd at Sabina

Friday, June, 28 2019    

It was a night to remember at Fada Delly's birthday bash inside Sabina Park in Kingston on June 8. The ladies dressed to impress while the men were razor sharp for the annual event under this year's theme 'Box A Money'. Our reliable photographer Karl McLarty was on location to capture... Read More

Marcia scores on Billboard

By Kevin Jackson Observer writer | Thursday, June, 27 2019    

Marcia Griffiths earns the highest charting album of her career with Timeless. The 15-song album, released June 14 by Tad's International Record, debuts at number two on this week's Billboard Reggae Albums Chart. Read More

New Third World album in August

By Howard Campbell Observer senior writer | Thursday, June, 27 2019    

The long-awaited album from Third World will drop in August, says Stephen “Cat” Coore, the band's guitarist. The set is produced by Damian “Junior Gong” Marley. Read More

Chaka Demus hunts more Success

Thursday, June, 27 2019    

Success, the latest album by Chaka Demus, was released in March by Jet Star Records. It is the veteran toaster's eighth album and first since 2013's Second Coming. Read More

Merritone honours radio pioneers

Thursday, June, 27 2019    

Several disc jockeys who made their mark on radio in the tri-state area during the 1970s and 1980s will be honoured at this year's Merritone (Memorial) Family Fun Day. The 21st renewal of this event takes place August 11 at Heckscher State Park in Long Island, New... Read More

Mary Seacole goes to the movies

By Aaliyah Cunningham Observer writer aaliyahc@jamaicaobserver.com | Thursday, June, 27 2019    

A FILM based on the life of pioneer Jamaican nurse Mary Seacole is in the works, according to Variety Magazine. Read More

Mother Earth on show at show at Gatffest

By Aaliyah Cunningham Observer writer aaliyahc@jamaicaobserver.com | Wednesday, June, 26 2019    

MOTHER Earth's well-being was the focus of short films Beneath The Surface and Island Strong, which premiered at Gatffest Film Festival, now in its seventh year. Read More

The hard-hitting Mr Isaacs

By Howard Campbell Observer writer | Wednesday, June, 26 2019    

MR Isaacs, a classic 1977 album by Gregory Isaacs, will be re-released on July 12 by 17 North Parade, a subsidiary of VP Records. Read More

Keeping the Dub alive

By Howard Campbell Observer senior writer | Wednesday, June, 26 2019    

Not much has been heard in Jamaica about the Dubtonic Kru in recent years, but drummer/co-founder DeLeon “Jubba” White told the Jamaica Observer recently that the band is alive, and kicking and working on new material. Read More

Tyrifik has reasons to live

Wednesday, June, 26 2019    

Tyrifik is pleased with the positive response to his eight-track debut EP, Reason Fi Live. Read More

The Art of Kingston

By Richard Johnson Observer senior writer johnsonr@jamaicaobserver.com | Wednesday, June, 26 2019    

This Sunday will see the 15th Kingston Creative Artwalk, a monthly exposition laying the groundwork for development of an art district in downtown Kingston. Read More

Family ties: The Lees remember Seaga

BY KEDIESHA PERRY Observer writer | Tuesday, June, 25 2019    

DESPITE being unable to attend the thanksgiving service for former Prime Minister Edward Seaga on Sunday, Julianne Lee was glued to her television set for live coverage of the event.She said a dark cloud hung over her household. Read More


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