Music

Michigan sticks to Roots

Roots-reggae singer Papa Michigan said he is an advocate for the legalisation of ganja. His 2014 single, High Grade , is an ode to the health benefits of the plant. Read More

Collie Buddz tops Billboard
Collie Buddz leads the pack on this week's Billboard Reggae Albums Chart with Hybrid. Released May 24, it has 10 tracks including collaborations with Stonebwoy, Dizzy Wright, Johnny Cosmic and Tech N9ne.... Read More

Portmore Music Fest for Dec 28
Portmore Music Fest is slated for the UDC Car Park Portmore in St Catherine on Saturday, December 28. The event, now in its fourth staging, is scheduled for a 6:00 pm start.... Read More

Jah Device shines with Ray of Light
Even while recording his EP, Ray of Light, Nigerian singer Jah Device eyed Jamaica as one of the destinations he would like to promote it once released. Two months after its release in September, he made it to Kingston where he did two shows.... Read More

Toni-Ann wins Miss World talent contest

By Kevin Jackson Observer writer | Wednesday, December, 11 2019    

Toni -Ann Singh, Miss Jamaica World 2019, won the fast-track talent competition at the 69th staging of the Miss World pageant currently under way in London, England. Read More

Reggae lessons

BY HOWARD CAMPBELL Observer senior writer | Wednesday, December, 11 2019    

David Hinds of British band Steel Pulse is calling for reggae's history to be taught in Jamaican schools. The singer/songwriter says it is a shame that foreigners know more about the country's music than Jamaican youth. Read More

Freddie ruled the estate

By Kevin Jackson Observer writer | Tuesday, December, 10 2019    

It did not take much for elder statesman Freddie McGregor to ignite the crowd at Appleton Estate in Siloah, St Elizabeth last Saturday. The mere mention of his name while the Big Ship band got into gear with a musical interlude, set patrons on fire. Read More

Cops pull plug on Sasco

By Kediesha Perry Observer writer | Tuesday, December, 10 2019    

Patrons at Kenny's Italian Café in Negril were left disgruntled on Friday night after members of the Jamaica Constabulary Force pulled the plug on Agent Sasco's performance. The entertainer was booked to perform at Unplugged with the Sound Agents... Read More

Producers pay tribute to Juice WRLD

BY KEVIN JACKSON Observer Writer | Tuesday, December, 10 2019    

Jamaican producers Tarik "Rvssian" Johnston and Matthew "Boi-1da" Samuels have paid tribute to American rapper Juice WRLD, who died on December 8 after suffering a seizure at Chicago's Midway Airport. Read More

JMTC kicks off Christmas season

BY RICHARD JOHNSON Observer senior reporter johnsonr@jamaicaobserver.com | Sunday, December, 8 2019    

There is something about Jamaican Christmas music that adds a certain punch to the season. This could be felt at the annual holiday concert staged by the Jamaica Musical Theatre Company (JMTC) at Alhambra Inn, in St Andrew, last Sunday. Read More

I-Cient-Cy Mau set to rock Trench Town fest

By Howard Campbell Observer senior writer | Sunday, December, 8 2019    

As a youth in Trench Town, Desmond Williams recalls seeing some of his musical heroes including Bob Marley and Delroy Wilson walking through the community. Most times, they had a guitar or their latest 45 record in their hands. Read More

Kartel's appeal in advanced stage

BY RACQUEL PORTER Observer reporter porterr@jamaicaobserver.com | Friday, December, 6 2019    

IT appears the Appellate Court is shaping up to deliver judgement in the Vybz Kartel murder appeal. Read More

Konshens, wife part ways?

BY KEDIESHA PERRY Observer writer | Friday, December, 6 2019    

For the second time within three months, dancehall deejay Konshens and his wife, Latoya Spence nee Wright, have parted ways. Read More

Starface set for GT Taylor show

Friday, December, 6 2019    

Starface has been aggressively promoting her music stateside over the last month, doing a number of radio and TV interviews in the tri-state area of New York.Now, she is turning her attention towards a number of shows for the busy Christmas season. Read More

Artistes can reduce crime wave, says Myrhdak

Friday, December, 6 2019    

Ras Myrhdak aka Siqx Godfather says the gun violence plaguing Jamaica can be drastically reduced if all artistes decided to clean up their lyrics. Read More



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