Music

Alison Hinds takes on film

She is known to the world as the queen of soca, but Barbadian artiste Alison Hinds is quick to make it clear that she is far from being one dimensional. Read More

A trip to Baltimore with The Tamlins
The Jamaica Observer continues its 'Reggae 50' feature on people, organisations, and events that have made an impact on reggae over the past 50 years. ... Read More

Keeping that roots vibe alive
Just 26 years old, Mathias Liengme has a passion for the reggae music from the 1970s. Since 2013 when he first met veteran drummer Leroy “Horsemouth” Wallace in his native Switzerland, he has recorded with a number of his Jamaican heroes from that era.... Read More

NY jerk festival set for Sunday
The Grace Jamaican Jerk Festival New York edition unfolds Sunday at Roy Wilkins Park in Queens. Initially scheduled for July 21, the event was postponed by New York City mayor Bill de Blasio due to extreme heat.... Read More

No-Maddz find heaven on earth

Friday, August, 23 2019    

Dub Poetry duo The No-Maddz, comprised Sheldon “Sheppie” Shepherd and Everaldo “Evie” Creary, are preparing to release their album Heaven on Earth. Read More

Govana to release debut album

BY KEVIN JACKSON Observer Writer | Friday, August, 23 2019    

THE past two years has seen dancehall artiste Govana create waves with several hits, making him one of the hottest acts in Jamaica. He plans to release his first album, Humans And Monsters Are not The Same, this year. Read More

Feeling the vibes in Guy's Hill

Friday, August, 23 2019    

The Island Vibes Stage Show and Dance will return to Guy's Hill, St Mary, next year, following a strong début on August 10 at the Haycity venue in that community. Read More

Kapa Shanti cries, Oh Mama

Friday, August, 23 2019    

Guyana has produced reggae acts such as singjay Natural Black and the group First Born. Kapa Shanti is the latest artiste from the South American country looking to make an impact in Jamaica. Read More

Who's next?

BY RICHARD JOHNSON Observer senior reporter johnsonr@jamaicaobserver.com | Friday, August, 23 2019    

Grammy-winning reggae artiste Damian “Junior Gong” Marley is still basking in the release of his latest project. Read More

The vision of IDeology

Friday, August, 23 2019    

C urrently working on his first album, tentatively titled I D 2020 Perfect Vision , singer IDeology is determined to return reggae to its thinking man's roots. Pum'Kin Belly... Read More

Mangasha breaks drought

Friday, August, 23 2019    

After three decades in the music business, reggae artiste Mangasha is set to launch his début album Songs of Mangasha Read More

Jahbar-I on a high

Friday, August, 23 2019    

Jahbar-I is having the time of his life. He recently returned to the island after participating in the successful first leg of the Love So Nice anniversary tour in Europe alongside veteran reggae artiste Junior Kelly. Read More

A Dandy salute to Legends

BY HOWARD CAMPBELL Observer senior writer | Thursday, August, 22 2019    

As a pioneer of British reggae, Dandy Livingstone's contemporaries included numerous acclaimed artistes and music producers such as singer Desmond Dekker and Lee Gopthal, the savvy co-founder of Trojan Records. Read More

Metromedia's second coming

By Howard Campbell Observer senior writer | Thursday, August, 22 2019    

In the 1990s hardcore dancehall fans flocked venues like House Of Leo to hear Metromedia Sound System throw down the latest hit songs through resident selector Sky Juice and deejay Peter Metro. As a new generation of 'sounds' emerged, 'Metro' has taken a back seat but owner Haldaine... Read More

Sean Paul's new bundle of joy

By Aaliyah Cunningham Observer writer aaliyahc@jamaicaobserver.com | Wednesday, August, 21 2019    

THIS is the year of Sean Paul. The dancehall deejay, who will be getting an Order of Distinction in October, is now welcoming his second child Remi.Little Remi was born in a Canada hospital yesterday morning. Read More



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