Music

Pamputtae ponders ministry

PAMPUTTAE says she is hoping to become a preacher as she has always had the desire to serve the Lord. Read More

MILESTONE - EXODUS
The Jamaica Observer continues its daily look back at people, events and works that made an impact during 2017.  ... Read More

Beres calls for end to gun violence
In a recent post-performance press conference in Barbados, Jamaican Reggae Star Beres Hammond addressed reports of a rise in criminal activity in that country.... Read More

Mineral Boss shot and killed
JAMAICA'S music fraternity is again in shock following the murder of one of its members. Record producer Cleon “Mineral Boss” Jones, 37, was shot and killed on the Caymanas Estate Road in St Catherine yesterday morning.... Read More

Joe still crunching Jamathon numbers

BY SADE GARDNER Observer writer | Tuesday, December, 12 2017    

JOSEF Bogdanovich, organiser for Caribbean Love Now Jamathon, is still calculating proceeds from the benefit concert held on November 22. Read More

Rains reschedule Wickie Wackie fest

Tuesday, December, 12 2017    

Wickie Wackie Music festival, which was postponed last Saturday due to the inclement weather, is now set for this Saturday, December 16 at the Bull Bay, St Andrew, venue. Read More

Ernie keeps his promise

BY BRIAN BONITTO Associate Editor — Auto & Entertainment bonittob@jamaicaobserver.com | Tuesday, December, 12 2017    

MUSICIAN Ernie Smith kept good on his promise and donated a cheque valuing $60,000 to Jamaica Association of Vintage Artists and Affiliates (JAVAA) at a concert dubbed Live United held at the Karl Hendrickson Auditorium on the grounds of Jamaica College in St Andrew last Saturday... Read More

Another sales surge for Grammy-nominated sets

BY KEVIN JACKSON Observer writer | Tuesday, December, 12 2017    

There is another sales spike this week for albums nominated for Best Reggae Album at the 60th Grammy Awards scheduled for January 28 at Madison Square Garden in New York. Read More

PASSAGE - DENEESE WRIGHT

Tuesday, December, 12 2017    

The Jamaica Observer continues its daily look back at people, events and works that made an impact during 2017. GOSPEL singer and radio announcer Deneese Wright died at the University Hospital of the West Indies on May 11. She was 46. Read More

Shaggy, Sting working on album

BY KEVIN JACKSON Observer writer | Monday, December, 11 2017    

Grammy-winning singer/songwriter Sting is scheduled to perform in Jamaica for the first time at the Shaggy & Friends concert on January 6 at King's House in St Andrew. The 66-year-old British artiste has been affiliated with reggae since the mid-1970s when he formed The... Read More

Putting a Pulse on the Grammys

BY HOWARD CAMPBELL Observer senior writer | Monday, December, 11 2017    

The 60th Grammy Awards take place on January 28 at Madison Square Garden in New York City. There are five nominees for Best Reggae Album. They are: Chronology by Chronixx; Stony Hill (Damian Marley); Avrakedabra (Morgan Heritage); Lost In Paradise (Common Kings) and Wash House Ting by J... Read More

PASSAGE - EARL “WYA” LINDO

Monday, December, 11 2017    

The Jamaica Observer continues its daily look back at people, events and works that made an impact during 2017.  EARL “WYA” LINDO Read More

Jay Will 'Bruk Out!'

BY KEVIN JACKSON Observer writer | Monday, December, 11 2017    

Bruk Out! A Dancehall Queen Documentary, directed by Cori Wapnowski and co-produced by Jay Will, Janet Ginsburg and Stacy Frankel, has been making the rounds at festivals around the world. Read More

Music marks Marley milestone

Thursday, December, 7 2017    

BOB Marley Museum in St Andrew resonated with the sounds of reggae music on Saturday.The occasion, the 41st anniversary of the Smile Jamaica Concert, saw performances by acts including Runkus, Leo Banton and Royal Blu. Read More

Romain closes Appleton series

Thursday, December, 7 2017    

ROMAIN Virgo is this evening's finale of the 2017 Appleton Estate Signature Nights series scheduled for the new Serengeti Bistro at Hope Zoo in St Andrew.The singer, who will be backed by The Unit Band, is raring to deliver a memorable set. Read More



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