Music

Tarrus to close Signature series

Tarrus Riley will bring the curtains down on the Appleton Estate Signature Nights 2018 at the newly opened Chillin' Serengeti at Hope Zoo in Kingston this evening. Read More

Rootz Fest this weekend
LOVERS of roots-rock reggae music will be in for a great treat over the weekend as several of the gener's established acts are slated for the 2018 staging of the annual Rastafari Rootz Fest at Long Bay Park in Negril from Friday, December 14 to Sunday, December 16.... Read More

Return of the chart-toppers
SIX of the 10 positions on this week's Billboard Reggae Albums Chart are former number ones. Five have improved their standing while the other has fallen down the table.... Read More

Trojan soldiers on
The Jamaica Observer continues its reflection on the year in entertainment. This daily column looks on the achievers, trendsetters, those who died, and the controversies. ... Read More

Jamming with Desmond Foster

By Howard Campbell Observer senior writer | Wednesday, December, 12 2018    

Desmond Foster is old enough to remember when Jamaican parties were the rage in his native Harlesden. The uptempo songs that were played recalled the vibe of good times 'back a yaad'. Read More

It's Protoje's time

BY BRIAN BONITTO Associate Editor -- Auto and Entertainment bonittob@jamaicaobserver.com | Wednesday, December, 12 2018    

PROTOJE says a Grammy nomination was the furthest thing from his mind for his album, A Matter of Time. In fact, the roots-revival artiste had lost faith in the annual awards show when his previous set, Ancient Future, was snubbed. Read More

Finger-licking Xmas songs

By Kevin Jackson Observer writer | Tuesday, December, 11 2018    

FOR the second consecutive year, KFC Jamaica has collaborated with King Yard Productions on a Yuletide music project. The KFC Christmas Album features nine songs from several top acts including Christopher Martin and Romain Virgo. Read More

Rest like a Champion

BY BRIAN BONITTO Associate Editor --- Auto & Entertainment bonittob@jamaicaobserver.com | Tuesday, December, 11 2018    

DESPITE numerous calls for live shows, impresario Tommy Cowan believes Buju Banton should not rush to start doing the rounds. Read More

A creole Christmas

BY RICHARD JOHNSON Observer senior reporter johnsonr@jamaicaobserver.com | Sunday, December, 9 2018    

There is absolutely no shortage of creative talent in Jamaica. Read More

Ja takes fourth place at Miss World

Sunday, December, 9 2018    

For the second consecutive year Jamaica's representative to the Miss w orld pageant finished in the top five of the competition Read More

Family time for Buju

BY BALFORD HENRY Senior staff reporter balfordh@jamaicaobserver.com | Sunday, December, 9 2018    

One of Buju Banton's first wish on his return to the island Friday night was to spend quality time with his family, according to the Grammy award-winning deejay's producer, manager, mentor, and friend Donovan Germain. Read More

Etana leads the way for Tad's

BY HOWARD CAMPBELL Observer senior writer | Saturday, December, 8 2018    

When Etana and music producer Tad Dawkins met in the summer of 2017, it was to discuss her recording a song for Old King Cole Riddim, a compilation album from his company, Tad's International Record. Their talks soon expanded. Read More

Reggae Grammy up for grabs

BY KEVIN JACKSON Observer writer | Saturday, December, 8 2018    

ETANA has broken a 21-year drought for female artistes in the Best Reggae Album category of the Grammy Awards. Her Reggae Forever is the first album by a woman to make the cut since Sister Carol's Lyrically Potent in 1997. Read More

Taking a sample from Buju

BY KEVIN JACKSON Observer writer | Friday, December, 7 2018    

Tomorrow, Buju Banton is set to be released from federal prison in Georgia. He has been incarcerated in the United States since 2010 for a drug-related crime. Leading up to his release, the Jamaica Observer presents a daily feature on what has transpired in that... Read More

Julian Marley upbeat about new set

RICHARD JOHNSON Observer senior reporter | Friday, December, 7 2018    

On Monday night, the upper deck of the cruise liner Independence of the Seas rocked to the music of the sons of reggae superstar Bob Marley. Read More



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