Music

OMI salutes the police

OMI has released a new song and video titled To Serve and Protect. It pays tribute to the Jamaica Constabulary Force and was written before he started his recording career. Read More

Blvk H3ro steps out
While working as an intern at National Commercial Bank (NCB) in Kingston, Blvk H3ro was busy in the recording studio working on songs that would define his career as an artiste. Some of those songs are on The Immortal Stepper, his debut album, which is released...... Read More

Tuff Chat from Bling Ras
Deejay Bling Ras hopes his new song, Tuff Chat, will gain some traction in the United States. It is the follow-up to Money Nuff, which made ripples last year in the dancehall.... Read More

Williams produces Knack Outt songs
Since its launch in 2017, Knack Outt Productions has worked mostly with fresh talent. Label boss, Dalton Williams, said producers should provide more opportunities for emerging artistes.... Read More

'Write' Stuff

BY RICHARD JOHNSON Observer senior reporter johnsonr@jamaicaobserver.com | Friday, February, 15 2019    

When the Jamaica Reggae Industry Association (JaRIA) hands out its Honour Awards on March 5 at the Little Theatre in St Andrew, Tanya Stephens will be among the recognised. Read More

Stepping High fest returns in March

By Howard Campbell Observer senior writer | Friday, February, 15 2019    

AN unapologetic Rastaman, Lyndon Connell, has always tied his faith to ganja and reggae. So, when he started the Stepping High Ganja Festival 16 years ago, those components were inevitable. Read More

Dillgin continues fight against lupus

Friday, February, 15 2019    

Dillgin has reinforced his commitment to the lupus fight by pledging that part proceeds of the sale of his EP, Money Tree , be donated towards the Lupus Foundation of Jamaica. Read More

Sharea sets a Foundation

BY JOSEPH CUNNINGHAM Observer writer | Friday, February, 15 2019    

DETERMINED to become a household name, Dwayne “Sharea” Nash is hoping that his latest project — Foundation — is the platform on which he'll build a solid music career. Read More

Peabo shows love for Gregory

BY AALIYAH CUNNINGHAM Observer writer aaliyahc@jamaicaobserver.com | Thursday, February, 14 2019    

After 40-odd years in the music business, American R&B singer Peabo Bryson is still touring, performing in the United States, United Kingdom and Indonesia. His next stop is Jamaica where he and fellow singer Regina Belle will headline Red Rose for Gregory, scheduled for Sunday at... Read More

Capleton's 'St Mary' returns home

BY RICHARD JOHNSON Observer senior reporter johnsonr@jamaicaobserver.com | Wednesday, February, 13 2019    

Annual charity show A St Mary Mi Come From will return to its original home for the 2019 staging. Read More

Grammy girl

By Howard Campbell Observer senior writer | Wednesday, February, 13 2019    

She was not nominated for a Grammy Award, but Melissa Dunkley was very much on display at music's biggest spectacle last Sunday at Staples Center in Los Angeles. Singer Etana wore one of her designs on the red carpet. Read More

Zella Dino gets wake-up call

Wednesday, February, 13 2019    

Though he was largely content, personally and professionally, Dennis Sharp said something was missing from his life. It was a void he could not identify until a celestial experience two years ago. Read More

Acts open Jamaica's songbook

BY RICHARD JOHNSON Observer senior reporter johnsonr@jamaicaobserver.com | Tuesday, February, 12 2019    

THE fact that February is being celebrated as Reggae Month may have influenced the majority of the acts on Sunday's annual musical variety show, Dwight Richards and Friends, to include the genre in their sets. Read More

Machel's G.O.A.T. tops Billboard

BY KEVIN JACKSON Observer writer | Tuesday, February, 12 2019    

Soca star Machel Montano has topped the Billboard Reggae Albums Chart with his latest effort, the 19-song G.O.A.T . , which debuts this week with 419 copies... Read More

New energy for mento

BY HOWARD CAMPBELL Observer senior writer | Tuesday, February, 12 2019    

IN the 1960s when most Jamaican teenagers were into ska and rocksteady, Ralph Lindsay tuned into mento, a sound many of his peers deemed “old people music”. As leader of the Energy Plus Mento Band, he remains a standard bearer for a fading piece of the country's... Read More



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