Music

Peter Tosh's son healing

The Jamaican public was given an update on the progress being made by Peter Tosh's son Jawara, more popularly known as Tosh 1, who was left in a coma for over a year after being beaten in a New Jersey jail, reportedly at the hands of a fellow inmate. Read More

Jimmy Spliff moves on
Though he could not retain his title as champion of the World Fight Club (WFC) sound clash league, selector Jimmy Spliff is confident that it will not have negative implications on his career.... Read More

Wanted: More Tosh music
Despite the strong line-up of acts at this year's Peter Tosh Music Festival, held at the Pulse Centre in New Kingston on Saturday, the event lacked the spark that was evident at previous stagings of the event.... Read More

Pull the merch, Kanye
The Jamaican Government has requested that American rapper Kanye West pull some of the merchandise being sold on his website following his successful pop-up religious performance, “Sunday Service”, at Emancipation Park in St Andrew last Friday.... Read More

Jamaican in the midst

By Kediesha Perry Observer writer | Sunday, October, 20 2019    

For many it was not surprising that there was a Jamaican, among the members of the 120-strong mass choir lead by American rapper Kanye West, which ministered inside Emancipation Park on Friday evening. Read More

Mavado's daughter ready for Wa-Ta Fantasy

Friday, October, 18 2019    

Daniela Brooks, the teenage daughter of dancehall artiste Mavado, is setting her sights on following in her father's footsteps. Read More

Magnum Big 20 celebrations go islandwide

Friday, October, 18 2019    

Event promoters and consumers are targets for the Magnum Big 20 Celebrations, which kicked off Wednesday evening with a media launch at Mas Camp in Kingston. Read More

Lion Order drops maiden

Friday, October, 18 2019    

Philadelphi-based record label Lion Order Productions is enjoying the release of its first production, the rhythm Undefeated. Read More

Bramma gets Rugged & Deadly

BY KEVIN JACKSON Observer writer | Friday, October, 18 2019    

It has been four years since singjay Bramma released his EP, One A Day. He plans to put out his first album, Rugged & Deadly, soon.The project, according to Bramma, will comprise songs that stand the test of time. Read More

Rodigan Returns

BY RICHARD JOHNSON Observer senior reporter johnsonr@jamaicaobserver.com | Friday, October, 18 2019    

His clashes with local radio jock Barry G and sound system selectors in the 1980s were legendary. Come November, Dubwise Jamaica a local entertainment outfit and cannabis dispensary Kaya Herb House, are joining forces to relive some of these moments with British broadcaster, reggae music... Read More

Magnum moments

Friday, October, 18 2019    

Popular drink Magnum Tonic Wine is celebrating its 20th anniversary and kicked off the milestone with a launch event at Mas Camp inside the Independence Park complex in St Andrew. Read More

Blizzi's God Complex

Friday, October, 18 2019    

Talented producer-turned-artiste Blizzi is amping up promotion on his new God Complex EP, his second body of work that includes eight diverse tracks that he hopes will ignite the dancehall industry. Read More

Tell it like it is'

By Howard Campbell Observer senior writer | Friday, October, 18 2019    

Veteran music insider Copeland Forbes is encouraging colleagues to write memoirs, not just documenting their careers, but to enlighten the next generation of reggae artistes, managers and producers. Read More

GT rebrands Christmas show

Thursday, October, 17 2019    

It's a new look, name and venue for the annual holiday stage show formerly known as the GT Taylor Christmas Reggae Extravaganza. Read More

Michael Rose does ska

BY HOWARD CAMPBELL Observer senior writer | Thursday, October, 17 2019    

IT'S not common for a roots-reggae star and a Venezuelan musician to get together and make a ska album, but that's exactly what Michael Rose and Dario Adames did last year. Read More



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