Music

Marley boys rock cruise

BY RICHARD JOHNSON Observer senior reporter | Wednesday, December, 5 2018    

The spirit of reggae king Bob Marley was palpable aboard Independence of The Seas on the Ocho Rios leg of the Welcome to Jamrock Reggae Cruise on Monday. Read More

Mr Vegas to be repaid for drone

Wednesday, December, 5 2018    

WAYNE South — a music-video director, who had borrowed a drone from Mr Vegas but claimed it was lost at sea — is scheduled to return to the Kingston and St Andrew Parish Court in Half-Way-Tree on December 21 to make a partial payment of US$600 to the... Read More

YVAs calls time out

BY KEVIN JACKSON Observer writer | Wednesday, December, 5 2018    

THE YVAs (Your View Awards) will not be held next year. According to organisers, An Elegant Affair, the task of producing the annual event has taken a toll on staff. Read More

A duet made in Heaven

BY HOWARD CAMPBELL Observer senior writer | Tuesday, December, 4 2018    

On Saturday, December 8, 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... Read More

Canada's Mystic Sound wins World Clash

By Kevin Jackson Observer writer | Tuesday, December, 4 2018    

For the third-consecutive year a Canadian sound system has won the World Clash title. On November 24, Mystic Sound took top honours by beating six rivals at Tibetan Canadian Cultural Centre in Toronto. Read More

Danglin stands up for the real soldiers

Tuesday, December, 4 2018    

AS a youth in Guys Hill, St Catherine, Dwayne Anglin said there was little taught in his school about black heroes like Marcus Garvey and Malcolm X. As an adult, he believes not much has changed. Read More

My brother's keeper

BY HOWARD CAMPBELL Observer senior writer | Monday, December, 3 2018    

On Saturday, December 8, 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... Read More

Dalton's roadmap to X Factor final

Sunday, December, 2 2018    

Jamaican singer Dalton Harris carved out a place for himself yesterday when he made it to the finals of the televised talent showcase X Factor UK. The 24-year-old, who hails from Clarendon, first became a household name eight years ago when he snagged the local Digicel Rising Stars... Read More

Last lap for Dalton

BY RICHARD JOHNSON Observer senior reporter johnsonr@jamaicaobserver.com | Sunday, December, 2 2018    

In a matter of hours Jamaican singer Dalton Harris will know his fate on the finals of the televised talent show X Factor UK. Read More

Dubbing is a must

By Howard Campbell Observer senior writer | Friday, November, 30 2018    

Every musical movement has a trendy hub. In the case of the much-touted roots-reggae revival in Jamaica, it is the Kingston Dub Club (KDC) run by sound system selector Gabre Selassie. Read More

Unknown Gringo gets warm reception

Friday, November, 30 2018    

MoBay's on-the-rise singjay Unknown Gringo gave a well-received performance during the JB Outa West show at the Dump Up beach in St James last weekend. Read More

Germain looks to victorious weekend

BY RICHARD JOHNSON Observer senior reporter | Friday, November, 30 2018    

This weekend is very important for music producer Donovan Germain. Today, Kingston College, his alma mater, goes up against North Street rivals St George's College in the final of the Manning Cup. Read More

Autarchii readies to rock

Friday, November, 30 2018    

Having done the New York City club rounds for the past two years, roots artiste Autarchii returns to Jamaica in December for shows he hopes will expose his music here and help revive reggae's benevolence. Read More

Ras Haitrm's tells the world

By Kevin Jackson Observer writer | Friday, November, 30 2018    

A large turnout of patrons, including well-wishers, media and music industry personnel gathered Tuesday in the Emerald Room at Eden Gardens Wellness Resort for the launch of Ras Haitrm's album Go and Tell The World, which is distributed by VPAL Music. Read More

The Frenchie connection

BY HOWARD CAMPBELL Observer senior writer | Friday, November, 30 2018    

 IN the early 1990s, most French youth who were into Jamaican music favoured roots-reggae acts like Burning Spear, Culture and Israel Vibration. Not Paris-born Fabrice Allegre, though; he was drawn to hardcore dancehall. Read More



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