Music

D Will hunts for his goals

BY KEVIN JACKSON Observer writer | Friday, January, 25 2019    

Toronto-based deejay D Will recently released Hunt Mi Goals, an inspirational song produced by Jermaine Ramsey. He told this column that it was inspired by a desire to achieve his objectives. Read More

Red Stripe Live concert on tonight

Friday, January, 25 2019    

SEVERAL of the island's top deejays are slated to take the stage at Red Stripe Live at Red Stripe Oval on Spanish Town Road this evening. Read More

Byll Gatezs aims for big break

By Kediesha Perry Observer writer | Friday, January, 25 2019    

UP-AND-COMING deejay Byll Gatezs is confident this year he will get his big break. Read More

Radics returns for Stars R Us

BY HOWARD CAMPBELL Observer senior writer | Thursday, January, 24 2019    

Singer Jack Radics, whose unique delivery made him a dancehall standout in the 1990s, is among the headliners for Stars R Us, scheduled for Ranny Williams Entertainment Centre on February 23. Read More

Rebelution takes the double

BY KEVIN JACKSON Observer writer | Thursday, January, 24 2019    

California reggae band Rebelution tops the Billboard Reggae Album Chart for the ninth time with their latest effort, Rebelution: Vinyl Box Set . It debuts this week with 274 copies sold. Read More

Tommy takes on Gov't

BY AALIYAH CUNNINGHAM Observer writer aaliyahc@jamaicaobserver.com | Thursday, January, 24 2019    

Ernest Smith, lawyer for Tommy Lee Sparta, says he is moving forward with proceedings to sue the government of Jamaica on behalf of his client. Read More

Rebel salutes festival

Tuesday, January, 22 2019    

REBEL Salute promoter Tony Rebel is proud with the outcome of this year's festival which unfolded at Grizzly's Plantation Cove in Priory, St Ann, last Friday and Saturday. Read More

Queen delivers 'throne' speech

By Aaliyah Cunningham Observer writer aaliyahc@jamaicaobserver.com | Tuesday, January, 22 2019    

Queen Ifrica is not one to mince words and last Saturday was no different. She used her performance on closing night of Rebel Salute to speak directly to Jamaica's Government about issues plaguing the country. Read More

Castell does ode to brother

BY HOWARD CAMPBELL Observer senior writer | Tuesday, January, 22 2019    

OF the talented singers that emerged from Waterhouse in the late 1970s, Lacksley Castell is probably the most enigmatic. Though he helped define what became the Waterhouse sound, he is not as well-known as his contemporaries Hugh Mundell, Michael Rose or Don Carlos. Read More

A Betta Tomorrow concert on Friday

Tuesday, January, 22 2019    

Deejay Kevin Smith, conceptualiser of A Betta Tomorrow, says the annual gospel concert is one at which souls are saved. Its next staging is scheduled for the old May Pen Police Station in Clarendon on Friday. Read More

Reggae museum coming

BY BALFORD HENRY Observer senior reporter balfordh@jamaicaobserver.com | Tuesday, January, 22 2019    

THE Ministry of Tourism will create an international reggae music museum in Kingston, as one of the projects planned for Reggae Month in February. Read More

Brit launches J'can app

BY HOWARD CAMPBELL Observer senior writer | Monday, January, 21 2019    

When it comes to Jamaican music and culture, Karen Proctor has no preference for any era and sees no boundaries. She reaches out to the like-minded with Jamarado — the reggae and dancehall app, which she unofficially launched last month. Read More

Full slate for VP's 40th

Sunday, January, 20 2019    

A year-long calendar of activities has been announced to celebrate the 40th anniversary of VP Records. Read More

Tame Rebel Salute opening

BY RICHARD JOHNSON Observer senior reporter johnsonr@jamaicaobserver.com | Sunday, January, 20 2019    

Friday's opening night of performances at the reggae festival Rebel Salute stayed true to the tradition it has established for itself. Read More

Louie still big on Culture

By Kediesha Perry Observer writer | Saturday, January, 19 2019    

Louie Culture believes the current crop of roots-revival artistes are carrying the baton with distinction, despite a proliferation of foreign music in Jamaica. Read More



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