Music

Montasia goes reggae on All Alone

BY HOWARD CAMPBELL Observer senior writer | Thursday, May, 2 2019    

Though it produced mega-selling groups like New Edition and New Kids On The Block, Boston has never gained the respect of traditional music markets in New York City or Los Angeles. Like those cities, Bean Town's sounds were diverse, which appealed to native sons Chris Emerson and Donald... Read More

Chris Blackwell and Island Records

BY HOWARD CAMPBELL Observer senior writer | Wednesday, May, 1 2019    

The Jamaica Observer continues its 'Reggae 50' feature on people, organisations, and events that have made an impact on reggae over the past 50 years.  Read More

Well played 'Bo Pee'

By Aaliyah Cunningham Observer writer | Wednesday, May, 1 2019    

Members of the music and cultural communities gathered in numbers to pay final respect to guitarist Winston “Bo Pee” Bowen at the New Life Assembly God Church of God in Kingston on Saturday. Read More

Dillgin lauds gov't's stance on lupus

Wednesday, May, 1 2019    

Dillgin is commending the government's decision to allow Jamaicans suffering from lupus to have their medical condition covered by the National Health Fund (NHF). Read More

Ce'Cile hails SOE

Wednesday, May, 1 2019    

Ce'Cile is embracing the Government's decision to declare a state of public emergency (SOE) in the Area One Police Division, following a surge in murders in recent months. Read More

Nooks ponders suing cops

BY BRIAN BONITTO Associate Editor — Auto & Entertainment bonittob@jamaicaobserver.com | Tuesday, April, 30 2019    

TOM Tavares-Finson, attor ney-at-law representing singer George Nooks, says his client is “looking to sue the police for false arrest”. Read More

Cocoa Tea back on Billboard

BY KEVIN JACKSON Observer writer | Tuesday, April, 30 2019    

Veteran roots singer Cocoa Tea re-enters the Billboard Reggae Albums Chart this week at number 13 with Music Is Our Business. The 20-song set was released March 15 by the VP Music Group. Read More

Lady Donna is a concerned citizen

Tuesday, April, 30 2019    

As the 21st century beckoned, Donna Burnett was not impressed with the state of affairs in Jamaica. During visits to her homeland from the United States, she saw chronic crime and economic stagnation. Read More

Rihanna turns out for Buju

BY RICHARD JOHNSON Observer senior reporter johnsonr@jamaicaobserver.com | Monday, April, 29 2019    

From all indications the Long Walk to Freedom tour by reggae artiste Buju Banton continued its history-making ways with the fourth stop in Barbados on Saturday. Read More

University Singers hit high note

BY AALIYAH CUNNINGHAM Observer writer | Sunday, April, 28 2019    

DESPITE not getting the massive turnout as in previous years, organisers of This Joyful Eastertide feel the event lived up to its high standard. Read More

Re-releasing Legend

Sunday, April, 28 2019    

The family of reggae king Bob Marley, Island Records and Universal Music Enterprise (UMe), have collaborated to release a vinyl reissue of Legend , his mega-selling 'best of' album that was first released in May... Read More

JA celebrates Int'l Jazz Day

Sunday, April, 28 2019    

The eighth International Jazz Day will be observed around the world this Tuesday, April 30 and Jamaica is in on the celebrations Read More

Jully Black follows her love

BY KEVIN JACKSON Observer writer | Friday, April, 26 2019    

Two years ago, singer Jully Black was named among the '25 Greatest Canadian Singers Ever' by CBC Music, a radio network affiliated to the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. It's an accomplishment she holds dear, but Black wants to accomplish more. Read More

Young Garvey sticks to roots

Friday, April, 26 2019    

There were not many positive stories about Rastafari when singer Young Garvey was a boy. In his circles, adults spoke disparagingly about the faith and those who practised it. Read More

No-Maddz brings Heaven on Earth

By Aaliyah Cunningham Observer writer cunninghamc@jamaicaobserver.com | Friday, April, 26 2019    

Known for their blend of reggae, dub poetry and storytelling, The No- Maddz introduced Heaven on Earth, their new album, during a pre-release party Wednesday at Epican Jamaica Lounge in Kingston. Read More



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