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Neville George follows passion for music

By Balford Henry Observer senior reporter balfordh@jamaicaobserver.com | Tuesday, January, 7 2020    

JAMAICAN-BORN, Canada-based singer Neville George has always yearned to follow in the footsteps of his music idol, Bob Marley.Marley help spread the gospel of reggae globally. He died in May 1981 of cancer. Read More

Motorcycle crash claims radio DJ

Tuesday, January, 7 2020    

FAME FM disc jockey Raymond “DJ Venom” Peart and a female student of the University of Technology died on Monday, November 25, following a collision on the Spanish Town Bypass in St Catherine. Read More

Fanatick set for soca season

Tuesday, January, 7 2020    

Singjay Fanatick is hoping his latest single, See, Need, Love, will be among anthems for the upcoming soca season. Read More

Silver belle

By Kevin Jackson Observer writer | Tuesday, January, 7 2020    

Toast, the hit song by Koffee, has been certified silver in the United Kingdom for sales of over 200,000 copies. The British Phonographic Industry (BPI), which issues certifications for singles and albums in that country, made the certification in December. Read More

Marley's guitar among most expensive

Sunday, January, 5 2020    

The Washburn 22- Series Hawk guitar owned by reggae king Bob Marley has been ranked among the world's most expensive. The instrument, valued at US$1.2 million, came in at number five in a top ten ranking by the website wealthygorilla.com. Marley is said to have been given this guitar as... Read More

'Gargamel' begins Long Walk

By Richard Johnson Observer senior reporter johnsonr@jamaicaobserver.com | Sunday, January, 5 2020    

The Jamaica Observer's Entertainment Desk continues its daily look at people and events who featured prominently in the news during 2019.  Read More


BY RICHARD JOHNSON Senior staff reporter johnsonr@jamaicaobserver.com | Sunday, January, 5 2020    

Amidst reports of a huge payout for Jamaican deejay Flourgon following a settlement in the lawsuit against American pop star Miley Cyrus, his attorneys from the New York-based law firm Drummond and Squillace are downplaying the matter which has gone viral on both social media as well as... Read More

Koffee, Chronixx for St Kitts fest

By Richard Johnson Observer senior reporter | Friday, January, 3 2020    

Koffee and Chronixx have been announced as the main attractions for the St Kitts Music Festival set for the Kim Collins Athletic Stadium in the capital Basseterre from June 24-28. Read More

Elly B raises alarm

By Aaliyah Cunningham Observer writer aaliyahc@jamaicaobserver.com | Friday, January, 3 2020    

From the parish of St Thomas, dancehall artiste Elly B delivers powerful vocals accompanied by melodious sounds from the electric guitar. Read More

De'Vious ready to spread wings

BY KEVIN JACKSON Observer writer | Friday, January, 3 2020    

For years, Cham and Konshens have flown the dancehall flag for the community of Sherlock Crescent in Duhaney Park, Kingston. Deejay De'Vious is hoping to achieve similar success. Read More

More sounds from Frankie Music

Friday, January, 3 2020    

Frankie Music Productions has kicked off 2020 with a handful of new releases. The Hughenden-based label, which is led by Comar Campbell, recently issued Earthstrong by Jah Lil, Raise A Pay by... Read More

Kuzikk pleased with festival

By Kediesha Perry Observer writer | Friday, January, 3 2020    

Kamau Imhotep, member of band Kuzikk, is pleased with the inaugural staging of Kuzikk Reggae Festival. Read More

Boyz on the beat

By Sean Williams Deputy Sports Editor williamss@jamaicaobserver.com | Friday, January, 3 2020    

Two members of Jamaica's Reggae Boyz football team are turning the beat around by following their alter egos into the competitive entertainment business. Read More

Stormzy blows dancehall back onto British charts

Friday, January, 3 2020    

Dancehall music returns to the British pop charts, thanks to the song Own It by English rapper Stormzy. It features pop star Ed Sheeran and Nigerian Afro Beats singer Burna Boy. Read More

The 'One' in 6ix

BY KEVIN JACKSON Observer writer | Friday, January, 3 2020    

IT'S safe to say 2019 was a banner year for newcomer Daddy1. The Salt Spring, St James-bred deejay rose to the fore with the hit songs Anthem, Out Here, Bro Gad and Custom. Read More


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