Music

Mighty Crown takes sound clash

Saturday, July, 21 2018    

Japan-based Mighty Crown sound system won the Sumfest Irish and Chin World Clash held at Pier One in Montego Bay on Thursday night.The sound system made light work of Ricky Trooper, Tony Matterhorn, and Pink Panther. Read More

Young producer making WAV

Saturday, July, 21 2018    

FOUR men have been indicted on first-degree murder and armed robbery charges in the shooting death of emerging rap star XXXTentacion. Read More

Skimpii, big on vibes

Saturday, July, 21 2018    

Despite not receiving the turnout promoters had anticipated, last weekend's staging of Skimpii short shorts bikini beach party was entertaining. Read More

Hood Celebrityy to spice up jerk fest

BY KEVIN JACKSON Observer writer | Friday, July, 20 2018    

The past year has been a whirlwind for Hood Celebrityy, who has moved from unknown rapper to having a hit song and signing with a major record label. Read More

Shaytana set to make debut

Friday, July, 20 2018    

LAST December, reggae-artiste Jah Vibes released the various artiste compilation titled The Revival via Zojak World Wide. Now his daughter, singer Shaytana, is about to follow in his footsteps. Read More

Sumfest in high gear

By Richard Johnson Observer senior reporter johnsonr@jamaicaobserver.com | Friday, July, 20 2018    

DownSound Entertainment, organisers of Reggae Sumfest, is predicting another great year for the annual show which gets into full swing today with the first of two live nights. Read More

AFTER 12: Chin Ravas goes Full Black

Friday, July, 20 2018    

Popular party venue Silver Sky Plaza in downtown Kingston was where Chin Ravas staged her birthday party which she dubbed 'Full Black'. Naturally, patrons observed the theme, as you can see from KARL MCLARTY's photo report. Read More

Chaka Demus, Pliers' tour hits hurdle

Thursday, July, 19 2018    

Chaka Demus and Pliers's European tour — dubbed One Night Stand — has hit a snag, according to booking agent and producer Cabel Stephenson. Read More

Stedman, Red Rose collab on new single

Thursday, July, 19 2018    

Davin Michael Stedman and Anthony Red Rose have joined forces on their latest single Free Your Mind.The single boasts the influence of the dancehall legends Sly & Robbie as well as Lenky Marsden. Read More

Ryan Mark returns with Your Grace

BY SADE GARDNER Observer writer | Thursday, July, 19 2018    

Your Grace , Ryan Mark's fifth album, is the product of a seven-year hiatus from music and experiences as a minister. The singjay formed Pure In Heart Ministries International in 2014 and put his music career on hold to develop his... Read More

1968 an 'Intensified' year

BY HOWARD CAMPBELL Observer senior writer | Thursday, July, 19 2018    

This is the seventh in a 10-part series on the Jamaica Cultural Development Commission's (JCDC) Jamaica Festival Song Competition which started in 1966.   Read More

Back in business

BY SADE GARDNER Observer writer gardners@jamaicaobserver.com | Thursday, July, 19 2018    

Queen Ifrica is scheduled to perform in New York next month at Beres Hammond's Singers in Action show, four years after the singjay was removed from a show in that city due to pressure from the gay community. Read More

Twelve to get Inspire Awards

Wednesday, July, 18 2018    

TWELVE individuals from the entertainment industry and related fraternities are selected to be lauded at the inaugural Inspire Awards, presented by the organisers of Reggae Sumfest. Read More

'Greats' to be lauded on July 28

Wednesday, July, 18 2018    

COME July 28, a slew of individuals from the entertainment circuit will be honoured at the 21st annual Tribute to the Greats. Read More

On a high note

BY SADE GARDNER Observer writer gardners@jamaicaobserver.com | Wednesday, July, 18 2018    

JAMAICA Youth Chorale (JYC) is in celebratory mode after winning silver awards at the July 4-14 World Choir Games in South Africa. Read More



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