Music

Artistes take a stance

BY HOWARD CAMPBELL Observer senior writer | Tuesday, May, 14 2019    

Disturbed by perceived United States interference in Venezuela, a group of roots-reggae artistes have recorded Hands Off, a defiant song that calls out President Donald Trump as a greedy despot trying to overthrow the South American country's elected leader. Read More

Robertha shall not be moved

By Howard Campbell Observer senior writer | Tuesday, May, 14 2019    

Singer Robertha was only 14 years old when Tracy Chapman's sensational self-titled album came out in 1988. Its impact on the Old Harbour High School student was instant, and helped shape her career as a singer/songwriter. Read More

Chris Martin tops Billboard

By Kevin Jackson Observer writer | Tuesday, May, 14 2019    

And Then, the sophomore album by singer Christopher Martin, enters the billboard Reggae Albums chart at number one this week. VP Records released the 15-song set on May 3. Read More

Pembrooke Whittock sings for his Virtuous Woman

Tuesday, May, 14 2019    

As a youngster in Hayes, Clarendon, Pembrooke Whittock was inspired by fellow Clarendonians Freddie McGregor, Toots Hibbert and Ernest Wilson. Read More

JahDore heads to court

BY BRIAN BONITTO Associate Editor — Auto & Entertainment bonittob@jamaicaobserver.com | Tuesday, May, 14 2019    

SINCE kicking off his career eight years ago, JahDore has not made any major headlines until now.The Rastafarian singjay is scheduled to appear in the Kingston and St Andrew Parish Court in Half-Way-Tree on June 4 to answer to assault charges. Read More

Andi-Ites in the nick of time

By Kediesha Perry Observer writer | Tuesday, May, 14 2019    

Roots -reggae singer Andi-Ites is hoping to spread words of encouragement through his latest single Master Your Time . Read More

Jabez's gift to moms

BY BRIAN BONITTO Associate Editor — Auto & Entertainment bonittob@jamaicaobserver.com | Sunday, May, 12 2019    

 Each Mother's Day, gospel singer Jabez says he is overcome by the grief of losing his mom to illness more than three decades ago. Read More

Local musicians partner with orchestra

Sunday, May, 12 2019    

An impressive list of local musicians will join the ranks of the Philharmonic Orchestra of Jamaica for their annual spring concert season, which takes place next weekend, May 18-19, at the University Chapel, Mona. Read More

Third World for Groovin'

Sunday, May, 12 2019    

It has been confirmed that reggae ambassadors Third World has been added to the line-up for Groovin' In The Park, the annual reggae festival held in New York. Read More

Point Fortin Engine Room at full steam

By Kevin Jackson Observer writer | Sunday, May, 12 2019    

 During the recent carnival season, Point Fortin Engine Room, a veteran Trinidadian band, created a stir at popular events with their blend of traditional and contemporary calypso/soca. Read More

Doing it for mom

Sunday, May, 12 2019    

Zella Dino, a singjay based in Washington DC, says his latest song, What Would I Do Without You , was inspired by his mother whom he calls Miss Iris: Read More

An ode to mother

Sunday, May, 12 2019    

Singer Eclectic Davis dedicated his song, Missing You , to his mother Jennifer Louise Davis: Read More

Billy Mystic vows to rise from ashes

By Richard Johnson Observer senior reporter johnsonr@jamaicaobserver.com | Friday, May, 10 2019    

Wednesday's fire in Bull Bay, St Andrew which gutted the home of Mystic Revealers frontman Billy Mystic, took more than just items which he and his family had sentimental and emotional attachment. Read More

A lethal combination

BY HOWARD CAMPBELL Observer senior writer | Friday, May, 10 2019    

When Wendy Nikola was contacted last year to contribute a song to Lethalz, a potential movie, there was no need to prod her. It was some time since the Jamaican singer had released new material, but she felt an instant adrenaline rush. Read More

Elements of Musical Masquerade

BY KEVIN JACKSON Observer writer | Friday, May, 10 2019    

Two years ago, producer Musical Masquerade had hits with Rayvon and Red Fox's No Other Like You, and Just Like Magic by Mavado and rapper Jadakiss. Both songs are on his debut album, Elements of Reggae. Read More



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