The Priest from Ballard's Valley

BY HOWARD CAMPBELL Observer senior writer | Thursday, November, 15 2018    

This is the 70th year since the Empire Windrush docked in the United Kingdom carrying hundreds of West Indians seeking work to bolster that country's war-torn economy. Most of them were Jamaicans who settled in communities in London, the Midlands, Nottingham, and Bristol. The... Read More

Chino plans Ja comeback 2019

BY KEVIN JACKSON Observer writer | Thursday, November, 15 2018    

Not much has been heard about singjay Chino McGregor in Jamaica recently. However, when the Jamaica Observer caught up with him backstage at the Grace Jamaican Jerk Festival in Florida last weekend, he had quite a lot to say. Read More

Bunny Wailer on the mend

BY HOWARD CAMPBELL Observer senior writer | Wednesday, November, 14 2018    

JUST over one month since suffering a mild stroke, reggae great Bunny Wailer is undergoing therapy and recuperating, according to his manager Maxine Stowe. Read More

Dillgin waters his 'Money Tree'

Wednesday, November, 14 2018    

AFTER completing the California leg of his Money Tree EP tour, reggae singer Dillgin his sights set on the Big Apple. Read More

Spice captures Billboard top spot

BY KEVIN JACKSON Observer writer | Wednesday, November, 14 2018    

THIS year, only three female artistes have reached number one on the Billboard Reggae Album Chart. Spice is the latest. Read More

Ja music confab starts tomorrow

BY RICHARD JOHNSON Observer senior reporter | Wednesday, November, 14 2018    

A number of issues affecting the music industry will be put on the table for discussion at the sixth annual Jamaica Music Conference set for various locations across the Corporate Area, starting tomorrow and runs until Sunday. Read More

Lack of sponsors halt glitsy awards

Tuesday, November, 13 2018    

THE glitsy, Caribbean Hall of Fame Award ceremony has been rescheduled for June 2019 at the Jamaica Pegasus hotel in New Kingston. The event — hosted by the Caribbean Development for the Arts, Sports and Culture Foundation (CDASCF) — was originally slated to be held last... Read More

Stephen does it in One Take

By Howard Campbell Observer senior reporter | Tuesday, November, 13 2018    

Stephen Marley covers a lot of musical ground on One Take Acoustic Jams, his new album which dropped yesterday on the Marley-owned Ghetto Youths International label. Read More

Cops cut Capleton's show

By Rory Daley Observer writer | Monday, November, 12 2018    

It wasn't the welcome that dancehall star Capleton expected in Kingston. But his show on Saturday, A St Mary Mi Come From: Come A Town, at the National Arena was brought to a halt by law enforcement after it went pass the 2:00 am cut-off time. Read More

Jabez goes live

Monday, November, 12 2018    

Gospel singer Jabez is adding a new dimension to his latest studio album titled Amazing Praise . Read More

I-Reef's ready to govern

Monday, November, 12 2018    

Singjay I-Reef is hoping to inspire youths to follow their dreams with his latest single Govern the Road. Read More

Don Yute's new flavour

BY BRIAN BONITTO Associate Editor — Auto & Entertainment | Monday, November, 12 2018    

AN eight-year break may seem like a lifetime in music circles, but Don Yute is not perturbed. The deejay said he has used that time to tap into a new sound called World Hop. Read More


by Kevin Jackson | Monday, November, 12 2018    

SEVEN sound systems will vie for top honours at the World Clash finals scheduled for the Tibetan Canadian Cultural Centre in Toronto, Canada, next Saturday. Read More

They can't take reggae from us — Jesse Royal

Sunday, November, 11 2018    

In recent months there has been several outcries against what is being seen as cultural appropriation by several prominent acts in pop and hip hop, who sample Jamaican music without giving credit. Read More

Simon calling it?

Sunday, November, 11 2018    

Is Simon Cowell, co-creator and lead judge of the televised TV talent show X Factor, predicting that Jamaican singer Dalton Harris will make it to the finals of the current season of the show now underway in the UK? Read More


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