Music

Ambrosa shows sister power

Friday, May, 10 2019    

A new generation of female artistes have come to the fore in recent years, Naomi Cowan, Lila Ike, Sevana and Koffee — the most prominent names. Ambrosa hopes to join that list.However, she feels more female acts should rise to the occasion. Read More

Holding all the Aces

By Kediesha Perry Observer writer | Friday, May, 10 2019    

AceGawd is among a new wave of artistes making their presence felt on the dancehall scene. Read More

Soca comes under pressure

Thursday, May, 9 2019    

PRESSURE Buss Pipe has been the standard- bearer for reggae music in the US Virgin Islands, since he came to the fore in 2007 with Love and Affection. Read More

Jah Stitch, dead at 69

BY HOWARD CAMPBELL Observer senior writer | Thursday, May, 9 2019    

Jah Stitch, a colourful and pivotal figure in dancehall culture, died in Kingston on April 29 at age 69. He reportedly succumbed to complications from diabetes and a stroke. Read More

Ken Boothe to thrill on Mother's Day

Thursday, May, 9 2019    

Veteran singer Ken Boothe is the headliner of Thank You Mama — Celebrating All Mothers at Kaiser's Hotel located in Negril on Sunday, Mother's Day. Read More

General marches to the rhythm

Wednesday, May, 8 2019    

Music producers like Comar Campbell are a lot like the artistes they work with. For them, making a hit rhythm is just as important as getting a hit song, because it keeps them relevant in a competitive market. Read More

Iration climbs Billboard summit

Wednesday, May, 8 2019    

Last June, California reggae band Iration debuted at number two on the Billboard Reggae Albums chart with its self-titled set. Forty-one weeks later, that album is number one. Read More

Asadenaki eyes greener pastures

BY HOWARD CAMPBELL Observer senior writer | Wednesday, May, 8 2019    

During filming for the documentary Grass is Greener at Pinnacle in December 2017, singer Asadenaki was inspired by the location that holds a special place in the annals of Rastafari and ganja. Read More

Gospel therapy for DJ Nicholas

BY KEVIN JACKSON Observer writer | Tuesday, May, 7 2019    

DJ Nicholas has teamed with Anthony Brown and group therAPy for the song A ll Night, All Day . The single will be on the American gospel act's fourth album, set for release later this year by Indiana independent label Tyscot... Read More

Little John grew up on sound systems

BY HOWARD CAMPBELL Observer senior writer | Tuesday, May, 7 2019    

Forty years ago when Little John kicked off his career, aspiring singers came up through the ranks doing the sound system rounds. He could not have asked for a better introduction. Read More

Buju captures Suriname

BY RICHARD JOHNSON Observer senior reporter johnsonr@jamaicaobserver.com | Tuesday, May, 7 2019    

Buju Banton's Long Walk to Freedom tour made its way into the Dutch-speaking, South American nation of Suriname on Saturday. And, from all indications, it was another successful stop. Read More

It's Leosean's time

Tuesday, May, 7 2019    

As a youth in De la Vega, Spanish Town, Sean Lewis had his fill of entertainment. There were countless sound systems and dances for artistes to develop their skills. Read More

More Marley music?

Sunday, May, 5 2019    

It appears that there are some recordings of the late reggae king Bob Marley which are yet to be made public. Read More

Inna De Yard at Tribeca

Sunday, May, 5 2019    

Jamaica had a strong showing at this year's staging of the 18th annual Tribeca Film Festival, which began on April 24 and is set to conclude today. The island and reggae music were represented with a screening of director Peter Webber's documentary Inna De Yard: The Soul of... Read More

Jah's reggae servant in Vancouver

By Howard Campbell Observer senior writer | Sunday, May, 5 2019    

Known for rock bands like Loverboy and Prism, Vancouver's reggae scene is not as hyped but the city hosts major acts annually. It is also home to Jah Servant Records, a label owned by home town boy Mark Giles. Read More



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