Music

Reggae goes Motown

BY HOWARD CAMPBELL Observer senior writer | Friday, October, 11 2019    

From dancefloor ballads like My Girl to the psychedelic soul of Papa Was A Rolling Stone and the riveting What's Going On , Jamaicans have tuned into Motown since... Read More

B4 Heroes' Weekend Cooler Fete

Friday, October, 11 2019    

As a precursor to National Heroes' weekend (October 19-21), promoters of B4 Heroes' Weekend Cooler Fete have promised patrons an exciting time. Scheduled for tomorrow evening at The Courtyard, Campion College, it will feature musical juggling courtesy of DJ Laing D, DJ Nicco, and DJ... Read More

DJ Gallas selects to be happy

BY KEDIESHA PERRY Observer writer | Friday, October, 11 2019    

DJ Gallas is not confined by his situation. Nineteen years after losing the use of his legs due to injuries received from gunshot wounds, he still bills himself the “Happy Selector”. Read More

No labels for 10 LOX

Friday, October, 11 2019    

Singjay 10 LOX believes labelling music is no longer relevant as millennial artistes are fusing different genres to create new sounds. Read More

Busy solves the puzzle

BY RICHARD JOHNSON Observer senior reporter johnsonr@jamaicaobserver.com | Friday, October, 11 2019    

Busy Signal dismisses talk that Jamaican popular music, primarily dancehall, is going nowhere internationally. For the artiste, whose hits include Step Out, Night Shift, Stay So and Come Over, people who uphold this argument usually do not travel to see the genre's global... Read More

Great turnout for Fun In The Son

Thursday, October, 10 2019    

Jamaica Fun In The Son rolled into Port Antonio and Mandeville on September 28-29, with top gospel acts looking to win souls at Folly Oval and Manchester Primary School, respectively. The shows were held under the banner, 'Community... Read More

Ce'Cile elated at being 'Queen'

By Aaliyah Cunningham Observer writer aaliyahc@jamaicaobserver.com | Wednesday, October, 9 2019    

Ce'Cile is one of 14 women who will receive the Queens of Reggae Island Honorary Ceremonies (QORIHC) Award, come October 26. The event, in its fourth year, is scheduled for Courtleigh Auditorium in New Kingston. Read More

Spragga cruises to Billboard top

BY KEVIN JACKSON Observer Writer | Wednesday, October, 9 2019    

At 50 years old, deejay Spragga Benz is the oldest dancehall artiste to top the Billboard Reggae Albums Chart. He does so this week with Chiliagon , his seventh album. Read More

Jazz 'N' Cabaret hits high note

By Basil Walter Observer writer | Wednesday, October, 9 2019    

IMPROVISED and interactive performances were the order of the evening at Jazz 'N' Cabaret which took place last Sunday at Jamaica Pegasus hotel in New Kingston. Read More

Herbman hustlings

BY HOWARD CAMPBELL Observer senior writer | Wednesday, October, 9 2019    

The underground ganja industry has benefited countless Jamaican 'ghetto families' for decades. The plant's impact on inner-city youth is thus the focus of Cure My Pain , a documentary by singer Autarchii. Read More

EVER-G's moment of truth

BY HOWARD CAMPBELL Observer senior writer | Tuesday, October, 8 2019    

Singer EVER-G recalls performing at a club in Wheaton, Virginia over 20 years ago that changed the course of his career, which until then was defined by interpretation of classic reggae and soul songs. Read More

Veteran producer Glen Brown is dead

By Howard Campbell Observer senior writer | Tuesday, October, 8 2019    

GLEN Brown, a visionary music producer who worked with like-minded artistes during the 1970s, died on October 4 in New York City. Ansel Cridland of roots-reggae group The Meditations, who knew Brown for over 40 years, confirmed his death, at age 75. Read More

GoFundMe for Louie's kids

BY AALIYAH CUNNINGHAM Observer writer aaliyahc@jamaicaobserver.com | Tuesday, October, 8 2019    

JULIE Sykes — executive assistant to late deejay/actor Louie Rankin and mother to three of his children — has set up a GoFundMe account to raise money to assist them. Read More

Learn the biz, Shaggy stresses

BY RICHARD JOHNSON Observer senior reporter johnsonr@ jamaicaobserver. com | Sunday, October, 6 2019    

Grammy-winning, diamond-selling dancehall artiste shaggy is a living testament to the saying necessity is the mother of invention. The singjay remains a busy man nearly three decades after his take on the Folkes Brothers' Oh Carolina grabbed headlines, took to international charts, and... Read More

A St Mary Mi Come From off

Sunday, October, 6 2019    

The charity stage show A St Mary mi Come From will not be held this year. Read More



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