Music

Shaggy to make splash

BY KEDIESHA PERRY Observer writer | Thursday, August, 8 2019    

Grammy-winning entertainer Shaggy has been selected as the voice of Sebastian, the crab in Disney/ABC's live production of the animated movie, The Little Mermaid. Read More

Jahmiel, Chronic Law post weak sales

By Kevin Jackson Observer Writer | Wednesday, August, 7 2019    

Popularity does not necessarily translate into sales. That is the story on the Billboard Reggae Albums Chart this week. Dancehall artistes Jahmiel and Chronic Law debut with paltry sales of their album and EP, respectively. Read More

Vershon barred from Bermuda

BY KEDIESHA PERRY Observer writer | Wednesday, August, 7 2019    

Vershon was denied entry into Bermuda last Friday by immigration officials. He was slated to perform at the BDA Summer Music Festival the following day. Read More

PM Mottley gives Crop Over nod

By Richard Johnson Observer senior reporter johnsonr@jamaicaobserver.com | Wednesday, August, 7 2019    

Christ Church , Barbados — Barbadian Prime Minister Mia Mottley was among the thousands of spectators who gathered along the route of the Grand Kadooment Day, culmination of two months of celebrations for Crop Over 2019. Read More

OJ for Rita

BY HOWARD CAMPBELL Observer senior writer | Wednesday, August, 7 2019    

Rita Marley, who steadfastly developed her husband's legacy into a multi-million dollar brand, has been awarded the Order of Jamaica in this year's National Honours and Awards, announced yesterday by the Jamaican government. Read More

Joanna Walker tastes victory

By Aaliyah Cunningham Observer writer | Tuesday, August, 6 2019    

St James' Joanna Walker is the 2019 Jamaica Gospel Song winner. The final, held Sunday evening, filled the National Arena in Kingston with songs of praise. Read More

Alison Hinds rolls with Jamaica

By Richard Johnson Observer senior reporter johnsonr@jamaicaobserver.com | Tuesday, August, 6 2019    

Christ Church, Barbados: Carnival in Jamaica has received a major endorsement from Bajan soca queen, Alison Hinds. Read More

Oska (10 Star) is a London Yardie

Tuesday, August, 6 2019    

United Kingdom-based deejay Oska (10 Star) is getting a buzz with his latest single London Yardie. Read More

Phillye, Sizzla team up for

Friday, August, 2 2019    

During her frequent visits to Jamaica, American singer Phillye fell in love with reggae music. Recently, the Philadelphia native teamed with Sizzla on the song, Weekend Love. Read More

Robert Minott takes aim with I Want You

BY HOWARD CAMPBELL Observer senior writer | Friday, August, 2 2019    

Since kicking off his recording career over 30 years ago, Robert Minott has cut a number of hardcore reggae songs and a spattering of collaborations with acts from Bunny Rugs to Elephant Man. His latest song, I Want You, may be his strongest effort to date. Read More

Nigma puts in the work

Friday, August, 2 2019    

St Catherine-born deejay Kemar “Nigma” Watson is pleased with the feedback to Put In the Work.“People love the song, everybody ah say ah it this. This is the song to really launch my career, everybody ah endorse it,” Nigma said. Read More

Diva on the move

Friday, August, 2 2019    

Having put her music career on hold in the 1990s due to motherhood, singer C Diva makes her solo debut with the song Broken. Read More

Behold, it's Yusimi Yusimi

Friday, August, 2 2019    

As a musician, singer Yusimi Yusimi developed his skills as a member of two respected bands. A student of roots-reggae, his songs bear the live sound he learned to appreciate during his time with the Fabulous Five and Monyaka. Read More

Weddy Weddy comes of age

By Howard Campbell Observer senior writer | Wednesday, July, 31 2019    

Considered by some dancehall pundits as the genre's godfather, Winston “Wee Pow” Powell celebrates another milestone this evening with 15 years of Weddy Weddy, the weekly dance that has helped expose upcoming artistes and sound system... Read More

Chris Martin has the moves on Billboard

BY KEVIN JACKSON Observer writer | Wednesday, July, 31 2019    

Christopher Martin regains strength on this week's Billboard Reggae Albums Chart with And Then, which bolts from number 22 to two. Read More



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