Music

Toots does the reggae in US

By Howard Campbell Observer senior writer | Tuesday, April, 2 2019    

With the world celebrating the 50th anniversary of reggae this year, Toots Hibbert, one of the artistes who helped give the music an international profile, is preparing for a 22-date tour of the United States. Read More

SingJahLion roars for education

Tuesday, April, 2 2019    

Though only 12 years old, singjay Lionel “SingJahLion” Henry has done his share of recording. In fact, he has been going to studios since age four with his father and mentor Gregory Henry. Read More

Samsung calls on DeeWunn

By Kevin Jackson Observer writer | Tuesday, April, 2 2019    

South Korean phone giant Samsung has dialled Jamaican deejay/rapper DeeWunn's song Back It Up, Drop It for their marketing campaign. Read More

Filled or flopped?

BY RICHARD JOHNSON Observer senior reporter johnsonr@jamaicaobserver.com | Tuesday, April, 2 2019    

 There are conflicting reports coming out of The Bahamas regarding the second concert in Buju Banton's Long Walk to Freedom tour, which was held at Thomas A Robinson National Stadium in the capital Nassau on Saturday. Read More

Raine Seville reminisces on EP

Tuesday, April, 2 2019    

RAINE Seville recently returned to the island after doing a month-long promotional appearances in the United States for her new single, Reminisce.Produced by Konsequence Muzik, the song was released in March. Read More

New venue for Beenie's Summa Sizzle

Sunday, March, 31 2019    

Woodleigh Sports Complex in Clarendon is the new venue for this year's staging of Summa Sizzle, the event promoted by deejay Beenie Man. Read More

B'dos braces for Buju

BY HOWARD CAMPBELL Observer senior writer | Friday, March, 29 2019    

Long considered the mecca of West Indies cricket, the Kensington Oval in Barbados has seen centuries by the region's great batsmen: Weekes, Sobers, Richards, Rowe and Lara. On April 27, promoters of the Long Road to Freedom concert there hope Buju Banton helps them score heavily at the... Read More

That day has come

By Aaliyah Cunningham Observer writer aaliyahc@jamaicaobserver.com | Friday, March, 29 2019    

Rape charges against Capleton were dropped on Wednesday when he appeared in the Kingston and St Andrew Parish Court. Read More

A text does it for Captain Love

Friday, March, 29 2019    

Released two years ago, Text Me, an EP by Brampton, Ontario-based singer Captain Love, (aka C Love) has got a new lease on life. With regional radio in Canada showing interest in its title track, he decided to throw promotional muscle behind the project. Read More

Game-changer: Sleng Teng

BY HOWARD CAMPBELL Observer senior writer | Thursday, March, 28 2019    

The Jamaica Observer continues its 'Reggae 50' feature on people, organisations, and events that have made an impact on reggae over the past 50 years.  Read More

Dancehall's Best for Miami show

BY HOWARD CAMPBELL Observer senior writer | Thursday, March, 28 2019    

Shabba Ranks and Super Cat, two titans of dancehall's golden age, are the main acts for the annual Best Of The Best show, which takes place in Miami on May 26 at Bayfront Park. Read More

ZBEK hoping for big break

Thursday, March, 28 2019    

ZBEK (Zealously Be Embracing Knowledge) is hoping he can make the transition from music videos to the silver screen. He recently returned to Jamaica after participating in several auditions in New York City. Read More

Grammy, no problem

BY KEVIN JACKSON Observer writer | Thursday, March, 28 2019    

Entertainers and record companies who intend to submit albums and recordings for the 62nd Grammy Awards will have to do so by August 31, one month earlier than the past nine years. Read More

Queens of the pack

BY KEVIN JACKSON Observer writer | Wednesday, March, 27 2019    

Since its inception in 1994, only five female Jamaican reggae acts have topped the Billboard Reggae Albums Chart.The latest is singer Koffee, whose EP Rapture debuted in the number one spot this week with sales of 444 copies. Read More

'Qdos' to Trojan Records

BY AALIYAH CUNNINGHAM Observer writer aaliyahc@jamaicaobserver.com | Wednesday, March, 27 2019    

Veteran marketing practitioner Anthony “Chips” Richards says that although the musical contribution of Jamaicans in Britain is often overlooked, things are nevertheless changing. Read More



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