Music

Diana does it for DJ Khaled

BY KEVIN JACKSON Observer writer | Wednesday, May, 29 2019    

Father of Asahd, the 11th studio album by American hip hop mogul DJ Khaled, debuted at number two on the Billboard 200 Albums chart this week. The set, which has appearances by Buju Banton, Sizzla and Mavado, also samples songs by Jamaican artistes. Read More

Rain dampens NYOJ concert

By Aaliyah Cunningham Observer writer aaliyahc@jamaicaobserver.com | Tuesday, May, 28 2019    

Melodies of Empowerment, a free concert hosted by the National Youth Orchestra of Jamaica' (NYOJ) was postponed due to Sunday's inclement weather conditions. Read More

Ja'roy flaunts it

Tuesday, May, 28 2019    

With almost 10 years of recording under his belt, rapper Ja'roy knows the importance of being positive whenever he records a song. He got that special feeling when cutting Flaunt That , his latest single. Read More

Real Money wins Guinness clash

Tuesday, May, 28 2019    

REAL Money Sound secured a spot in the final of Guinness Sounds of Greatness (GSOG) by dispatching the competition in the contest's third leg at Skateland in Linstead, St Catherine, last Friday. Read More

Gays put heat on Sizzla

BY KEDIESHA PERRY Observer writer | Tuesday, May, 28 2019    

History is repeating itself for Sizzla Kalonji. For the second year in a row, he is under attack from a California gay rights group. Read More

Sumfest goes social

BY RICHARD JOHNSON Observer senior reporter johnsonr@jamaicaobserver.com | Sunday, May, 26 2019    

The Get Social Awards is the latest initiative being employed by the organisers of Reggae Sumfest in an effort to promote the annual music festival. Read More

A 'Bounty-ful' contribution

By Aaliyah Cunningham Observer writer aaliyahc@jamaicaobserver.com | Friday, May, 24 2019    

For the second year in a row, Bounty Killer, through his foundation of the same name, made donations to the Kingston Public Hospital (KPH) and the Victoria Jubilee Hospital as part of his Labour for Love project. Read More

YardStyle takes a Victory Lap

Friday, May, 24 2019    

Portmore's YardStyle Entertainment prides itself as one of the few production companies that focuses on emerging acts. Their clientele includes Maestro Don, Lady Ali, Raine Seville, Nuklear, Blu Lyon and Ky-Enie. Read More

Rebellious Rasta Picknii

By Aaliyah Cunningham Observer writer | Friday, May, 24 2019    

Davianah is set to release her debut EP Rasta Picknii in June. On it, she says she shares her personal story with listeners. Read More

Klymate finds the Escape

BY KEVIN JACKSON Observer writer | Friday, May, 24 2019    

Dancehall and soca were James Ashton's favourite genres while growing up. Known professionally as Klymate, he is ready to hit the big time by blending those sounds. Read More

V Merchant revisits the War Zone

Friday, May, 24 2019    

Singer V Merchant reflects on one of the bloodiest incidents in Jamaican history with his latest song, War Zone, which was released on May 1. He wrote and produced the single which revisits the May 2010 west Kingston incursion. Read More

Spring Concert Season gets nod

By Kediesha Perry Observer writer | Thursday, May, 23 2019    

 Franklin Halliburton, conductor of the Philharmonic Orchestra of Jamaica and organiser of the 2019 Spring Concert Season, said he was pleased with the turnout of this year's staging. Read More

Festival finalists share inspiration

BY KEVIN JACKSON Observer writer | Thursday, May, 23 2019    

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Shenseea joins Interscope roster

BY KEVIN JACKSON Observer writer | Thursday, May, 23 2019    

Shenseea has signed with American label Interscope Records, the first Jamaican to be signed to that company. The deal was confirmed in an article on billboard.com yesterday. Read More

Nooks elated at court's ruling

By Brian Bonitto Associate Editor — Auto & Entertainment bonittob@jamaicaobserver.com | Wednesday, May, 22 2019    

WITH his two-year court case behind him, George Nooks says he will be able to pay greater attention to music. The singer was found not guilty on drug-related charges yesterday when he appeared in the Kingston and St Andrew Parish Court in Half-Way-Tree. Read More



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