Music

More dates for Buju

Sunday, December, 30 2018    

The number of dates on Buju Banton's Long Walk to Freedom tour is steadily growing.Concerts in the sister Caribbean islands of The Bahamas, Barbados and St Kitts join Jamaica and Trinidad which were previoiusly announced. Read More

Reggae named global cultural treasure

Sunday, December, 30 2018    

The Jamaica Observer continues its reflection on the year in entertainment. The daily column looks on the achievers, trendsetters, those who died and the controversies.  Read More

Be responsible

BY RICHARD JOHNSON Observer senior reporter johnsonr@jamaicaobserver.com | Sunday, December, 30 2018    

Director of Public Prosecutions Paula Llewellyn has issued a stern warning to the members of the local entertainment fraternity to be mindful of their actions, as if they operate counter to the law, her office will have no choice but to prosecute. Read More

GT Taylor says sorry

Friday, December, 28 2018    

Event organiser GT Taylor has apologised to fans who were disappointed at the premature end of his annual GT Taylor Christmas Extravaganza after the police refused to grant an extension of time to artistes. The event was held on Christmas Day in Black... Read More

Third World is committed

Friday, December, 28 2018    

Ask guitaist for Third World, Stephen “Cat” Coore, the reason for the group's longevity and it comes back in one word, “Commitment”. Read More

Kabaka set for Police Officers' Club

Friday, December, 28 2018    

It's been five years since reggae revival proponent Kabaka Pyramid staged his own show, and the artiste is awash with emotion as he prepares for Kabaka Pyramid Live, set for The Police Officers' Club in St Andrew later today. Read More

Aloha time on Billboard chart

BY KEVIN JACKSON Observer writer | Friday, December, 28 2018    

Hawaiian reggae acts have enjoyed considerable success on the Billboard Reggae Album Chart over the years. Three of them debut this week. They are Ekolu, Sammy Johnson and Fia. Read More

Howard beats down stereotypes

BY AALIYAH CUNNINGHAM Obsever writer | Friday, December, 28 2018    

Being a female drummer in a male-dominated music industry is far from easy, but 26-year-old Kaley Howard is beating down those stereotypes. Read More

Bling Ras carving a niche

Friday, December, 28 2018    

When Bling Ras performed at Ghetto Splash in 2013, he shared the stage with two of dancehall's hottest acts: Popcaan and Aidonia. Two weeks ago, he showed up unannounced at Drewsland Mini-Stadium for his second crack at the popular free concert. Read More

Naomi Cowan making strides

BY KEVIN JACKSON Observer writer | Friday, December, 28 2018    

The Jamaica Observer continues its reflection on the year in entertainment. This daily column looks on the achievers, trendsetters, those who died, and the controversies.  Read More

'Magnum' halts journey

BY BRIAN BONITTO Associate Editor — Auto & Entertainment bonittob@jamaicaobserver.com | Thursday, December, 27 2018    

The Jamaica Observer continues its reflection on the year in entertainment. This daily column looks on the achievers, trendsetters, those who died, and the controversies.  Read More

Gyptian pleased with Gypsy Winter festival

Thursday, December, 27 2018    

GYPTIAN is pleased with the inaugural Gypsy Winter Festival held at the Golden Spring Community Centre, St Andrew, last Saturday. Read More

New Era for Time Assure

Thursday, December, 27 2018    

St Catherine-based singjay Time Assure will release New Era , his first EP, in February. The project has songs produced by Kemar “Flava” McGregor and Kyep Phaz Records. Read More

Still a Youth at heart

BY HOWARD CAMPBELL Observer senior writer | Thursday, December, 27 2018    

A standard-bearer for the roots-reggae explosion of the 1970s, Big Youth is still sought by show promoters around the world. But don't call him an oldies artiste. Read More

'Extravaganza' to give extra

Tuesday, December, 25 2018    

THE 18th staging of GT Taylor's Reggae Christmas Extravaganza takes place at Luana Sports Complex in St Elizabeth on Christmas Day.Rygin King is slated to be the headliner. Read More



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