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Reggae's Deacon of art

BY HOWARD CAMPBELL Observer senior writer | Wednesday, January, 29 2020    

POP culture and graphic designers are kindred spirits. Jimi Hendrix and the Grateful Dead had Ed Thrasher; Andy Warhol wowed the Studio 54 crowd. Read More

Honey B makes case for weed

Wednesday, January, 29 2020    

California-based reggae singer Honey B has added her voice to the call for the decriminalisation of marijuana with the release of Cannabis Awareness. Read More

Five go for Juno reggae title

By Kevin Jackson Observer writer | Wednesday, January, 29 2020    

Jay Douglas, Lyndon John X, Storry, Petraa and Exco Levi are nominees for Reggae Recording of The Year in the 2020 Juno Awards. The nominations were announced yesterday in Canada. Read More

Live boost for shows

By Kediesha Perry Observer writer | Tuesday, January, 28 2020    

IN a bid to promote live reggae shows, promoter of Jamaica Live, David White plans to host the event monthly. Read More

Quada gets March 5 court date

BY BRIAN BONITTO Associate Editor — Auto & Entertainment bonittob@jamaicaobserver.com | Tuesday, January, 28 2020    

Dancehall deejay Quada was given a March 5 mention date when he appeared in the Kingston and St Andrew Parish Court in Half-Way-Tree, St Andrew, yesterday.Quada (given name Shacquelle Clarke) had been arrested and charged for murder and arson. Read More

Sforzini continues battle

BY HOWARD CAMPBELL Observer senior writer | Tuesday, January, 28 2020    

Despite not winning a Grammy Award for his album, The Final Battle: Sly And Robbie vs Roots Radics, Argentinian producer Hernon Sforzini says being nominated is a big deal for reggae in his country. Read More

Raymond Wright gets Strikly Real

Tuesday, January, 28 2020    

Singer Raymond Wright offers a variety of musical styles on his latest album Strikly Real .Released last December by Vibes Point Music, Strikly Real sees Wright delving into gospel, roots, soul and dancehall. Read More

Nadine toasts Koffee

BY HOWARD CAMPBELL Observer senior writer | Tuesday, January, 28 2020    

With her win for Best Reggae Album at last Sunday's Grammy Awards, Koffee became the first solo female artiste to win that category, which was first contested (as Best Reggae Recording) in 1985. For Nadine Sutherland, it is a long time coming. Read More

Charly Black takes stance

Monday, January, 27 2020    

Charly Black believes artistes can do more to help stem the tide of domestic violence by delivering positive messages through their music. Read More

Highly Favoured Blake readies album

Sunday, January, 26 2020    

Toronto-based gospel singer Highly Favoured Blake is expected to release her debut album, Breaking Me to Bless Me, in February. Read More

Stowe banks on Koffee

BY AALIYAH CUNNINGHAM Observer writer aaliyahc@jamaicaobserver.com | Sunday, January, 26 2020    

MUSIC industry player Maxine Stowe says she is pleased with this year's crop of nominees vying for the Best Reggae Album Grammy. Read More

Pliers goes gospel way

BY AALIYAH CUNNINGHAM Observer writer | Friday, January, 24 2020    

An end-of-days nightmare has inspired dancehall singjay Pliers to change his tune to gospel. Read More

Clinton Lindsay returns with Saturday Night Live

BY KEVIN JACKSON Observer writer | Friday, January, 24 2020    

Saturday Night Live, a new monthly series that kicks off tomorrow at The Garden in Lauderdale Lakes, South Florida, marks the return to event promotion for Clinton Lindsay. Read More

Av&nte mixes pleasure, pain

BY HOWARD CAMPBELL Observer senior writer | Friday, January, 24 2020    

Though unapologetic about his love for live music, singer Av&nte went the beat route for Pleasure With Pain, his new song. Produced by Ireland Records, it was released January 17 by that label. Read More

Chargii, Khxos get High Like This

BY KEVIN JACKSON Observer writer | Friday, January, 24 2020    

Chargii is hoping for the breakthrough with his latest single, High Like This, a collaboration with deejay Khxos. He also produced the song, which is released by California-based Delicious Vinyl. Read More



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