Music

Drum roll for Tamo

By Howard Campbell Observer senior writer | Tuesday, October, 30 2018    

This is the 70th year since the Empire Windrush docked in the United Kingdom, carrying hundreds of West Indians seeking work to bolster that country's war-torn economy. Most of them were Jamaicans who settled in communities in London, the Midlands, Nottingham, and Bristol. The ... Read More

Volcanos erupts on Billboard

By Kevin Jackson Observer Writer | Tuesday, October, 30 2018    

California reggae/rocksteady band Jr Thomas and The Volcanos tops the Billboard Reggae Album Chart this week with Rockstone.The 10-track set, released on October 19 by Colemine Records, sold 670 copies in its opening week. Read More

One Third supports Dalton

Monday, October, 29 2018    

JAMAICAN X Factor UK contestant Dalton Harris on Saturday used his performance as motivation for young artistes around the world to follow their dream.He took to his Instagram page shortly after and echoed that sentiment. Read More

Dalton leads downloads

BY RICHARD JOHNSON Observer senior reporter johnsonr@jamaicaobserver.com | Monday, October, 29 2018    

Jamaican singer Dalton Harris's blistering rendition of I Have Nothing on Saturday's live show on X Factor UK was not only enough to keep him in competition, it also put him on the... Read More

One Third shares The Journey

BY RICHARD JOHNSON Observer senior reporter johnsonr@jamaicaobserver.com | Sunday, October, 28 2018    

In 2006, three young men captured the hearts and minds of Jamaicans when they entered and won Digicel Rising Stars. For many One Third, with their tight harmonies and likeable personalities would have become the next best thing on the local music scene. Read More

Carlene Davis' latest assignment

By Howard Campbell Observer senior writer | Sunday, October, 28 2018    

The Assignment , Carlene Davis' latest album, will be released on November 11 by VP Records. It comes three years after her previous set, Dripping Blood , came out on the same... Read More

Monty's moment

By Howard Campbell Observer senior writer | Sunday, October, 28 2018    

FOR the 26 years they operated Turntable Club at 118 Red Hills Road, the Blake brothers were inseparable. But last Sunday when the Kingston and St Andrew Municipal Corporation (KSAMC) designated it a heritage site, only Monty, youngest of the siblings, was present to savour the... Read More

Leave a legacy

BY RICHARD JOHNSON Observer senior reporter johnsonr@jamaicaobserver.com | Sunday, October, 28 2018    

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Putting a Price on reggae

BY HOWARD CAMPBELL Observer senior writer | Friday, October, 26 2018    

This is the 70th year since the Empire Windrush docked in the United Kingdom, carrying hundreds of West Indians seeking work to bolster that country's war-torn economy. Most of them were Jamaicans who settled in communities in London, the Midlands, Nottingham, and Bristol. The Jamaica... Read More

Mello vibes with Korexion

BY KEVIN JACKSON Observer Writer | Friday, October, 26 2018    

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Jayds steps out

By Kevin Jackson Observer Writer | Friday, October, 26 2018    

Beat-maker and engineer Jayds is responsible for several hits by Aidonia, but believes it is time he takes the spotlight as a singjay.Six years ago, they came up with a concept he sees as a winner. Read More

Not all about Grammys

By RICHARD JOHNSON Observer senior reporter johnsonr@jamaicaobserver.com | Friday, October, 26 2018    

The first round of voting is currently under way to determine the list of nominees to vie for the Best Reggae Album at the 2019 Grammy Awards, set to be held on February 19 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California. Read More

Rooting for Dalton

Thursday, October, 25 2018    

At least two of the past winners of the local televised talent competition Digicel Rising Stars are throwing their support behind alum Dalton Harris, who is now a contestant in a similar competition X Factor UK. Read More

Musical movements

By Howard Campbell Observer senior writer | Thursday, October, 25 2018    

The Red Hills Road strip never gets the acclaim as other musically inclined areas like Trench Town or Rockfort, but it was home to hip venues like Turntable Club and stomping ground for 1980s dancehall stars Flourgon and Sanchez. Read More

Koffee signs to Columbia

BY KEVIN JACKSON Observer writer | Thursday, October, 25 2018    

 Teenaged singer/songwriter Koffee recently signed with Columbia Records UK. The label's president, Ferdy Unger-Hamilton, confirmed the signing in an interview with the Jamaica Observer . Read More



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