Music

Cocoa Tea back on Billboard

BY KEVIN JACKSON Observer writer | Tuesday, April, 30 2019    

Veteran roots singer Cocoa Tea re-enters the Billboard Reggae Albums Chart this week at number 13 with Music Is Our Business. The 20-song set was released March 15 by the VP Music Group. Read More

Lady Donna is a concerned citizen

Tuesday, April, 30 2019    

As the 21st century beckoned, Donna Burnett was not impressed with the state of affairs in Jamaica. During visits to her homeland from the United States, she saw chronic crime and economic stagnation. Read More

Rihanna turns out for Buju

BY RICHARD JOHNSON Observer senior reporter johnsonr@jamaicaobserver.com | Monday, April, 29 2019    

From all indications the Long Walk to Freedom tour by reggae artiste Buju Banton continued its history-making ways with the fourth stop in Barbados on Saturday. Read More

University Singers hit high note

BY AALIYAH CUNNINGHAM Observer writer | Sunday, April, 28 2019    

DESPITE not getting the massive turnout as in previous years, organisers of This Joyful Eastertide feel the event lived up to its high standard. Read More

Re-releasing Legend

Sunday, April, 28 2019    

The family of reggae king Bob Marley, Island Records and Universal Music Enterprise (UMe), have collaborated to release a vinyl reissue of Legend , his mega-selling 'best of' album that was first released in May... Read More

JA celebrates Int'l Jazz Day

Sunday, April, 28 2019    

The eighth International Jazz Day will be observed around the world this Tuesday, April 30 and Jamaica is in on the celebrations Read More

Jully Black follows her love

BY KEVIN JACKSON Observer writer | Friday, April, 26 2019    

Two years ago, singer Jully Black was named among the '25 Greatest Canadian Singers Ever' by CBC Music, a radio network affiliated to the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. It's an accomplishment she holds dear, but Black wants to accomplish more. Read More

Young Garvey sticks to roots

Friday, April, 26 2019    

There were not many positive stories about Rastafari when singer Young Garvey was a boy. In his circles, adults spoke disparagingly about the faith and those who practised it. Read More

No-Maddz brings Heaven on Earth

By Aaliyah Cunningham Observer writer cunninghamc@jamaicaobserver.com | Friday, April, 26 2019    

Known for their blend of reggae, dub poetry and storytelling, The No- Maddz introduced Heaven on Earth, their new album, during a pre-release party Wednesday at Epican Jamaica Lounge in Kingston. Read More

Jah Servant presents Love Beyond

Friday, April, 26 2019    

The Love Beyond is the title of Canadian company Jah Servant Records' latest rhythm-driven album, which was released on April 2. It contains songs by several artistes who worked on the label's previous compilations. Read More

Kyng Fraime is the Baddest One

Friday, April, 26 2019    

Deejay Kyng Fraime's latest single, Baddest One, is produced by Most Wntd Music. He is banking on it to open new doors and give him the breakthrough he craves. Read More

Kadeem Thomas hoping to shine

Friday, April, 26 2019    

Up-and-coming reggae singer Kadeem Thomas is intent on making a breakthrough in the music business. He is banking on his recently released single Shine . Read More

Blak Ryno in stable condition

BY BRIAN BONITTO Associate Editor — Auto & Entertainment bonittob@jamaicaobserver.com | Thursday, April, 25 2019    

BLAK Ryno is in stable condition in a New York hospital following a motor vehicle involving the dancehall deejay early Wednesday morning. Read More

Sound Splash looks to the east

BY HOWARD CAMPBELL Observer senior writer | Thursday, April, 25 2019    

Years ago, the budding reggae artiste looked forward to dances where he/she would possibly get a chance to 'hold the mic' or hand the sound system selector a copy of their latest 'chune'. Promoters of Portland Reggae Sound Splash hope to revive that vibe on May 18 at Innis Bay Beach Club... Read More

IRAWMA boost

BY RICHARD JOHNSON Observer senior reporter johnsonr@jamaicaobserver.com | Thursday, April, 25 2019    

INTERNATIONAL Reggae and World Music Awards' (IRAWMA) return to Jamaica has resulted in a renewed excitement in the annual event, set to unfold at the Jamaica Pegasus hotel in St Andrew on May 11. Read More



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