Brit launches J'can app

BY HOWARD CAMPBELL Observer senior writer | Monday, January, 21 2019    

When it comes to Jamaican music and culture, Karen Proctor has no preference for any era and sees no boundaries. She reaches out to the like-minded with Jamarado — the reggae and dancehall app, which she unofficially launched last month. Read More

Full slate for VP's 40th

Sunday, January, 20 2019    

A year-long calendar of activities has been announced to celebrate the 40th anniversary of VP Records. Read More

Tame Rebel Salute opening

BY RICHARD JOHNSON Observer senior reporter | Sunday, January, 20 2019    

Friday's opening night of performances at the reggae festival Rebel Salute stayed true to the tradition it has established for itself. Read More

Louie still big on Culture

By Kediesha Perry Observer writer | Saturday, January, 19 2019    

Louie Culture believes the current crop of roots-revival artistes are carrying the baton with distinction, despite a proliferation of foreign music in Jamaica. Read More

Keeping it in the family

BY AALIYAH CUNNINGHAM Observer writer | Friday, January, 18 2019    

FROM all indications Rebel Salute is a family event. Literally. Preparing to grace the stage this year are conceptualiser Tony Rebel's daughter, Davianah; Queen Ifrica's son, Imeru Tafari; and Garnet Silk's son, Garnet Silk Junior.All are singers. Read More

Buju ticket sites back online

Friday, January, 18 2019    

The volume of traffic to the websites selling tickets for the Buju Banton Long Walk To Freedom concert on March 16, is cited as the reason for them crashing yesterday. Read More

Koffee brewing up a storm

BY KEDIESHA PERRY Observer writer | Friday, January, 18 2019    

Singjay Koffee is gearing up for Rebel Salute tonight. In an interview with the Jamaica Observer's Splash, the 18-year-old artiste said she is excited about sharing the stage with other well-known acts. However, there are some jitters. Read More

Diversity rules South Florida chart

By Howard Campbell Observer senior writer | Friday, January, 18 2019    

OF the countless reggae charts in North America and Europe, Clinton Lindsay's Foundation Radio Network Top 30 Music Chart is arguably the most credible and watched. For over 40 years, it has been a gauge of how well artistes do in the tri-state area (New York, New Jersey and... Read More

Like A Champion!

BY RICHARD JOHNSON Observer senior reporter | Friday, January, 18 2019    

THE management for Grammy-winning deejay Buju Banton is confident that the National Stadium in St Andrew will be filled to capacity for the March 16 concert to start his Long Walk to Freedom Tour. Read More

Challenger presses on

Friday, January, 18 2019    

After a 15-year stint as lead singer with the Caribbean band, Royalty, Challenger forging his path as a solo career. Read More

Law, according to Chronic

BY KEVIN JACKSON Observer writer | Friday, January, 18 2019    

Over the past year, a number of entertainers from rural Jamaica have made inroads on the music scene. They include Rygin King, Teejay and Squash. Chronic Law is about join that elite group. Read More

No child's play

By Howard Campbell Observer senior writer | Thursday, January, 17 2019    

Since the election of Donald Trump as the 45th president of the United States in October 2016, that country has been under the microscope based on his controversial policies and pronouncements. Many of them have made artistes like Aaron Nigel Smith cringe. Read More

Jahunique awaits break

Thursday, January, 17 2019    

Up -and-coming reggae singjay Jahunique is confident his latest single Need Love will give him his big break. Read More

Low sales all round on Billboard

By Kevin Jackson Observer writer | Thursday, January, 17 2019    

LOW sales are not confined to the Billboard Reggae Album Chart. This week's Billboard 200 Albums Chart (the main sales tally in the United States) shows the number one album Hoodie SZN by New York rapper A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie, selling a paltry 823 copies. Read More

Rebel's ready to Salute

BY RICHARD JOHNSON Observer senior reporter | Thursday, January, 17 2019    

All is set for Rebel Salute at Grizzly's Plantation Cove in Priory, St Ann on Friday and Saturday. Read More


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