Music

More Tosh required

By Richard Johnson Observer senior reporter johnsonr@jamaicaobserver.com | Wednesday, October, 24 2018    

For the past three years the Peter Tosh estate has been working to keep the music of the late reggae icon alive through the staging of a number of events surrounding his October 19 birthday. High on the list is a tribute concert during which Tosh's contemporaries, and younger artistes,... Read More

Ghetto Splash returns to Waterhouse

By Kevin Jackson Observer Writer | Wednesday, October, 24 2018    

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Zerritha Brown, Brent's Windrush queen

By Howard Campbell Observer senior writer | Wednesday, October, 24 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

All aboard

By Richard Johnson Observer senior reporter johnsonr@jamaicaobserver.com | Wednesday, October, 24 2018    

 The sounds of Jamaican music and culture will be high on the list of entertainment during the third annual staging of the Love and Harmony Cruise set to sail away April 13-18 next year. Read More

JoJo's last session

By Howard Campbell Observer senior writer | Tuesday, October, 23 2018    

Countless artistes and musicians passed through Channel One recording studio during the 1970s and early 1980s, when it was the go-to spot for making hit songs, and all of them met its founder and principal, Joseph “JoJo” Hoo-Kim. Read More

Beres hits the top

BY KEVIN JACKSON Observer Writer | Tuesday, October, 23 2018    

Beres Hammond earns his third number one on the Billboard Reggae Album Chart this week with Never Ending, which was released on October 12 by VP Records. It enters with encouraging first-week sales of 1,607 copies. Read More

Dalton wows judges

BY RICHARD JOHNSON Observer senior reporter johnsonr@jamaicaobserver.com | Monday, October, 22 2018    

Jamaica's Dalton Harris on Saturday put on another impressive performance to wow the judges, the audience, and ultimately the voting public on the first live show of this season of the talent series X Factor UK. Read More

Long road ahead

BY RICHARD JOHNSON Observer senior reporter johnsonr@jamaicaobserver.com | Monday, October, 22 2018    

Jawara McIntosh, the son of reggae luminary Peter Tosh, who was left in a coma for over a year following a beating in a New Jersey jail — reportedly at the hands of a fellow inmate, is slowing making progress. Read More

The billionaire who loved to jam in Jamaica

ENTERTAINMENT 56 By Howard Campbell Observer senior writer | Sunday, October, 21 2018    

Paul Allen, the Microsoft co-founder who died on October 15, was not only a computer genius and one of the world's wealthiest men, but an outstanding guitarist who loved reggae and Jamaica. Read More

Stars R Us cancelled

Friday, October, 19 2018    

The Stars R Us show, scheduled for tomorrow at Ranny Williams Entertainment Centre in Kingston, has been cancelled, promoter Marvin “Horseman” Pitterson told Splash. Read More

809 Band reunites for Tosh gig

By Howard Campbell Observer senior writer | Friday, October, 19 2018    

When Mikey Fletcher joined the 809 Band in 1987, one of his first assignments was to learn songs by the most famous Wailers — Bob Marley, Peter Tosh and Bunny Wailer. Tomorrow, the meticulous bass guitarist leads the veteran show band at the annual Tosh tribute concert, scheduled... Read More

The Bookshelf turns 20

BY KEVIN JACKSON Observer Writer | Friday, October, 19 2018    

The Bookshelf rhythm, produced by Tony Kelly, celebrates its 20th anniversary this year. The beat was released in 1998 and spawned two Billboard hit singles, Sean Paul's Deport Dem and Sasha's Dat Sexy Body. Read More

Konshens headlines Signature series

Thursday, October, 18 2018    

Konshens is the next featured act in the Appleton Estate Signature Nights series slated for tonight at the recently opened Sky Dweller Ultra Lounge in St Andrew. Showtime is 9:00 pm.He is upbeat about the gig. Read More

Bertie at the controls

BY HOWARD CAMPBELL Observer senior writer | Thursday, October, 18 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

Lyrae Jojo aims for stardom

Thursday, October, 18 2018    

LONG before her debut four years ago, reggae/R&B singjay Lyrae Jojo harboured intentions of becoming a household name. She feels her latest single, I Like It, will do the job. Read More



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