Music

Reggae Legacy banks on Toots and Kabaka

BY HOWARD CAMPBELL Observer senior writer | Wednesday, July, 10 2019    

Toots and The Maytals and Kabaka Pyramid will headline Reggae Legacy 2019, an August 3-4 show organised by the Mateel Community Center Board to replace the cancelled Reggae On The River (ROTR). Read More

Xyclone blows over Billboard

By Kevin Jackson Observer Writer | Wednesday, July, 10 2019    

Dancehall artiste Xyclone earns his third consecutive Billboard album entry, as The Year of The Wolf debuts at number three on this week's Reggae Albums Chart. Read More

Rojjah blooms in the gardens

Wednesday, July, 10 2019    

Singer Rojjah was the brightest star at Jazz In The Gardens recently at the Jamaica Pegasus hotel in Kingston. He stole the show by delivering a performance as colourful as his attire. Read More

Minaj strolls down Main Street

BY KEVIN JACKSON Observer Writer | Wednesday, July, 10 2019    

Megatron , the hit song from rapper Nicki Minaj, samples the popular Filthy rhythm, produced by Danny Browne and released by Juvenile Records in 1997. Read More

Singer Fancy D loves the vibes

Wednesday, July, 10 2019    

Singer Fancy D remembers hanging out at popular tourist hot spots in his youth. Back then, bands and live music were a big part of the hotel scene's entertainment package and made a lasting impression on him. Read More

Int'l Reggae Day strums for 2020

By Richard Johnson Observer senior reporter johnsonr@jamaicaobserver.com | Tuesday, July, 9 2019    

Andrea Davis, conceptualiser of International Reggae Day (IRD), has put this year's staging behind her and is already looking to 2020. Read More

Buju's triumphant walk into Europe

By Howard Campbell Observer senior writer | Tuesday, July, 9 2019    

Buju Banton's Long Walk To Freedom Tour touched down in Europe last weekend and, according to his management, it was a triumphant return to the continent. Read More

All in the family

BY RICHARD JOHNSON Observer senior reporter johnsonr@jamaicaobserver.com | Sunday, July, 7 2019    

When track and field legend Usain Bolt inked a deal with French champagne house GH Mumm to produce his own line of 'bubbly' called Olympe Rosť the retired athlete and his team huddled and considered ingenious ways of introducing the product to his Jamaican audience. The result was to... Read More

What's in a rider?

BY RICHARD JOHNSON Observer senior reporter johnsonr@jamaicaobserver.com | Sunday, July, 7 2019    

Stories abound regarding the requests made by performers, both local and international, of promoters who contract them for events. Read More

Yuko Aoki strikes the right chords

BY KEDIESHA PERRY Observer writer | Sunday, July, 7 2019    

Despite her anxiety, Japanese pianist Yuko Aoki felt the audience was pleased with her set at the recent staging of Classics in June. Read More

Remembering a prince

BY RICHARD JOHNSON Observer senior reporter johnsonr@jamaicaobserver.com | Sunday, July, 7 2019    

Last Monday four members of the local music fraternity gathered at National Heroes' Park to pay tribute to the “Crown Prince of Reggae”, Dennis Brown, on the 20th anniversary of his passing. Among those gathered was Brown's former confidante, friend, chef... Read More

Jahmiel eyes greatness

By Kediesha Perry Observer writer | Friday, July, 5 2019    

FOUR years after coming to prominence, Jahmiel felt it was time for the release of his debut album. Produced by DJ Frass and Chimney Records, that project, titled Great Man, will be released on July 26. Read More

Taskia dedicates Freeness to children

Friday, July, 5 2019    

There has been national outrage about the increase in violence against children in Jamaica. Singer Taskia is among the concerned, and she expresses her feelings in the song, Freeness. Read More

Carib acts to spice up Grace jerk fest

Friday, July, 5 2019    

When the Grace Jamaican Jerk Festival launched in Queens, New York, nine years ago, jerked food was already a hit with hip hop stars and Hollywood celebrities. But launching a food event in a city with countless Jamaican restaurants was going to be a challenge. Read More

Jahman gets high on Herbs

Friday, July, 5 2019    

Reggae artiste Jahman has released the video for his latest single, Herbs. The St Thomas, US Virgin Islands recording artiste shot the visual in Jamaica, directed by Dwight Winston for D Winston Media. Read More



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