Music

Rum festival ends on high

BY RORY DALEY Observer writer daleyr@jamaicaobserver.com | Tuesday, March, 12 2019    

Valon Thorpe, director of the Jamaica Rum Festival, said the two-day event held at Hope Gardens in St Andrew will become an annual one.The inaugural festival was held last Saturday and Sunday. Read More

Magnum targets Carib for 20th year

Kevin Jackson Observer writer | Tuesday, March, 12 2019    

Promoters of Magnum Xplosion, which began last year, are looking to expand their brand in the Caribbean for 2019. The popular Magnum drink commemorates its 20th anniversary this year, and manufacturers plan to make their mark in Guyana, Barbados, St Lucia and Trinidad &... Read More

George Prophet ready for break

Tuesday, March, 12 2019    

Reggae singer George Prophet has high hopes for his recently released EP titled Love Me Again. Read More

Josie Mel praises The Only One

By Howard Campbell Observer senior writer | Tuesday, March, 12 2019    

Hardcore dancehall fans know singer Josie Mel for Rasta-strong songs like The Blessing and Rasta Still de 'Bout . Still, there are no boundaries when he gives praise to a superior being. Read More

Come out early advises Buju show organisers

Sunday, March, 10 2019    

The organisers of Buju Banton's Long Walk To Freedom Concert set for the National Stadium in St Andrew on Saturday are encouraging patrons to come out early and make use of the park and ride shuttle service, which will be provided for patrons. Read More

Harmony groups destined for 'Stars'

By Howard Campbell Observer senior writer | Sunday, March, 10 2019    

Marvin “Horseman” Pitterson, promoter of Stars R Us, says the next show in the series is scheduled for May 25. It will honour reggae's great harmony groups. Read More

All hail the king

BY RICHARD JOHNSON Observer senior reporter johnsonr@jamaicaobserver.com | Sunday, March, 10 2019    

He is known as the King of Festival. Read More

Naomi Cowan in paradise

BY RICHARD JOHNSON Observer senior reporter johnsonr@jamaicaobserver.com | Friday, March, 8 2019    

Naomi Cowan was born into entertainment. Though the daughter of gospel singer Carlene Davis and her impresaio husband Tommy Cowan, she is not content to live off that lineage, but instead wants to build a career for herself in the music... Read More

Danielle D I feels for the battered

Friday, March, 8 2019    

Domestic violence has been a priority for women's rights advocates for many years. In Jamaica, reports of these incidents have risen astronomically in the last 10 years, with several ending in murder. Read More

Tifa demands equality

Friday, March, 8 2019    

Tifa has always been vocal about equal rights for female entertainers. She is not backing down.“We do equal or even better work as men do in the work sphere, yet we get less pay or respect,” she said. Read More

Tanya Stephens readies new album

BY RICHARD JOHNSON Observer senior reporter | Friday, March, 8 2019    

It has been some time since singer/songwriter Tanya Stephens released an album. Her last album, Rebelution , came out in 2006.She, however, has plans to deliver a new project later this year. Read More

Shuga's phenomenal move

BY AALIYAH CUNNINGHAM Observer writer | Friday, March, 8 2019    

The launch of Shuga's women's foundation, Femme Phenomenal, takes place this evening at 20A Millsborough Crescent in St Andrew. Activities start at 6:00 pm. Read More

Khalia back from tour of duty

BY KEVIN JACKSON Observer writer | Friday, March, 8 2019    

Singer Khalia said her shows in Latin America as opening act for Alborosie is a major boost for her career. The two-week trek saw them performing in Guatemala, El Salvador, Costa Rica, Chile, and Colombia. Read More

'Trinity unbroken'

BY RICHARD JOHNSON Observer senior reporter johnsonr@jamaicaobserver.com | Thursday, March, 7 2019    

If there was a Jamaica Music Industry Association (JaRIA) Honour Award for best moment of Tuesday's ceremony, it would go to members of iconic reggae group the I-Three: Judy Mowatt, Marcia Griffiths and Rita Marley. Read More

Buju mania!

BY HOWARD CAMPBELL Observer senior writer | Wednesday, March, 6 2019    

Having witnessed some of the biggest events at the National Stadium, Copeland Forbes can be considered Jamaica's version of Forrest Gump. On March 16 he plans to attend Buju Banton's 'Long Walk to Freedom' concert there, and expects it to surpass the previous... Read More



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