Music

Suzanne Couch's funeral on Aug 9

BY SADE GARDNER Observer writer | Wednesday, August, 1 2018    

the THANKSGIVING service for singer and caterer Suzanne Couch will be held at Sts Peter and Paul Church on Old Hope Road in St Andrew on Thursday, August 9. Read More

Do it in the living years!

BY RICHARD JOHNSON Observer senior reporter johnsonr@jamaicaobserver.com | Wednesday, August, 1 2018    

Vetera n musician Frankie Campbell is calling on colleagues to honour their own while they are alive. His comments came with yesterday's death of former Third World percussionist Irvin “Carrot” Jarrett. Read More

Popcaan's Forever debuts at two

By Kevin Jackson Observer writer | Tuesday, July, 31 2018    

Popcaan's second album, Forever , debuts at number two on the Billboard Reggae Album Chart. The set sold 1,484 copies in its opening week. Read More

'Greats' lauded at Curphey Place

BY HOWARD CAMPBELL Observer senior writer | Tuesday, July, 31 2018    

When Shaggy hit international charts in 1993 with Oh Carolina , many thought it was an original song by the emerging deejay. The Folkes Brothers, who first recorded it in 1959, were long forgotten by then. Read More

Ryan Mark holds church at album launch

BY SADE GARDNER Observer writer | Monday, July, 30 2018    

Celebration Church proved the ideal venue for the launch of Ryan Mark's fourth album, Your Grace, in Portmore, St Catherine, on Friday night.The occasion was a 'Jesus party' celebrating Mark's 12-track body of work following his seven-year musical hiatus. Read More

Teejax Malek I drops Island Rock

Monday, July, 30 2018    

Singer Teejax Malek I says he has never been one to rush things when it comes to recording; rather, getting his sound as innovative as possible has always been priority. Read More

Great sets at Gala Dinner and Cabaret

By Rory Daley Observer writer | Sunday, July, 29 2018    

TANICE Morrison and Khalil were the toast of the evening at The Promise Gala Dinner and Cabaret, at Jamaica Pegasus, New Kingston, recently.The event was the annual fund-raiser for the Best Care Foundation. Read More

Chancellor's Jazz Farewell this evening

Sunday, July, 29 2018    

The Oriental Gardens at the University of the West Indies, Mona, will come alive this evening with the sweet sounds of jazz, as the celebrations of the UWI's 70th anniversary come to a close. Barbadian saxophonist Arturo Tappin heads an impressive list of acts for the event which will... Read More

An Amazing Journey indeed

BY RORY DALEY Observer writer daleyr@jamaicaobserver.com | Thursday, July, 26 2018    

AN Amazing Journey: The Concert, held at the Philip Sherlock Centre for the Creative Arts on the grounds of The University of the West Indies' Mona in Kingston, lived up to its billing. Read More

Earth Warrior tackles serious issue

By Howard Campbell Observer senior writer | Wednesday, July, 25 2018    

For over 15 years, Jamaica has been under the microscope of the United Nations' human trafficking department. It is also a big issue for Earth Warrior. Read More

Young acts to give full '100'

Wednesday, July, 25 2018    

Tessellated , LaaLee, Mag num Kings & Queens of Dancehall winner Bluugo as well as Shakespear D-Dondadda & Tamo-J are the featured acts on Wednesday's staging of monthly series 100 LIVE, held in the front... Read More

Timeless sounds of Stella Maris pan

BY SADE GARDNER Observer writer gardners@jamaicaobserver.com | Wednesday, July, 25 2018    

Steel music will permeate the Stella Maris Roman Catholic Church in St Andrew on Sunday when the church band celebrates its 15th anniversary. The event, dubbed Timeless, starts at 5:00 pm. Read More

Sergeant Lee securing souls

By Sade Gardner Observer writer | Tuesday, July, 24 2018    

Sergeant Rose-Marie Lee is balancing careers in crime fighting and gospel music. The law enforcer showcased her soprano range at the June 13 Jamaica Fun in The Son concert, at National Heroes Park in Kingston. Read More

Slightly Stoopid tops Billboard

By Kevin Jackson Observer Writer | Tuesday, July, 24 2018    

With sales of 8,194 copies sold in its first week of release, Everyday Life, Everyday People by Slightly Stoopid debuts at number one on the Billboard Reggae Album chart. It is the veteran California band's first time on the reggae table. Read More

Errol McGowan glows with Tribute

By Howard Campbell Observer senior writer | Tuesday, July, 24 2018    

Before the term became popular, Red Hills Road was the hip strip in Jamaica during the 1970s and early 1980s. Clubs like Tit For Tat, The Turntable, and The Rock Club were among the popular hang-outs, and they all had in-house selectors. Read More



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