After 12: AMAs... more than music

Friday, October, 12 2018    

After 12 goes overseas this week to bring you scenes from the American Music Awards, which saw Taylor Swift being named Artiste of the Year ahead of Drake, Ed Sheeran, Imagine Dragons and Post Malone at the fan-voted show, Tuesday night, at the Microsoft Theatre in Los Angeles,... Read More

Benjy Myaz looks to Havana

By Howard Campbell Observer senior reporter | Thursday, October, 11 2018    

For all his travelling as a musician, Benjy Myaz has never been to Cuba which is an hour by aeroplane from Jamaica. He is scheduled to make his first trip there next February as part of the inaugural Dream Cruise: Merritone Memories. Read More

'Jo Jo' Hoo Kim's funeral on Oct 20

By Howard Campbell Observer senior writer | Thursday, October, 11 2018    

The thanksgiving service for music producer Joseph “Jo Jo” Hoo Kim takes place on October 20 at Stella Maris Roman Catholic Church in St Andrew, starting at 11:00 am. Read More

'Queens' to be lauded

By Richard Johnson Observer senior reporter | Thursday, October, 11 2018    

Well-known and behind-the-scenes female contributors to the entertainment industry will be recognised at the third annual Queen of Reggae Island Honorary Ceremonies (QORIHC) scheduled for the Courtleigh Auditorium in St Andrew on October 28. Read More

Heritage Fest starts Oct 13

Wednesday, October, 10 2018    

The Stars R Us show, initially scheduled for Saturday, will now be held on October 20. This is due to a conflict of dates at Ranny Williams Entertainment Centre in St Andrew, where the event is set to be staged. Read More

Coming in hot

BY HOWARD CAMPBELL Observer senior writer | Wednesday, October, 10 2018    

For most of his 25-year career, Peter Tosh took a firm stand on issues such as racism, legalisation of ganja and black empowerment. Organisers of next week's gala in his honour, say recipients of awards must live up to the ideals he espoused. Read More

The Dubplates returns to top 10

By Kevin Jackson Observer writer | Tuesday, October, 9 2018    

Sound system outfit The Dubplates re-enter the Billboard Reggae Album Chart's Top 10 this week with Box Full of Steel, which sold another 134 copies to place at number two. Read More

Ras Chibuzo is Holding Firm

Tuesday, October, 9 2018    

Fast-rising reggae singjay Ras Chibuzo is upbeat about his latest single Holding Firm.He is positive that the song will do well locally and internationally. Read More

Kanabis drops 'red-hot' mixtape

Tuesday, October, 9 2018    

IN a move to promote its brand globally, Antigua-based sound system Kanabis has released a mixtape titled Vibes Don't Lie Vol 1. The project, which features more than 40 tracks, was released a month ago and distributed by Riddim Stream. Read More

Choirs perform at St Luke's

Sunday, October, 7 2018    

The sound of great music is expected to fill the St. Luke's Church in Cross Roads today. three of Jamaica's top choral groups. Read More

G Whizz returns with new single

By Kevin Jackson Observer writer | Friday, October, 5 2018    

G Whizz is back with a new single titled Never Been So Easy . The song is a collective effort between the singer and Dameon Gayle of Warriah Music. Read More

Red Hills Road revival

BY RICHARD JOHNSON Observer senior reporter | Friday, October, 5 2018    

A number of locations with cultural significance in Kingston and St Andrew are to be recognised as designated heritage spots.This initiative is spearheaded by the Kingston and St Andrew Municipal Corporation. Read More

Sean Paul makes case for athletes

Friday, October, 5 2018    

Award-winning dancehall act Sean Paul is putting his money where his mouth is. Read More

Nesbeth's AMEN due next month

Friday, October, 5 2018    

A.M.E.N, the long-awaited debut album from reggae singjay Nesbeth, is slated for release next month. Produced for Entertainment Soul Limited, A.M.E.N is the acronym for the artiste's wife, Ann Marie Elliot Nesbeth, who passed away due to cancer in 2016. Read More

Tuff Guy

Friday, October, 5 2018    

AS a producer, Dane Ray is responsible for one of summer's biggest hits — Tuff by Rygin King. Riding high on that success, he is ready to re-launch his career as a singer. Read More


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