Good look for Jaheid Badbreed

Friday, October, 5 2018    

WITH a lack of financial resources and promotion muscle, up-and-coming acts face the challenge of getting their music out to the public. Singjay Jaheid Badbreed, however, is not daunted and believes social media has levelled the playfield. Read More

Alternatives for Urica Rose

BY HOWARD CAMPBELL Observer senior writer | Friday, October, 5 2018    

Having indiscriminate taste in music has given Urica Rose licence to experiment with different sounds. For the self-proclaimed alternative artiste, nothing is out of bounds. Read More

Producer pleased with Rising Star talent

By Sade Gardner Observer writer | Thursday, October, 4 2018    

The 15th season of the popular televised competition Digicel Rising Stars culminated last Sunday night with Tasha-Gay Solomon copping the title. It marked the first time a female contestant has won the competition since Jody-Kay James in 2015. Read More

Pinky Famous adds flavour to 'Boo'd Up'

Thursday, October, 4 2018    

Few summer pop hits in the United States go by without a Jamaican covering it. The latest is British rising star Ella Mai's Boo'd Up which gets a reggae makeover by singer Pinky Famous. Read More

Beres's Never Ending hunt for glory

BY KEVIN JACKSON Observer writer | Thursday, October, 4 2018    

Beres Hammond and VP Records are hoping for greater success with Never Ending, his latest album, which is due for release on October 12. Read More

Live action returns to Keesing

BY SADE GARDNER Observer writer | Wednesday, October, 3 2018    

A diverse audience welcomed the return of Keesing Live in Kingston last Saturday night after a two-year hiatus.Patron Donna Sanderson Kerr attended its last staging in October 2016 and said she had to return. Read More

Studio One on a Natural High

BY KEVIN JACKSON Observer Writer | Wednesday, October, 3 2018    

Studio One's Natural High: The Bongo Man Collection makes big moves on the Billboard Reggae Album Chart this week. Firing from number 30 to six, the 19-track set has to date sold just over 500... Read More

Peter strikes gold

BY RICHARD JOHNSON Observer senior writer | Wednesday, October, 3 2018    

Musician/arranger Peter Ashbourne and Poet Laureate (2014 to 2017) Professor Mervyn Morris lead the list of recipients for the Musgrave Medals, awarded by the Institute of Jamaica. Both will receive the gold medal. Read More

Dalton advances in X Factor round

By Sade Gardner Observer writer | Monday, October, 1 2018    

Dalton Harris has advanced from the arena audition rounds of The X Factor UK competition. The Jamaican singer expressed his contentment on social media recently. Read More

Staynn hopes dads do better

Monday, October, 1 2018    

Staynn believes that fatherless homes is the major contributor to decaying values and rising crime in the Jamaican society. Read More

All set for a Merritone Reunion

BY RICHARD JOHNSON Observer senior reporter | Monday, October, 1 2018    

A full slate of activities is in store for this years' staging of the Merritone Family Reunion and Homecoming, set for October 6-16.The media launch was held at 2A Strathairn Avenue in St Andrew last Thursday. Read More

'Teach them Tosh'

Monday, October, 1 2018    

You teach the youth about Christopher ColombusAnd you said he was a very great manYou teach the youth about Marco PoloAnd you said he was a very great manYou teach the youth about the Pirate Hawkins Read More

Tuff Like Iron casts solid set

BY HOWARD CAMPBELL Observer senior writer | Sunday, September, 30 2018    

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Third World drops new single today

Friday, September, 28 2018    

Third World releases the first single, Loving You Is Easy, from their upcoming full-length album today. Read More

Black Uhuru back on Billboard chart

Friday, September, 28 2018    

Black Uhuru has entered a Billboard Reggae Album chart for the first time in 24 years. The veteran group's latest effort, As the World turns , entered the chart two weeks ago at number 17. Read More


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