Music

Point Fortin Engine Room at full steam

By Kevin Jackson Observer writer | Sunday, May, 12 2019    

 During the recent carnival season, Point Fortin Engine Room, a veteran Trinidadian band, created a stir at popular events with their blend of traditional and contemporary calypso/soca. Read More

Doing it for mom

Sunday, May, 12 2019    

Zella Dino, a singjay based in Washington DC, says his latest song, What Would I Do Without You , was inspired by his mother whom he calls Miss Iris: Read More

An ode to mother

Sunday, May, 12 2019    

Singer Eclectic Davis dedicated his song, Missing You , to his mother Jennifer Louise Davis: Read More

Billy Mystic vows to rise from ashes

By Richard Johnson Observer senior reporter johnsonr@jamaicaobserver.com | Friday, May, 10 2019    

Wednesday's fire in Bull Bay, St Andrew which gutted the home of Mystic Revealers frontman Billy Mystic, took more than just items which he and his family had sentimental and emotional attachment. Read More

A lethal combination

BY HOWARD CAMPBELL Observer senior writer | Friday, May, 10 2019    

When Wendy Nikola was contacted last year to contribute a song to Lethalz, a potential movie, there was no need to prod her. It was some time since the Jamaican singer had released new material, but she felt an instant adrenaline rush. Read More

Elements of Musical Masquerade

BY KEVIN JACKSON Observer writer | Friday, May, 10 2019    

Two years ago, producer Musical Masquerade had hits with Rayvon and Red Fox's No Other Like You, and Just Like Magic by Mavado and rapper Jadakiss. Both songs are on his debut album, Elements of Reggae. Read More

Ambrosa shows sister power

Friday, May, 10 2019    

A new generation of female artistes have come to the fore in recent years, Naomi Cowan, Lila Ike, Sevana and Koffee — the most prominent names. Ambrosa hopes to join that list.However, she feels more female acts should rise to the occasion. Read More

Holding all the Aces

By Kediesha Perry Observer writer | Friday, May, 10 2019    

AceGawd is among a new wave of artistes making their presence felt on the dancehall scene. Read More

Soca comes under pressure

Thursday, May, 9 2019    

PRESSURE Buss Pipe has been the standard- bearer for reggae music in the US Virgin Islands, since he came to the fore in 2007 with Love and Affection. Read More

Jah Stitch, dead at 69

BY HOWARD CAMPBELL Observer senior writer | Thursday, May, 9 2019    

Jah Stitch, a colourful and pivotal figure in dancehall culture, died in Kingston on April 29 at age 69. He reportedly succumbed to complications from diabetes and a stroke. Read More

Ken Boothe to thrill on Mother's Day

Thursday, May, 9 2019    

Veteran singer Ken Boothe is the headliner of Thank You Mama — Celebrating All Mothers at Kaiser's Hotel located in Negril on Sunday, Mother's Day. Read More

General marches to the rhythm

Wednesday, May, 8 2019    

Music producers like Comar Campbell are a lot like the artistes they work with. For them, making a hit rhythm is just as important as getting a hit song, because it keeps them relevant in a competitive market. Read More

Iration climbs Billboard summit

Wednesday, May, 8 2019    

Last June, California reggae band Iration debuted at number two on the Billboard Reggae Albums chart with its self-titled set. Forty-one weeks later, that album is number one. Read More

Asadenaki eyes greener pastures

BY HOWARD CAMPBELL Observer senior writer | Wednesday, May, 8 2019    

During filming for the documentary Grass is Greener at Pinnacle in December 2017, singer Asadenaki was inspired by the location that holds a special place in the annals of Rastafari and ganja. Read More

Gospel therapy for DJ Nicholas

BY KEVIN JACKSON Observer writer | Tuesday, May, 7 2019    

DJ Nicholas has teamed with Anthony Brown and group therAPy for the song A ll Night, All Day . The single will be on the American gospel act's fourth album, set for release later this year by Indiana independent label Tyscot... Read More



ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT

Today's Cartoon

Click image to view full size editorial cartoon
ADVERTISEMENT