Lexii hunts big break

By Aaliyah Cunningham Observer writer | Tuesday, January, 8 2019    

On-the-rise dancehall deejay Lexii aspires to become one of Jamaica's top acts. The 15-year-old is intent on making her name with hardcore lyrics. Read More

Is Buju performing at Rebel Salute?

Sunday, January, 6 2019    

Will ace deejay Buju Banton perform at the 2019 staging of Rebel Salute? Read More

Jamaica Youth Chorale's encore

Sunday, January, 6 2019    

During the Christmas season the award-winning Jamaica Youth Chorale thrilled audiences with Lux Aeterna, its holiday special which celebrated the choir's 10 anniversary of music and imagination. Read More

U Roy toasts the best

By Howard Campbell Observer senior writer | Friday, January, 4 2019    

ONE of the first deejays to break out of the dancehall onto radio, U Roy has earned his status as a reggae legend. Still touring and recording, he helped groom numerous toasters through the Stur Gav sound system he started in the early 1970s. Read More

Raging Fyah starts new Journey

Friday, January, 4 2019    

Grammy -nominated band Raging Fyah has a new lead vocalist in Odean “Journey” Ricketts. He replaces Kumar Bent who left in July. Read More

URIM7 releases EP in February

Friday, January, 4 2019    

THE URIM7 Band will release its first EP in February, according to its manager, Vivian Martin. He said Calling, lead song from the six-track piece, is already available digitally.Another song, Something About You, is also accessible through that medium. Read More

A 'sterling' contribution

BY KEVIN JACKSON Observer writer | Friday, January, 4 2019    

SPANISH Town-based producer Earl Sterling hopes to make a valuable contribution to music, by honing new and up-and-coming talent. Read More

Amanda Vibez calls for change

BY HOWARD CAMPBELL Observer senior writer | Friday, January, 4 2019    

National issues such as the Petrojam scandal and State Of Emergency ensured another round of political division in Jamaica for 2018. It inspired singer Amanda Vibez to record We Need A Change, her latest song. Read More

Downtown up in lights

BY KEDIESHA PERRY Observer writer | Thursday, January, 3 2019    

By Kediesha PerryIT was an explosion of excitement and talent at Victoria Pier in downtown Kingston at the 17th staging of Fireworks on the Waterfront on Tuesday. Read More

Jazz N Cabaret ends on high note

BY BASIL WALTERS Observer writer | Thursday, January, 3 2019    

GUESTS at Best of Jazz N Cabaret in the ballroom of the Jamaica Pegasus hotel in New Kingston last Sunday left on a high. Read More

Sunsplash's third coming

BY KEDIESHA PERRY Observer writer | Thursday, January, 3 2019    

Backers of the revamped Reggae Sunsplash promise that its third coming will be bigger and better. Read More

Duane Stephenson returns from Exile in February

BY KEVIN JACKSON Observer writer | Wednesday, January, 2 2019    

Singer Duane Stephenson is upbeat about the release of his fourth album, Exile to Jedi . The 14-track set is to be released by VP Records in late February. Read More

Coming full circle

By Howard Campbell Observer senior writer | Wednesday, January, 2 2019    

The Jamaica Observer continues its reflection on the year 2018 in entertainment. This daily column looks on the achievers, trendsetters, those who died, and the controversies.   Read More

Reggae, punks step forward

Wednesday, January, 2 2019    

IT was the embrace of two distinctly different cultures with similar attitudes. The punk movement and roots-reggae exploded in the United Kingdom in 1976 with rebel sounds that challenged the country's establishment. Read More

MoBay gets Treatment

Wednesday, January, 2 2019    

MONTEGO Bay's Hotbox Klvb is providing a space for up-and-coming reggae artistes and creatives from the tourist city. It caters to those who find entertainment in singing, playing instruments, painting, haute couture, photography and writing. Read More


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