Shaggy, Sting hold firm

New Zealand reggae fusion band Sons of Zion makes its debut on this week's Billboard Reggae Album chart. Read More

Jah Cure risks it all
JAH Cure has released his latest single Risk it All, featuring Haitian American singer Phyllisia Ross.... Read More

Tommy Lee bound over
DANCEHALL deejay Tommy Lee Sparta will remain in custody until next Tuesday, according to his new attorney Tom Tavares-Finson.... Read More

Tuning in with Tony Carr
This is the seventh in a 10-part series on Jamaicans who have made their mark on North American radio. ... Read More

After 12: Ciroc's ultra premium daze

Wednesday, May, 23 2018    

Blue Waters Beach Club in Coopers Pen, Falmouth, was the venue for the Ciroc Cabana Beach Daze on Sunday, May 20. Of course, the ultra-premium event pulled a great crowd and everyone enjoyed themselves fully, as you can see from PHOTOGRAPHER DARLON THORPE's... Read More

Time to take Notis

BY HOWARD CAMPBELL Observer senior writer | Wednesday, May, 23 2018    

Powerhouse rhythm sections have been part of reggae since ska took its first steps in the early 1960s. Welsh and Unga Barunga are the latest drum and bass team stepping up to the plate, and they do so as musicians and producers. Read More

Redbones' 'send-off' begins this evening

Wednesday, May, 23 2018    

TO mark the final week of operation at its current location on Argyle Road in New Kingston, Redbones Blues Café will feature four nights of live music, dubbed the Best of the Best, from today to Saturday of this week. Read More

Spoken word series aim to take root

BY SADE GARDNER Observer writer | Wednesday, May, 23 2018    

RAS Takura is hoping to create a platform for spoken word poets in Kingston. With this in mind, he is staging the inaugural Spoken Words & Nyabinghi Drumming for African Liberation at Skyline Drive in Kingston on Saturday. Read More

Calabash festival plans in high gear

BY SADE GARDNER Observer writer | Tuesday, May, 22 2018    

ORGANISERS for the biennial Calabash International Literary Festival say plans are in high gear for its 14th staging. Read More

For peace sake

BY HOWARD CAMPBELL Observer senior writer | Tuesday, May, 22 2018    

THE One Blood Music Festival, a two-day event promoting peace in troubled Kingston communities, starts tomorrow (Labour Day) at the Dunrobin Playing field on Red Hills Road. Read More

Magnum crowns new 'King' & 'Queen'

BY KEVIN JACKSON Observer writer | Tuesday, May, 22 2018    

GC Foster College student Annette Elliston, better known as Safiyah, is on cloud nine. She was named “Magnum Queen of The Dancehall” on Saturday night in a grand finale at Melbourne Cricket Club in St Andrew. Read More

Lawyer says Tommy Lee 'kidnapped'

BY SADE GARDNER Observer writer | Tuesday, May, 22 2018    

ERNIE Smith, lawyer for Tommy Lee Sparta, says the police “kidnapped” his client from Half-Way-Tree police lock-up yesterday and took him to St James without his knowledge. Read More

Sadiki keeps it unplugged

By Howard Campbell Observer senior writer | Monday, May, 21 2018    

Blue Mountain Acoustic, the fifth album from singer-producer Sadiki, is scheduled to be released on June 1. And, as the title suggests, it is an unplugged set. Read More

Fashionably late Fashion Block

Monday, May, 21 2018    

Guests and patrons attending Saturday's staging of Fashion Block , the penultimate event of Styleweek Jamaica, were forced to wait almost two hours for the start of the event on Saturday night in New Kingston. Read More

Barack and Michelle Obama sign Netflix production deal

Monday, May, 21 2018    

LOS ANGELES, United States (AFP) — Barack and Michelle Obama have entered into a multi-year agreement to produce films and series with Netflix, the world's leading internet entertainment service announced on Monday. Read More


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