Mother Earth on show at show at Gatffest

MOTHER Earth's well-being was the focus of short films Beneath The Surface and Island Strong, which premiered at Gatffest Film Festival, now in its seventh year. Read More

The hard-hitting Mr Isaacs
MR Isaacs, a classic 1977 album by Gregory Isaacs, will be re-released on July 12 by 17 North Parade, a subsidiary of VP Records.... Read More

Keeping the Dub alive
Not much has been heard in Jamaica about the Dubtonic Kru in recent years, but drummer/co-founder DeLeon “Jubba” White told the Jamaica Observer recently that the band is alive, and kicking and working on new material.... Read More

Tyrifik has reasons to live
Tyrifik is pleased with the positive response to his eight-track debut EP, Reason Fi Live.... Read More

The Art of Kingston

By Richard Johnson Observer senior writer johnsonr@jamaicaobserver.com | Wednesday, June, 26 2019    

This Sunday will see the 15th Kingston Creative Artwalk, a monthly exposition laying the groundwork for development of an art district in downtown Kingston. Read More

Family ties: The Lees remember Seaga

BY KEDIESHA PERRY Observer writer | Tuesday, June, 25 2019    

DESPITE being unable to attend the thanksgiving service for former Prime Minister Edward Seaga on Sunday, Julianne Lee was glued to her television set for live coverage of the event.She said a dark cloud hung over her household. Read More

Roberts' got it made

By Howard Campbell Observer senior writer | Tuesday, June, 25 2019    

In Jamaica's competitive band scene of the 1970s OC Roberts was among a rush of singers trying to make that transition from club act to recording artiste. He cut several singles, but never got the big break. Read More

Sister Power in Sweden

Tuesday, June, 25 2019    

THE Oland Roots Festival, an all-female reggae event, is scheduled for July 10-13 on the Swedish island of Oland. It is the brainchild of Adil Nadri and Alexander Sjoback, the Scandinavia - based promoters. Read More

Sumfest mourns singer's death

By Brian Bonitto Associate Editor -- Auto & Entertainment bonittob@jamaicaobserver.com | Monday, June, 24 2019    

BAHAMIAN singer Devon “Mdeez” Knight, scheduled to perform on Reggae Sumfest's penultimate night, was stabbed to death following a traffic accident in his native country on Friday. Read More

Ding Dong ties knot at Hope Gardens

Monday, June, 24 2019    

DING Dong has entered a new phase in his life.The dancehall choreographer-cum-deejay tied the knot with his long-time girlfriend, Shauna, at Hope Gardens in Kingston on Saturday. Read More

Downswell realigns Kingston

BY AALIYAH CUNNINGHAM Observer writer aaliyahc@jamaicaobserver.com | Monday, June, 24 2019    

RANNY Williams Entertainment Centre was transformed into holy ground with the Kingston leg of Kevin Downswell Ministries' Realignment Tour, Chapter 3 last Saturday evening. Read More

Maranto shows Faith

BY KEVIN JACKSON Observer writer | Monday, June, 24 2019    

Three years ago when he lost his sight to diabetes, singer Maranto was determined not to let it affect his life. He continued doing music, his first love. Read More

A wonderful evening of classics

BY KEDIESHA PERRY Observer writer | Sunday, June, 23 2019    

Organiser of the Classics in June concert season, Laurice Barnaby, says guests were delighted with the acts at its 15th staging. Read More

A decade with Deh Jah Dance

BY RICHARD JOHNSON Observer senior reporter johnsonr@jamaicaobserver.com | Sunday, June, 23 2019    

Artistic director of the Deh Jah Dance Theatre, Ghana Samuda, makes no bones about that fact that she is a Christian and therefore the majority of the works presented by the troupe are about worship. It is, therefore, not surprising that in choosing a 'best of' for the... Read More

Samory I heads to Europe

BY RICHARD JOHNSON Observer senior reporter johnsonr@jamaicaobserver.com | Sunday, June, 23 2019    

In 2017, reggae chanter Samory I dropped his début album Black Gold , and since then it has been a non-stop ride for the young artiste as he takes his sound to the market, both locally and internationally. Read More


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