Eleigh teams with Remyboy Monty

Eleigh teams with
Remy Boy Monty

SINGER Eleigh is hoping that his collaboration Dem a Pretend which features American rapper Remyboy Monty, will give him the attention that he aims for. The song produced by St Catherine-based Tru Legends Music, is featured on the label's latest project, the Party Central riddim. He explained how ... Read More

The diminutive trio of Outshine (left) easily disposed of their male competition with high-energy,
aggressive dance moves. None Badda Dan Supreme Blazers
THE three-man dance crew of Supreme Blazers came geared for battle last Saturday at the BOOM Energy ... Read More

Promoter Jason Green (right) shares lens time with Exclusive Fantasy promotional females. Few takers for Exclusive Fantasy
SUNDAY'S boat ride to Maiden Cay was not for the faint of heart as the small boats danced 'wickedly' ... Read More

Ricardo ‘Wowski’ McCalpin Wowski looks to Africa
POLICE constable Ricardo 'Wowski' McCalpin has teamed up Ghanian deejay Mama Beat for his latest sin ... Read More

Stamma Tella is holding on

Tuesday, July 28, 2015    

Stamma Tella

Up-and-coming singjay Stamma Tella is banking on his latest single Hold Me. According to him, the single is getting favourable reviews, especially from the females. "It is a girls' tune. I have done both raw and clean versions. It is really expressing my liking about the females," he said. Released earlier this month, Hold Me is produced by Truckback Records. An accompanying video was shot last week in the Corporate Area. Stamma Tella (given name Travoy Taylor) is from Green Pond in Montego ... Read More

Gregory Isaacs’s mom passes

Monday, July 27, 2015    

ENID Murray, mother of singer Gregory Isaacs, died on July 24 at the University Hospital of the West Indies. She was 85. Isaacs’s widow, June Isaacs, told the Jamaica Observer that Ms Murray suffered a stroke early last week and was admitted to hospital. Isaacs was unable to give the cause of death, but said her mother-in-law was diabetic. Murray was born in Kingston and earned a living as a hairdresser. Gregory Isaacs, the older of her two sons, is one of the chief exponents of lovers& ... Read More

Marcia and Friends UK gig on again

Monday, July 27, 2015    

Marcia Griffiths (right) seen here with fellow I-Three Judy Mowatt.

THE on-again, off-again 'Marcia Griffiths and Friends' shows in the United Kingdom, have been rescheduled for late August at four venues. Copeland Forbes, who is organising the shows, told the Jamaica Observer that Griffiths, Judy Mowatt, Bob Andy, Tanya Stephens and Richie Spice are confirmed for the gigs, which take place at O2 Shepherds Bush Empire (August 28), O2 Academy in Birmingham (August 29), O2 Academy in Leeds (August 30), and O2 Academy in Bristol on August 31. The acts will be bac ... Read More

Million-dollar Ms Universe Ja

By Kevin Jackson Observer writer | Monday, July 27, 2015    

Twenty-four of the 25 contestants in the Miss Universe Jamaica parade in their
swimsuits at Fiction Fantasy nightclub at Market Place in St Andrew, on Friday.

PROMOTERS of the Miss Universe Jamaica 2015 pageant will be awarding the new queen a cash prize of million dollars. The announcement was made at a press launch held at the Fiction Fantasy nightclub at Market Place in St Andrew, on Friday night. In addition to the cash and crown, the 25 finalists will also compete for a $1.2 million wardrobe to take to the Miss Universe finals in Shanghai, China. The local finals is scheduled for Jamaica Pegasus hotel in St Andrew, on Saturday, August 29. Kar ... Read More

Junior Reid 'murdas' track

Monday, July 27, 2015    

Junior Reid

VETERAN reggae singer Junior Reid is getting a major buzz for his latest collaborative single, Murda, alongside hip hop superstar Lil Wayne. The track appears on the rapper's latest album, Free Weezy Album. "It's a great look. Mi name all over the hip hop scene right now because of the Lil Wayne-Birdman beef. The song is in demand now. It is relevant with what is going on. One of the rappers on the song, Capo, died after the song came out. So the song is hot...it is one of the first songs from ... Read More

Bobbi Kristina Brown, daughter of Whitney Houston, dies

Monday, July 27, 2015    

Bobbi Kristina Brown

GEORGIA, USA (AP) — A representative for the Houston family has said Bobbi Kristina Brown, daughter of the late entertainer Whitney Houston and R&B singer Bobby Brown, has died, about seven months after she was found face down and unresponsive in a bathtub. She was 22 years old. Kristen Foster said Sunday, "Bobbi Kristina Brown passed away July 26, 2015, surrounded by her family. She is finally at peace in the arms of God. We want to again thank everyone for their tremendous amount of ... Read More

Tracey to let comedians loose

Monday, July 27, 2015    

(L-R) Oral Tracey,
Professor Nuts, Wally British

POPULAR sports commentator Oral Tracey's 2015 revue of his Let Loose comedy series is slated for the ballroom of the Jamaica Pegasus hotel in New Kingston on Sunday. According to the conceptualiser, this year's staging — under the theme Laugh Loud Fi Di Summa — will be much different from the two previous family-friendly editions. "Basically, I decided to do the show this time around to a mature audience. It [the show] is called Let Loose, so in keeping with that, I don't want to put too muc ... Read More

Lady Saw laying a foundation

BY RICHARD JOHNSON Observer senior reporter johnsonr@jamaicaobserver.com | Sunday, July 26, 2015    

SAW... I need a shelter for these women when they can live to
get them away from the abusive men and we can monitor them.

JUST prior to her interview with the Jamaica Observer, dancehall artiste Lady Saw received a letter describing the situation of a young girl living in Kingston that left her shaken. "The letter was written by someone, on behalf of a young girl who, despite a terrible, terrible situation at home, was able to graduate from one of top high schools in Kingston and is now at one of the universities and needs help with tuition. This young girl is so strong and I would really love to help her... this ... Read More

40 years with Lloyd Parks and we the people

BY HOWARD CAMPBELL Observer senior writer | Sunday, July 26, 2015    

(L) Lloyd Parks,
of Lloyd
Parks and
We The
People band.
(R) PARKS... the music did
get water down mainly
because everybody have
a studio in dem house,
an’ a man can
programme everything
then bring in somebody
fi dub a part if him feel.

"NEXT song!" came the order from bass player and We The People bandleader Lloyd Parks during rehearsals with deejay Charlie Chaplin last week. He then plays the opening lines to The Melodians' Everybody Bawling, with the burly Chaplin and band joining in. Parks has been calling the shots with We The People for 40 years, a milestone the band plans to observe quietly. This week, they head to Europe for three festivals: Geel in Belgium, Reggae Sun Ska in Bordeaux, France and Rototom Sunsplash in ... Read More

Looking at Life Beyond Reggae Music

Sunday, July 26, 2015    

Heather Dennis. At right: A copy of Life Beyond Reggae Music.

IT took Heather Dennis two years to compile stories for Life Beyond Reggae Music, her first book which was released early this year. Through interviews with over 100 reggae artistes, 'from Jamaica to Japan', she fashioned an easy read looking at reggae's impact on their lives as well as the world. She also reflects on the legacy of Granville Campbell, her great-grandfather and respected Jamaican classical singer who died in 1968. "Life Beyond Reggae Music was created to showcase artistes from ... Read More



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