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Portmore Chorale hosts Christmas concerts

Portmore Chorale.

The Portmore Chorale, directed by Delroy Williams, will stage its Christmas Concert Season under the theme ‘Come, Let Us Worship the King’. The concerts will be at Knox Community College’s Cobbla Auditorium in Manchester this Sunday, starting at 4:00pm, and at the Trinity Methodis ... Read More

Queen IfricaKenyon Hemans Artistes to stage anti-crime concert in MoBay
Montego Bay has hosted its share of major reggae events — Reggae Sunsplash and Reggae Sumfest ... Read More

Queen Ifrica (Photo: Kenyon Hemans) I warned Kartel — Queen Ifrica
Reggae singer Queen Ifrica has never been one to back down from offering her views on a controversia ... Read More

Diplo (front) and Walshy Fire, two-thirds of Major Lazer, giving the crowd their EDM fix at the show last year. Major Lazer returns with Friends
For the fifth-straight year, EDM superstars Major Lazer will perform in Jamaica. They are scheduled ... Read More

Dem nuh real, says Quick Cook

Friday, December 02, 2016    

Quick Cook.

Dancehall artiste Quick Cook said he is riding a musical high with the release of his latest single Dem Nuh Real. “This song has really been taking my career to another level. It is doing really well in the streets and is one of the reasons I am booked to performed at some of the major stage shows in Jamaica this month,” he the singjay told Splash. According to the entertainer, he knew the song would resonate with listeners as it contains a message that everyone can relate to. &l ... Read More

Black Uhuru gets stronger

Friday, December 02, 2016    

Guitarist Frank Stepanek, Andrew Bees and Duckie Simpson of Black Uhuru on their recent tour..

Stronger, the new song from Black Uhuru and Agent Sasco, will be released in January. It is produced by Maurice Delauney, better known as Disc Jockey Seani B of BBC 1Xtra. The song hears group founder Duckie Simpson on lead vocals. Black Uhuru completed a successful six-week tour of the United States in early October. Simpson and Andrew Bees shared vocal duties. “The tour was sold-out, save for about three nights. Lots of young people came out to see the band in every city we went to,& ... Read More

Organisers ready for Sosa

Friday, December 02, 2016    

Coppershot Disco team members providing the selections.

With only a few weeks to go, plans for the popular event Sosa are in full swing. Slated for Boxing Day at The Hive (formerly Famous Night Club) in Portmore, St Catherine, the organisers — Olympian Warren Weir and JEM Entertainment — are promising patrons nothing but a thrilling experience. “Promotion for the event has been going extremely well,” noted JEM director IB Konteh. “The streets have been talking and the feedback has been great, and it will only get bett ... Read More

Creating a Phenomenon

Friday, December 02, 2016    

Vanclive Parris (left) and Kirk “Knatural” Brown.

Vanclive Parris and Kirk “Knatural” Brown bring different backgrounds to the music business. Parris was a cricketer who played at the youth level for Jamaica; Brown has been a producer for over 10 years. They share a passion for edgy rhythms and recently teamed to co-produce the Phenomenon, a throwback beat that will be released in January. Released by the Dutty Fridaze and Knatural Entertainment labels, it has already spawned a hit song in Beauty Shop by singjay Tyrical. Norris ... Read More

Clinark sings Help Haiti

Friday, December 02, 2016    

Clinark.

Weeks after Hurricane Matthew destroyed sections of Haiti, Bermudian singe r Clinark has released the song, Help Haiti . Produced by Dutch Gang Productions, it was released on October 28. London-based Clinark hopes the single reaches listeners. “We really hope that it will help contribute to greater awareness to the plight of the Haitian people. The ‘outro’ says it all, ‘Make a change to rearrange,’” he said. Proceeds and a share of the royalties will go t ... Read More

Catch Di Riddim - We Bad says Sustane

By Kevin Jackson Observer Writer | Friday, December 02, 2016    

Konshens.

Deejay Sustane gained valuable music industry knowledge when he linked with producer Don Corleon eight years ago. He also toured with deejay Munga Honorabel, a Corleon protege. Sustane has just released his latest single, We Bad, produced by Black Pearl Haabah on the Dark Alley rhythm. “I’ve been doing music for 10 years now. It was Don Corleon who helped me get my foot through the door when I did some work with him in 2008,” Sustane shared. He actually had his recording de ... Read More

Uprising launches Black To I Roots

Thursday, December 01, 2016    

Uprising Roots Band.

Black To I Roots, title song from the second album by Uprising Roots Band, was released on Monday. Darren Hamilton, the seven-piece band’s manager, told the Jamaica Observer that song and a video are teasers for their long-awaited second album. Drummer/vocalist Rashaun ‘Kush’ McAnuff, described their release as a “celebrative moment”. According to McAnuff, “We have been working on a lot of projects, so to have this song and video released on an internationa ... Read More

Sample girl Sasha

By Kevin Jackson Observer writer | Thursday, December 01, 2016    

Sista Sasha.

Dat Sexy Body, a song recorded in 1998 by singer Sasha, has a new lease on life by being sampled in three hit songs. It is sampled in #MCM by pop singer Gabrielle Ross featuring rhythm and blues singer Jeremih. That song is produced by YOBO. Sexy Body by rapper Pitbull featuring J-Lo also samples Dat Sexy Body. This version is from Pitbull’s forthcoming album Climate Change. Swedish pop singer Zara Larsson was just a toddler when Dat Sexy Body was released. Her latest single, I Would Li ... Read More

Exile Di Brave thankful for 2016

Thursday, December 01, 2016    

Exile Di Brave performing in Dordrecht, The Netherlands, on his recent European tour.

After a busy year which included shows in Europe, Mexico, Costa Rica, and Panama, singer Exile Di Brave has released the video for his latest single Be Thankful. The song is from To The Foundation, his second album, which was released in July. He directed the video, which is edited by French film-maker Romaine “Sherkhan” Chiffre of Raatid Magic Films. “The video looks fantastic. We did it in Gordon Town. It’s a very simple concept; it’s all about the way the Rast ... Read More

Swiss vibes at Redbones

Thursday, December 01, 2016    

Naja Vibes Band.

Naja Vibes, a nine-piece reggae band from Switzerland, performs at the Redbones Blues Cafe in St Andrew this evening. They will back veteran roots singer I Kong and emerging artiste Samory I. Mathias Liengme, a 22-year-old keyboardist, is a member of the Geneva-based aggregation. He has produced two albums (A Little Walk and Pass It On) by 68-year-old I Kong, who has enjoyed a career resurgence in Switzerland and France. Liengme also produced The Inspirators, an eight-song album released by hi ... Read More



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