MoU talks in the works

 T he Jamaica Reggae Industry Association (JaRIA) and the Ministry of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sports are attempting to resolve issues concerning the music organisation's role in Reggae Month activities. Read More

Dubbing with Dad
New wave dub artiste Addis Pablo says his new album King Alpha and Queen Omega is a mix of two generations: his and his father Augustus Pablo's.... Read More

Bacchanal Xperience tonight
Carnival season kicks off tonight as Bacchanal Jamaica presents its Xperience Cooler Fete at Mas Camp, St Andrew.... Read More

Stylez steps out
Dancehall artiste Stylez' latest song Central Clarks is an ode to the popular British footwear. It will be officially released next month.... Read More

Derrick Harriott: a lifetime of music

By Aaliyah Cunningham Observer writer aaliyahc@jamaicaobserver.com | Friday, February, 22 2019    

Many persons have dedicated their lives to the development of Jamaican music, but their invaluable contribution is often forgotten. Singer/producer Derrick Harriott, whose musical career goes back to the 1950s, is one stalwart who remains visible. Read More

Back to the roots with DJ Marshmello

Friday, February, 22 2019    

AN unapologetic vinyl connoisseur, Marshae-Dojn McAnuff, better known as sound system selector DJ Marshmello, never tires of getting behind the turntables. Whether they are classic songs from the 1970s, underground favourites or contemporary jams, she has a diverse appreciation for... Read More

Derrick Pitter debuts with Reggae

BY KEVIN JACKSON Observer writer | Friday, February, 22 2019    

After almost 40 years recording professionally, singer Derrick Pitter will release his first album. Titled Reggae , it comprises 12 songs and is scheduled to be out by summer. Read More

Return of the outlaw

BY HOWARD CAMPBELL Observer senior writer | Friday, February, 22 2019    

AS an aspiring deejay in Askenish district, Hanover, Terry Ganzie remembers listening to artistes “who mek sense. People like Wailers, Barry Brown, Gregory Isaacs an' Super Cat.” He believes the music he has made since his first song in 1989, follows... Read More

0 to 100... A fashion feast

Friday, February, 22 2019    

Sound Govament asked patrons to dress, and that they did for the annual staging of 0 to 100 Trending Fashion and Style on Friday, February 15 at Silver Sky Plaza in the heart of Kingston, the party capital of the Caribbean. Party photo specialist Rodney Bokeh did the honours for After... Read More

A joyful noise at Reggae Gospel Concert

BY RORY DALEY Observer writer | Thursday, February, 21 2019    

Despite George Nooks' no-show at last Saturday's Reggae Gospel Concert at Ranny Williams Entertainment Centre in St Andrew, the large crowd was thoroughly entertained.The free event was part of Reggae Month activities. Read More

Junior ready to Rumble

Thursday, February, 21 2019    

ON-the-rise gospel singer Junior Rumble is upbeat ahead of the launch of his debut set, Royalty, A Child of the King, at the Freedom Evangelical Association in Portmore, St Catherine, next Friday. Read More

Who run things?

BY RICHARD JOHNSON Observer senior reporter johnsonr@jamaicaobserver.com | Thursday, February, 21 2019    

The US$300-million lawsuit brought by Jamaican deejay Flourgon against American singer Miley Cyrus over alleged copyright infringements, has been given a possible lifeline. The defence had requested that the matter be dismissed. Read More

Huge early bird ticket sales for Sumfest

Thursday, February, 21 2019    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Although the line-up for Reggae Sumfest 2019 is yet to be announced, worldwide interest in this year's renewal is already being evaluated through early ticket sales. Read More

50 icons of Reggae music to receive gold awards

Thursday, February, 21 2019    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Fifty Jamaicans, who have played a major role in the development of Reggae music, will be honoured at the Reggae Gold Awards ceremony to be held at the National Indoor Sports Centre in Kingston on February 27, beginning at 7:00 pm. Read More

Grammy bump for 44/876

By Kevin Jackson Observer writer | Wednesday, February, 20 2019    

Following its Best Reggae Album win at the 61st Grammy Awards, 44/876 by Sting and Shaggy has experienced a sales increase. The album sold 208 copies one week after the February 10 Grammys, a significant number compared to the 78 copies it registered the previous... Read More


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