Brian eyes a golden comeback

Brian Gold

IN 2006 Brian Gold experienced a spiritual awakening which he credits with expanding his world view. He realised there was much more to life than the material things he enjoyed. Tomorrow, the 47-year-old singer continues to project the Rastafarian faith he embraced 10 years ago in One Perfect Love ... Read More

Mad Cobra Fifth Harmony ‘Flex’ with Cobra
OLD-SCHOOL deejay Mad Cobra’s gold-selling single, Flex, has been sampled by American girl gro ... Read More

Freddie McGregor Freddie sets sail
Summer has been a busy period for reggae artistes for 40 years. Bob Marley, Desmond Dekker, Burning ... Read More

DJ TURBO ... one of the selectors to play at the event Colbeck’s ‘Off Tha Wall’ for Pier One
MONTEGO BAY, St James — Lovers of retro music will be in for a treat this Saturday when J Wray ... Read More


Thursday, May 26, 2016    

THURSDAY, May 26 Reggae Night @ Facebaar Nightclub and Lounge Ironshore, Montego Bay Adm: $1,000 Time 10:00 pm Exotic Thursdays @ Sundaze Bar & Grill Gloucester Ave, Montego Bay Time: 10:00 pm FRIDAY, May 27 Ladies Night @ Facebaar Restaurant Nightclub & Lounge Ironshore, Montego Bay Adm: $1,000 Time: 10:00 pm SATURDAY, May 28 Off Tha Wall @ Pier One, MoBay Featuring DJ Marviv, DJ Turbo and DJ Jessie Adm: $999.00 Time: 9:00 pm Cook ... Read More

Ninja gives Magnum contestants nod

Wednesday, May 25, 2016    

Skillarchy (left), who exited the competition last Saturday, shares lens time with guest judge Ninja Man (centre) and Mark Telfer, brand manager of Magnum Tonic Wine.

NINJA Man had high marks for last Saturday’s staging of Magnum Kings and Queens Competition held at the D’Entrance on Constant Spring Road in St Andrew. The veteran deejay was a guest judge on the weekly televised contest. “Ah the best Magnum show dis. Accid did have the wickedest lyrics inna the show. Ah the best artiste dem this weh me ever see pon Magnum, me nuh care what nobody say. This is the show!” said Ninja Man. In addition to Accid, he was impressed with Zigm ... Read More

Rebel rallies for Liberation

BY SIMONE MORGAN Observer reporter morgans@jamaicaobserver.com | Wednesday, May 25, 2016    

Tony Rebel

VETERAN reggae singjay Tony Rebel is this evening’s headliner for the Fifth Annual African Liberation Day concert in the St William Grant Park in downton Kingston. The free concert, hosted by the Kingston and St Andrew Corporation (KSAC), is slated for a 5:00 pm start. “When a day is set aside to mark the liberation of a people it should be celebrated. Our forefathers worked hard for this and we have to follow suit so our children will follow,” Tony Rebel told the Jamaica Ob ... Read More

Kristina Newby is Portland Festival Queen

Wednesday, May 25, 2016    

NINETEEN-YEAR-OLD Kristina Newby was crowned Miss Portland Festival Queen 2016 at Port Antonio High School, last Saturday. The Titchfield High School student snagged three sectional prizes: Most Congenial, Most Poised, and Most Active in the Community. “I’m overwhelmed and surprised being crowned Miss Portland Festival Queen, but I will do my best to make my parish proud and my family and friends at the national level. I was happy, having fun and enjoying myself during the corona ... Read More

Bumpin Uglies debuts on Billboard

Wednesday, May 25, 2016    

Bumpin Uglies

MARLAND-BASED three-member band Bumpin Uglies scores its first entry on the Billboard Reggae album chart. The band’s latest EP Better.Faster.Stronger. debuts at number two.  The EP contains six tracks. These are White Boy Reggae, Addictive Personality, DIY, Morning After, Live Your Life and Get Back (demo). Formed in 2008, Bumpin Uglies comprises Brandon Hardesty (vocals, guitar); Dave Wolf (vocals, bass) and TJ Haslett (drums). The group incorporates ska, reggae and punk into its ... Read More

Kristine Alicia’s Songs From Zion

Wednesday, May 25, 2016    

Kristine Alicia

KINGSTON, Jamaica — There have been changes in Kristine Alicia's life since her first album Get Ready was released in 2007. Her personal and professional transformation plays out on her second album, Songs From Zion. The set, produced by Rory Gilligan of Stone Love fame, is scheduled for a summer release. Its latest single, Hand Over River, recently came out on his Black Dub Movement label. "My first album was intentionally written for the gospel reggae market. Over the years I've had mo ... Read More

A night with Theresa and Tasha

Wednesday, May 25, 2016    

Just call her ‘Beyond Bless’ (KARL MCLARTY)

Steve Madden Plaza on Orange Street, downtown Kingston, was again the venue for another great party, this time hosted by Theresa and Tasha, at which Govament Sound provided the right vibes for patrons to ‘shell dung di bar’. Naturally, OBSERVER PHOTOGRAPHER KARL MCLARTY was there. Read More

Sizzla joins hand in community projects

Tuesday, May 24, 2016    

Sizzla Kalonji in performance at Redemption Live, held at Sabina Park in Kingston, on Sunday

Sizzla has broadened his Sizzla Youth Foundation by working with like-minded organisations in the community of August Town. The Foundation will coordinate with the University of the West Indies (UWI), Social Development Commission (SDC), Citizen Security and Justice Programme, Project Management Institute and the August Town police on several projects. On May 18, the parties had their first meeting at Sizzla’s Judgment Yard, in August Town. They discussed plans for the 178th Emancipation ... Read More

Dirty dancing

By Simone Morgan Observer reporter | Tuesday, May 24, 2016    

Choreographer Orville Hall

Choreographer Orville Hall is outraged at the latest ‘dance’ trend which sees the manhandling of females by male dancers. “That is not dancing, it is the abuse of women. It is very disrespectful to the females,” Hall told the Jamaica Observer. Videos of popular male dancers ripping the clothes off a female and gyrating wildly on her as she tries to flee have made social media rounds this month. After coming under fire from social media users, one of the dancers issued ... Read More

14 vying for Ms Universe Ja NE title

By Kevin Jackson Observer Writer | Tuesday, May 24, 2016    

Contestants in the 2016 Moon Palace Jamaica Grande Miss Universe Jamaica North East pageant in Ocho Rios, St Ann, on Saturday.

Under the theme ‘Enhancing Lives Through Beauty’, 14 contestants participating in the 2016 Moon Palace Jamaica Grande Miss Universe Jamaica North East pageant were sashed by their respective sponsors on Saturday evening. The occasion was held at the Moon Palace Jamaica Grande resort in Ocho Rios, St Ann. The females, whose ages range between 18 and 26 years, were chosen from several casting calls conducted on the north coast. According to franchise holder Shelle Parchment, cast ca ... Read More



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