PAN acts to thrill

Gospel act Rondell Positive, chart-topping Wayne Marshall, and rising lieutenants Shane-O and Teejay are slated to lead the entertainment package for Regional 2 of PAN 2018 at Independence Park, Black River in St Elizabeth on Saturday, September 29. Read More

Sean Paul heads to Qatar
Grammy-winning Jamaican act Sean Paul heads to the Middle East in October for a performance in the Islamic state of Qatar.... Read More

K'sangel aims for the stars
Singer K'sangel is excited about her freshly inked record deal with United States-based label Gold and Goal Production. The partnership was made official last month, and K'sangel has already hit the ground running with her latest release Rumpari.... Read More

Oniel's affair of the art
It has been almost 20 years since Oniel Cunningham and a business partner came up with the idea for a fine arts festival in their hometown of Montego Bay. That festival would help expose local and Caribbean talent.... Read More

Usain Bolt's Tracks & Records launches first UK venue Oct 10

Monday, September, 24 2018    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Usain Bolt's brand-new Jamaican bar, restaurant and late lounge, Tracks & Records is set to open its first UK venue in London on October 10.This will be the first of 15 restaurants to be opened across the UK over the next five years. Read More

Ashe to honour co-founder in Turks

By Sade Gardner Observer writer | Sunday, September, 23 2018    

Joseph “Joe” Robinson was a man of the people. Even though he hailed from Turks & Caicos soil, Robinson maintained a passion for developing the Jamaican performing arts industry up until his death in 2005. The Ashe Company was a product of this passion he exuded, which he... Read More

Unearthing reggae's stories

BY RICHARD JOHNSON Observer senior reporter johnsonr@jamaicaobserver.com | Sunday, September, 23 2018    

Cultural commentator and lecturer at the University of the West Indies Professor Donna hope has released her fifth publication, Reggae Stories: Jamaican Musical Legends and Cultural Legacies. Read More

Tributes pour in for Shem Cole

Sunday, September, 23 2018    

Singer/producer Colin “Iley Dread” Levy and the University of t he West Indies (UWI) have issued statements on the death of Shem Cole, son of audio engineer David Cole, and grandson of former national footballer Alan “Skill” Cole... Read More

Campari ups POP Style prize purse

BY RORY DALEY Observer writer | Sunday, September, 23 2018    

CAMPARI's 2018 edition of their Pop Style party series was launched to much fanfare at their headquarters, @TwentyThree Bar, in New Kingston last Tuesday. Read More

Portia Simpson Miller's Journey

BY RICHARD JOHNSON Observer senior reporter johnsonr@jamaicaobserver.com | Sunday, September, 23 2018    

Film-maker Lennie Little-White is adding another volume to his portraits of Jamaicans who have distinguished themselves is various fields of endeavour. Read More

Joseph Hoo Kim's legacy lives on

BY HOWARD CAMPBELL Observer senior writer | Saturday, September, 22 2018    

IN the 1970s, Maxfield Avenue was one of Kingston's happening communities. Journalists from around the world flocked the area for stories on its people, politicians and music. Read More

Day Break lights up NY

BY KEVIN JACKSON Observer writer | Saturday, September, 22 2018    

The Network and Milk and Honey Events recently took the Day Break Premium Breakfast party to the New York area, and fans came out in large numbers.Held on Sunday, September 16, at the rooftop of The Brooklyn Children's Museum, the event has been hailed a success. Read More

Dawkin's adds flavour to Bread's classic

Saturday, September, 22 2018    

Michael Dawkins was an ardent radio listener in the early 1970s when he first heard Bread's monster ballad, Baby I'm A Want You. It became one of his favourite songs and he longed to cover the blue-eyed soul classic. Read More

Naazir speaks from the heart

Saturday, September, 22 2018    

Westmoreland singjay Naazir is hailing the gains made by the Government's Zone of Special Operations (ZOSO) and State of Public Emergency (SOE) in reducing crime. However, he believes that some social intervention must be included, as this is the only way to get... Read More

Nathi Prince bats for knowledge

Saturday, September, 22 2018    

Reggae singer Nathi Prince is upset about the content of the music coming out of Jamaica. He has taken aim at the new slang 'fully dunce' which has gained popularity in dancehall circles. Read More




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