Dovey Magnum building her brand

Tuesday, January, 30 2018    

Dovey Magnum is steadily building her fan base with her latest single Bawl Out. Read More

Ocho Rios Carnival promises excitement

BY KEVIN JACKSON Observer writer | Tuesday, January, 30 2018    

Promoters of Ocho Rios Carnival promise lots of excitement and great vibes for revellers attending the 2018 season which was launched last Saturday at Sandcastles Hotel in St Ann. Read More

Grammy debate rages

BY RICHARD JOHNSON Observer senior reporter | Tuesday, January, 30 2018    

ONCE Damian “Junior Gong” Marley was announced winner of the Best Reggae Album at Sunday's Grammy Awards in New York City discussions began in earnest, with mixed reactions to the latest victory by another member of the the Marley family. Read More

Wet Fete creates splash

BY RORY DALEY Observer writer daleyr@jamaicaobserver.com | Monday, January, 29 2018    

WITH its theme, Rebirth, it was no surprise that carnival players Bacchanal Jamaica resurrected an old event and added a modern flavour to usher in the 2018 season. Read More

Damian's Stony Hill wins Reggae Grammy

BY KEVIN JACKSON Observer writer | Monday, January, 29 2018    

Damian “ Jr Gong” Marley won the Best Reggae Album award at the 60th Grammy Awards, yesterday, at Madison Square Garden in New York City. Read More

Crime parables

BY SADE GARDNER Observer writer gardners@jamaicaobserver.com | Monday, January, 29 2018    

CONCERNS and solutions for Jamaica's growing crime wave were expressed at a forum with singer Tarrus Riley at The University of the West Indies Mona campus in St Andrew, last Friday. Read More

Grange congratulates Damian Marley on Grammy win

Monday, January, 29 2018    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport Olivia Grange has congratulated Damian "Jr Gong" Marley on winning the Grammy Award for Best Reggae Album.Marley won for his 18-track album 'Stony Hill'. Read More

A second serving of Ras Michael

BY HOWARD CAMPBELL Observer senior writer | Sunday, January, 28 2018    

AS principal of Talent Corporation, Tommy Cowan had reggae's elite artistes on his roster during the 1970s. For all that prowess, one act made a profound and lasting impression on him — Ras Michael and The Sons of Negus. Read More

When Masekela played Sunsplash

Sunday, January, 28 2018    

South African trumpeter Hugh Masekela had a genuine love affair with Jamaica. The activist and musician, who died in Johannesburg last Tuesday (January 23) from prostate cancer at age 78, last performed here in Jamaica during Reggae Sunsplash, at the Jamworld... Read More

First round of JCDC gospel contest begins

Sunday, January, 28 2018    

THE 2018 staging of the Jamaica Gospel Song Competition will kick off with regional auditions beginning on Tuesday. Organised by the Jamaica Cultural Development Commission (JCDC), the competition has been challenging writers and vocalists to become the best new gospel artiste/writer for over 30... Read More

Grounding with Garvey

Sunday, January, 28 2018    

The philosophies and opinions of National Hero Marcus Garvey will form the backdrop of this year's staging of the Grounation discussion series organised by the Music Museum, an arm of the Institute of Jamaica. Read More

Pity sex

Tony Robinson | Sunday, January, 28 2018    

She loved me for the dangers I had pass'd,And I loved herThat she did pity them.— Shakespeare, Othello, 1,3  Read More

Birth of the Reggae Grammy

BY HOWARD CAMPBELL Observer senior writer | Sunday, January, 28 2018    

The 60th Grammy Awards takes place today at Madison Square Garden in New York City. There are five nominees for Best Reggae Album. They are: Chronology (Chronixx); Stony Hill (Damian Marley); Avrakedabra (Morgan Heritage); Lost In Paradise (Common Kings) and Wash House Ting (J... Read More

Jay-Z, leading on Grammy Day, attacked by Trump

Sunday, January, 28 2018    

NEW YORK, United States (AFP) — Jay-Z is leading nominations Sunday for the Grammys, was feted Saturday by music industry heavyweights — and, in between, was taken to task by the president of the United States. Read More

Rre looking to 2018

Saturday, January, 27 2018    

BALANCING her corporate job and music has never been an easy task for Rre. But the singjay is determined to make a name for herself in the music industry. Read More


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