They can't take reggae from us — Jesse Royal

Sunday, November, 11 2018    

In recent months there has been several outcries against what is being seen as cultural appropriation by several prominent acts in pop and hip hop, who sample Jamaican music without giving credit. Read More

Simon calling it?

Sunday, November, 11 2018    

Is Simon Cowell, co-creator and lead judge of the televised TV talent show X Factor, predicting that Jamaican singer Dalton Harris will make it to the finals of the current season of the show now underway in the UK? Read More

Lovers rocking with Carroll Thompson

BY HOWARD CAMPBELL Observer senior writer | Sunday, November, 11 2018    

This is the 70th year since the Empire Windrush docked in the United Kingdom, carrying hundreds of West Indians seeking work to bolster that country's war-torn economy. Most of them were Jamaicans who settled in communities in London, the Midlands, Nottingham, and Bristol. The... Read More

Mikey's heart

By Kevin Jackson Observer writer | Sunday, November, 11 2018    

For the Heart of Jamaica album, music producer Mikey Bennett called on his years of experience to work with a cast of experienced and upcoming artistes. Funded by Appleton Estate Jamaica Rum, the 13-song set was released on November... Read More

Inner Circle turns 50!

Saturday, November, 10 2018    

Friends, family and musicians helped the Inner Circle band blow out 50 candles last Saturday at their Circle House complex in North Miami. It was a nostalgic affair with past and present members of the self-proclaimed Bad Boys of Reggae jamming past midnight. Read More

Impressive numbers at Cosmic Rotation

BY KEVIN JACKSON Observer writer | Saturday, November, 10 2018    

Music filled the air at The Pallet on North Avenue in St Andrew last Saturday, for the ninth staging of Cosmic Rotation, and patrons came out in impressive numbers. Read More

9TYZ making a statement

Saturday, November, 10 2018    

Although fairly new to the dancehall scene, fast-rising singer 9TYZ is making a statement with her EP Bad Like 90's. Read More

Ffurious ready for St Mary Mi Come From

Saturday, November, 10 2018    

Ffurious is upbeat as he prepares for his upcoming performance on Capleton's annual St Mary Mi Come From stage show, which will be held at National Arena in St Andrew on Saturday. Read More

D'Tall Boss has greater things in store

Saturday, November, 10 2018    

Deejay D'Tall Boss has stepped up promotion for his latest song, Greater Now , with the release of a video. The single is from his upcoming EP. Read More

Capleton's show on tonight

Saturday, November, 10 2018    

NEW venue but same high-intensity sets. That's what organisers of A St Mary Mi Come From are planning for this evening's staging. The charity show is slated for the National Arena in St Andrew. Read More

JonFX has arms on Billboard chart

By Kevin Jackson Observer writer | Friday, November, 9 2018    

Music producer John “JonFX” Crawford is celebrating the success of Arms Around You, a song that entered Billboard charts this week. It is a collaboration between Xxxtentacion, Lil Pump, Maluma and Swae Lee. Read More

Konka Energy Drink signs Curvy Diva

Friday, November, 9 2018    

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Lipstyck making Money Moves

Friday, November, 9 2018    

Singjay Lipstyck released a new single, Money Move, in early November on the St Owen Records label to rave reviews from dancehall fans. The song is already generating a huge buzz in dancehall markets in Latin America, Jamaica and the USA. Read More

Pier vibes encore

Friday, November, 9 2018    

You know that a Team Ribbiz event is always well attended, simply for the fact that they are great party hosts and revellers are guaranteed a really good time. That's why OBSERVER PHOTOGRAPHER KARL MCLARTY got enough shots to present this encore from the official... Read More

Dann-I hits Europe tour

Friday, November, 9 2018    

With the aim to spread his music and attract a new fan base, singer Dann-I is presently in Europe on his When She High tour.The tour began on October 28 and runs until November 18. Read More


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