Winston “Merritone” Blake to get posthumous honour

Saturday, August, 11 2018    

Musicologist and sound system legend Winston “Merritone” Blake will be honoured at the 20th annual Merritone Family Fun Day tomorrow at Heckscher State Park in Long Island, New York. Read More

Lila Ike making presence felt

By Sade Gardner Observer writer | Friday, August, 10 2018    

THIS summer has been a busy one for singer, Lila Ike.The Manchester native recently performed on the Uppsala Reggae Festival in Sweden and Reggae Geel Festival in Belgium. And she is counting her blessings. Read More

So Sick drops

Friday, August, 10 2018    

Gyal Summa is the title of the mixtape that was recently released by Darkcide. Presented by DJ So Sick, the project features a nice blend of hip hop, Afrobeat and dancehall treats.DJ So Sick (given name Stephen Roxburgh) spoke about the inspiration behind the project. Read More

Beky Glacier issues

Friday, August, 10 2018    

Deejay Beky Glacier is preparing for the release of his EP titled Warning , with the new single Summer Invitation . Read More

Kanabis takes over New York

Friday, August, 10 2018    

In a bid to expand on its fan base and to showcase its selectors, sound system Kanabis recently did a promotional tour of New York. Read More

Mawnin After seals the deal

Friday, August, 10 2018    

Dream Weekend hosted its first ever breakfast party, Mawnin After, on Independence Day. The series was celebrating its 10th anniversary. Read More

Shabba, Chronixx for DC festival

Friday, August, 10 2018    

Shabba Ranks, Chronixx, Toots & The Maytals, Kes the Band, Raging Fyah, Rupee, Jah Works, and Ras Slick are among the acts slated to take to the stage at the inaugural DC World Reggae Festival at the RFK Stadium in North East Washington DC in the United States on... Read More

Sweet sounds at Musical Rhapsody

BY SADE GARDNER Observer writer | Friday, August, 10 2018    

Guests could not get enough of quintessential entertainer Gem Myers at the seventh staging of Musical Rhapsody held at the Jamaica Pegasus hotel in New Kingston recently. She was so good that the audience demanded a performance of ... Read More

Dkraze shares his 'Emotions'

Friday, August, 10 2018    

Dancehall deejay Dkraze recently released his debut EP titled Emotions of the Heart . The project features four songs, Revolution, We Gonna Make It, Badmind People , and ... Read More

Tyrifik set to 'Duh Road'

Friday, August, 10 2018    

May Pen City Records artiste Tyrifik, formerly known as Terro Slim, believes that his name change and new sound can help to elevate him to the top tier of the dancehall. Read More

Alborosie is Unbreakable

By Kevin Jackson Observer Writer | Friday, August, 10 2018    

UPON relocating from Italy to Jamaica more than 10 years ago, Italian reggae singer Alborosie knew he wanted to be where the roots of reggae music began. Since then he has collaborated with several Jamaican acts. Read More

Wet-N-Wild makes a splash

Thursday, August, 9 2018    

Dream Weekend's Wet-N-Wild was its usual crowd-puller on Sunday at Kool Runnings Waterpark in Negril. The sold-out event featured live performances from acts like Yanique “Curvy Diva” Barrett, Ding Dong, and Konshens. The last, who has not performed in Jamaica since the new... Read More

Yvad to begin tour of duty

Thursday, August, 9 2018    

Roots singer Yvad is scheduled to start his 13-date Herbs and Music Tour of the United States West Coast on August 16 to promote Riverton , his EP that was released in December. Read More

'Carrot' Jarrett gets musical send-off

BY RICHARD JOHNSON Observer senior reporter johnsonr@jamaicaobserver.com | Thursday, August, 9 2018    

Singers and players of instruments turned out in their numbers at the Webster Memorial United Church in St Andrew on Wednesday to pay tribute to the life of Irvin “Carrot” Jarrett, former percussionist with reggae band Third World. Read More

Promoters pleased with SPF

BY RORY DALEY Observer writer daleyr@jamaicaobserver.com | Wednesday, August, 8 2018    

SPF's diversity was on display for diserning guests during the Independence weekend. It went from the sandy shores at Forever Beach held at Pearly Beach East in St Ann with its signature bonfire last Friday to Chill Jamaica held at Dunn's River Falls the following... Read More


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