After 12: Uptown Mondays energy

Friday, November, 16 2018    

It had been a while since After 12 ventured to Uptown Mondays. But our return, after such a long absence, was rewarded with a vibe and energy that have surely contributed to the longevity of this street dance held in Savannah Plaza, Constant Spring Road, as you can see... Read More

More power to Yumi

By Howard Campbell Observer senior writer | Friday, November, 16 2018    

IN her best patois, Yumiko Gabe talks about her days “killing nuff soun” and “mash up nuff selector”. To the uninitiated, those are fighting words, but 'specials' and dub plates are the Japanese sound selector's weapons of choice. Read More

Bacchanal unveils costumes tomorrow

Friday, November, 16 2018    

Bacchanal Jamaica will give partygoers a first look at their exotic 2019 carnival costumes at A-List Soca Fete scheduled for the Hope Zoo in St Andrew on Saturday. Read More

The Priest from Ballard's Valley

BY HOWARD CAMPBELL Observer senior writer | Thursday, November, 15 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

NDTC, 'Stella' to get Keys to City

BY CLAUDIENNE EDWARDS Observer writer edwardsc@jamaicaobserver.com | Thursday, November, 15 2018    

IN recognition of its cultural contribution to Jamaica, the Kingston and St Andrew Muncipal Corporation's (KSAMC) council unanimously approved a resolution for the National Dance Theatre Company (NDTC) to receive its Keys to The City. Read More

Chino plans Ja comeback 2019

BY KEVIN JACKSON Observer writer | Thursday, November, 15 2018    

Not much has been heard about singjay Chino McGregor in Jamaica recently. However, when the Jamaica Observer caught up with him backstage at the Grace Jamaican Jerk Festival in Florida last weekend, he had quite a lot to say. Read More

Francophone film fest shares culture

By Rory Daley Observer writer daleyr@jamaicaobserver.com | Thursday, November, 15 2018    

Specially invited guests were given a glimpse of what to expect at this year's Francophone Film Festival, with a screening of Swagger at the Embassy of France in St Andrew on Tuesday. Read More

Diddy's former girlfriend and mother to 3 children dies

Thursday, November, 15 2018    

LOS ANGELES, United States (AP) — Kim Porter, Diddy's former long-time girlfriend and the mother of three of his children, has died. Read More

Bunny Wailer on the mend

BY HOWARD CAMPBELL Observer senior writer | Wednesday, November, 14 2018    

JUST over one month since suffering a mild stroke, reggae great Bunny Wailer is undergoing therapy and recuperating, according to his manager Maxine Stowe. Read More

Dillgin waters his 'Money Tree'

Wednesday, November, 14 2018    

AFTER completing the California leg of his Money Tree EP tour, reggae singer Dillgin his sights set on the Big Apple. Read More

Spice captures Billboard top spot

BY KEVIN JACKSON Observer writer | Wednesday, November, 14 2018    

THIS year, only three female artistes have reached number one on the Billboard Reggae Album Chart. Spice is the latest. Read More

Smooth Wednesdayz

Wednesday, November, 14 2018    

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Ja music confab starts tomorrow

BY RICHARD JOHNSON Observer senior reporter | Wednesday, November, 14 2018    

A number of issues affecting the music industry will be put on the table for discussion at the sixth annual Jamaica Music Conference set for various locations across the Corporate Area, starting tomorrow and runs until Sunday. Read More

Lack of sponsors halt glitsy awards

Tuesday, November, 13 2018    

THE glitsy, Caribbean Hall of Fame Award ceremony has been rescheduled for June 2019 at the Jamaica Pegasus hotel in New Kingston. The event — hosted by the Caribbean Development for the Arts, Sports and Culture Foundation (CDASCF) — was originally slated to be held last... Read More

Theatre veteran Peter Haley is dead

Tuesday, November, 13 2018    

THEATRE luminary Peter Haley died in the United Kingdom on Wednesday, November 7, after a long battle with cancer.He is best known for his work with the Jamaica Musical Theatre Company (JMTC) and its junior division. Read More


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