The Melodians 'return' to Billboard

BY KEVIN JACKSON Observer writer | Wednesday, January, 10 2018    

Legendary rocksteady trio, The Melodians, score their first entry on the Billboard Reggae Album chart with The Return (Ska, Rocksteady, Reggae) which debuts at number 19. Read More

After 12: PwC parties 90s style

Wednesday, January, 10 2018    

The folks at PricewaterhouseCoopers took a break from providing tax and related business advisory services to have a great time at their Christmas party, titled 'Return to the 90s', on December 19 at Hope Gardens in St Andrew. Guest performers Elephant Man and Lukie D got the vibes flowing... Read More

New owners of MJW franchise

BY SADE GARDNER Observer writer gardners@jamaicaobserver.com | Wednesday, January, 10 2018    

VETERAN compčre Weston Haughton and playwright Aston Cooke are the new holders of Miss Jamaica World (MJW) franchise. Read More

A concert with a cause

Tuesday, January, 9 2018    

THOUSANDS of patrons converged on the lawns of Jamaica House in St Andrew for biennial charity concert Shaggy and Friends on Saturday. Read More

Family matters keep Fetty home

Tuesday, January, 9 2018    

There was just one no-show at Saturday's Shaggy and Friends concert held on the lawns of Jamaica House in St Andrew. Read More

Wyclef salutes Jamaica's music

BY SADE GARDNER Observer writer gardners@jamaicaobserver.com | Tuesday, January, 9 2018    

DURING his performance at the Shaggy and Friends charity concert on Saturday, Haitian American musician Wyclef Jean took a few minutes to acknowledge the impact of Jamaica's music on the world stage. Read More

Sasco eyes new album

By Richard Johnson Observer senior reporter | Tuesday, January, 9 2018    

Agent Sasco provided one of the memorable moments at Saturday's Shaggy and Friends concert.The Winning Right Now deejay made a cameo appearance during the set by guest performer British rocker Sting. Read More

Silent Ravers gets Flairy

Tuesday, January, 9 2018    

AT Saturday's Shaggy and Friends concert, Ding Dong used his set to introduce emerging choreographer Silent Ravers and his new move dubbed Flairy. Read More

When Marley met 'Maas Ran'

By Howard Campbell Observer senior writer | Tuesday, January, 9 2018    

Bob Marley would have turned 73 in February. The Jamaica Observer 's Entertainment Desk will present a series of off-beat stories on his legacy. Today, we present a teaser.  Read More

Spice's queen of Instagram

Tuesday, January, 9 2018    

SPICE is celebrating a social media milestone. On Sunday, she racked up one million followers on Instagram — a first for any Jamaican female dancehall artiste. Read More

The vision of Micah Shemaiah

BY HOWARD CAMPBELL Observer senior writer | Tuesday, January, 9 2018    

NOT one for the limelight, roots singer Micah Shemaiah enjoyed another fulfilling year under the radar in 2017. He expects more progress in 2018, using the same low-key method that has earned him a following throughout Europe. Read More

Noface Unknown begs Put Down The Gun

Monday, January, 8 2018    

Alarmed by the number of murders, emerging act Noface Unknown is appealing to Jamaica's youth to “put down the gun” in a single of the same name. Read More

Shaggy's friends deliver

BY RICHARD JOHNSON Observer senior reporter | Monday, January, 8 2018    

IT was a night of strong performances for a cause as the biennial fund raiser, Shaggy and Friends, unfolded on the lawns of Jamaica House in St Andrew on Saturday. Read More

Shabba's makes a Grammy Housecall

BY HOWARD CAMPBELL Observer senior writer | Sunday, January, 7 2018    

The 60th Grammy Awards takes place on January 28 at Madison Square Garden in New York City. There are five nominees for Best Reggae Album. They are: Chronology by Chronixx; Stony Hill (Damian Marley); Avrakedabra (Morgan Heritage); Lost In Paradise (Common Kings) and Wash House Ting by J... Read More

Introducing Lila Iké

Sunday, January, 7 2018    

On December 1 and 2, 2017 a mainstream Jamaican audience got its first taste of the music and artistry of rising artiste Lila Iké, as she performed at the two local shows headlined by reggae's current front-runner, Chronixx. Read More


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