Tinga talks Ninja

By Sade Gardner Observer writer gardners@jamaicaobserver.com | Monday, January, 1 2018    

IN 1988, fledgling Ninjaman collaborated with singer Tinga Stewart on the track Cover Me. The song, a remake of the Percy Sledge's 1967 single of the same name, would give the dancehall deejay his first number one. Read More

Fresh calls for end to violence against kids

Monday, January, 1 2018    

Spanish Town-based dancehall artiste Rollie Fresh is making an impassioned appeal to end violence against children. Read More

Zak attack!

By Howard Campbell Observer senior writer | Monday, January, 1 2018    

British drummer Zak Starkey visited Jamaica in December to conduct recording sessions for a concept album that blends reggae with the blues. Read More

Skygrass does it for the children

BY SADE GARDNER Observer writer | Monday, January, 1 2018    

Electronic reggae group Skygrass is using its talent to help wards at the Maxfield Park Children's Home in St Andrew. The band launched the series Cosmic Rotation in September as a means of offering live acts to venues across Kingston, while donating part proceeds to the... Read More

Defying the odds

BY RICHARD JOHNSON Observer staff reporter johnsonr@jamaicaobserver.com | Sunday, December, 31 2017    

The world of professional dancing is a competitive on, but dancer Paige Fraser is undaunted, despite her challenges. Read More


Sunday, December, 31 2017    

The Jamaica Observer 's Entertainment Desk concludes its daily year in review of people who made an impact during 2017.   Read More

Shaggy reflects on concerts past

Sunday, December, 31 2017    

With days to go before the sixth staging of the charity fund-raiser Shaggy and Friends, the man behind the biennial event is reflecting on some of the moments which have stood out for him over the years. Read More

Pantomime opens with a bang

Sunday, December, 31 2017    

THE Little Theatre Movement is claiming success on the opening night of the 71st National Pantomime in St Andrew on Tuesday. Read More

The Ten Most Influential Songs of 2017

BY KEVIN JACKSON Observer writer | Sunday, December, 31 2017    

Incarcerated Vybz Kartel continued to dominate the Jamaican music scene in 2017. Alkaline, Popcaan, Masicka, Aidonia, Ishawna and Chronixx also pushed out solid tracks which enjoyed steady rotation. Read More


Sunday, December, 31 2017    

 On October 30, the country lost one of the giants of local theatre. Douglas Bennett, the chairman of the Jamaica Musical Theatre Company (JMTC), died at the University Hospital of the West Indies in St Andrew. He was 88. Read More

Pliers looks forward to Shaggy concert

Saturday, December, 30 2017    

INTERNATIONAL dancehall singer Pliers and deejay Chaka Demus are back in the island after a successful gig at the Genting Arena in Birmingham, United Kingdom, recently. Read More

Best of Jazz closes on high

Saturday, December, 30 2017    

IT was a cadre of shining stars that brought the curtain down last Sunday on this year's series of the bi-monthly Jazz Concert at Jamaica Pegasus Hotel in New Kingston. Artistes and musicians on the event dubbed 'The Best of Jazz 2017' had the audience swinging and singing along to a... Read More

2017 Entertainment Highlights: PASSAGE - UNICORN

Saturday, December, 30 2017    

The Jamaica Observer's Entertainment Desk continues its daily year in review of people who made an impact during 2017. Read More

Go Black and White for New Year's Eve

Saturday, December, 30 2017    

One of the season's enduring New Year's Eve parties celebrates its 20th anniversary this weekend. The Hennessy Black and White event takes place Sunday night at Royal View Hotel, located along the Port Henderson strip in Portmore, St Catherine. Read More

Fenda returns from Concrete Jungle

Saturday, December, 30 2017    

Reggae singjay Chuck Fenda recently returned to Jamaica after a successful Concrete Jungle tour in Europe. The 17-day tour wound its way through countries such as Germany, Belgium, Switzerland, Malta, and Austria. Read More


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