Sly's drum roll for 'Joe Joe'

Thursday, September, 27 2018    

MASTER drummer Sly Dunbar has added his condolences to the family of Channel One recording studio boss Joseph “Joe Joe” Hoo Kim, who died on September 20 from liver cancer in New York. Read More

MOBOs on hold

BY RICHARD JOHNSON Observer senior reporter johnsonr@jamaicaobserver.com | Thursday, September, 27 2018    

THE British Music of Black Origin (MOBO) Awards will not be held this year. Organisers have put the popular event on hold to “revamp the ceremony for 2019”. Read More

Marley's ambush ReMastered

BY HOWARD CAMPBELL Observer senior writer | Wednesday, September, 26 2018    

The assassination attempt on Bob Marley's life in December 1976 is part of an eight-part series called ReMastered, set to air on Netflix October 12. Read More

Conkarah blooms with Cherrytree's Riddim

Wednesday, September, 26 2018    

CONKARAH'S latest song, Up Jump Di Riddim, i s currently in the Top 40 of the iTunes Reggae Chart, and in Apple Music's A-List Reggae. Read More

Swagg Ras and Latoya

Wednesday, September, 26 2018    

People who know Swagg Ras and Latoya are aware that when they throw a party you can expect only the best. And so it was on Saturday, September 22 at Silver Sky Plaza on Orange Street, downtown Kingston. Of course, Sound Govament, DJ Unknown and Bad Tuff were on turntable duty, and... Read More

Martin promises Signature set

Wednesday, September, 26 2018    

CHRISTOPHER Martin and D Major are the featured acts on live music series Appleton Signature Nights scheduled for Gunagos in Savanna-la-Mar, Westmoreland, tomorrow.Showtime is slated for a 9:00 pm start. Read More

Tosh tribute next month

BY SADE GARDNER Observer writer gardners@jamaicaobserver.com | Wednesday, September, 26 2018    

LUCIANO, Etana, Freddie McGregor and Jesse Royal are confirmed for the third annual Peter Tosh Music Festival next month. The tribute unfolds at Peter Tosh Museum in Kingston on October 20, one of four days dedicated to honour the singer whose birthday falls on October... Read More

'Here I Come'

BY KEVIN JACKSON Observer writer | Tuesday, September, 25 2018    

Dennis Brown, who died in 1999, never made the Billboard Reggae Album Chart when he was alive. He did so for the first time in 2010 with The Crown Prince of Reggae: Singles (1972-1985) Reggae Anthology , which entered... Read More

Singjay Ronnie Thwaites wanted

By Brian Bonitto Associate Editor — Auto & Entertainment bonittob@jamaicaobserver.com | Tuesday, September, 25 2018    

Veteran singjay Ronnie Thwaites is being sought by the New York City (NYC) police for assault and stabbing. According to a report from NYC's 47 Precinct, the 51-year-old (whose given name is Ronald Brown) artiste “intentionally stabbed and... Read More

Talking dancehall with Lenky Marsden

By Howard Campbell Observer senior writer | Tuesday, September, 25 2018    

A s someone got into music seriously during dancehall's digital age of the 1980s, keyboardist Steven “Lenky” Marsden has always looked to expand the genre's boundaries. He continues that trend with Self Taught... Read More

Sharing great Memories with Bob Clarke

By Richard Johnson Observer senior reporter johnsonr@jamaicaobserver.com | Tuesday, September, 25 2018    

FOR many Jamaicans, the name Walter Charles Clarke bears no significance. But say “Bob Clarke” and descriptions of a smooth-talking radio jock with a love for Jamaican vintage music come flooding. Read More

PAN acts to thrill

Monday, September, 24 2018    

Gospel act Rondell Positive, chart-topping Wayne Marshall, and rising lieutenants Shane-O and Teejay are slated to lead the entertainment package for Regional 2 of PAN 2018 at Independence Park, Black River in St Elizabeth on Saturday, September 29. Read More

Sean Paul heads to Qatar

Monday, September, 24 2018    

Grammy-winning Jamaican act Sean Paul heads to the Middle East in October for a performance in the Islamic state of Qatar. Read More

K'sangel aims for the stars

By Sade Gardner Observer writer | Monday, September, 24 2018    

Singer K'sangel is excited about her freshly inked record deal with United States-based label Gold and Goal Production. The partnership was made official last month, and K'sangel has already hit the ground running with her latest release Rumpari. Read More

Oniel's affair of the art

BY HOWARD CAMPBELL Observer senior writer | Monday, September, 24 2018    

It has been almost 20 years since Oniel Cunningham and a business partner came up with the idea for a fine arts festival in their hometown of Montego Bay. That festival would help expose local and Caribbean talent. Read More


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