Gov't giving support to Count Prince Miller farewell — Grange

Thursday, August, 30 2018    

KINGSTON, Jamaica – Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, Olivia Grange, says her ministry will organise a service of thanksgiving for the life of the late Jamaican music pioneer Count Prince Miller.Miller died in England on August 16. Read More

Policulture crosses into Billboard chart

By Kevin Jackson Observer writer | Wednesday, August, 29 2018    

SIX-MEMBER reggae band Policulture's latest effort, Mountains to Cross, is the group's first entry on the Billboard Reggae Albums chart. It debuts at number four on this week's chart with first-week sales of 152 copies. Read More

Kashief chalks it up to experience

BY HOWARD CAMPBELL Observer senior writer | Wednesday, August, 29 2018    

BACK in the 1990s, Kashief Lindo was touted as an artiste to watch. Hit songs like First Cut and No Can Do proved he was more than hype, but his releases have slowed considerably in recent... Read More

After 12: Xtreme West and Wild... 4 sure

Wednesday, August, 29 2018    

We return to Silver Sky Plaza in the capital city for the fourth staging of Xtreme West and Wild on August 5, hosted by the Nu Dirt duo - Polo and Joel - and, of course, Shaky. Here's what party photo specialist Rodney Bokeh shared with us. Read More

Uzuri Int'l fires back

BY RICHARD JOHNSON Observer senior reporter johnsonr@jamaicaobserver.com | Wednesday, August, 29 2018    

Uzuri International, organisers for the Miss Universe Jamaica pageant, have cleared the air regarding the non-appearance of 2017 winner Davina Bennett, at last Friday's coronation of a new queen. Read More

Few takers for Lips Live

BY SADE GARDNER Observer writer gardners@jamaicaobserver.com | Tuesday, August, 28 2018    

A sparse crowd welcomed veteran deejay Sister Nancy at the inaugural Lips Live benefit concert in Kingston last Friday. It marked her first performance in Jamaica since last year's Rebel Salute festival. Read More

Ras Bogle pleads to 'Gangsters'

Tuesday, August, 28 2018    

Ras Bogle is outraged by the proliferation of illegal guns and senseless killings occurring in Jamaica. He feels his two-year-old single, Gangsters , is just as relevant as it was on the day of its... Read More

Count Prince Miller's funeral on Sept 4

Tuesday, August, 28 2018    

T he funeral service for Clarence Linberg Miller (best known as Count Prince Miller) takes place September 4 at Holy Trinity Church in Kensington, London. Miller died from prostate cancer on August 16 at age 84 in a London hospice. Read More

In good Grace

BY RICHARD JOHNSON Observer senior reporter johnsonr@jamaicaobserver.com | Tuesday, August, 28 2018    

COME October 15, actress, singer and model Grace Jones will be among four individuals invested with the Order of Jamaica at the annual ceremony of investiture and presentation of National honours and awards at King's House in St Andrew. Read More

Kranium flies high in sound clash

By Brian Bonitto Associate Editor — Auto & Entertainment bonittob@jamaicaobserver.com | Monday, August, 27 2018    

AFTER four rounds of fierce competition, deejay Kranium and his Frequent Flyers sound system were named winners of the 2018 Red Bull Culture Clash at 787 Windsor in Atlanta, Georgia, on Friday evening. Read More

Toots pays tribute to Marley

Monday, August, 27 2018    

As part of the golden anniversary celebrations of reggae as a music form, artiste Toots Hibbert, who has been recognised as the innovator of the genre, has dropped a commemorative track. Read More

Calling all female dub poets

BY SADE GARDNER Observer writer gardners@jamaicaobserver.com | Monday, August, 27 2018    

Jean “Binta” Breeze is no alien to accolades. Read More

Feeling Rockers in Brazil

BY HOWARD CAMPBELL Observer senior writer | Sunday, August, 26 2018    

Rockers, the movie that defined reggae during the late 1970s, turned 40 this year. To celebrate the landmark, some of its stars performed in São Paulo, Brazil, to packed outdoor venues. Read More

The Guardian remembers the count

Sunday, August, 26 2018    

Britain's The Guardian newspaper has paid tribute to late Jamaican-born artiste Count Prince Miller who passed away in a UK hospital on August 16. Read More

Taking art to the streets

Sunday, August, 26 2018    

Downtown Kingston is set to come alive today with Kingston Creative, a series of events designed to have the public experience art in the streets of the city. The event is set to bring together artists, artisans and designers of all backgrounds and lay the groundwork for the development... Read More




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