D-Will, Iyara collab on track

Dweet is the new single from Canada-based dancehall artiste D-Will. The song is produced by iiimpala and was mixed and mastered locally at New Era studio. Read More

To the rescue
EDM act Major Lazer, which comprises two Caribbean nationals — Walshy Fire (from Jamaica) and Jillionaire (from Trinidad) — organised a relief concert in Miami on Monday to raise funds for Caribbean countries affected by recent hurricanes.... Read More

Singing Melody scores with No Love
Singing Melody is back with another hit. No Love (Unity Yawd Productions)...... Read More

Peter Lloyd covers classic
Woman, a hit song originally recorded by the late John Lennon, is a hit all over again. This time it's a cover by Peter Lloyd. It is currently number 11 and number 4 on the South Florida Reggae Chart and the Foundation Radio Network Top 30 chart respectively.... Read More

Jah Speed giving youth a chance

Friday, October, 20 2017    

PRODUCER Alton “Jah Speed” Reid is calling on the music industry to open doors for young talents. Read More

Getting to the root of it

BY RICHARD JOHNSON Observer senior reporter johnsonr@jamaicaobserver.com | Friday, October, 20 2017    

GROWING up in Clarendon, Levi Roots always wanted to live and perform in Jamaica's capital, Kingston. Decades later, that desire to perform in the city still burns in the heart of the UK-based reggae musician, television personality, celebrity chef and businessman. Read More

Causion upbeat about new track

Friday, October, 20 2017    

Most artistes believe they have a hit song every time they leave the recording booth. Some allow fans and critics to make that call. Read More

All set for Tosh concert

Friday, October, 20 2017    

ALL is in place for tomorrow's staging of the tribute concert which is the marquis event for this year's staging of the Peter Tosh Music Festival. Read More

Mr Easy seeking Privacy

Friday, October, 20 2017    

MR Easy has returned with a single titled Privacy which, according him, is poised to become his next major hit. Read More

Ninja's lawyer optimistic

By Brian Bonitto Associate Editor — Auto & Entertainment bonittob@jamaicaobserver.com | Thursday, October, 19 2017    

NINJAMAN spent a second night in custody at the Central Police Station in Kingston yesterday.His attorney Valrie Neita-Robertson is, however, optimistic the embattled entertainer will get bail today. Read More

No disrespect, says Yasus Afari

Thursday, October, 19 2017    

POPULAR dub poet Yasus Afari is adamant that no disrespect was meant to local officials and the House of Parliament when he refused to stand during the ceremonial proceedings in Kingston on Tuesday. Read More

Trump's rhetoric inspires Jamaican playwright

By Howard Campbell Observer senior writer | Thursday, October, 19 2017    

It's not a good time to be an immigrant in the United States these days. President Donald Trump's rhetoric has made millions of even documented immigrants uncomfortable. Read More

All-J'can cast vie for MOBO

Thursday, October, 19 2017    

Dancehall artistes Alkaline, Popcaan and Aidonia, alongside roots acts Damian Marley and Chronixx, are nominees for the 22nd Music of Black Origin (MOBO) Awards. They are nominated in the Best Reggae Act category. Read More

'Papa D' wants more reggae on local airwaves

BY HORACE HINES Observer West reporter | Thursday, October, 19 2017    

MONTEGO BAY, St James - Alarmed by the overwhelming number of foreign acts now satisfying the demand for reggae music, especially in Europe, seasoned roots crooner Papa D is calling for local radio disc jockeys to spin more of that genre of music in a bid to make it more appealing in its... Read More


Thursday, October, 19 2017    

Donica Dennis (centre) lead singer for the group Too Good, is caught in a soulful performance during the Montego Bay Chamber of Commerce & Industry Yello Media Group Expo 2017 lunch hour concert on Sunday at the Montego Bay Convention Centre. Dennis is a past student of St James High School... Read More


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