Jesse Royal tops Billboard chart

JESSE Royal tops this week's Billboard Reggae album chart with his debut effort Lily of Da Valley. The 14-track set was released on October 6 by Easy Star Records. Read More

Johnny Live series goes 'musical'
This evening's confirmed performers at Johnny Live Comedy Bar series are entertainer Beekle Bailey, beat boxer Mixing Lab, and entertainer Grandpa.... Read More

The local entertainment industry stood tall at yesterday's National Honours and Awards ceremony at King's House in St Andrew.... Read More

Festival 2018 plans take shape
PLANNING has begun for next year's staging of the Jamaica Festival Song Competition. The 2018 installation should see a revamped and exciting event which will boost the nation's spirit during the Independence period and beyond.... Read More


Monday, October, 16 2017    

TODAY, 257 individuals will be conferred with national awards with the pomp and pagaentry associated with this occasion at King's House in St Andrew. Read More

Organ workshops coming

BY Richard Johnson Observer senior reporter johnsonr@jamaicaobserver.com | Sunday, October, 15 2017    

Music educator Rosina Christina Moder continues to contribute to the development of music in Jamaica. Read More

Reggae on the pages

Sunday, October, 15 2017    

The first fun and games book dedicated to reggae and dancehall music, Reggae Larger than Life: The Ultimate Reggae Music Fun and Games, was released last Monday. Read More

Tony Gold returns with Once

By Kevin Jackson Observer writer | Sunday, October, 15 2017    

SINGER Tony Gold, formerly of the duo Brian and Tony Gold, has released his first single in two years titled Once. The song was produced by Jah Mikes for Reggae Vibes Productions.Written by Golden Child, the song speaks about a relationship gone bad. Read More


By Brian Bonitto Associate Editor — Auto & Entertainment bonittob@jamaicaobserver.com | Sunday, October, 15 2017    

NOT much is known in Jamaica of veteran saxophonist Ferdinand “Bobby Little Bra” Gaynair. The 89-year-old is one of 171 who will be conferred national honours at King's House in St Andrew tomorrow. Read More

Masicka has the Energy

Saturday, October, 14 2017    

Genahsyde Records artiste Masicka is basking in the success of his latest single Energy , which has racked up more than 70,000 views since its release on Wednesday. Read More

Sizzla, Popcaan for Superior bike show

Saturday, October, 14 2017    

COME Sunday, it'll be a buzz of excitement at State Mall complex (near KFC) in Cross Roads, where a hot reggae showcase will be blended with a heavyweight bike and car show and a kiddies' village. Read More

Ratingz was blazing hot

Saturday, October, 14 2017    

Blazing dancehall hits comprised most of the musical offerings unleashed at last Saturday's staging of Ratingz (Rate Who Rate You) at the St Lucia car park in New Kingston. Read More

Safety a priority at Orlando Jerk Festival

Saturday, October, 14 2017    

Full-A-Vybez Inc, the organisers of the Orlando Culture Festival, said they are ensuring the safety of patrons attending the Florida event on Sunday. Read More

Vershon aims at Latin America

Saturday, October, 14 2017    

Vershon is aiming to make major moves with the single Te Amo, which is geared towards the lucrative Latin American market. Read More

J'cans making fashion inroads

Saturday, October, 14 2017    

Two past students of Meadowbrook High have pooled their talents to forge a successful partnership that is igniting the fashion world in ethnic communities in New York. They have also secured celebrity endorsements from such names as Shensea, Pamputtae, and Dancehall Queen Nickiesha. Read More


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