Downsound's Joe Bogdanovich makes Soca/Bacchanal venture

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Noted businessman and CEO of Downsound Entertainment (DSE) Joe Bogdanovich has successfully added Soca to his repertoire by minting a partnership with Bacchanal Jamaica for 2018. Read More

Beyoncé shows Marcia Aitken love
I'm Still in Love with You Boy , a hit for Marcia Aitken in 1977, is hot again thanks to one of the world's biggest stars. Recently, Beyoncé used the song to announce her upcoming tour with husband, rapper Jay-Z, on social media.... Read More

Delapenha, Anderson take poetry honours
LAUREN Delapenha and Jovanté Anderson were named joint winners of the Helen Zell: Young Writers Prize for Poetry at the inaugural celebration of World Poetry Day in Jamaica, yesterday.... Read More

Ellis writes with the angels
IN a 2016 post for the Akashic Books website, author Garfield Ellis spoke about the inspiration for his sixth book, The Angels Shar e, released in January that year.... Read More

Kaya still grows 40 years later

BY HOWARD CAMPBELL Observer senior writer | Thursday, March, 22 2018    

BOB Marley had a lot on his plate in early 1978. He was invited by some of Jamaica's most notorious enforcers to headline a concert in Kingston in April that year, to help bring peace to their politically divided country. Read More

Delicious times!

BY KEVIN JACKSON Observer writer | Wednesday, March, 21 2018    

Delicious Vinyl, the independent music company founded by Matt Dike and Michael Ross in 1987, had success with Caribbean acts at a time when major labels courted artistes from the region. Read More

Dann-I heads to B'dos reggae fest

Wednesday, March, 21 2018    

Reggae singer Dann-I will make his debut performance outside Jamaican shores when he performs at Reggae on the Hill in Barbados on April 29. The event takes place at the Farley Hill National Park. Read More

After 12: TGIT... more than power in a pint

Wednesday, March, 21 2018    

Thank Guinness It's Thursdays (TGIT) got the weekend off to a great start on March 15 at Reggae Mill Bar in Kingston. Of course, the message that Guinness is good for you not only resonated around the venue, but patrons who never knew before found out what the champion... Read More

Groovin' out on reggae

By Howard Campbell Observer senior writer | Wednesday, March, 21 2018    

 Promoters of the annual Groovin' In The Park concert say its eighth staging will be dominated by reggae acts. In previous years, they have gone for a balance of high-profile Jamaican and mainly American pop artistes. Read More

Fun In The Son is back

BY HOWARD CAMPBELL Observer senior writer | Wednesday, March, 21 2018    

AFTER a one-year absence, Fun In The Son gospel festival returns to Jamaica. Its mission is not only to win souls, but help shed light on what event Founder Tommy Cowan calls the country's “dark times”. Read More

Ras So I speaks to youth

Wednesday, March, 21 2018    

MORE and more entertainers are recognising the need to add their voices to the call for an end to the crime and violence affecting the country.Among the latest is Ras So I. Read More

Rum For Breakfast serves up vibes

BY SADE GARDNER Observer writer | Tuesday, March, 20 2018    

Soca revellers glistened in the morning heat while dancing up a storm at Rum For Breakfast, the first breakfast party for Bacchanal Jamaica. The event unfolded under the rising sun at Hope Zoo in St Andrew on Saturday. Attending to the crowd's musical needs were soca grandees DJ Private... Read More

Queen Ifrica does Black Woman video

Tuesday, March, 20 2018    

Queen Ifrica is gearing up to release the video for Black Woman — track nine from her third album Climb – this month. Read More

King Shark to make waves with album

By Howard Campbell Observer senior writer | Tuesday, March, 20 2018    

FOR most of his formative years in the St Andrew community of Greenwich Farm, Alphonso Henclewood was inspired by singers Slim Smith, Delroy Wilson and John Holt. There was little doubt that music would be a big part of his life. Read More

Album saluting 'The Dead' tops Billboard

Tuesday, March, 20 2018    

New Hampshire band Roots of Creation have their second number one on the Billboard Reggae Album Chart with Grateful Dub , a 15-track tribute to legendary rock band The Grateful Dead. Read More


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