How glad we were to know Nancy

What would Sunday radio in Jamaica be without a Nancy Wilson song? Hard to imagine. The jazz stylist, who died in California on December 13 at age 81, was beloved in Jamaica where she performed several times. Read More

Cross Di Wataz is on tonight
Portmore Mall's parking lot in St Catherine is expected to come alive with tonight's staging of Cross Di Wataz. ... Read More

Cosmic Rotation to close in style
COSMIC Rotation 10 takes place tonight at The Pallet (North Avenue) in Kingston. According to organiser Simon Bowden, the sixth show for the year will close 2018 in style.... Read More

Downswell brings Xmas spirit to Falmouth
Kevin Downswell gave a breathtaking performance at the Falmouth Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony and Gospel Concert held on Water Square, in the heart of the town centre, on Wednesday.... Read More

ENTERTAINMENT YEAR-IN-REVIEW 2018: Capleton makes headlines

By RICHARD JOHNSON Observer senior reporter johnsonr@jamaicaobserver.com | Saturday, December, 15 2018    

Capleton hit the headlines in 2018 and, for the most part, it was not about his music. Read More

Tarrus closes series on high note

BY AALIYAH CUNNINGHAM Observer writer | Saturday, December, 15 2018    

Scores of patrons were denied entrance into the Chillin' Serengeti at Hope Zoo in St Andrew on Thursday night to see Tarrus “Singy Singy” Riley bring the curtains came down on the Appleton Estate Signature Nights. Read More

360Degree engineering career

Saturday, December, 15 2018    

Dancehall deejay 360Degree is big on self-improvement, the Kingston-born deejay, who is also a professional barber, in New York City recently graduated from Queensborough Community College with an associate of applied science degree (ASS) in mechanical... Read More

Autarchii to go live

Autarchii | Friday, December, 14 2018    

Roots-reggae's veterans reach out to the younger generation with the Live Inna Yard show, which takes place tomorrow at Kingston 10 Sports Bar & Grill in Kingston. Emerging singer Autarchii will perform an acoustic set backed by famed session guitarist Earl “Chinna” Smith... Read More

Martin to drop album next year

Friday, December, 14 2018    

Reggae act Christopher Martin continued putting in the work with a stop at Miami's Art Basel last week. Read More

Aidonia set to 'Xplode'

BY KEVIN JACKSON Observer writer | Friday, December, 14 2018    

Aidonia is riding the charts with Big Baller, a song produced by 4th Genna Music. It is his third major hit of 2018, his previous hits being VVS and Breeze (featuring Govana). Read More

Jah9's in Heaven

Friday, December, 14 2018    

She is the stand out female of the reggae revival group of young artistes. From her breakout single New Name , Jah 9 has been charting a course of her own. Read More

Joseph Hoo Kim makes transition

BY HOWARD CAMPBELL Observer senior writer | Friday, December, 14 2018    

The Jamaica Observer continues its reflection on the year in entertainment. This daily column looks on the achievers, trendsetters, those who died, and the controversies.   Read More

Rally Banks applying the pressure

Friday, December, 14 2018    

Emerging singjay Rally Banks is pleased with the reaction to his single, Pressure Is On , released in November. Read More

Waterhouse readies for Splash

By Aaliyah Cunningham Observer writer | Friday, December, 14 2018    

Next Tuesday, Waterhouse Mini-Stadium will come alive for the fourth staging of Ghetto Splash in that Kingston community. Residents of Drewsland and surrounding areas are eagerly anticipating the event which has brought exposure, employment and unity to their... Read More

The many layers of Laurell

BY KEVIN JACKSON Observer writer | Friday, December, 14 2018    

Clifton “Specialist” Dillon is known for nurturing breakout artistes. He helped put Shabba Ranks, Patra and Cobra on the Billboard charts in the 1990s and has also made Alborosie and OMI international figures. Read More




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