Music

Stars R Us cancelled

The Stars R Us show, scheduled for tomorrow at Ranny Williams Entertainment Centre in Kingston, has been cancelled, promoter Marvin “Horseman” Pitterson told Splash. Read More

809 Band reunites for Tosh gig
When Mikey Fletcher joined the 809 Band in 1987, one of his first assignments was to learn songs by the most famous Wailers — Bob Marley, Peter Tosh and Bunny Wailer. Tomorrow, the meticulous bass guitarist leads the veteran show band at the annual Tosh tribute concert, scheduled...... Read More

The Bookshelf turns 20
The Bookshelf rhythm, produced by Tony Kelly, celebrates its 20th anniversary this year. The beat was released in 1998 and spawned two Billboard hit singles, Sean Paul's Deport Dem and Sasha's Dat Sexy Body.... Read More

Konshens headlines Signature series
Konshens is the next featured act in the Appleton Estate Signature Nights series slated for tonight at the recently opened Sky Dweller Ultra Lounge in St Andrew. Showtime is 9:00 pm.He is upbeat about the gig.... Read More

Bertie at the controls

BY HOWARD CAMPBELL Observer senior writer | Thursday, October, 18 2018    

This is the 70th year since the Empire Windrush docked in the United Kingdom, carrying hundreds of West Indians seeking work to bolster that country's war-torn economy. Most of them were Jamaicans who settled in communities in London, the Midlands, Nottingham, and Bristol. The... Read More

Lyrae Jojo aims for stardom

Thursday, October, 18 2018    

LONG before her debut four years ago, reggae/R&B singjay Lyrae Jojo harboured intentions of becoming a household name. She feels her latest single, I Like It, will do the job. Read More

Time to vote

BY RICHARD JOHNSON Observer senior reporter johnsonr@jamaicaobserver.com | Thursday, October, 18 2018    

The first round of voting for the 2019 Grammy Awards started yesterday with a total of 141 albums presented in the Best Reggae Album category. Read More

Musgrave Awards recipients thankful

By Richard Johnson Observer senior reporter | Wednesday, October, 17 2018    

What do two poets, an arranger/musician, a boy's school choir, author, and avid collector of ceramics have in common?They are all recipients of the 2018 Musgrave Awards presented last Wednesday by the Institute of Jamaica. Read More

Shaggy, Sting halt Rebelution's Rein

BY KEVIN JACKSON Observer Writer | Wednesday, October, 17 2018    

Sting and Shaggy spent a 17th week at number one on the Billboard Reggae Album Chart with 44/876. The set prevents Rebelution's resurgent Free Rein from moving into the penthouse. Read More

Rvssian mines platinum in Italy

BY KEVIN JACKSON Observer Writer | Wednesday, October, 17 2018    

Music producer Tarik “Rvssian” Johnston has achieved another big-selling pop song. His latest success is Pablo by Italian rapper Sfera Ebbasta. Read More

Julian Marley cancels dates

Tuesday, October, 16 2018    

Julian Marley has withdrawn from his North American tour with EDM group Thievery Corporation which kicked off at Toad's Place in Connecticut last Thursday. Read More

Change for Peter Tosh awards

Tuesday, October, 16 2018    

The second Peter Tosh Gala Awards, originally scheduled for Pulse Centre at Trafalgar Road on Thursday, has been moved to Eden Gardens (Lady Musgrave Road), according to a statement from organisers. Read More

The Ultimate from Tad's

Tuesday, October, 16 2018    

The latest in Tad's International Record's The Ultimate compilation albums has been released. Titled The Ultimate 2018 , the 20-song set contains songs by top dancehall acts. Read More

Not time to vote

BY RICHARD JOHNSON Observer senior reporter johnsonr@jamaicaobserver.com | Sunday, October, 14 2018    

Jamaican artiste Dalton Harris, who is currently a finalist in the UK version of the televised talent competition X Factor, has hit out against individuals soliciting votes on his behalf despite the fact that voting has not yet started in the competition. Read More

Without honour

Sunday, October, 14 2018    

Jamaicans have made a significant contribution to the diversity of British pop music. Despite this, most have been overlooked for national recognition by their country's Government. Here are four of them: Read More



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