Music

Desmond Dekker: Hero of Shantytown

This is the 38th in our daily entertainment series highlighting 55 Jamaicans who broke down barriers and helped put the country on the world stage. Each day one personality will be featured, culminating Independence Day, August 6.  Read More

Beach party kicks off Reggae Sumfest

Wednesday, July, 19 2017    

REGGAE Sumfest 25 got off to a sizzling start as the Beach Party at Tropical Bliss on Sunday, July 16. Dubbed 'The Adult Playground' the theme was well received as patrons danced and vibed to the sounds of Coppershot's Marc Chin and Cutty, Chris Dymond, Team Shella and Montego Bay's... Read More

Orisha Sound now a duo

Wednesday, July, 19 2017    

NORWEGIAN-born, Jamaica-based reggae singer Orisha Sound has teamed up with producer/musician Sheldon 'Shel-K' Williams to form a duo. Read More

Big boost for Ochi Seafood Fest

Wednesday, July, 19 2017    

Organisers of the annual Ocho Rios Seafood Festival and Family Fun Day have been given a major boost with Jamaica Public Service (JPS) coming on board.The event is scheduled for Turtle River Park on Emancipation Day, Tuesday, August 1. Read More

King Jammy ushers in the digital age

BY SIMONE MORGAN Observer reporter | Tuesday, July, 18 2017    

This is the 36th in our daily entertainment series highlighting 55 Jamaicans who broke down barriers and helped put the country on the world stage. Each day one personality will be featured, culminating Independence Day, August 6.  Read More

Slow march for Chronology

Tuesday, July, 18 2017    

For the second time in his career, Chronixx sits atop the Billboard Reggae Album chart. his much-anticipated debut album Chronology debuts at number one this week. Read More

Kibaki upbeat about career

Tuesday, July, 18 2017    

Kibaki is overjoyed about the response to his latest single, Mama on the Sweet Music label. Read More

Soca, dancehall mingle at Mas Camp

Monday, July, 17 2017    

THE summer party season got off to an unofficial start with Rum Bar Bacchanal & Dancehall at Mas Camp in St Andrew, last Saturday. Read More

Sumfest boosts MoBay

BY RICHARD JOHNSON Observer senior reporter | Monday, July, 17 2017    

A whopping US$5 million is estimated to be in circulation in Montego Bay by the time Reggae Sumfest, the week-long music festival, climaxes this weekend.That's the view of head of the event, Josef Bogdanovich. Read More

Lee 'Scratch' Perry: The magician

By Howard Campbell Observer senior writer | Monday, July, 17 2017    

This is the 35th in our daily entertainment series highlighting 55 Jamaicans who broke down barriers and helped put the country on the world stage. Each day one personality will be featured, culminating Independence Day, August 6.   Read More

Marion Hall continues Ministry

Monday, July, 17 2017    

GOSPEL singer Minister Marion Hall, formerly Lady Saw, said she is continuing to spread Christ's message with her latest video I Had Jesus.Shot on location in Jamaica, the project was directed by Ariff and Davine Butler. Read More

Marcia elated at Key to City thought

BY BRIAN BONITTO Associate Editor — Auto & Entertainment bonittob@jamaicaobserver.com | Monday, July, 17 2017    

MARCIA Griffiths said she is pleased to be considered a recipient of the Key to the City of Kingston.The decision was made at a Kingston and St Andrew Municipal Council (KSAMC) meeting in downtown Kingston last month. Read More



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