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NY jerk festival set for Sunday

The Grace Jamaican Jerk Festival New York edition unfolds Sunday at Roy Wilkins Park in Queens. Initially scheduled for July 21, the event was postponed by New York City mayor Bill de Blasio due to extreme heat. Read More

No-Maddz find heaven on earth
Dub Poetry duo The No-Maddz, comprised Sheldon “Sheppie” Shepherd and Everaldo “Evie” Creary, are preparing to release their album Heaven on Earth.... Read More

Govana to release debut album
THE past two years has seen dancehall artiste Govana create waves with several hits, making him one of the hottest acts in Jamaica. He plans to release his first album, Humans And Monsters Are not The Same, this year.... Read More

Feeling the vibes in Guy's Hill
The Island Vibes Stage Show and Dance will return to Guy's Hill, St Mary, next year, following a strong début on August 10 at the Haycity venue in that community.... Read More

Kapa Shanti cries, Oh Mama

Friday, August, 23 2019    

Guyana has produced reggae acts such as singjay Natural Black and the group First Born. Kapa Shanti is the latest artiste from the South American country looking to make an impact in Jamaica. Read More

Who's next?

BY RICHARD JOHNSON Observer senior reporter johnsonr@jamaicaobserver.com | Friday, August, 23 2019    

Grammy-winning reggae artiste Damian “Junior Gong” Marley is still basking in the release of his latest project. Read More

The vision of IDeology

Friday, August, 23 2019    

C urrently working on his first album, tentatively titled I D 2020 Perfect Vision , singer IDeology is determined to return reggae to its thinking man's roots. Pum'Kin Belly... Read More

Mangasha breaks drought

Friday, August, 23 2019    

After three decades in the music business, reggae artiste Mangasha is set to launch his début album Songs of Mangasha Read More

Jahbar-I on a high

Friday, August, 23 2019    

Jahbar-I is having the time of his life. He recently returned to the island after participating in the successful first leg of the Love So Nice anniversary tour in Europe alongside veteran reggae artiste Junior Kelly. Read More

A Dandy salute to Legends

BY HOWARD CAMPBELL Observer senior writer | Thursday, August, 22 2019    

As a pioneer of British reggae, Dandy Livingstone's contemporaries included numerous acclaimed artistes and music producers such as singer Desmond Dekker and Lee Gopthal, the savvy co-founder of Trojan Records. Read More

Metromedia's second coming

By Howard Campbell Observer senior writer | Thursday, August, 22 2019    

In the 1990s hardcore dancehall fans flocked venues like House Of Leo to hear Metromedia Sound System throw down the latest hit songs through resident selector Sky Juice and deejay Peter Metro. As a new generation of 'sounds' emerged, 'Metro' has taken a back seat but owner Haldaine... Read More

Sean Paul's new bundle of joy

By Aaliyah Cunningham Observer writer aaliyahc@jamaicaobserver.com | Wednesday, August, 21 2019    

THIS is the year of Sean Paul. The dancehall deejay, who will be getting an Order of Distinction in October, is now welcoming his second child Remi.Little Remi was born in a Canada hospital yesterday morning. Read More

Monty visits Wareika Hill

BY HOWARD CAMPBELL Observer senior writer | Tuesday, August, 20 2019    

Wareika Hill is the title of a new album by famed pianist, Monty Alexander. A Caribbean take on 11 songs originally done by jazz legend and pianist Thelonious Monk, the set is scheduled for release on Friday by MACD Records. Read More

Top acts for CARIFESTA concert

By Balford Henry Observer senior reporter balfordh@jamaicaobserver.com | Tuesday, August, 20 2019    

Grammy Award-winning artiste Shaggy is to join Trinidad and Tobago's Alison Hinds, Machel Montano, and evergreen Calypso Rose on Saturday's Island Beats' Super Concert in Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago. Read More

NotNice enters Billboard chart

Tuesday, August, 20 2019    

Despite selling a paltry 64 copies, the multi-artiste album Kyng Midas by producer NotNice enters the Billboard Reggae Albums chart at number nine this week. Read More



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