Music

Burkett embraces Changes

AMERICAN rapper Jonathan Burkett has never forgotten his Jamaican roots. He grew up in Westmoreland with his grandparents after his Jamaican parents abandoned him. At age five, social services demanded that he return to the US. He subsequently grew up in South Florida foster... Read More

Gold medal for Yellowman
Never one to shy away from hard work, Yellowman is one of dancehall/reggae's true road warriors.... Read More

Nominations open for Carib Hall of Fame Awards
Nominations have opened for the 14th staging of the Caribbean Hall of f ame Awards for Excellence in Kingston.... Read More

Making inroads in Making inroads in Stockholm Stockholm
  Chilly Scandinavia seems an unlikely hub for reggae music, but in the last 30 years several Jamaican artistes have settled in countries such as Denmark and Sweden. One of them is Denzil Williams Jr.... Read More

Pat Kelly stays current

Sunday, August, 19 2018    

Pat Kelly is wary of tags. He dislikes being called an “oldies” or “vintage” artiste, and refuses to be boxed in the eras that made him famous. Read More

Samory I pleased with European tour

Sunday, August, 19 2018    

Reggae artiste Samory I is currently in Spain where is scheduled to perform at Rototom Sunsplash, one of the largest reggae festivals on the continent. This forms part of his European summer tour which sees the young artiste pushing his brand of reggae to audiences... Read More

Dat Bumpy Head Gal, OD

BY Richard Johnson Observer senior reporter johnsonr@jamaicaobserver.com | Sunday, August, 19 2018    

For poet, actress, broadcaster Joan Andrea Hutchinson, making it to this year's list of Jamaicans set to receive national awards is bittersweet. Known widely as “dat bumpy head gyal”, Hutchinson will receive the Order of Distinction in the Rank of Officer... Read More

T'Nez makes Super comeback

By Kevin Jackson Observer writer | Friday, August, 17 2018    

AFTER a four-year absence from the music scene, singjay T'Nez returns with the song Super Mario (So Easy), done for his recently formed Victory Era Entertainment/Unified Pacific Entertainment company. Read More

Tyria goes risqué route

BY KEVIN JACKSON Observer writer | Friday, August, 17 2018    

Dancehall artiste Tyria takes the risqué route on her debut single Slow Motion. Blaq Kings Music Group/Renegade Muzik-produced the track. It was released last Friday. Read More

Rock Steady with the Queen of Soul

Friday, August, 17 2018    

Ace session drummer Bernard Purdie had been to Jamaica several times to record songs with The Wailers and Hugh Masekela in the late 1960s. In a 2002 interview with the Jamaica Observer , the amiable Purdie said he learned the... Read More

Laden back in the hunt

By Sade Gardner Observer writer | Friday, August, 17 2018    

Laden has been noticeably off the radar for a couple of years. He is looking to revamp his career and return to the rank of dancehall's elite.The singjay said management issues were the reasons for his absence. Read More

AFTER 12: Nicole's night

Friday, August, 17 2018    

Even if you didn't receive or see the flyer you would have no doubt that Nicole the hairdresser's party on Thursday, August 9 was an all-white affair as patrons observed the dress theme fully. That made party photo specialist Maxwell Bokeh's job quite easy as he roamed the Enid Anglin... Read More

Jahfee is Always Clean

Friday, August, 17 2018    

After losing his family's house in Westmoreland to fire, dancehall artiste Jahfee relocated to Brandon Hill in St Andrew. He sought comfort in his music. Read More

LONG LIVE THE QUEEN! J'can singers remember icon Aretha Franklin

By Richard Johnson Observer senior reporter | Friday, August, 17 2018    

Yesterday Jamaicans woke, up to the news that the Queen of Soul, multi Grammy Award-winning singer, songwriter and pianist Aretha Franklin had died. Read More

Alexx readies his A-Game

Friday, August, 17 2018    

THE transition from a group member to a solo career may prove daunting for many. However, singjay Alexx A-Game is more than equal to the task. Read More



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