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It’s all good

SCORES of revellers seeking to attend Heineken Rio's after-party on Waterloo Road in St Andrew on Sunday, escaped major injuries as a result of a stampede which occurred at the event.The event was free to all costumed revellers, while regular... Read More

To the X-treme
Brummie accent when deejay X-treme speaks. He sounds more Seaview Gardens, Kingston than Birmingham, England. The slightly-built deejay is in Jamaica doing recording sessions and promoting Dutty Chat which he considers his breakthrough song in the United Kingdom.... Read More

Alkaline's UK gig cancelled
AN unruly crowd forced the cancellation of a concert headlined by Jamaican dancehall artiste Alkaline at the O2 Academy Brixton in London, on the weekend. According to an article posted on the Evening Standard’s website, police...... Read More

Kaya Fest was smoking
THERE was plenty of weed to go around at the inaugural Kaya Fest, held at Bayfront Park Amphitheater in Miami recently. But the music, especially from the Marley brothers, was just as potent.Stephen Marley initiated the event, which attracted a...... Read More

Dub

Tuesday, April, 25 2017   

SOUND system selector Gabre Selassie has been released from police custody and is scheduled to appear in the Kingston and St Andrew Parish Court in Half-Way-Tree on May 15, in relation to an incident at Kingston Dub Club held at Skyline Drive in Jack's Hill, St Andrew, last... Read More

Alkaline's UK gig cancelled

Tuesday, April, 25 2017   

AN unruly crowd forced the cancellation of a concert headlined by Jamaican dancehall artiste Alkaline at the O2 Academy Brixton in London, on the weekend.According to an article posted on the Evening Standard's website, police were called in after fans allegedly tried... Read More

Dub club debacle

BY RICHARD JOHNSON Observer senior reporter | Monday, April, 24 2017   

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Good morning, ganja

Sunday, April, 23 2017   

The Ganja Morning compilation album is the latest release from Reggae Vibes Productions. It has nine songs featuring the rhythm of the same name. Read More

Exodus marks anniversary

Sunday, April, 23 2017   

The Marley family, along with Island Records and UMe, will reissue Bob Marley & The Wailers’ Exodus album to mark the 40th anniversary of the record’s release. The iconic album was released June 3, 1977. Read More

Soca in the City

BY BRIAN BONITTO Associate Editor Auto & Entertainment bonittob@jamaicaobserver.com | Sunday, April, 23 2017   

THE Corporate Area streets became a kaleidoscope of colour on Sunday as thousands of costumed revellers celebrated the final event on Jamaica’s annual carnival calendar — the road march. Read More

Plug pulled on Int’l Jazz Day concert

BY RICHARD JOHNSON Observer senior reporter | Saturday, April, 22 2017   

PLANS for this year’s International Jazz Day concert has been cancelled. Read More

5Star Akil marks milestone

Saturday, April, 22 2017   

Trinidadian soca artiste 5Star Akil is celebrating his fifth anniversary in the music business with the release of his mixtape Hero!. Read More

Feluke heads to Mexico for treatment

Saturday, April, 22 2017   

Reggae singer/percussionist Denver "Feluke" Smith will journey to Mexico today to begin his 21-day cancer treatment. Read More

Bacchanal's ready!

Friday, April, 21 2017   

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Caution Blackout VIII was epic

Friday, April, 21 2017   

THE eighth staging of Caution Blackout, held in Roxborough, St Ann, last Wednesday, was an epic affair. Dancehall aficionados came out dressed to impress in what was dubbed the classic all-black event for the Easter weekend. Read More



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