Ziggy rebels with a cause

BY SADE GARDNER Observer writer | Wednesday, May, 30 2018    

Ziggy Marley says he is revolting for the love of humanity on his latest album, Rebellion Rises.The 10-track set debuted at number one on the Billboard Reggae Album Chart yesterday. Read More

Acts deliver at Best of Best

By Richard Johnson Observer senior reporter | Tuesday, May, 29 2018    

THE forecast for wet weather Sunday did not dampen the spirits of reggae fans in South Florida as they turned out in numbers for the Best of The Best show at Mana Wynnwood Center in Miami. Read More

Stingray to wow reggae fans

BY HOWARD CAMPBELL Observer senior writer | Tuesday, May, 29 2018    

Back in 1994 when Carlton McLeod and his brother Raymond started Stingray Records in London, there was a lot of competition among reggae labels in the United Kingdom. A lot has changed since, with many of the companies that kept the music alive in that country either closing shop or seen... Read More

'Make Sumfest happen'

BY BALFORD HENRY Observer senior reporter | Tuesday, May, 29 2018    

Josef Bogdanovich is calling for a unified effort from stakeholders, including the business community, to ensure the success of this year's Reggae Sumfest, despite the state of public emergency imposed in St James. Read More

Redbones saves it's best for last

Monday, May, 28 2018    

A large turnout of patrons were treated to delightful music at Redbones Blues Café last Wednesday. Occasion was the first Best of The Best concert to mark the final week of operations at the venue's Argyle Road location. Read More

Vegas talks ISM

BY SADE GARDNER Observer writer | Monday, May, 28 2018    

ISM , Mr Vegas's second album since his conversion to Christianity two years ago, will be released on July 31.The singjay is credited as executive producer for the 14-track set, which explores themes like Catholicism and racism. Read More

Buju video out

BY BRIAN BONITTO Associate Editor — Auto & Entertainment | Monday, May, 28 2018    

SEVEN months ahead of his release from a United States federal prison on drug charges, Buju Banton is again in the spotlight. Read More

Bernard 'Touter' Harvey — Man with the keys to Inner Circle

BY HOWARD CAMPBELL Observer senior writer | Sunday, May, 27 2018    

IT has been nearly 40 years since Bernard “Touter” Harvey went on his first tour of Europewith Inner Circle. The jocular keyboardist is preparing for another run on the continent, a 30-date trek celebrating the band's 50th anniversary. Read More

Music museum partners with jazz fest

Sunday, May, 27 2018    

The Jamaica Music Museum partners with the Ocho Rios Jazz Festival to add another performance to the festival's line-up this year. Read More

Golden Trojan

Sunday, May, 27 2018    

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NYOJ to host free concert

Thursday, May, 24 2018    

The National Youth Orchestra of Jamaica (NYOJ) continues its outreach programme — NYOJ Gives Back — with a free concert entitled 'Musical Enlightenment: Lighting the Path to Success' at the YMCA on Hope Road in St Andrew on June 3. Read More

Shaggy, Sting hold firm

Wednesday, May, 23 2018    

New Zealand reggae fusion band Sons of Zion makes its debut on this week's Billboard Reggae Album chart. Read More

Jah Cure risks it all

Wednesday, May, 23 2018    

JAH Cure has released his latest single Risk it All, featuring Haitian American singer Phyllisia Ross. Read More

Tommy Lee bound over

BY SADE GARDNER Observer writer | Wednesday, May, 23 2018    

DANCEHALL deejay Tommy Lee Sparta will remain in custody until next Tuesday, according to his new attorney Tom Tavares-Finson. Read More

Time to take Notis

BY HOWARD CAMPBELL Observer senior writer | Wednesday, May, 23 2018    

Powerhouse rhythm sections have been part of reggae since ska took its first steps in the early 1960s. Welsh and Unga Barunga are the latest drum and bass team stepping up to the plate, and they do so as musicians and producers. Read More


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