The Evolution of Jahranimo

BY HOWARD CAMPBELL Observer senior writer | Monday, March, 5 2018    

IT has been 10 years since singer Jahranimo released his previous album. During the 10-year gap, he recorded a flurry of songs for producers in Canada and Jamaica. Read More

When Marley met Michael

Monday, March, 5 2018    

Lee Jaffe was rarely without his camera while hanging with The Wailers' inner circle during the 1970s. The American captured some key moments of the group recording, smoking weed, playing football, and jamming with Stevie Wonder. Read More

Record entries for Festival Song 2018

Sunday, March, 4 2018    

“ Impressive.” Read More

Jazz in the Gardens this evening

Sunday, March, 4 2018    

The intimate setting of Jamaica Pegasus hotel gardens, is the home of Jazz In the Gardens for many years featured world renowned musicians. This year will be no different. Read More

The Keely Keyz story

BY KEVIN JACKSON Observer Writer | Sunday, March, 4 2018    

From his days as a member of the sound system Uptempo Disco, Matthew “Keely Keyz” Keaveny had shown an interest in music production. Read More

Sean Paul and Becky G on top

Friday, March, 2 2018    

In 2016 Sean Paul topped the Billboard Reggae Digital Song Sales chart with No Lie , featuring Dua Lipa. He returns to the top this week with Mad Love... Read More

Messieh calls for more Unity

BY KEVIN JACKSON Observer writer | Friday, March, 2 2018    

Messieh has added his voice to the growing cry for peace across the island. Read More

Beenie Man mourns loss of grandmother

Thursday, March, 1 2018    

BEENIE Man's grandmother, Doris Ferguson Stewart, passed away at her home in Shrewsbury district, near Cotterwood in St Elizabeth last Thursday. She was 91 years old.Stewart, affectionately called Dar Dar or Gloria, reportedly died of a heart attack. Read More

Nature's Way goes back to basics

Wednesday, February, 28 2018    

Even though he enjoyed strong feedback to his Sweet Personality rhythm five years ago, producer Garfield Cowan believed he could improve on some of the songs featured on it. Those, and more, can be heard on Reggae Hits Vol 1, released last Friday by his Nature's Way Entertainment... Read More

Sister Carol: roots warrior

BY HOWARD CAMPBELL Observer senior writer | Wednesday, February, 28 2018    

This is the final in the Jamaica Observer's Reggae Month series saluting some of the music's unsung heroes.  Read More

Veterans invade Billboard

BY KEVIN JACKSON Observer writer | Tuesday, February, 27 2018    

FOUR veteran acts debut on the Billboard Reggae Album Chart this week with new entries. They are Ras Michael & The Sons of Negus, Lee “Scratch” Perry, The Gladiators and Justin Hinds. Read More

Winston Wallace: Man behind Land Of My Birth

By Howard Campbell Observer senior writer | Tuesday, February, 27 2018    

With February acknowledged as Reggae Month, the Jamaica Observer salutes some of the music's unsung heroes in this daily column.   Read More

Father figure

BY RICHARD JOHNSON Observer senior reporter | Tuesday, February, 27 2018    

BOUNTY Killer stood out among the plethora of honorees at the Jamaica Reggae Industry Association's (JaRIA) Honour Awards at Courtleigh Auditorium in New Kingston on Sunday. Read More

Good Vibrations

BY SADE GARDNER Observer writer | Monday, February, 26 2018    

A sparse crowd was on hand for Vibrations — the kickstarter of Your View Awards (YVAs) — held at Sunken Gardens in Hope Gardens on Friday night. Read More

Ras Slick does Penultimate docu-flick

Monday, February, 26 2018    

In an effort to increase his fan base and share his musical experience, singer Ras Slick has released a mini documentary titled Penultimate.The project is available on his YouTube and social media platforms. Read More


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